UNPOP DJ CLUB NIGHT ON FRI 6TH MAY

UNPOP DJ CLUB NIGHT ON FRI 6TH MAY

Get their free Songs For Bedroom Dancing mixtape at The Shacklewell Arms

JOSIE LONG FILM NIGHT ON FRI 13TH MAY

JOSIE LONG FILM NIGHT ON FRI 13TH MAY

We’ll be screening The National’s Mistaken For Strangers at Genesis Cinema

MANIC STREET PREACHERS SPECIAL CLUB NIGHT ON FRI 20TH MAY

MANIC STREET PREACHERS SPECIAL CLUB NIGHT ON FRI 20TH MAY

We’ll be playing the best from The Holy Bible, Everything Must Go and more at The Victoria

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #55

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #55

Featuring Mercury Girls, Labradoor, DIIV and Papernut Cambridge

CLUB NIGHT DATES FOR 2016

CLUB NIGHT DATES FOR 2016

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

GIG NIGHT DATES FOR 2016

GIG NIGHT DATES FOR 2016

Our gig night is every other month at The Shacklewell Arms

UNPOP GUEST DJ ON FRI 6TH MAY

UNPOP DJ CLUB NIGHT ON FRI 6TH MAY

We’re back at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston on Friday 6th May playing the best in indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music!

You can click going on the Facebook event before doors open to get on our £4 cheaplist.

Our guest DJs are Adam Neil and Kieran Curran from the Edinburgh indie club night Unpop! They have DJed for us on several occasions over the years playing brilliant sets featuring Pavement, The Moldy Peaches, The Go-Betweens, Weezer and Stereolab. You can listen to those on our Spotify page.

They’ve compiled one of their legendary mixtapes for this night entitled Songs For Bedroom Dancing so arrive early if you’d like one!

If you have any song requests for the night, feel free to post them on the Facebook event. We’ll be playing music like this.

Allo Darlin’ . Alvvays . The Beach Boys . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Best Coast . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Depeche Mode . Dexys Midnight Runners . The Fall . Gang of Four . Hefner . The Jam . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Joy Division . The Kinks . Cate Le Bon . Jens Lekman . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . Neutral Milk Hotel . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . The Slits . Slow Club . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . The Wave Pictures . Wire . Withered Hand

If you prefer to buy tickets in advance to guarantee getting in you can get them for £6 from WeGotTickets.

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JOSIE LONG FILM NIGHT ON FRI 13TH MAY

We’re delighted to announce the first Scared To Dance film night on Friday 13th May at the arthouse Genesis Cinema in Whitechapel! 

You can join Facebook event for further details.

The guest for our opening night is the comedian Josie Long. Josie has been one of our favourite guest DJs at the club over the years so we’re thrilled to have her introduce Mistaken For Strangers. These new film nights will be on every other month and there will be a Q&A with Josie after the screening.

Mistaken For Strangers is a 2013 documentary film about the American indie rock band The National. The film is directed by Tom Berninger, brother of lead singer Matt Berninger, who follows the band during the tour of the band’s album High Violet.

It has been hailed as “a highly entertaining and surprisingly moving look at life lived on the fringes of the music industry” by Film 4.

Tickets are £9.50 in advance and are available from the Genesis Cinema website.

MANIC STREET PREACHERS SPECIAL CLUB NIGHT ON FRI 20TH MAY

MANIC STREET PREACHERS SPECIAL CLUB NIGHT ON FRI 20TH MAY

Scared To Dance is happening at The Victoria again on Friday 20th May and we’re having a Manic Street Preachers Special!

You can get in on our £4 cheaplist by joining the Facebook event before doors open.

Our guest DJ is Matt Whittle from the club night Mixtape. Matt is a massive Manics fan and he’ll be DJing from 10:30pm and 12am so expect the best from Generation Terrorists, The Holy Bible, Everything Must Go, This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours, Futurology and more. If you have any song requests you can post them on the event wall!

