21 Feb 2011

Friday 25 February So Tough! So Cute! at The Drop in Stoke Newington

Put your Chucks and stripey t-shirts on 'cause we're going drink, have fun and make your hearts sing and skip along across the dance floor in a manner that would make Stuart Murdoch blush! That's right, on Friday we bring our special blend of Really Good Music To Dance To back to Stoke Newington, London!

DJs: STSC Selector
Friday 25 February
The Drop (downstairs of the Three Crowns Pub)
175 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 0LH
11pm-04am | £3 | Facebook event

19 Feb 2011

Poppets and Allo Darlin' at the Club

The super nice and awesome Poppets and Allo Darlin' played for our new night The Kids At The Club! Allo Darlin' were as charming and fun as ever. Singer Elizabeth just has this amazing glow of happiness around her which brings smiles to the grumpiest of people. Our mate J has a video here.

The Poppets were a super fun surprise. First time we've seen them and they were awesome! A 20 minute set which made us want to start a band. Don't forget the mixtape they put together for us.

14 Feb 2011

Guest Mixtape 11: Blandband by the Poppets + premier of the Kids At The Club

Some cool news to announce! This Friday brings the premier of a spanking new club at Debaser Malmö. The Kids At The Club is the new night we're involved with where we book our favourite DJs and bands and party 'til we drop to great music from soul to punk and ska to indie with as many girl bands as boy bands both on the stage and on the dancefloor. We're very excited and plan to bring over as many fun bands as we possibly can this coming year. There's a Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook Page and our first event is with the amazing Allo Darlin' playing. One of our favourite band of last year with their amazing self-titled record on Fortuna Pop!

DJs: Terry Ericsson + The Kids At The Club
Friday 18 February | Free before 22 and then 90kr | Facebook event

The Poppets were kind enough to put together an amazing sounding mixtape for us which we've been listening to on repeat since it arrived. Truly an excellent selection of punk and pop. The Okmoniks track was particularly excellent! Love the Poppets and so should you so go pick up the Poppets singles compilation on Burger Records.

Poppets Blandband
1. Brainbombs - Jack The Ripper Lover
2. The Clean - Tally Ho!
3. Dead Moon - It's O.K.
4. Nobunny - I Am A Girlfriend
5. Supercharger - You Put The Hex On Me
6. Vaselines - You Think You're A Man
7. Shangri-Las - Heaven Only Knows
8. Woods Family Creeps - Twisted Tongue
9. Gizmos - Bible Belt Baby
10. Red Cross - I Hate My School
11. Nazis From Mars - Cosmic Rebel
12. Volt - Testbild
13. The Spits - Bring
14. Hunx And His Punx - Hey Rocky
15. The Okmoniks - Not That Good

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13 Feb 2011

Playlist from Too Cute To Puke at Tempo Bar & Kök

So. Much. Fun. These girl focused nights are becoming a favourite of ours. Thanks to everybody who turned up and chatted and put in requests and to the lovely Tempo staff for all the beers and cheese. Here's what we and guest-dj Jassiie Freak played:

The Nightingales - Private Party
Thee Headcoatees - Cara-Lin
Dum Dum Girls - He Gets Me High
The Splinters - Blood On My Hands
Inflatable Boy Clams - Boystown

The Flying Lizards - Then He Kissed Me
Wetdog - Lower Leg
Animals & Men - Mad Bad But Good To Know
La Femme - Sur La Planche
Mo-Dettes - White Mouse Disco

Flowers - (Life) After Dark
Veronica Falls - Right Side Of My Brain
Aislers Set - One Half Laughing
Seapony - Dreaming
Bristols - Can't You See That He's Mine

The Delmontes - Higher And Higher
The Budget Girls - Miso Hornie
Susan Cadogan - Fever
The Anemic Boyfriends - Guys Are Not Proud
45 Grave - Riboflavin-Flavored, Non-Carbinated, Polyunsaturated Blood

