29 Aug 2011

So Tough! So Cute at Retro in Malmö 3rd September

September's just a few days away! Time to dance the summer off and we suggest you come to the indie punk soul and girl-group explosion on Saturday to do it! See you all there!

You'll be hearing all of these bands so a proper warm up is strongly recommended!
Field Mice | Broder Daniel | Veronica Falls | Hefner | Pulp | Siddeleys | The Magnetic Fields | Martha & The Vandellas | Buzzcocks | Orange Juice | Jesus & Mary Chain | Le Tigre | Heavenly | Slits | Television Personalities | Go-Betweens | Vaselines | Velvet Underground | Camera Obscura | Comet Gain | Chills | The Fall | Shop Assistants | Pastels | The Limininas | Beat Happening | Allo Darlin | France Gall

So Tough! So Cute!

Saturday 3rd September
Retro, Norra Skolgatan 24, Malmö
22-03 | 20kr (Free before 23) | 20yrs (Email us to get on the under 20yrs list)
Facebook event

27 Aug 2011

Photos from So Tough! So Cute! in London 26th August

Thanks to all you beautiful people that came and made this night a truly special party! Fantastic! Thanks to the staff and our new door girl Gracie. The next night is on the 30th September and we will be joined by one of our favourite guest-DJs Kajsa of X-ing School. She'll be spinning lots of female fronted bands so you just know that it will be an amazing event. Now go tag your self in the Facebook photoalbum where there are  more pics from last night! Love you all!

22 Aug 2011

So Tough! So Cute in Stoke Newington on Friday 26th August

Yes yes yes! The day we've been longing for all summer is almost here! On Friday we return to Stoke Newington in swingin' London for a night of dancing, smiling and making out. Please tell your friends and come join us on the dancefloor! We even made a Pre-party Spotify playlist for you to get in the mood with!

We are So Tough! So Cute. We play Northern Soul, limp wristed jangly Indie Pop and bedroom DIY, Tamla Motown, Ska, Pop Punk, Ye-Ye,  '60s Girl Groups and the best of Swedish Indie. We take our dance lessons from John Peel, Calvin Johnson, Ronnie Spector, Kathleen Hanna and Jonathan Richman. We sort our Sarah singles by the colour of the sleeves and keep our Orange Juice records between Chic and Velvet Undergound.

Friday, 26 August 2011 at 11:00pm-4:00am
The Drop (downstairs of the Three Crowns)
175 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 0LH, London, UK
Door: £4/3 with flyer och striped or polka dotted shirts&skirts
Facebook event - and please invite your friends

21 Aug 2011

Guest Mixtape 13: Breakout A-Town by Jaspin of Hissyfit

A while back, straight outta Auckland, New Zealand, came Hissyfit and won our hearts over with the track Scrunchie that melted together all the best parts from Riot Grrrl and sixties girl-groups and gave you a sugar rush that kept you doing laps in your living room.

We asked Jaspin to put together a mixtape for us and ooh baby... this mix will make you want to drink beer and dance yourself silly any day of the week. Like now. Mmm beer.

Hissyfit have a split with Neonates called Pillow Talk which should be out any minute on Effeminate. There's a split tape with Bacteria Ridden Sister and the Playdate EP - which we can't wait to pick up at the post office on Friday in London. There are a couple of free tracks you can get from the Hissyfit last.fm and you can get in touch with Jaspin on iwearascrunchieBUNNYgmail.com to get physical copies or just say how amazing they are. Scrunchie!

Breakout A-town
1. Club Tango - Get The Picture
2. Chalk Circle - Uneasy Friend
3. Hatchet Wound - Die Disco
4. Cool Rays - Diary Of You
5. Occult Chemistry - Fire
6. Algebra Suicide - Let’s Transact
7. Chicks On Speed - Lush Life / Oh
8. Free Kitten - Call Back (Episode XXJ)
9. The Frumpies - She's A Real Cutie Pie
10. Marine Girls - That Fink. Jazz-Me-Blues Boy
11. Mambo Taxi - Poems On The Underground
12. Julie Ruin - Breakout A-Town
13. The Tammys - What's So Sweet About Sweet Sixteen
14. Grass Widow - Time Could Bend
15. The Spells - Antarctica
16. Wanda's - Angst
17. Weird Tv - Sufrir
18. Blatz - Nausea
19. Mary Timony - In The Grass
20. Chin Chin - Desires Only

Get it here
or here

18 Aug 2011

Skinhead Girl. There she goes swinging down the high street, yeah

Public art for the Malmöfestival 2011. A skinhead girl at the central station in Malmö Sweden. I'm one of ten cartoonist to display a 4 metre tall character.

13 Aug 2011

Photos from Popscene Riot at Babel Malmö

We boldly went where no indie club has gone before last night when we took over one of the dance floors at fine club Tricks/Tricks/Tricks at Babel Malmö. Two boxes of punk seven inches, our friend Popscene-Johan first class selection of tunes and lots of So Tough! So Cute! regulars made the night sweaty and smiling. Here are some pics and you can go tag yourself on the Facebook page. Thanks for having us T/T/T!

7 Aug 2011

Photos from So Tough! So Cute! 6th Aug

Thanks everybody for turning out despite the rain! We had tons of fun and even live facebooked most of the set during the night, getting live feedback from the dance floor and people in other countries. So much fun! Highlights was playing Fear Of Men - Pink Frost, which is just so good, La La Vasquez - Other Side from their new 7" split with Neonates, Jacuzzi Boys - Cool Vapors, Hungry Gayze - Pins & Needles, Veronica Falls - Come On Over and the amazing studio demo punk version of the Cure - I'm Cold.

Our next night is the season premiere of So Tough! So Cute! in Stoke Newington London on August 26th. We've been looking forward immensely for this all summer and hope to see all you UK friends there.

Here's the rest of the photos and you can tag yourself on the So Tough! So Cute! page.