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

A Design For Life . Archives of Pain . Australia . Condemned to Rock ‘N’ Roll . The Convalescent . Enola/Alone . Epicentre . Europa Geht Durch Mich . Everything Must Go . Faster . Found That Soul . Freedom of Speech Won’t Feed My Children . From Despair to Where . The Girl Who Wanted to Be God . If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next . (It’s Not War) Just the End of Love . Jackie Collins Existential Question Time . Judge Yr’self . Kevin Carter . La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh) . Little Baby Nothing . The Love of Richard Nixon . Love’s Sweet Exile . Marlon J.D . The Masses Against the Classes . Motorcycle Emptiness . Motown Junk . The Next Jet to Leave Moscow . 1985 . Of Walking Abortion . P.C.P . Peeled Apples . Prologue to History . Revol . Roses in the Hospital . Show Me the Wonder . Slash ‘N’ Burn . Sleepflower . Some Kind of Nothingness . Sorrow 16 . Stay Beautiful . Suicide Alley . Theme From M*A*S*H* (Suicide Is Painless) . 30-Year War . Tsunami . Walk Me to the Bridge . Yes . You Love Us . You Stole the Sun From My Heart . Your Love Alone Is Not Enough

You can either join the event to get in on our £4 cheaplist or you can buy tickets in advance for £6 to guarantee getting in from WeGotTickets.

Boys

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #55

It’s our April podcast featuring the best 20 tracks from the past month!

Mercury Girls start us off with their brilliant new single “Ariana” which out on Slumberland Records soon.

Labradoor release their second track “Silence” followed up by DIIV and “Dopamine”. There’s also the latest from the always superb Papernut Cambridge with “Chartreuse”.

We have a Fortuna Pop! double header with Evans the Death and Martha who both have new albums coming out. Hate Week give us “Nights By the Lake”, we have the return of Colleen Green who is readying an EP and a new band in Suggested Friends.

We lift “Happy Hour” from Sweden’s Boys upcoming Love on Tour EP and former Veronica Falls frontwoman Roxanne Clifford releases “The Church” under the name Patience.

Also on the podcast there’s Wesley Gonzalez, John Grant, Red Sleeping Beauty, Lightning In a Twilight Hour, Rapid Results College, Stanley Brinks and The Kaniks, The Clientele, Robert Rotifer and Rozi Plain.

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

CLUB NIGHT DATES FOR 2016

CLUB NIGHT DATES FOR 2016

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

Over the years we have invited some of our favourite people, record labels and bands to guest DJ at the club. These have included: writers Jon Ronson and Pete Paphides, comedians Josie Long and Robin Ince, broadcasters Gideon Coe and Dougie Anderson, poet Simon Armitage and former international footballer Pat Nevin. 

Among the record labels, bands and club nights that have DJed are The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Allo Darlin’, The Wave Pictures, Darren Hayman, Slow Club, Joanna Gruesome, Teleman, Veronica Falls, Summer Camp, Lætitia Sadier, Talulah Gosh, Withered Hand, Standard Fare, Let’s Wrestle, Shrag, Tigercats, Fever Dream, Flowers, Evans the Death, Betty and the Werewolves, Ballboy, Acid House Kings, Rotifer, The Just Joans, The Spook School, Night Flowers, Being There, Red Shoe Diaries, MJ Hibbett, Pocketbooks, Moustache of Insanity, The Rosie Taylor Project, Help Stamp Out Loneliness, Northern Portrait, The Understudies, 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, Stole Wine Social, Nuisance and STOP, PLAY.

UPCOMING DATES

Friday 6th May // Guest DJs Unpop // Tickets
Friday 20th May // Manic Street Preachers Special // Tickets
Friday 3rd June // Guest DJs TBA
Saturday 11th June // Berlin Special // Tickets
Friday 1st July // Guest DJs TBA
Friday 15th July // Pulp Special // Tickets
Friday 5th August // Guest DJs TBA
Friday 19th August // Guest DJs TBA
Friday 2nd September // Guest DJs TBA
Friday 16th September // Guest DJs TBA
Friday 7th October // Guest DJ Gideon Coe (BBC 6 Music) // Tickets
Friday 21st October // Joy Division & New Order Special // Tickets
Friday 4th November // Guest DJs TBA
Friday 18th November // Guest DJs TBA
Friday 2nd December // Guest DJs TBA
Friday 16th December // Guest DJs TBA

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GIG NIGHT DATES FOR 2016

Our gigs are on the second Friday of every other month at The Shacklewell Arms and have hosted some of Europe’s best independent bands. 

