SIMON ARMITAGE GUEST DJS ON SAT 4TH DEC

SIMON ARMITAGE GUEST DJS ON SAT 4TH DEC

Early bird tickets now on sale for the club

SOOT SPRITE GIG ON SAT 4TH DEC

SOOT SPRITE GIG ON SAT 4TH DEC

Support comes from Lyys at The Victoria

WITHERED HAND GIG ON FRI 17TH DEC

WITHERED HAND GIG ON FRI 17TH DEC

Support comes from Molly Linen at Moth Club

ELIS JAMES GUEST DJS ON SAT 18TH DEC

ELIS JAMES GUEST DJS ON SAT 18TH DEC

Early bird tickets now on sale for the club

FORTUNA POP! GUEST DJ ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

FORTUNA POP! GUEST DJ ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

Early bird tickets now on sale for the club

SYNTHPOP SPECIAL ON FRI 14TH JAN

SYNTHPOP SPECIAL ON FRI 14TH JAN

Early bird tickets now on sale for the club

SIMON ARMITAGE GUEST DJS ON SAT 4TH DEC

We’re back on Saturday 4th December at The Victoria.

Our guest DJ is the poet laureate Simon Armitage. The poet, playwright and novelist DJed at the club a few years ago so we’re delighted to welcome him back.

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

Adwaith . Allo Darlin’ . Alvvays . The B-52’s . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Big Joanie . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . Dry Cleaning . Bob Dylan . ESG . The Fall . Future Islands . Gang of Four . Girl Ray . The Goon Sax . Hefner . Hinds . Iggy Pop . Joy Division . Cate Le Bon . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . R.E.M . The Raincoats . Ramones . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . The Slits . Patti Smith . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wet Leg. Wire . X-Ray Spex

Early bird tickets are now on sale at DICE.

SOOT SPRITE GIG ON SAT 4TH DEC

Soot Sprite headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits monthly gig night on Saturday 4th December.

Support comes from Lyys at The Victoria and you can get your free tickets at DICE.

Soot Sprite are a three piece from Exeter, Devon. Originally started by the first EP Elise Cook wrote and recorded in her loft room in 2018, the band grew as the live performance required more musicians. Now with their third EP the outfit comprises of Elise on guitar and vocals, Sean Mariner on bass and Tom Gilbert on drums.

With influences such as Mannequin Pussy and Phoebe Bridgers, their most recent sound has gotten the attention of BBC 6 Music, receiving multiple plays on the station from DJs Steve Lamacq and Gideon Coe. The band have toured the UK and Europe fairly extensively right up until the 2020 lockdown and plan to do much more of that on the other side of things in 2021.

South-London based singer, songwriter and producer, Lyys, delivers beautifully melodic and dreamy indiepop inspired by sprawling influences from Cocteau Twins and Camera Obscura to Caroline Polachek and The Japanese House. Walking the line between the bedroom studio and the dancefloor.

WITHERED HAND GIG ON FRI 17TH DEC

Scared To Dance presents Withered Hand on Friday 17th December at Moth Club.

Support comes from Molly Linen and tickets are on sale at DICE.

Withered Hand is the nom de plume of Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter Dan Willson, who will be performing with a full band for this performance. Dan started writing songs and singing in his thirties during a period of reflection following the birth of his first child and the death of a close friend. With a wayward tenor and unaffected charm onstage he has come to be celebrated in his adopted country and further afield as a songwriter and lyricist of rare wit and remarkable honesty. 

Alongside activity with his band, Dan is a well-travelled solo musician with a cult following. 2014 saw the release of his strident second album New Gods which propelled Withered Hand into the charts, featuring appearances by friends, luminaries and supporters from the Scottish music scene, from Belle and Sebastian to Frightened Rabbit to The Vaselines and beyond. 2017 heralded Among Horses EP – the result of a collaborative songwriting retreat in Spain. Dan is currently working on a new Withered Hand album, scheduled for release in 2022.

Molly Linen’s beguiling voice is both emotive yet serene, recalling the dulcet whispered tones of Cat Power, layered upon melodic fingerpicking guitar lines. For fans of This Is The Kit, Anne Briggs and Nick Drake. Molly has received radio support from BBC 6 Music’s Gideon Coe, Marc Riley and Cerys Matthews, as well as BBC Scotland’s Vic Galloway and Roddy Hart. Her new Days Awake EP is out now on Lost Map Records.

ELIS JAMES GUEST DJS ON SAT 18TH DEC

We’re back on Saturday 18th December at The Shacklewell Arms.

Our guest DJ is Elis James. We’re thrilled to welcome the comedian, broadcaster and actor to the the club for the first time for what promises to be a special guest DJ set.

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

Adwaith . Allo Darlin’ . Alvvays . The B-52’s . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Big Joanie . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . Dry Cleaning . Bob Dylan . ESG . The Fall . Future Islands . Gang of Four . Girl Ray . The Goon Sax . Hefner . Hinds . Iggy Pop . Joy Division . Cate Le Bon . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . R.E.M . The Raincoats . Ramones . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . The Slits . Patti Smith . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wet Leg. Wire . X-Ray Spex

Early bird tickets are now on sale at DICE.

FORTUNA POP! GUEST DJ ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

We’re back on New Year’s Eve at The Victoria.