Deerhoof - Gore In Beans
Neo Boys - Under Control
Dënver - Los Adolescentes
Chain Gang - Son Of Sam
Lust-Cats Of The Gutters - Nothing Cool Happens On Dates

Poison Girls - I'm Not A Real Woman
Bloods - Button Up
Max And The Makeups - Zerox
Club Tango - Get The Picture
Morbid Opera - Madness

The Liminanas - Je Suis Une Go-Go Girl
Jelly Beans - You Don't Mean Me No Good
Comet Gain - Hideaway
Kate Fagan - I Don't Wanna Be Too Cool
Raincoats - Running Away

The Blow - True Affection
Nico - I'm Not Sayin'
The Hairem - Bus Stop
Delmonas - He Tells Me He Loves Me
France Gall - Laisse Tomber Les Filles

Kontrola W. - Bossa Nova
Diane Renay - Watch Out, Sally!
Heavy Cream - Watusi
What Four - I'm Gonna Destroy That Boy
Jocelyne - Nitty Gritty

Lio - Le Banana Split
Avocados - I Never Knew
Funstix - Funstix Party
Garbo's Daughter - Nice Girls Don't Explode
Okmoniks - Not That Good

Colleen Green - Dance The Night Away
The Passions - Bachelor Girls
Honey Bane - Guilty Dub
The Liminanas - Funeral Baby
The Big Combo - 21 Girls

Kirsty Maccoll - A New England
The B52's - 52 Girls
Rose Mcdowall - Crystal Days
Best Coast - When I'm With You
Denver - Los Adolescentes

Alicja-Pop - Walking The Cow
Jane Birkin - Lolita Go Home
Period Pains - Ex-Boyfriend
Red Cross - Standing In Front Of Poseur
Sick Things - Bondage Boy

April March - Chick Habit
Camera Obscura - If Looks Could Kill
Magik Markers - Body Rot
Dawn Penn - You Don't Love Me
Dixie Cups - Iko Iko

Bette Davis And The Balconettes - 0898
Slapp Happy - Charlie 'N Charlie
Free Loan Investments - Kick His Balls Out
Las Robertas - History Is Done
Trash Kit - Cadets

Lily Allen - Smile (Mark Ronson Version Revisited)
Saint Etienne - You're In A Bad Way
Veronica Falls - Found Love In A Graveyard
The Shivvers - Teenline
Bitch School - Record Shop

Vital Disorders - Let's Talk About Prams
Mary Lou Lord - Some Jingle Jangle Morning (When I'm Straight)
The Raincoats - Lola
Super Wild Horses - Fifteen
Phyllis Dillon - Nice Time

Dreamletts - Really Now
Barbie Gaye - My Boy Lollipop
The Bobbettes - Mr. Lee
The Shangri-Las - Give Him A Great Big Kiss
Spider And The Webs - Mister Hypnotist

Liz Anderson - Never, Ever
France Gall - Poupee De Cire, Poupee De Son
Help Stamp Out Loneliness - Record Shop
Lill Lindfors - Du För Mej
The Beatle-Ettes - Only Seventeen

The Slits - Love And Romance
Julia Lee - Last Call For Alcohol

Photos of last Saturday's club

Thanks everyone for coming! Amazing night! Thanks to the Mongonaut for playing some simply stunning tunes (a playlist is hopefully coming soon) and thanks for J for taking the pics!

The photos in the Facebook group for your tagging needs.

Next up is the premiere of The Kids At The Club - a new night at Debaser Malmö on Friday the 18th. First night brings us Allo Darlin' and the Poppets on the stage and DJ-legend Terry Eriksson behind the decks.

And London people get ready as we take the party to Stoke Newington during the London Popfest on Friday the 25th February.

8 Feb 2011

Guest Mixtape 10: Ladies of Leisure by Freya of La La Vasquez + Too Cute To Puke #03 at Tempo Bar & Kök on Friday 11th Feb.

