Anyway, we feel we should summarise the year in clubs nights and parties as well. Because that's the fun bit. Getting to play all those great records to shiny happy kids at the club!
This is what we felt we managed to accomplish this year in terms of clubbing:
- We put on a total of 32 of nights. 14 So Tough! So Cute! and 18 Too Cute To Puke nights in the UK and in Sweden. 4 more than last year despite losing two of our regular venues. Too Cute To Puke was also launched in London which was amazing. Photos from all nights are here.
- There was more discussion about gender equality on stage and behind decks and our friend Jennifer and us did a 'Girls at their best?: Gender and performers at Indietracks 2012' post which was… interesting, lets leave it at that. It's been great to see more all-girl clubs pop up and to see that more thought has been given to this issue though.
We're happy to say that out of 23 nights with guest-DJs 17 had female DJs. It hasn't been that easy finding female punk/indie/soul DJs but everyone we invited was ace despite some playing for the first time ever.
- The mixtapes sadly took a backseat but we managed to feature 4 amazing guest mixtapes by Stephanie Goodman of Shrag / Blue Minkies, KEEL HER, The Spook School and Sofia and Kristina of Like A Girl I Want You To Keep Coming.
- A disappointment was that of the 23 guest-DJs we had 1 returned the favour by inviting us to play with them. This 1 person however invited us a couple of times over the year. So yeah…
There were so many moments that made last year amazing year and it is a hard task to list them all but there are a couple of special ones we have to mention that really stuck to our memory:
We had The Smiths vs Broder Daniel special which was oh so fun. We had Mika Miko - Capricorinations become an anthem at the club. We had a Rough Trade Top 100 indie records and Slumberland Records specials which were very cool to do. As usual there was a hefty amount of emails to ask us to take down photos of people making out with somebody they shouldn't have. Seriously folks.
A couple of thank yous: Ylwa, Kristina & Sofia, Josef & Sebastian, Northern Portrait, Miriam Pemberton, Jon Slade, Elisabeth Östin, Kajsa Tretow, Matthew Rimell, Sven-Eric Nilsson, Lisa & Emmy, David Feck, Asta & Anna, Anna Brynolf, Ida, Linnéa & Karolina and Lucy Antsey for doing great sets. All the door persons in UK and Gracie for helping us find all these people. Sandra for a bed in the UK and everybody else we might have forgotten. Here's a drink to you all and we'll see you in 2013.
What? It's February already you say?
Oh shut up.