Our guest DJs are Sean Price and Morgan Giles from the legendary Fortuna POP! record label. They’ve been regulars at the club for many years so we’re thrilled to welcome them back for this special guest DJ set to see in 2022.

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

Adwaith . Allo Darlin’ . Alvvays . The B-52’s . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Big Joanie . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . Dry Cleaning . Bob Dylan . ESG . The Fall . Future Islands . Gang of Four . Girl Ray . The Goon Sax . Hefner . Hinds . Iggy Pop . Joy Division . Cate Le Bon . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . R.E.M . The Raincoats . Ramones . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . The Slits . Patti Smith . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wet Leg . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Early bird tickets are now on sale at DICE.

SYNTHPOP SPECIAL ON FRI 14TH JAN

We’re back on Friday 14th January with a Synthpop Special at The Victoria.

Our guest DJ is Bob Brown from Shrag. Expect to hear the likes of Pet Shop Boys, Depeche Mode, New Order, Eurythmics, Future Islands, The Human League, LCD Soundsystem, Soft Cell, OMD, Bronski Beat and much more.

We’ll be playing synthpop, krautrock and electronic inspired music from the past to the present day.

Associates . Bronski Beat . The Buggles . Can . The Communards . CSS . The Cure . Daft Punk . Depeche Mode . Devo . Django Django . Electronic . Brian Eno . Erasure . Eurythmics . Fiction Factory . Future Islands . John Grant . Heaven 17 . The Horrors . Hot Chip . The Human League . Japan . Joy Division . The Knife . Kraftwerk . La Roux . Ladyhawke . LCD Soundsystem . Neu! . New Order . Gary Numan . of Montreal . Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark . Pet Shop Boys . The Postal Service . Propaganda . The Radio Dept . Saint Etienne . Simple Minds . Soft Cell . Sparks . Stereolab . Donna Summer . Talk Talk . Tears For Fears . The The . Visage . Wild Nothing . Yazoo

Early bird tickets are now on sale at DICE.

FLIRTING. GIG ON FRI 14TH JAN

flirting. headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits monthly gig night on Friday 14th January.

Support comes from SUEP at The Victoria and you can get your free tickets at DICE.

Self-styled anxiety-pop quintet flirting. formed in East London back in 2016. They initially bonded over an eclectic array of music, noise and Vine videos, but ended up as what they describe as, “a group therapy project, set to a Sofia Coppola soundtrack”.

Back in 2018, the band released their debut 5-track EP, This Would Be Funny If It Were Happening to Anyone But Me, a fascinating collage of musical ideas; flittering from Life Without Buildings-like post-punk, to spoken word musings and angst-driven noise. Unnerving, beautiful, brutal, bruising and utterly unique, flirting. defy convention, refuse your pigeon-holes and make one of the most exciting emotive rackets you’ll ever come across.

With a debut single “Domesticated Dream” described by BBC 6 Music’s Marc Riley as “perfect pop”, London’s SUEP are a band making an instant impact. Featuring members of Porridge Radio, Garden Centre and Joanna Gruesome, SUEP were, in their own words, “borne out of a near-decade of wearing silly clothes and deconstructing pop together”. Teaming up with the Memorials of Distinction for the release of their new single “Misery”, SUEP are a band you won’t want to miss.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #120

Our monthly new music podcast is back with our pick of the best indie and alternative music.

Cate Le Bon releases “Running Away” from the much anticipated Pompeii on Mexican Summer.

Baxter Dury has announced a best of LP Mr Maserati and shares “D.O.A.” and bdrmm return with “Port”.

Los Bitchos are back with “Las Panteras” and The War on Drugs release “Change” from I Don’t Live Here Anymore.

Sunflower Bean put out “Baby Don’t Cry” alongside the excellent Ezra Furman track “Trans Mantra” and Laetitia Sadier’s “New Moon”.

SUEP are a new band featuring members of Porridge Radio, Garden Centre and Joanna Gruesome and they release their infectious debut single “Domesticated Dream”.

We lift “Cruel” from the Gustaf LP and there’s welcome new material from Hatcham Social plus a new solo project from Owen Williams with Cotton Crown and the brilliant “Grow” from Paolo Ruiu.

Also on the podcast there’s EERA, NewDad, Lunar Vacation, Buggs, Jessica’s Brother, Rozi Plain and Blackaby.

You can support the podcast and the artists featured by subscribing to our Mixcloud Select page.

CLUB DATES

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

Those who have guest DJed at the club include former professional footballers Gaizka Mendieta and Pat Nevin, comedians Josie Long and Robin Ince, broadcasters Gideon Coe and Colin Murray, writers Jon Ronson and Pete Paphides and poet laureate Simon Armitage.

Bands and artists who have DJed are Belle and Sebastian, Edwyn Collins, Franz Ferdinand, Public Service Broadcasting, Pond, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Pastels, Veronica Falls, Teleman, Penelope Isles, Talulah Gosh, The Goon Sax, Girl Ray and many more. We also have irregular nights in Berlin, Glasgow and Brighton.

UPCOMING DATES

Saturday 4th December // Guest DJ Simon Armitage // Tickets

Saturday 18th December // Guest DJ Elis James // Tickets

Friday 31st December // New Year’s Eve // Tickets

Friday 14th January // Synthpop Special // Tickets

Saturday 22nd January // TBA // Tickets

Saturday 5th February // David Bowie Special // Tickets

Saturday 19th February // TBA // Tickets