27 Jun 2012

Too Cute To Puke - All Girl Tunes Party in London

Expect girl-tastic sounds on the dancefloor by guest-DJ Ylwa Skywalker from Sweden when we return to Stoke Newington for our second installment of Too Cute To Puke the UK edition! As always anything goes; sixties girl-groups, yé-yé and garage girls, punk, indie pop, northern soul, new wave, post-punk, riot grrl, motown, ska, diy - as long as it's sung by a girl we're putting it on.

Too Cute To Puke UK - Strictly Femme Fronted Music
Saturday 30 June | 9pm-02am | £3
The White Rabbit (downstairs at formerly named The Baby Bathhouse), 125 Stoke Newington Church Street N16 0UH London
Nearest tube/bus: Stoke Newington Rail Station (Overground) or Dalston Kingsland (East London line-Zone 2) or by bus 149, 73, 476, 393.

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Photos from previous nights

24 Jun 2012

Photos and Playlist from Too Cute To Puke

Gosh. That was quite a night. The queue stretched long out side of Moriskan while the heat was killing at times from everybody dancing and sweating on the filled to the brim dance floor. But what else to expect on midsummer's eve? Well apparently not the venue so sorry if you had to wait a while before you got in.

Our cotton haired guests Lisa and Emmy played a great set and even a threw in a few Slavic tracks to match the club next door, a local Balkan disco.

There are a couple of more photos in the photo album (sadly not to many as this photogropher forgot to empty the SD-card).

Our next all girl party is on the 30th June downstairs at the White Rabbit (formerly the Baby Bathhouse) in Stoke Newington and pretty please join one of our event groups to get invited: TCTP Sweden and TCTP UK.

Lisa and Emmy played:
Twa Toots - Yo-Yo (Peel Session)
Pylon - Crazy
Vånna Inget - Allvar
The Sugarcubes - Birthday (Icelandic)
Spice Girls - Stop

The Poni-Tails - Born Too Late
Joanie Sommers - Johnny Get Angry
Sleeper - Sale of the Century
Комбинация - American Boy
The Go-Go's - We Got the Beat

Helen Love - Beat Him Up
Cilla Black - Surround Yourself with Sorrow
Lill Lindfors - En Man I Byrån
Livin' Sacrifice - Fuck Off
Heavenly - Nous Ne Sommes Pas Des Anges

Bow Wow Wow - C30, C60, C90 Go
Les Calamités - Toutes Les Nuits
The Audience - I Know Enough (I Don't Get Enough)
Shop Assistants - I Don't Want to Be Friends with You
Virve Rosti - Sain Yön (Love Hurts)

Kirsty MacColl - They Don't Know
The Pipettes - Simon Says
Fabienne Delsol - That's the Way to Do It
Комбинация - Russian Girls
Alizée - J'En Ai Marre - Single Version

Girls at Our Best! - Fast Boyfriends
Language of Flowers - Tara Mascara
Elastica - Connection
Maryla Rodowicz - Hey Sokoly
T.A.T.U. - Ya Shola S Uma

Ladytron - Playgirl
Sandie Shaw - Nothing Less than Brilliant
France Gall - Avant La Bagarre
Brigitte Bardot - Moi Je Joue
Shampoo - Trouble

So Tough Selector played:
Angelica - Liberation Is Wasted on Me
The Indelicates - Our Daughters Will Never Be Free
Saint Etienne - Over the Border
Camera Obscura - If Looks Could Kill

Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made for Walkin'
The Ventures & Nancy Sinatra - Kicks
Shangri-Las - Give Him a Great Big Kiss
Tammys - Egyptian Shumba
Jocelyne - Nitty Gritty

The Supremes - Buttered Popcorn [Second Version]
Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love
The Ikettes - Peaches 'N' Cream
Mary Wells - I Saw Him Standing There
Nai Bonet - Jelly Belly

Shirley Ellis - Sugar, Let's Shing-A-Ling
Martha Reeves & the Vandellas - Heat Wave
Lulu - I'll Come Running
Charlotte Leslie - Les Filles C'est Fait Pour Faire L'amour
Thee Headcoatees - Have Love Will Travel