Too Cute To Puke, the female fronted version of So Tough! So Cute! is back at our favourite local Tempo Bar & Kök on Friday! Like the last time we'll be playing female-fronted Punk, Indie Pop, Riot Grrl, Post-Punk, DIY as well as '60s Surf, Ska and Girl-groups.

If you're in a girl-fronted band, preferably self-releasing or on an independent label, we'd love to hear it so send us an email with your track and we'll try and play it on future nights. Cassettes and 7" records also welcome, email us for an address.

Now to the fun part! La La Vasquez!

Freya from one of our favourite London bands La La Vasquez has kindly put together a great sounding mixtape for us featuring, well, almost an all girl line-up. We may actually nick a couple of these and play them on Friday.

Their next show is at the Pheromoans release party on the 26th of February and an upcoming France tour is planned (and yes, we're going to try everything we can to get them to come play in Sweden). We've probably seen the girls play at least five or sex times now and they keep impressing us every single time so you really should join us up front at the show.

La La Vasquez have just released their second 7" on M'lady's Records and if you live in the UK you can get it at twingrrlrecords.bigcartel.com or from mladysrecords.com. A third 7" is on it's way from ace label Sex is Disgusting. You can hear the A-side 'Ain't Home' on the new blog lalavasquezband.blogspot.com.

Ladies of Leisure - a Too Cute To Puke mixtape by Freya of La La Vasquez
Brilliant Colors - Mythic
The Dead Clodettes - Je Cherche Un Garçon
Mika Miko - Attitude
Shop Assistants - Safety Net
Androids of Mu - Bored Housewives
Animals and Men - Just One Kiss
Grass Widow - Old Disguise
The Vaselines - You Think You're a Man
Chaps - We're So Skatebored.
The Flatmates - Thinking of You
Charles De Goal - Syncro
Mo-dettes - Paint It Black
Marine Girls - A Place in the Sun
Pheromoans - Penis Envy '96
Finally Punk - Coffee, Tea & Misery
Girls Names - Lawrence (Live On The Knocking Shop)
Shangri Las - Give Him a Great Big Kiss
Liliput - Eisiger Wind
The Flowers - Food

Alternative download

Too Cute To Puke - A female fronted So Tough! So Cute! special
Tempo Bar & Kök, Malmö Sweden
Friday 11 February | 22-01 | Free

We play the likes of Funstix, The Vernons' Football-Pool's Girls, Vibrarians, Action Biker, P.S. Eliot, Sourpatch, Siddeleys, Aisler Set, Spider And The Webs, Lizzy Mercier Descloux, Young Marble Giants, Slits, Seapony, Frumpies, Melody Dog, Shop Assistants, Huggy Bear, La La Vasquez, Waitresses, Explode Into Colors, All Girl Summer Fun Band, Neonates, Sweater Girls, Plug, X Ray Spex, Kleenex/Liliput, Micragirls, Black Tambourine, Free Kitten, Slutever, Dolly Mixture, Brilliant Colors, Little Eve, Vivian Girls, Super Wild Horses, Lovely Eggs, Pens, Talulah Gosh, Kitty Cat Spy Club, Thee Headcoatees, ESG, Wet Dog, Best Coast, Skinned Teen, Tiger Trap, Maulies, Garbo's Daughter, Bad Banana, Mutating Meltdown, La Femme, Honey Bane, Emily's Sassy Lime, Trash Kit, Strawberry Switchblade, Raincoats, Bikini Kill, Phyllis Dillon, Mika Miko, Period Pains, La Sera, Chin Chin, Peepholes, Le Tigre, Veronica Falls, Aislers Set, Ut, Morbid Opera, Colleen Green, Snowbirds, Crystals, Sweater Girls, Splinters, Maximum Joy, Au Pairs, Magik Markers, Rosa Yemen, Henry's Dress and loads more.