Artists that have played at our shows include: Allo Darlin’, The Wave Pictures, Darren Hayman, Withered Hand, Stanley Brinks, Rozi Plain, Standard Fare, Shrag, Tigercats, Fever Dream, Flowers, Evans the Death, Papernut Cambridge, Rotifer, Freschard, The Just Joans, The Spook School, Night Flowers, The Hayman Kupa Band, Seabirds, Mammoth Penguins, Just Handshakes, Chorusgirl, Being There, LUST, Jack Hayter, David Tattersall, Model Village, Pocketbooks, The Understudies, Emma Kupa, Lætitia Sadier, Cosines, Violet Woods, Jen Schande, Enderby’s Room, Wolf Girl, Ralegh Long, Deerful and Red Shoe Diaries.

UPCOMING DATES

Friday 12th August // The Just Joans // The Understudies // Suggested Friends // Tickets
Friday 14th October // Bands TBA
Friday 9th December // Bands TBA

Genesis

FILM NIGHT DATES FOR 2016

Our film nights are every other month at the arthouse Genesis Cinema in Whitechapel. We show a music related film on each night followed by a question and answer session with our guest.

Curators include Josie Long presenting The National’s documentary film Mistaken For Strangers, Robin Ince and Belle and Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch.

UPCOMING DATES

Friday 13th May // Josie Long Presents Mistaken For Strangers // Tickets
Thursday 21st July // Robin Ince
Saturday 10th September // Stuart Murdoch

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You can like our Facebook page for updates on our club, gig and film nights as well as joining our Facebook group to receive invites to our events. We generally send out two to three invites per month.

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.

NEW MUSIC ON THE MARCH PODCAST

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Our monthly new music mix is back as we handpick the best songs for our March podcast!

The fantastic Cate Le Bon releases “Wonderful”, lead single from her forthcoming album Crab Day out next month on Turnstile.

Teleman’s new LP is out tomorrow and we lift “Düsseldorf” from that. Innerspace Orchestra is a newly formed band comprising members of The Horrors, Fanfarlo and The Pipettes and we feature “One Way Glass”.

We have the excellent “Algorithm” by Emmy the Great, Fortuna Pop’s latest signing Steven James Adams, Girl Ray and Wolf Girl.

The Fall have a new EP entitled Wise Ol’ Man whilst fellow post-punk legends Wire also release new material. That’s alongside Pinkshinyultrablast, Bent Shapes, Peter Bjorn and John, Djustin and Deerful who play our next gig night.

Also on the podcast there’s Giorgio Tuma, Fear of Men, Mothers, Schande, Marissa Nadler and Bat For Lashes.

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

THE CURE SPECIAL ON FRI 15TH APRIL

THE CURE SPECIAL CLUB NIGHT ON FRI 15TH APRIL

We continue our season of specials at The Victoria on Friday 15th April with a night dedicated to The Cure! 

You can get in on our £4 cheaplist by joining the Facebook event before doors open.

Our guests DJ is Sam Leppard from the club night Mind Your Own Business. Sam DJed for us a couple years ago playing a superb set so we’re delighted to welcome him back. He’ll be DJing from 10:30pm and 12am so expect the best from Three Imaginary BoysPornographyThe Head on the DoorKiss Me, Kiss Me Kiss MeDisintegration and more. If you have any song requests you can post them on the event wall!