Blondie - Hanging on the Telephone
Primitives - Crash
The Pipettes - Pull Shapes | Single Edit
Säkert - Vi Kommer Att Dö Samtidigt
Vanessa Paradis - Be My Baby

Sharleen Spiteri - It Was You
Gloria Jones - Tainted Love
Judy Street - What
The Crystals - Da Doo Ron Ron
Los Ginkas - Derrama Tu Amor

Le Tigre - Deceptacon
Delta 5 - Mind Your Own Business
Siouxsie & the Banshees - Hong Kong Garden (OST Version)
X Ray Spex - Oh Bondage up Yours!
Lulu & the Luvvers - Shout

Irma Thomas - Break-A-Way
Tilly and the Wall - Pot Kettle Black
Elastica - Stutter
The Donnas - Hey, I'm Gonna Be Your Girl
Bangles - Walk like an Egyptian

The B-52's - 52 Girls (7'' Version)
The Slits - I Heard It through the Grapevine (Rough Mix)
Lykke Li - Get Some
Trash Kit - Natascha
Household - Go Away

Au Pairs - Inconvenience
Lydia Lunch - Atomic Bongos
Le Tigre - Hot Topic
The Liminanas - Je Ne Suis Pas Trés Drogué
Brigitte Bardot - Harley Davidson

Shirley Ellis  - The Clapping Song
Martha Reeves & the Vandellas - Nowhere to Run
Supremes - You Keep Me Hangin' On
Nancy Sinatra - How Does That Grab You, Darlin'?
Camera Obscura - French Navy

Allo, Darlin' - Henry Rollins Don't Dance
Tralala - All Fired Up
Breeders - Buffy Theme
No Doubt - Just a Girl
Lily Allen - Smile (Version Revisited) (Mark Ronson Remix)

Shampoo - House of Love
Leila K - Ca Plane Pour Moi
Saint Etienne - He's on the Phone
Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Fire
La Femme - Sur La Planche

Helen Love - Debbie Loves Joey
Johnny Boy - You Are the Generation That Bought More Shoes and You Get What You Deserve
Kirsty MacColl - A New England
Thee Headcoatees - Teenage Kicks
Bikini Kill - Rebel Girl

Love Is All - Spinning and Scratching
Darlene Love - Not Too Young to Get Married
The Exciters - Tell Him
Ronettes - Be My Baby

19 Jun 2012

Too Cute To Puke #14 on Midsummers Eve in Malmö

We don't know how midsummer's eve is celebrated in the rest of the world but in Sweden it's traditionally done by having it rain all day, eating pickled herring, drinking 'nubbe' and dancing like a little frog around a giant phallic symbol that is covered with green shrubbery and flowers.

Yes, seriously.

So we figured, what's more fitting more than having an all-girl club night and symbolically cut the cock?

To help us out behind the decks we have DJ Bipopulaire, two ladies by the name of Lisa and Emmy who, as all franco- and anglophiles, like Burzum t-shirts, my little pony hair and strong liquor. Probably also some French and British stuff.

Too Cute To Puke - Strictly Femme Fronted Music
Guest-DJ: Bipopulaire
Friday 22 June
Moriska Paviljongen - Bistron, Folkets Park, Malmö
22-03 | 60kr | 20 yrs (email us to get on the under-20 list)
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14 Jun 2012

Guest Mixtape 18: Songs To Jump Up And Down To By The Spook School

Summer break is here so who better to ask for a mixtape than the Spook School kids? It's been a while since we last had one.

The Spook School has been our favourite breakout band of the year so far with amazing singalong dance floor hits like Are You Who You Think You Are? and History and we've had people come up and ask what it was everytime we've played them so far! With their Jangly pop and Scottish vocals they've definitely captured this old Swedes heart (you know how it is, we Swedes love our Scottish indiepop).

Our friends over at Cloudberry records will be releasing their first seven inch single on shiny vinyl later in the year but you can head over at the Spook School page and listen to tracks and check out their upcoming gigs. They are playing with the Just Joans, another fine band from Scotland, this weekend in Edinburgh so go and see them and say we said hello.

Here is the mixtape they put together for us. Hope you like it and thank you Spook School for doing this!

