THE BEATLES SPECIAL ON FRI 1ST MARCH

THE BEATLES SPECIAL ON FRI 1ST MARCH

Tickets on sale for the club at The Victoria

PROTECTION SPELLS GIG ON FRI 1ST MARCH

PROTECTION SPELLS GIG ON FRI 1ST MARCH

Support comes from Whitelands at The Victoria

ALLO DARLIN’ GUEST DJ ON SAT 16TH MARCH

ALLO DARLIN’ GUEST DJ ON SAT 16TH MARCH

Tickets on sale for the club at The Shacklewell Arms

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #88

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #88

Featuring Sacred Paws, Wild Nothing, Secret Power and more

JOY DIVISION & NEW ORDER SPECIAL ON SAT 6TH APRIL

JOY DIVISION & NEW ORDER SPECIAL ON SAT 6TH APRIL

Tickets on sale for the club at The Victoria

CLUB DATES

CLUB DATES

The club night is bi-monthly at The Victoria and The Shacklewell Arms

THE BEATLES SPECIAL ON FRI 1ST MARCH

We’re back with The Beatles Special on Friday 1st March at The Victoria.

Our guest DJ is Sean Price from the indie label Fortuna POP! who has been a regular at the club over the years. Expect to hear the best from A Hard Day’s Night, Help!, Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s, The White Album and Abbey Road and more. If you have any song requests you can post them in the Facebook event.

We’ll be playing The Beatles alongside our usual mix of indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music.

A Day in the Life . A Hard Day’s Night . And Your Bird Can Sing . Baby You’re a Rich Man . Back in the U.S.S.R . The Ballad of John and Yoko . Can’t Buy Me Love . Come Together . Day Tripper . Drive My Car . Eight Days a Week . Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey . Get Back . Getting Better . Got to Get You Into My Life . Help! . Here Comes the Sun . Hey Bulldog . I Am the Walrus . I Saw Her Standing There . I Should Have Known Better . I Want to Hold Your Hand . I’ve Just Seen a Face . Lady Madonna . Lovely Rita . Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds . Money (That’s What I Want) . Paperback Writer . Please Mister Postman . Revolution . Rock and Roll Music . Roll Over Beethoven . Savoy Truffle . She Loves You . Taxman . Ticket to Ride . Tomorrow Never Knows . Twist and Shout . We Can Work It Out . Within Without You

Cheaper advance tickets are on sale at WeGotTickets and DICE. The price is £6 on the door.

PROTECTION SPELLS GIG ON FRI 1ST MARCH

Protection Spells headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Friday 1st March at The Victoria.

Entry is free and support comes from Whitelands.

London-trio Protection Spells may only just be getting started but they’re already leaving quite the impression. Their 2017 EP, Daughter of Gold, was an intriguing introduction, while their latest single, Bleed Through Sheet, came good on all that promise. Their take on what they describe as, “witchy dreampop”, has already seen the band support the likes of Jane Weaver and Jess Williamson.

Discussing Bleed Through Sheet, chief songwriter Gwen Austin has suggested it’s one of many songs written about the nativity, in her own words, the track, “imagines the relationship between Mary and the Holy Ghost as heard by Mary’s mother Anne through her bedroom wall”. Musically, the track is an intriguing fusing of sounds, Gwen’s folk-tinged vocals are given a more modern spin through the intricate shoegazey haze created by her bandmates. There’s something both eerie and intriguing about Protection Spells music, expect a lot more people to fall for their incantations in the coming months.

Whitelands is the musical project of Etienne; beginning as something to do at lunchtime in sixth form, before quickly becoming a lot more serious with 2018 seeing the release of both an EP, Old News, and a self-titled debut album. Etienne’s blend of shoegaze and indiepop caught the ears of many, receiving radio play on both sides of the Atlantic as well as a well received set at Indietracks. Closing off a monumental year for Whitelands, Etienne released a brand new single Fluoxetine, a reflection on a personal battle with depression and the wider issue of our societies failure to talk about mental health. The track marked a thrilling new direction from a prolific and intriguing new voice on the DIY-scene.

ALLO DARLIN’ GUEST DJ ON SAT 16TH MARCH

We’re back on Saturday 16th March at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston.

Our guest DJs are Elizabeth Morris, Paul Rains and Bill Botting from Allo Darlin’. The band played an influential role in the formation of the club night 10 year’s ago so we’re delighted to welcome them back for this special DJ set. Expect to hear the likes of Blondie, Eux Autres, The Beach Boys, Nina Simone, Pulp, Weezer and Paul Simon. You can listen to one of their past playlists on our Spotify page and if you have any song requests you can post them in the Facebook event.

