30 May 2012

So Tough! So Cute! 5 year Anniversary Indie Punk Soul Explosion

Five years. Five years of feelings so big that you can't contain them. Five years of Pop. Seven inch singles. Sarah Records. Postcard Records. The Ronettes. Dreams in girl bedrooms. Teenage dreams. So hard to beat.

It's all really simple. A button that shows she's down with the Pastels. Pow! A blue and white striped shirt. Black hi-tops or Mary-Janes. A stolen look under the fringe or over a pair of black wayfarers. An innocent smile. Pop! You can't hide your love forever. You can hide your love forever. Light shuffling dance steps to Emmas House or Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've). You feel like seventeen again. And your heart skips a beat. Just like when you heard I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore or Orange Juice for the first time. Oh, most beautiful Orange Juice. And you still believe in magic. And making mixtapes. With pop song his previous girlfriend is too stupid to know about. With ransom note letters cut from todays paper. And you make out with backs against the speakers and hands under shirts. Five years of Pop.

Thank you all regulars and non-regulars, DJs and bands, bar staff and door persons who have drunk and danced with us these last few years. There is too many of you to mention but you all have a place in our hearts.

To help us celebrate we are bringing Sven-Eric down from club This Is Not A Love Song in Göteborg. His selection of Soul and Indiepop, mixed up with punk and even latin flavoured pop has brought the roof down at previous nights and we expect no less on Friday.

In the beer garden we have newcomers Look Heart, No Hands, three girls who like pop, confetti and Oscar Wilde.

SO TOUGH! SO CUTE! - 5 Year Anniversary
Friday, 1st June 2012
22:00-3:00 (Beer garden DJs from 19:00)
Debaser Malmö, Folkets Park, Malmö
19-03 (Indoors from 22) | Free before 22. 50kr after | 20 Years (email us for under 20 list)
Facebook event

27 May 2012

Photos from So Tough! So Cute! with Matthew Rimell

Noisepop, punk, soul, more noisepop and indiepop was on the menu on Friday when we turned The Waiting Room in to a steaming party of dancers and ehm... make-outers (out-makers?). Matthew of The Big Pink Cake played, inbetween sips of icy lemonade, song after song of fabulous stuff. Such a great DJ and it was heaven hearing Jesus & Mary Chain, Gold-Bears and the Ramones played so loud!

As always there's tons of more pics from the night in the photo album and if you haven't already please join us in the So Tough! So Cute! Events group or like the STSC-page.

21 May 2012

So Tough! So Cute! 25th May in London with Matthew of Big Pink Cake

So Tough! So Cute! is back in London with guest-DJ Matthew of Bristols Big Pink Cake this Friday at The Waiting Room. Matthew always plays a euphoria filled set of records so this will be a blast! Together we'll be playing tons of indiepop, punk and soul right from the start along with current crushes like Girls Names, English Singles, Fergus & Geronimo, Dexys Midnight Runners and the Postcard catalogue. Also Wipers. Last time was very packed so come early or you'll risk missing out! 

SO TOUGH! SO CUTE! - Indiepop, Soul, Pop Punk & Girl-Groups
Friday, 25 May 2012
The Waiting Room (downstairs of the Three Crowns, formerly known as The Drop)
175 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 0LH, London, UK
Door: £4/3 with flyer or striped or polka dotted shirts&skirts or with a Big Pink Cake stamp

19 May 2012

Photos & Playlist from Too Cute To Puke

Whew what a party! Thanks everyone for coming along! We had ridiculous amounts of fun and our guest-dj Kajsa kept playing track after track of awesome stuff. Theres a playlist of what we played after these pics and there are loads more photos over in our Facebook photo album. Our next party is in London 25th May when we do a So Tough! So Cute! indie dance party at the Waiting Room.

Cissi Houston - Be My Baby
The Staple Singers - New Orleans
Darlene Love - Lord If You're A Woman
Jean Knight - Dirt
The Pussycats - I Want Your Love

Sharon Tandy - Hold On
Dusty Springfield - Heartbeat
Tami Lynn - I'm Gonna Run Away From You
Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity - Save Me Parts 1 & 2
Danna Gillespie - You Just Gotta Know My Mind

Thelma Houston - Junpin' Jack Flash
Merry Clayton - Gimme Shelter
Ike & Tina Turner - I Love Baby
Lulu - I'll Come Running Over
The Staple Singers - Love Being Your Fool

Brenda Lee - Is It True
Chris Clark - Love's Gone Bad
Jackie DeShannon - It's Love Baby
Dana Valery - You Don't Know Where Your Interest Lies
Petula Clark - Heart