Songs To Jump Up And Down To By The Spook School

Side A
1. Dialling Tone – Milky Wimpshake
We played with Milky Wimpshake at our favourite gig we've ever played, so they're kinda special to us. This song's great. “your boyfriend seems so dull, he was probably born in Hull”

2. Heart Heart – Withered Hand
Withered Hand's from Edinburgh too. It's fun to shout along with this song.

3. Loop Duplicate My Heart – Suburban Kids With Biblical Names
Another heart song. It's a very popular organ. Naomi and Adam saw SKWBN at Ediburgh popfest a couple of years ago. One of them bled all over his guitar. This seems to have made a lasting impression.

4. Casablanca – So Cow
Noisy noisy shout shout fun. 

5. Truck – The Octopus Project
I know nothing about this band apart from this song, but it's a very fun song. I should probably listen to more. 

6. Andrew In Drag – The Magnetic Fields
Some of the best lyrics I've heard for ageees. In every way.

7. Who The Fuck? - Graham Coxon
I love everything about Graham Coxon and this song could only be him. “I feel a certain shape and it's complicated it's not like a square or a circle...”

8. Parker – Sex Hands
They're a band from Manchester that sing songs exclusively about the TV show 'Friends'. Naturally, Naomi thinks they're great.

9. U.N.P.O.C. - See You Later
I bought U.N.P.O.C.'s album off his website and rather un-subtley included a link to a very early version of 'History' that me and Naomi had recorded using one of those microphones you use to make phone calls on the internet. He sent a really nice hand written note with the CD saying he enjoyed listening to our song. I've still got it pinned to my wall. 

10. Allergies – The Lovely Eggs
Lovely lovely lovely eggs are the best. Noisy fun tunes that still manage to say more than most stuff out there.

Side B
11. We're So Heavy – Slowcoaches
This is the title track off their EP which is great. More noisy punky pop songs.

12. Jennifer – Pete & The Pirates
This song is really brilliant. I like to sing along to it out loud in the street, even if i get embarrassed when people give me funny looks. 

13. Zerox – Adam & The Ants
Definitely the best song about photocopiers out there.

14. Super Rat – Honeyblood
We played with these guys recently and they were ace! They shout really loud and I approve of girls' shouting. SCUMBAG SLEAZE! 

15. Walking Distance – The Buzzcocks
I really like Buzzcocks' lyrics. Think they're often underrated. This song doesn't have any lyrics, but it's very good.

16. I Took Her Love For Granted – Hefner
Darren Hayman wins the award for most appearances on the mixtape, since he produced the Withered Hand track too. Well done Darren! This was the song that made me listen to Hefner, and it's still my fave.

17. Kiss Your Lips – Allo, Darlin'
I like pretending to be cockney when I say their name and I probably would also like to put our lips together. So fun. So ukelele! 

18. John I'm Only Dancing – David B
You can't have a mixtape without David B. You can't have anything without David B. David B invented everything good. (Ed. note: yes the Spooky kids know his last name but this way the mixtape won't be taken down as fast)

19. Where's Me Jumper – The Sultans Of Ping F.C.
Similarly, you can't have a mixtape without 'Where's Me Jumper'. If everyone in the world had to listen to this song once a day I think it would be a much better place.

20. Pirate DVDs – Plastic Animals
Another great Edinburgh band. This song's off their new EP which is super. You should get it.

Get it here.
Or here.

As for So Tough! So Cute! we're also on a summer break so the next party isn't until 27th July with David Feck of Comet Gain djing in London. But we do have a Too Cute To Puke all-girl pop night 22nd June in Malmö and another one in London on 30th June. So much for summer break eh?

10 Jun 2012

Playlist from B'Dum B'Dum at Tempo Bar & Kök

Last Friday, a chilly summer evening by any standards and everybody busy with either student graduation parties and European something-something football thing, we took our records and set up a corner at our lovely local bar Tempo. Armed with salt and vinegar crisps, To Øl Reparationsbajer and Makers Mark bourbon we played a rather lovely set of tunes to a handful of people with great taste in music and particularly in punk and jangly pop from Scotland and who know their live version of Vibrators - Automatic Lover from their seven inch versions. Hope you had as much fun as we did!