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

A Forest . Boys Don’t Cry . Catch . The Caterpillar . Charlotte Sometimes . Close to Me . Closedown . Cut . Doubt . The End of the World . Fascination Street . The Figurehead . Fire in Cairo . Friday I’m in Love . Give Me It . Grinding Halt . The Hanging Garden . Hey You! . High . Hot Hot Hot!!! . How Beautiful You Are… . Icing Sugar . In Between Days . It’s Not You . Jumping Someone Else’s Train . Just Like Heaven . Killing an Arab . The Kiss . Let’s Go to Bed . The Lovecats . Lovesong . Lullaby . Maybe Someday . Mint Car . Never Enough . Object . One Hundred Years . The Only One . The Perfect Girl . Pictures of You . Plainsong . Play For Today . Primary . Push . Screw . So What . 10:15 Saturday Night . Torture . The Walk . Why Can’t I Be You?

Our last few club nights have sold out so if you want to guarantee getting in, please buy a ticket in advance for £6 from WeGotTickets.

DARREN HAYMAN GIG ON FRI 8TH APRIL

DARREN HAYMAN GIG NIGHT ON FRI 8TH APRIL

Darren Hayman headlines our gig night on Friday 8th April at The Shacklewell Arms! Support comes from Ralegh Long and Deerful.

Tickets can be bought in advance for £8 from WeGotTickets and they’ll be £10 on the door. You can also bookmark it in your diary by joining the Facebook event.

We’re thrilled to welcome back one of our favourite songwriters Darren Hayman for this night. For fifteen years, and over fourteen albums, Hayman has taken a singular and erratic route through England’s tired and heartbroken underbelly. 

Influenced by punk through his art college years and then American lo-fi indie in the ’90s he fronted John Peel favourites Hefner. Since then he’s been part of The French, Hayman, Watkins, Trout & Lee and Brute Love. It is his solo career that has earned widespread critical acclaim with The Guardian stating that his songwriting was “the match of Ray Davies”. His most recent album Florence was released on the excellent Fika Recordings label.

Ralegh Long is an English singer-songwriter. His critically acclaimed debut album Hoverance was released on Gare du Nord records in 2015. It is a beautifully pastoral record, in the tradition of Bill Fay and Nick Drake. Tracks from Hoverance received airplay on BBC 6 Music, from DJs including Lauren Laverne, Guy Garvey and Gideon Coe, BBC Scotland, BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio. The Guardian praised it for its “twilit ambience and demented beauty”, and in a four star review MOJO celebrated its “spooky pastoralism”.

Deerful is Emma Winston, a London-based multi-instrumentalist, singer, maker and academic. After several years spent as a session keyboard player and vocalist for artists and bands including Owl & Mouse and Enderby’s Room, she decided to begin making music of her own. She writes and performs story-led, electronic pop on miniature synthesisers about running away, staying in place, brokenness, recovery, and taking up space in the world.

Our resident DJ Sam Cottis of the music site For The Rabbits will be playing records in-between the bands.

THE SPOOK SCHOOL DJ ON FRI 1ST APRIL

THE SPOOK SCHOOL DJ CLUB NIGHT ON FRI 1ST APRIL

On Friday 1st April we return to The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston!

You can click going on the Facebook event before doors open to get on our £4 cheaplist.

We’re thrilled to welcome back Niall McCamley and Anna Cory from The Spook School as our guest DJs! They played a fantastic set for us last year featuring floorfillers from Buzzcocks, Pavement, Los Campesinos!, Standard Fare, Pulp and The Hidden Cameras. You can listen to that set on our Spotify page.

The band have put together a mix CD called Songs to Sing In the Shower which will be given out for free to the first 20 people through the door. On the CD you’ll find the likes of Chorusgirl, Shopping, Paws, Worriers and Wolf Girl! 

If there’s anything you’d like to hear on the night, get in touch and we’ll do our best to play it! We’ll be playing indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music like this.

Allo Darlin’ . Alvvays . The Beach Boys . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Best Coast . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Depeche Mode . Dexys Midnight Runners . Gang of Four . Hefner . The Jam . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Joy Division . The Kinks . Cate Le Bon . Jens Lekman . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . Neutral Milk Hotel . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . The Slits . Slow Club . Patti Smith . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . The Wave Pictures . Wire . Withered Hand

If you prefer to buy tickets in advance to guarantee getting in you can get them for £6 from WeGotTickets.