We’ll be playing our mix of indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music.

Allo Darlin’ . Alvvays . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Best Coast . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Concretes . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . Bob Dylan . The Fall . Flowers . Gang of Four . Hatchie . Iggy Pop . Joanna Gruesome . Joy Division . Cate Le Bon . Le Tigre . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Night Flowers . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pulp . The Raincoats . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . Siouxsie and the Banshees . The Slits . Slow Club . Patti Smith . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh. Teleman . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Cheaper advance tickets are on sale at WeGotTickets and DICE. The price is £6 on the door.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #88

We start 2019 with the our pick of the best songs from the past month on our new music podcast.

Sacred Paws are back with a new album and we have the first single “Brush Your Hair”.

Wild Nothing, the dream pop project of Jack Tatum, release the stand alone “Blue Wings” and we lift “Hope Springs” from the debut Secret Power EP.

The Wave Pictures continue their string of excellent singles with “Shelly” out now on Moshi Moshi Records and there’s the majestic new tracks from Rozi Plain and Lucy Rose.

Jeremy Warmsley is writing and recording twelve tracks throughout the year, one for every month of the year and we have “January”.

Girlpool put out “What Chaos Is Imaginary” and the Protection Spells release “Bleed Through Sheet” alongside the latest from Beirut, Lambchop and Anteloper.

Also on the podcast there’s We Show Up On Radar, Store Front, Julia Meijer, Abjects, Interpol, Molar, Ex Hex and Du Blonde.

You can subscribe to our Mixcloud page for all of our monthly podcasts.

JOY DIVISION & NEW ORDER SPECIAL ON SAT 6TH APRIL

We’re having a Joy Division & New Order Special on Saturday 6th April at The Victoria.

Our guest DJs are Helen King and Bob Brown from Shrag. Expect to hear the best from Unknown Pleasures, Closer, Movement, Power, Corruption & Lies, Low-Life, Brotherhood, Technique, Republic and more. If you have any song requests you can post them in the Facebook event.

We’ll be playing Joy Division & New Order alongside indiepop, post-punk and new wave music.

Age of Consent . Atmosphere . Atrocity Exhibition . Bizarre Love Triangle . Blue Monday . Broken Promise . Ceremony . Chosen Time . Colony . Confusion . Crystal . Dead Souls . Digital . Disorder . Ecstasy . Everything’s Gone Green . Fine Time . Heart and Soul . Incubation . Insight . Interzone . Isolation . Krafty . Love Vigilantes . Love Will Tear Us Apart . Novelty . People on the High Line . The Perfect Kiss . Procession . Regret . Restless . Round & Round . Shadowplay . She’s Lost Control . Shellshock . Singularity . 60 Miles an Hour . Spooky . State of the Nation . Sub-culture . Temptation . These Days . Touched By the Hand of God . Transmission . True Faith . Tutti Frutti . Warsaw . Way of Life . World (The Price of Love) . Your Silent Face

Cheaper advance tickets are on sale at WeGotTickets and DICE. The price is £6 on the door.

CLUB DATES

The club plays indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music and is on the first Friday of the month at The Victoria and the third Saturday of the month at The Shacklewell Arms.

Since 2009 we have invited numerous people to guest DJ at the club. These have included former international footballer Pat Nevin, comedians Josie Long, Robin Ince and Michael Legge, broadcasters Gideon Coe, Jon Hillcock, Colin Murray and Dougie Anderson, writers Jon Ronson, Pete Paphides and Simon Price and the poet Simon Armitage. The club also takes place in Berlin, Glasgow and Brighton and previously in Oslo and Bergen.

Among the bands, record labels and club nights that have DJed are Belle and Sebastian, Edwyn Collins, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Pastels, Franz Ferdinand, Allo Darlin’, Darren Hayman, Veronica Falls, Slow Club, Talulah Gosh, Teleman, The Wave Pictures, Summer Camp, Lætitia Sadier, Withered Hand, Standard Fare, Let’s Wrestle, Joanna Gruesome, Tigercats, The Spook School, Night Flowers, Fever Dream, Flowers, Shrag, Evans the Death, Betty and the Werewolves, Ballboy, Acid House Kings, Rotifer, The Just Joans, Average Sex, Cosines, Being There, Red Shoe Diaries, MJ Hibbett, Pocketbooks, Moustache of Insanity, The Rosie Taylor Project, The Understudies, Help Stamp Out Loneliness, Beds in Parks, Northern Portrait, Labrador Records, Moshi Moshi Records, Fortuna POP!, Where It’s At Is Where You Are, Spiral Scratch, Things To Make and Do, Unpop, Big Pink Cake, On The Beach, The Hangover Lounge, Librarian’s Wanted, Stolen Wine Social, Nuisance, Mind Your Own Business, Mixtape, Star Shaped, What Difference Does It Make and STOP, PLAY.

