Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Peaches - Lose You
Jack Penate - Tonight's Today (Extended version)
N.A.S.A. Feat. Spank Rock, M.I.A., Santogold & Nick Zinner - Whachadoin?
AppAloosa - The Day (We Fell In Love) (Acid Girls Remix)
Diplo Feat. Marina - Must Be A Devil
Florence + The Machine -Drumming Song (Boy 8 Bit rmx)
Drums of Death - Got Yr Thing (Acid) W/ Vocal
Zombie Disco Squad - Eurovision
BoT (Crookers) - Touch my horn (bmore edit)
Major Lazer - Pon de Floor (Afrojack Vocal Mix)
Buraka Som Sistema Feat. Deize Tigrona - Aqui Para Vocês
La Roux - In For The Kill - Skreams Lets Get Ravey Remix
Empire of the Sun - We Are the People (Burns Remix)

Listen to the whole show here

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


This radio show is available for listening until next Sunday. Click here to stream!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Latest Girlcore Radio Show - Fantastic Poptastic!

Girlcore is still banging out our weekly radio show on Ministry of Sound Radio. This week's show featured some of our favorite pop tunes. Listen to it here.

Track listing:

Bad Romance (Chew Fu H1N1 Club Mix) - Lady Gaga
Diva - Beyonce
Empire State of Mind - Jay-Z ft Alicia Keys
1,2 Step - Ciara
My Jamaican Guy (The Aspirins For My Children Redux 2009 feat Envy) - Grace Jones
Paparazzi (Stuart Price Remix) - Lady GaGa
Sweet Dreams - Beyonce
Hard (Dirty) - Rihanna ft. Young Jeezy
Bodies (Aeroplane Remix) - Robbie Williams
Alejandro - Lady Gaga
Dirtee Cash - Dizzee Rascal
Bad Behaviour- Dizzee Rascal
Track of the week:
She Wolf (Mike Simonetti Edit) - Shakira

Friday, November 13, 2009


When you think of Girlcore, you probably think of vaginas and glitter. Well now someone has combined the 2, have a look for yourself...

Monday, November 2, 2009

Girlcore does Vogue...

Vogue Fabrics that is. Ruth Bartlett painted this for their shop window on Stoke Newington Road. Gorgeous!
See more of her work here.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Girlcore Magazine: September and October Issues

We are pleased to share a handful of beautiful images from our last 2 issues. Have a look and discover some of these pioneering artists for yourself. As always, we are accepting submissions of photographs and illustrations from fabulous female talent from around the world. Please get in touch at submissions@girlcoremag.com

Go to Girlcore Magazine

Images by Maria Eisl (Austria), Margaret Durow (USA), Teresa Orazio (Italy), Aya Kakeda (USA), Katrin Berge (Norway), Antonella Molitini (Uruguay), and Tanya Johnston (Canada)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


by Isa GT


Monday, August 10, 2009

Girlcore Online Magazine - New submissions

The 2nd version of Girlcore mag is now up. We have added 3 new artists to each category. Thanks for all the submissions - now we need more! If you are interested please email submissions@girlcoremag.com. We'd love to hear from you!!

Girlcore Magazine

Images by Rogers, Helliwell, and Saville

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

More world travel updates from Girlcore missionairies: Naz in Cambodia

i reached cambodia today - siem riep holds the temples of Angkor Wat / Nigger Wat , built by the Khmer 802-1220 AD,
one of the man made wonders of the world and biggest place of worship in the world apparantly...
to be fair though i am sitting in a cheese meister hotel (snake skin bed spread) ordering room service with a massive temperature
- watching wild sex on national geographic...

im sure its just a cold from walking in the rain and smoking an ounce of weed in a few weeks... and not denge fever...

if you like smoking weed, nature and chilling in divine scenery you will fuking love lao - they are throwing any kinda drugs (part of the golden vagina for opium production) at you at any street corner /// mum / dad / grandad / kid / it just doesnt fit somehow...

luang prabang - unesco protected x capital - stepping back in time to a miss marple mystery
tiny quant french colonial design and amazing temples - so incredibly pretty and slow /// full on river life

vang vieng has this crazy tubing thing down the nam som river (all rivers are deep brown) just you and a big tube going full force down a one way river - loadsa bars on the way that throw out lifelines and pull you in - with like mud wrestling and flight of the gibbon slides and swings... as you can imagine people are FUCKED and of much amusement to the laotian's that just stand there and watch all the horny drunk travellers endangering their lives...

vv is at a high altitude so clouds are always just a whisp away / walked through miles of rice fields to get to the mountains and see some crazy caves that peeps hid during the never ending civil war

vientiene capital - kinda like a small town with head quarters of lao corporations there - you cant beleive its a city
sleepy smokey grey blue hue everywhere - has a mini arc de triomphe and a rather underwhelming temple that has some part of the buddha is buried beneath it...