Here's what we played:
Buzzcocks - Moving Away From The Pulsebeat
The Tights - Bad Hearts
Red Cross - Annette's Got The Hits
The Tours - Language School 
Modernettes - Barbra

Swearin' - Snag
Plateaus - Do It For You
Angelica – Teenage Girl Crush
Wax Idols - Sand In My Joints
The Manxx - Messin' Around

Tropical Popsicle - The Tethers
Radar Eyes - I Am
Record Players - Don't Go Backwards
Josef K - Endless Soul
Big In Japan - Big In Japan

Shirkers - Drunk And Disorderly
Pheromoans - Darby Joan & Fosters
Slowcoaches - Drag
Dear Marje - Soft And Sweet
Staring Problem - Tegnology

The B-52's - Whammy Kiss
The Chefs - Let's Make Up
!Action Pact! - London Bouncers
Devo - Uncontrollable Urge
The Cure - I'm Cold (Studio Demo)

The Sound - I Can't Escape Myself
Pete Shelley - Homosapien
Bourgie Bourgie - Breaking Point
The Teardrop Explodes - Sleeping Gas
A Certain Ratio - Shack Up

Can - Vitamin C
Scars - Fear Of The Dark
The Monochrome Set - Fun For All The Family
Comet Gain - Baby's Alright
Weekend - End Times (radio Edit)

Household - Go Away
Gang Of Four - Natural's Not In It
Clinic - Harmony
Suicide - Diamonds, Fur Coat, Champagne
The Fall - High Tension Line

Andreas Dorau Und Die Marinas - Fred Vom Jupiter
Bärchen Und Die Milchbubis - Muskeln
The B-52's - 52 Girls
Girls At Our Best - Singles Medley (Peel Session)
Orange Juice - Satellite City

The Undertones - Get Over You
Only Ones - Lovers Of Today
Vibrators - Automatic Lover
The Victims - High School Girls
Anteenagers M.c - Where Is Billy Idol

Gen X - Dancing With Myself
Crass - Banned From The Roxy
Television Personalities - Part-time Punks
Nerves - When You Find Out
Wipers - Messenger

Nobunny - I Am A Girlfriend
Big Combo - 21 Girls
Terry Malts - Tumble Down
The Clean - Tally Ho
McCarthy - Should The Bible Be Banned

Wetdog - Lower Leg
Trash Kit - Cadets
Grass Widow - Mannequin
The Cathode Ray - Mind
Wolfhounds - The Anti-midas Touch

Sebadoh - The Freed Pig
Heavenly - Nous Ne Sommes Pas Des Anges
The Chills - This Time Tomorrow
Fire Engines - Big Gold Dream
Look Blue Go Purple - I Don't Want You Anyway

Lloyd Cole & The Commotions - Four Flights Up
Teenage Fanclub - Baby Lee
Beat Happening - Hot Chocolate Boy
DJ Peaking - Spring Smile (Lily Allen vs Saint Etienne)
Saint Etienne - Over The Border

Wedding Present - Nobody's Twisting Your Arm
Veronica Falls - Beachy Head
T Rex - Jeepster
Monks - Boys Are Boys And Girls Are Girls
Buzzcocks - Boredom

Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers - Chinese Rocks
Althea & Donna - Uptown Top Ranking
Ora Dell Graham - Shortenin' Bread

4 Jun 2012

Photos & Playlist from the 5th Year Anniversary Party

I kind of just want to hug everybody and thank you all. What an amazing celebration. Sven-Eric kicked arse behind the decks, the Look Heart, No Hands trio took care of the beer garden and we, well I, kind of got a wee bit too drunk. I believe the photos will say more about the evening than I can so without further ado I present a mad evening with So Tough! So Cute! (As always, tons and tons of more photos on the Facebook page and the playlist is further down this page)

Sven-Eric played:
Hurrah! – The Sun Shínes Here
Aztec Camera – From Pillar To Post
The Go-Betweens – Man O’sand To Girl O’sea
Ann Sexton –You’ve Been Gone To Long
Yvonne Baker – You Didn’t Say A Word

Theme Park – Milk
Amateur Best – Be Happy
The Beloved – This Means War
The Nightingales - Idiot Strenght
Elvis Costello And The Atractions – Watching The Detectives

Toots And The Maytals – Hold On
Madness – The Prince
France Gall – Poupée De Cire, Poupée De Son
Shawn Robinson – My Dear Heart