★ Upcoming Dates 

Friday 1st March // The Beatles Special // The Victoria // Tickets

Saturday 16th March // Guest DJs Allo Darlin’ // The Shacklewell Arms // Tickets

Saturday 6th April // Joy Division & New Order Special // The Victoria // Tickets

Saturday 20th April // The Shacklewell Arms

Saturday 11th May // The Victoria

Saturday 18th May // The Shacklewell Arms

Saturday 1st June // The Victoria

Saturday 15th June // The Shacklewell Arms

Saturday 20th July // The Shacklewell Arms

Saturday 17th August // The Shacklewell Arms

Saturday 7th September // The Victoria

Saturday 21st September // Guest DJ Amelia Fletcher // The Shacklewell Arms // Tickets

Saturday 5th October // The Victoria

Saturday 19th October // The Shacklewell Arms

Saturday 2nd November // The Victoria

Saturday 16th November // Guest DJ Gideon Coe (BBC 6 Music) // The Shacklewell Arms // Tickets

Saturday 7th December // The Velvet Underground Special // The Victoria // Tickets

Saturday 21st December // The Shacklewell Arms

Tuesday 31st December // New Year’s Eve // The Victoria // Tickets

GIG DATES

Our free entry gig night is on the first Friday of the month at The Victoria where we promote new bands. We also put on events across London with the best new and established artists.

Bands that have played at our shows include Sweet Baboo, Allo Darlin’, Darren Hayman, The Wave Pictures, The Spook School, Lætitia Sadier, Withered Hand, Night Flowers, Rozi Plain, Tigercats, Sea Pinks, Flowers, Peaness, Standard Fare, Shrag, Fever Dream, Stanley Brinks, Evans the Death, The Just Joans, Marine, Firestations, Young Romance, Papernut Cambridge, Freschard, Ralegh Long, Chorusgirl, The Leaf Library, Witching Waves, Seabirds, Mammoth Penguins, Adwaith, Suggested Friends, Just Handshakes, Wolf Girl, Jessica’s Brother, Rotifer, Being There, LUST, Jean K, Winnaretta, Foundlings, The Great Electric, Birdie, Lyys, Red Red Eyes, Jack Hayter, Model Village, David Callahan, Pocketbooks, Deerful, The Understudies, Yukka, Emma Kupa, Cosines, Alan Tyler, Red Shoe Diaries, Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something, Two Tribes, Panic Pocket, Mikey Collins, Violet Woods, Jen Schande, The Catenary Wires, Ski Saigon, David Tattersall, Hanya, Enderby’s Room, The Hayman Kupa Band, Jeremy Tuplin, Clingfilm, Worst Place, Adults, Gold Baby, Cat Apostrophe and Flirting.

★ Upcoming Dates ★

Friday 1st March // Protection Spells + Whitelands // The Victoria // Free Entry

Saturday 6th April // Average Sex + Secret Power // The Victoria // Free Entry

Saturday 11th May // The Victoria // Free Entry

Saturday 1st June // Ghum // The Victoria // Free Entry

SCARED TO DANCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

You can like our Facebook page for updates on our club nights and gigs as well as joining our Facebook group to receive notifications about our events.

You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram for daily updates as well as on Mixcloud for our monthly new music podcasts. 

We’re also on Spotify where you’ll find our guest DJs playlists and Songkick where you can track our events.

THE WAVE PICTURES GUEST DJ ON SAT 16TH FEB

We’re back on Saturday 16th February at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston.

Our guest DJ is David Tattersall from The Wave Pictures. The last time he DJed at the club he played a storming set including Jonathan Richman, Aretha Franklin, Lou Reed, Ann Peebles, Bob Dylan, Bette Bright and The Kinks. You can listen to that on our Spotify page. If you have any song requests you can post them in the Facebook event.

We’ll be playing our mix of indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music.

Allo Darlin’ . Alvvays . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Best Coast . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Concretes . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . Bob Dylan . The Fall . Flowers . Gang of Four . Iggy Pop . Joanna Gruesome . Joy Division . Cate Le Bon . Le Tigre . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Night Flowers . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pulp . The Raincoats . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . Siouxsie and the Banshees . The Slits . Slow Club . Patti Smith . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh. Teleman . Tom Tom Club . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Cheaper advance tickets are on sale at WeGotTickets and DICE. The price is £6 on the door.