Slow Down Tallahassee - She's So Serious
Liechtenstein - Ambitions
Afternoon Naps - Catholic School
X - Los Angeles (Dangerhouse Version)
Dorothy Berry - Ain't That Love

Dusty Springfield - Can I Get A Witness
Sinner Strong - Don't Knock It
Eva-Lill Wallentin - Vi Ska Slå Runt Runt Runt
Tom Tom Club - On, On, On, On...
Wax Idols - Gold Sneakers

Veronica Falls  - Thorn in My Side
Fabienne Delsol - Laisse Tomber Les Filles
Nancy Sinatra - The Last Of The Secret Agents
Dodie Stevens - Pink Shoe Laces
The Pixies Three - 442 Glenwood Avenue

Marvelettes - Beechwood 4-5789
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street (Single Version)
Shirley Ellis - Sugar, Let's Shing-A-Ling
Shangri-Las - Give Him A Great Big Kiss
The Shangri-Las - Twist and Shout

Lesley Gore - Off and Running
Barbro Skinnar - Ingen Twist Om Twist
Ellie Greenwich - I Want You To Be My Baby
The Pleasure Seekers - What A Way To Die
The Girlfriends - My One And Only Jimmy Boy

Kirsty Maccoll - He's On The Beach
Best Coast - The Only Place
Acid House Kings - Under Water
The Crystals - Then He Kissed Me
Thee Headcoatees - Have Love Will Travel

Primitives - Crash
Le Tigre - My My Metrocard
The Blow - Fists Up
Lily Allen - Fuck You
Donna Summer - I Feel Love

The B-52's - 52 Girls (7 version)
No Doubt - Just A Girl
Bleached - Think Of You
Little Eva - The Locomotion
Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere

France Gall - Teenie Weenie Boppie
Ora Dell Graham - Little Girl, Little Girl
Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love
Leslie Gore - Sunshine, Lollipops, And Rainbows
The Ikettes - Peaches & Cream

B*Witched - C'est la vie
Delta 5 - Mind Your Own Business
Hole - Awful
PJ Harvey - Dress
The Slits - I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Rough Mix

Aretha Franklin - Respect
Blondie - Hanging on the Telephone
Thee Headcoatees - Teenage Kicks
St. Etienne - He's on the Phone
Dum Dum Girls - Bedroom Eyes

Mia - Bad Girls
Le Tigre - Deceptacon
X-Ray Spex - Oh Bondage Up Yours!
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Nowhere To Run
Annie - Songs Remind Me of You

Dixie Cups - Iko Iko
ESG - Dance
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Nicotine Stain
The Fabulettes - Try The Worryin' Way
The Shangri-Las - Hate To Say I Told You So

Irma Thomas - Break-A-Way
The Crystals - Da Doo Ron Ron
Helen Love - It's My club
Lesley Gore - It's My Party
Madonna - Material Girl

Tammys - Egyptian Shumba
Santigold - Go (ft. Karen O)
Mika Miko - Capricorinations
Bikini Kill - Rebel Girl
Allo Darlin' - Capricornia

Vivian Girls - Take It As It Comes
Friends - I'm His Girl
The Mo-dettes - White Mouse Disco
Sugababes - Overload
Bratmobile - Gimme Brains

The Pipettes - Pull Shapes
Bossy - Who Loves You More
The Girls - Chico's Girl
Etta James - I Got You Babe
Althea & Donna - Uptown Top Ranking

Marcia Aitken - I'm Still In Love
Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian

14 May 2012

Too Cute To Puke #13 18th May at Moriska Paviljongen

Ah spring! Cool beer and lemonade, baguettes with smelly but tasty cheese and grass between your toes. Or, if you are in Sweden where we are at the moment, cold winds and rain. Oh well. We and our guest-DJ Kajsa Tretow promise to turn the heat up at Fridays Too Cute To Puke were we will be playing violent girl-gang pop and arty feminist punk. It will, of course, be totally amazing as Kajsa has an amazing taste and attitude to boot!

Too Cute To Puke - Strictly Femme Fronted Music
Guest-DJ: Kajsa Tretow
Friday 18 May
Moriska Paviljongen - Bistron, Folkets Park, Malmö
22-03 | 100kr/50kr before 23:00 or 80kr if you have a club Ode To Joy advance ticket
20 yrs (email us to get on the under-20 list)
Facebook group for those of you in Sweden
Facebook group for those of you in UK

The photo above was taken by our friend Anders in Germany. If you want a bunch of our stickers for free let us know where you live at toocutetopuke(a)gmail.com and we'll send them off to you asap. The only thing we want in return is for you to take a photo of the sticker somewhere and tag Daniel So Tough on Facebook.