4 Feb 2011

Mixtape: Last Night We Left The Party Early

Heya, here's a mix for people who leave the party early to go home and listen to their own records instead. Nothing worse than being stuck in a room with crap beer, crap company and even crappier music right? We only need our box of records, a packet of crisps and a couple of Southern Tiers IPA and we're good.

Two great new Swedish bands: Tiger Tape, formerly Moofish Catfish, who released the sweet album I Woke Up In Hökarängen and The Andersen Tapes which is Amanda of Free Loan Investments new thing. We kinda missed that old school Swedish twee punk sound so it's great to hear these two bands.

Soft Targets is an awesome new track by Pheromoans that is due out on slabs of vinyl. The slab of vinyl will be called It Still Rankles. Release party February 26th in London. Easily one of our most anticipated albums of this year. We just received their cover flexi of Shark Fucks and Government Center out on Scotch Tapes and it's so good.

New tracks by Ale Mania, Dum Dum Girls, Babies, Vivian Girls, Bass Drum Of Death, all coming out soon. The Notes, Moonhearts and Demon's Claws should of course have been on our favourite tracks of 2010 list but, yeah, we screwed up. We do that sometimes. It's ok.

Two amazing covers - Jake Jones of Christmas does a stunning version of Beat Happenings 'Our Secret' (Somebody please release this on vinyl!) and So Cow covers the Nerves on a upcoming Nerves tribute compilation on Volar which also features Grass Widow, Reading Rainbow, Hunx And His Punx, Davila 666 and a few more. Basically all the bands that took over our decks these last two years.

The Sediment Club sound like we wanted The Sexual Objects to sound: Angular and Fire Engineny. Friendo we absolutely adore and they have a split 7" with Women, Cold Pumas and Fair-Ohs out on Faux Discx.

The pop punk gem that is Sea Pinks (Neil of Girls Names) have a 12" out on CF Records  (with the superb Peripheral Vision). Really looking forward to hearing the Youth Is Wasted cassette when we get it.

Darlings Fergus & Geronimo finally have a LP out after some truly great 7" singles but it was kinda uneven. Love 'The World Never Stops' though, so good.

And to finish it off we've thrown in a couple of punk and lo-fi indie pop tracks, booty dance inducing Heavy Times, great tracks by Gun Outfit and Spider & The Webs and a french dude. Hope you like it, and if you do please support the bands.

Oh almost forgot! We really love the fuzzy and lo-fi track 'Sleeping Bag' by Seacat that was on a cassette compilation out on Slampt. Does anybody know more about this band?

Last Night When We Left The Party
1. Jake Jones - Our Bloody Secret
2. Seacat - Sleeping Bag
3. Gun Outfit - Last Chants
4. Spider And The Webs - Mister Hypnotist
5. Tiger Tape - She Is Fiction
6. Ale Mania - Dc Rails
7. GG Allin - Don't Talk To Me
8. Moonhearts - I Said
9. Rudi - Big Time
10. Dum Dum Girls - He Gets Me High
11. Heavy Cream - Watusi
12. Zarjaz - T.V. Onne Inne Bed
13. Bass Drum Of Death - Heart Attack Kid
14. The Notes - Awake
15. The Rebel - Tammy Wynette (You're Just Like)
16. Pheromoans - Soft Targets
17. The Sediment Club - Panic Berlin Fun
18. Jacques Dutronc - Les Gens Sont Fous, Les Temps Sont Flous
19. Demon's Claws - Catch Her By The Tail
20. The Andersen Tapes - Visual Explanations
21. Vivian Girls - I Heard You Say
22. Friendo - Pass Times
23. Haywains - Shine Shine Shine
24. Sweater Girls - Return Address
25. The Babies - Run Me Over
26. The Seize - Why?
27. Eater - Outside View
28. Sea Pinks - Japanese Knotweed
29. So Cow - Working Too Hard
30. Fergus & Geronimo - The World Never Stops

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