How Sweet Tits is!
A lesbian punk rock quartet will offer a sneak peek at the vulgar, hilarious songs from its upcoming album during a concert at Freddy’s Bar on Feb. 17. The Brooklyn band Sweet Tits, which blends high musical talent and lowbrow humor, models itself on the fictitious British heavy metal band Spinal Tap, according to its lead singer.
“If I could write a song even half as good as ‘Big Bottom’ in my lifetime, I’d retire happy,” said Lola Rocknrolla, who lives in Fort Greene.
In addition to Lola Rocknrolla, on vocals and saxophone, the band includes Alicia Godsberg on guitar, Sandy “Candee” Brockwell on bass, and Kiki Barrera on drums. All are skilled musicians, and several also have a background in improv comedy.
The band started in 2013 with a simple ambition: to pick up chicks, said Lola.
“Alicia was heartbroken over her ex-girlfriend and I was dealing with my wife leaving, so we started this crazy band to attract chicks who’d show us their boobs, and throw their underwear at us,” she said.
The band played its first show at New York City Pride, and were slightly chagrined to see a 12-year-old girl head-banging to their profanity-laden songs. Still, Pride remains the band’s favorite gig. With hits including “Your Pussy Just Blew My Mind,” the band often plays at gay bars and burlesque spots in Manhattan, but its Brooklyn home is Freddy’s, a quirky dive bar renowned for its tater tots, said Lola.
“It’s got a great vibe; we play there every New Year’s Eve,” she said. “Alicia proposed to her now-wife there two years ago to the song ‘Disco Pussy,’ a sort of love song to vaginas. They got married [at Freddy’s], and we all ate tater tots at their wedding.”
The band is currently working on its second album, “The Tits Keep on Comin.’ ” Candee said that her favorite song on the album is “Chopper Punk Rocker,” a love song to her dog, while Lola favors “Sleep With the Band,” which recounts the band’s origin story. Guitarist Alicia especially enjoys shredding on the tune “Fisting on the First Date,” but they all agree that the vulgar ode to a female body part “C---” is their current favorite.
“Most of our music is really stupid,” said Lola. “We vow to be the dumbest band in Brooklyn, if not in the world.”
Sweet Tits at Freddy’s Bar [627 Fifth Ave. between 17th and 18th streets in Greenwood Heights, (718) 768–0131, www.fredd
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