FACT: lao is the most bombed country in the world - 260m bombs where dropped on it / that is more than were dropped on the whole of EUROPE in the 2nd world war - 80m of those bombs are still live... thanks to the USA protecting the laotians from communism (ie their own government - sweet)...




Monday, July 13, 2009

Girlcore Launches A New Online Magazine

A few of Girlcore's resident artists Julia, Ruth, and Naz, have been working very hard on this new venture. The fruits of their labour can now be seen here!


This is the first edition. Girlcore Magazine will grow, evolve, and be published monthly. We would love submissions from all around the world so please, if you do any kind of visual art, contact us right away.


As Girlcore has always been about supporting female talent, all submissions must be by female artists (unless you are a guy who happened to create your art while in drag?)

Images by Albbott, Caffarone, Leshkina and Bielskyte.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

America's Next Pop Models

A few of the girls in Girlcore belong to a dance troupe called America's Next Pop Models. They performed at Isa Gt's Musicalia party Saturday night. Here it is in case you missed it...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Girls at Primavera Festival in Barcelona

We came, we saw, we snogged...here's to next year you Spanish lovers.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

GIRLCORE WIN SOUNDCLASH 2009!! Did you ever doubt us?

Yes it's official folks...Girlcore are the best and baddest musical bitches in allllll of London! Move over Sinden, Bugged Out, Crookers, Hanna Holland and all you other haters. We are the best! We are the best!

Love love love from Girlcore x

You can see amazing photos on the links below.

Vice Photo Blog

Luka Marchant Facebook

Guy Stephens Facebook

Photos by Gabriel Green and Guy Stephens

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tales from the Amazon, Part 1

As we mentioned earlier, our beloved Bex went to the Amazonian jungle for 2 months to apprentice with a shaman. No seriously. We miss her dearly but are happy to have an update...here it is:

Hello girls!

So here is a little update from me!

Going back to the jungle for 3 weeks tomorrow. Its been bliss so far. . . Lots of reading books in hammocks, I even wrote a song and sang it in ceremony! Lolo you would have laughed! I am officially a tree hugger!

No sun tan coz the sun is too strong or there is a massive down pour, but I did get burnt on the first day so I have a stupid racer tank top line on my back but that is all.

Have lost loads of weight already from a combination of eating noting but rice and fruit and what can only be described as gruel. Then I throw up twice a week when I´m tripping! Don´t worry though, I´ve needed to lose some pounds for about 5 years anyway and I´m not hungry so don´t worry.

Errm, so things that I have seen, on the 2nd time I did it this time round I was literally in another dimension. My soul was in the centre of the universe and I was told that all our souls have absolute knowledge and power - its just that we forget it when we take physical form as humans! The female shaman I have just been staying with also told this girl who is doing the course with me that she is from another planet and she should try and learn from us humans!

But I have come back to loads of boring and annoying emails (apart from girlcore´s obviously) so it makes me appreciate how lucky I am to get away from it all for a bit.

Girlcore @ Stag and Dagger!

Theme was 2009: A Girl Odyssey
We had Thunderheist play live for their only London show. Isis and Grahamzilla BROUGHT THE HOUSE DOWN!!
Lovefoxxx from CSS dj'ed. She was very cute, sweet and played some banging tunes.
You can see lots of photos on the links below.
See ya next year Stag and Gaggers!



Dummy Mag

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Raindrops, Roses, Whiskers, and Kittens

Even more from our talented girls...Ruth Bartlett, our resident illustrator, painter, and hot pants wearer has been painting at a lovely new cafe called "Tina, We Salute You".

They are having a private view this Saturday 9th May.
If you're free 6-8pm please come down and have a peek.

Tina, we salute you
47 King Henry's Walk
N1 4NH

Monday, May 4, 2009

We love Venezuelans!

Here is an email Marisa received from one of her Venezuelan friends after our last Girlcore party - how sweet is he?

"Hi Marisa!!