11 May 2012

Playlist from So Tough! So Cute! 9th May

Thanks to those who turned up to our middle-of-the-week club! Very calm night which shaped up due to beer, punk and twee and the entire Black Tambourine Ramones cover EP.

Our next night is a special night as it's So Tough! So Cute!s 5 year anniversary. But more on that later.

Here's what we played:
Darren Hayman - Bad Police Woman
Black Tambourine - What’s Your Game
The Jesus And Mary Chain - Happy When It Rains
Bobbyteens - You’re Too Young For Me
Plateaus - Do It For You

The Manxx - Messin’ Around
Modernettes - Barbra
Kyra - Orgasm Addict
The Barracudas - Summer Fun
Black Tambourine - I Remember You

Ramones - I Don’t Care (Single Version)
My Bloody Valentine - Sunny Sundae Smile
The Tours - Language School
Wax Idols - Sand In My Joints
Record Players - Don’t Go Backwards

Thee Headcoatees - Punk Girl
Snatch - All I Want
Wipers - Let’s Go Away (4-track version)
Hungry Gayze - Pins And Needles
UV Race - Low

Suburban Lawns - Unable
Black Tambourines - I Want You Around
Dorotea - Kortedala
The Spook School - Are You Who You Think You Are?
Only Ones - Lovers Of Today

Dolly Mixture - How Come You’re Such A Hit With The Boys, Jane?
Go-Betweens - Spring Rain
The Fall - Psycho Mafia
Shrag - Tendons
Talulah Gosh - My Boy Says

Sportique - The Kids Are Solid Gold
Black Tambourine - I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
Ballboy - Avant Garde Music
This Many Boyfriends - Young Lovers Go Pop!
Autoclave - Dr. Seuss

Flatmates - Out Of Love
Lung Leg - Disco Biscuit
Neo Boys - Time Keeps Time
The Magnetic Fields - Your Girlfriend’s Face
All Girl Summer Fun Band - Video Game Heart

Bärchen Und Die Milchbubis - Muskeln
Helen Love - Debbie Loves Joey
The Coathangers - Shut The Fuck Up
The Moldy Peaches - Downloading Porn With Davo
Sweater Girls - I’m A Little Dinosaur

The Chefs - Let’s Make Up
The Cure - Why Can’t I Be You?
The Redskins - Keep On Keepin’ On!
Dexys Midnight Runners - Dubious
Yo La Tengo - If It’s True

Herman Dune - Bristol
Allo Darlin’ - Europe
Hefner - I Took Her Love For Granted
Wave Pictures - Strange Fruit For David
Orange Juice - Wan Light

Would-Be-Goods - Dilettante
Jojje Wadenius - Kalles Klätterträd
Field Mice - Emma’s House
Dorotea - Please Mister Postman
Nixon - There’s Too Much Soul On Your Mix-Tape!

Tidy Ups - Dizzy Heights
The Shermans - Loud And Laughing
Free Loan Investments - We Made It To Second Base, But Then I Chickened Out
Television Personalities - David Hockney’s Diary
Happy Birthdays - I’m Still Not As Happy As I Would Have Been With You

Heavenly - Atta Girl
Razorcuts - I’ll Still Be There
Pooh Sticks - On Tape
Wake - Crush The Flowers
Siddeleys - You Get What You Deserve

Tiger Trap - My Broken Heart
Jeffrey Lewis - Do They Owe Us A Living?
Belle & Sebastian - I Could Be Dreaming
Sea Lions - Beautiful Day
Veronica Falls - My Heart Beats

The Cure - I’m Cold (Studio Demo)
Mika Miko - I Got A Lot (New New New)
The B-52’s - 52 Girls (7" Version)
Buzzcocks - Boredom
The Victims - High School Girls

Beat Happening - Revolution Come And Gone
Dub Narcotic Sound System - Fuck Shit Up

7 May 2012

School Night Indie Disco Party 9th May

This wednesday we're pinning our K-badges on our striped shirt and head down to Moriska Paviljongen for another school night indie punk disco. We bought lots of records in London last weekend so you'll get to hear some of that mixed up with songs we like to play very loud when we've had a few. See you on the dancefloor!

So Tough! So Cute!
Wednesday 9th May
Moriska Paviljongen, Bistron, Folkets Park, Malmö
22-03 | FREE | 18yrs