Siouxsie And The Banshees – Hong Kong Garden
Bow Wow Wow – Chihuahua
Mamie Galore – Special Agent 34-24-38
The Shirelles – Wait Till I Give The Signal
Belle And Sebastian – I’m A Cuckoo

The Four Tops – I’ll Turn To Stone
Joe Bataan – Chick-A-Boom
We’ve Got A Fuzzbox And We Gonna Use It – XX Sex
The Rutz – Babylon’s Burning
Sandy Nelson – Teen Beat

Eula Cooper – Let Your Love Grow Higher
The Style Council – Walls Come Tumbling Down
Al Supersonic & The Teenagers – Pint Yourself In The Corner
The Kinks – Till The End Of The Day

The Troggs – Wild Thing
Edwyn Collins – Losing Sleep
Orange Juice – Poor Old Soul
Hästpojken – Shane Macgowan
Symarip – Skinhead Moonstomp

Prince Jazzbo – Crab Walking
The Swinging Laurels – Peace Of Mind
Go-Go’s – We Got The Beat
The Fall – Totally Wired
Darrell Banks – Open The Door To Your Heart

The Velvelettes – Needle In A Haystack
Doobie Gray – Out On The Floor
Rymdimperiet – Vad Pojkar Vill Ha
The Smiths – Girlfriend In A Coma
Primal Scream – Velocity Girl

The Shirelles – I Met Him On A Sunday – ’66
New Order – Ceremony
Martha And The Vandellas – Jimmy Mack
Georges Raudi – Stercok
X-Ray Spex – Oh Bondage Up Yours!

Public Image Ltd – This Is Not A Love Song
Razzy Bailey – I Hate Hate
Easy – Castle Train
The Continental Showstoppers – Not Too Young
Hector River – I Want A Chance For Romance

Altered Images – Happy Birthday
Stiff Little Fingers – Alternative Ulster
Roberta Flack – Killing Me Softly With His Song

Daniel played:
Saint Etienne - Over the Border
Trembling Blue Stars - Letter Never Sent
The Magnetic Fields - Your Girlfriend’s Face
Trembling Blue Stars - Cold Colours
The Orb & Alan Parker - Grey Clouds

Pulp - O.U. (Gone, Gone) (Radio Edit)
Stereolab - French Disko
Heavenly - Nous Ne Sommes Pas Des Anges
Stone Roses - She Bangs The Drums
Dorotea - Kortedala

Liz Anderson - Husband Hunting
The Shangri-Las - Hate To Say I Told You So
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street (Single Version)
Nai Bonet - Jelly Belly
Shirley Ellis - Sugar, Let’s Shing-A-Ling
Thelma Houston - Junpin’ Jack Flash

Fabienne Delsol - Laisse Tomber Les Filles
Camera Obscura - Number One Son
Supremes - You Keep Me Hangin’ On
Etta James - I Got You Babe
Beat Happening - Bewitched
The Crystals - Da Doo Ron Ron

The Cure - Boys Don’t Cry
Ramones - Sheena Is A Punk Rocker (Single Version)
Etta James - Tell Mama
DJ Peaking - Spring Smile (Lily Allen vs Saint Etienne)
Belle & Sebastian - The Boy With The Arab Strap

Lloyd Cole & The Commotions - Rattlesnakes
The Kinks - Victoria
Chocolate Barry - I Cry Because Of You Argentina
Broder Daniel - I’ll Be Gone
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Heart In Your Heartbreak

Smiths - Bigmouth Strikes Again
Mika Miko - Capricorinations
Crass - Banned From The Roxy
Undertones - Teenage Kicks
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - I Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying

Dexys Midnight Runners - Jackie Wilson Said (I’m In Heaven When You Smile)
Nerf Herder - Buffy, The Vampire Slayer
Housemartins - Happy Hour
The B-52’s - 52 Girls (7 version)
The Victims - High School Girls

The Supremes - Buttered Popcorn [first version]
Le Tigre - Deceptacon
Ash - Girl From Mars
Hefner - Pull Yourself Together
Wedding Present - A Million Miles

Field Mice - September’s Not So Far Away
Kirsty MacColl - A New England
Orange Juice - Falling And Laughing
Saint Etienne - He’s On The Phone