How are you? I hope that you are well and Oliver too ))))

What a nice party do I have with you the other day, I really love it and for sure you will be having me in all next editions of it.

The people was so cool, the bar is nice and the music is perfect, and you and your friends are amazingly nice people, (I was blessed by the girlcore team ))))), I have to thank you the invitation and at the sane time ask you for the next one )))))))) the last thursday of every month is filled with your party.

Have a nice end of this large weekend if you are in London and if not, have a nice time wherever you are.

I hope I can see you both again soon for more drinks and nice chats.

Take care,

Julia (Goulia) Corsaro, Girlcore's Resident photographer

Julia and her boyfriend Martin are showing their photos and illustrations at this shindig below. Go go go!!

Private View Tuesday may 5th, 7 till 10 pm

117 Kingsland High Street, E8 2PB

‘Urbanism, that lover who makes our cities fascinating,
That lover who creates more barriers between us’. (Alessandro Bartolomei)

East London’s brand new venue the Dalston Superstore presents to you ‘We Heart Urbanism’, an exhibition born from the pages of Swedish illustrator Martin Wollerstam’s unique fanzine ‘Heart Heart’.

Wollerstam’s unmistakable illustrations are fast becoming a notorious part of east London’s urban landscape and across the board. His mono graphic lines create and deliver a twisted wit and social commentary; it is this individual take on the world that makes his curatorial skills so interesting and has resulted in this exhibition.

We heart Urbanism explores the work of five artists from around the world, living and creating work in urban environments, and exploring their responses to the concept of Urbanism. Through their artistic perception and language, a thought process is uncovered which creates a visual and conceptual urban landscape from the artist’s point of view.

Unexpectedly this is not an exhibition of Street art influenced work but subtle descriptions and poetic capturing of what makes us/we urban.

Martin Wollerstam is a Swedish illustrator based in London. He's received commissions from Selfridge's, Swear and night club Fabric to name a few.
His work is concerned about the ‘possibilities of illustrating the feelings and the emotions of his dark humoured drawings’.


Argentinean photographer Julia Corsaro is based in London. Her work mainly consists in documenting her own personal experience with any available camera and ordering pictures in sets that suggest hidden narratives.
As a part of music and art collective GIRLCORE, she is working together with other members in the launch of an art publication that will showcase female talent around the world.


Italian Photographer Alessandro Bartolomei is based in London and has had numerous exhibitions of his work in Italy.


Bigote Rojo is a Swedish born artist who lives between Sweden and London, for this exhibition his work concentrates on A highly populated urban environment called ‘Urville’ on an island off the coast of France. His work explores concepts of urban creators and the relationship between them, their metropolis, its inhabitants and humanity as a whole.

London based artist Alex Noble draws influences form Art Nouveau, comic books, 70’s poster art, myths and legend, pornography, sub culture, pop art, and fetishism.

In this exhibition he explores a humorous personal take on his responses to Urbanism, street culture, ghetto’s, urban jungles and homo-eroticism in an urban landscape.


Friday, May 1, 2009

Happy Birthday Little Boots!

Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday dear Victoriaaaaa. Happy Birthday to you!

We have a special place in our hearts for Victoria. After all, it was a gig with her first band that brought us all together for our first big night out. That was over two years ago! Now - WOW! She's all grown up and on the brink of being an international pop superstar.

Vic - from all of the ladies at *GIRLCORE* we hope you have a fantastic birthday and don't drink too much like we would!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

GIRLCORE has Faith tonight!


Line up includes: Marizla, Naomi///, Bisoux Bisoux and Inked By A Jap!


Friday, April 24, 2009


Just for some Friday fun. Check out this hilarious site which mixes food and celebrities.




Girlcore Recommended Summer Reading

As mentioned in an earlier post, one of our beloved Girlcore members, Becky Mills, is headed to Peru for 2 months to apprentice with a real live shaman! We will miss her dearly. Since she'll be secluded in the jungle for all that time she asked the girls to recommend some good reading. I thought I'd post the results:

Naomi's Picks:
The Corrections - Jonathan Franzen
Lanark - Alasdair Gray
Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
The Contortionist's Handbook
Mao II - Don Delillo
Invisible Monsters - Chuck Palahniuk (anything by him in fact)
and maybe some Paul Auster

Carmelita's Picks:
anything by Haruki Murakami but 2 I really like are The Wind Up Bird Chronicle and South of the Border/West of the Sun
Wonderland Avenue by Danny Sugarman
anything David Sedaris (Me Talk Pretty One Day is my fave)
Be My Baby by Ronnie Spector
Colors Insulting to Nature by Cintra Wilson
and anything by Philip K. Dick. there are like 40 books...druggie science fiction

Lolo's Hippie Picks:

The Soul Of Money by Lynne Twist (recent, im reading it now)
The Life Of The Masters by Baird T Spalding (super old, beautiful)
Shantaram by Gregory Davis Roberts (really captivating story of a dude escaping from prison moving to India)
Letters To A Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke (my granny's fave book)

Julia's Picks:
VALIS- phillip k dick
high rise or cocaine nights -- ballard
a confederancy of dunces --- Tool ( fucking hilarious )
the master and margarita (bulokov or something like that- russian)
any Borges book- short stories
The savage detectives -- bolano (chilean writer but it happens in mexico. i do recomend this for any trip in Latin America)
Special service (Pantaleon y Las visitadoras in spanish. Mario Vargas Llosa, its peruvian, it happens in the jungle).

Kirsten's Pick:

Ellesse Tennis Art Competition

Ellesse is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the design competition CREATE TENNIS ART and with uber cool illustrator and typographer Si Scott as part of the jury. The iconic Italian sportswear brand is now unveiling 2 new collaborations, with textile print superstar Kate Gibb and Greek animation genius Babis Alexiadis.

You could win €4,500 and be sent to the Ellesse 50th anniversary event this summer in Rome where your work will be on display.
The categories for the competition range from fashion and textiles, right through to fine art, sculpture, street art, graphics and digital.

Deadline is May 10th.

For more info on the competition head to the competition page.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

SOUTHAMERICAN GIRLCORE: La Tigresa del Oriente!!!

Check out this Peruvian chick! We are sending Becky to Peru soon to do an internship with this lady who is way advanced on GIRLCORE techniques.
(do watch the video to the very end!)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Girlcore Portable VIP Section

Only for Girlcore and Hardcores.
Introducing the Girlcore Portable VIP section! We can take it with us wherever we go! Next on our list...portable coat check area, and plush porto-toilet.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


*GIRLCORE* are DJ-ing at a real club this Friday - the Double Club. If you haven't been there yet, the Double Club is an Congolese inspired 'pop-up' space created by The Prada Foundation and the people who brought us Momo and Sketch - they even imported the bar in the main room from Africa.

We're DJ-ing in room 1 - the sparkly club room. It has a rotating dance floor, a big disco ball and LOADS of fun twinkly lights - soooo fitting for disco - and all kinds of disco - expect everything from Abba to Glass Candy. It's FREE!

See you there?

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Come to this tomorrow, Friday the 13th of March.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Girlcore Paris invasion! Theme is FEMME FATALE. Dress to kill!

Girlcore Paris Invasion!

Girlcore Je t'aime

Flyer for our party 7th March in Paris..

Flyer for our party in Paris 7th March...

Thursday, February 26, 2009

It's our Birthday Bitches!

*Girlcore* is 2 years old! Wrap yourself up like a present, bring a present, make some cakes - come out to play...

Famous in Russia

We're still quite baffled about quite a few things related to Moscow. Most recently, this video that's appeared on Facebook (shot by one of the several Sergey's we met there). They make *Girlcore* out to be the best party ever. Look how hot we are - look how hard everyone is raging. If we could only understand what they were saying!! Anyone care to translate?

Idle Conversation TV vol. 2 from sergey poydo on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Punch Drunk Love

Marina from hot hot HOTLY tipped new band, Marina and the Diamonds, talked about her gig at Girlcore on BBC Radio 2 this morning...

"I was playing Girlcore and this guy was on ecstasy and went to push my keyboard over. I snapped and punched him."

You can listen to her whole Radio 2 session here.

And for more of her Kate Bush-esque tunes, head to their Myspace page.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Time Out Tara!

Check out this lovely feature on Girlcore's very own Tara Grant! Gareth Pugh hand-picked her to feature in his fashion update for Time Out London. Girlcore also gets a nice shout out, double goodness.

We already knew what a total bad ass Tara was, now lots more people do too. She is THE accessories designer at Topshop so now all you totally fashionable females know where all the good stuff comes from.

Click here to read about all of Gareth Pugh's picks for hot designers to watch in 2009.