Expect to hear his favourites like The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Camera Obscura
He talks to Vice’s music site about his DJ set at the club tomorrow night
Exclusive songs by The Decemberists, Tigercats, The Tuts and Colleen Green
Our second gig night of the year with support from Seabirds and Papernut Cambridge
Stereolab and McCarthy legend guest DJs at the club for the first time
Our guest DJ is former Scotland, Everton and Chelsea footballer Pat Nevin! Pat has superb taste in music so expect to hear the likes of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Camera Obscura, The Fall, Belle and Sebastian and New Order.
We’ll be playing our mix of indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music and doors open at 10pm through to 3am. It’ll be Pat’s fourth DJ set at the club and he’ll be DJing from midnight.
We will be projecting the Stanley Kubrik classic Dr. Strangelove which Pat has chosen specifically for the night. 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.
Noisey have interviewed Pat Nevin ahead of his DJ set at the club tomorrow night.
He talks about hanging out with John Peel, asking to be taken off early during a football match to go and watch the Cocteau Twins and new bands to look out for in Tuff Love, Honeyblood and Ex Hex. You can read the interview in full on their site.
You can listen to one of his past DJ sets at the club on our Spotify page. It features the likes of The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Concretes, Orange Juice, The Go-Betweens, Pulp and Josef K.
Another month, another 20 tracks of new music on our February podcast.
We begin with two of our favourite songs of the year so far, The Decemberists sublime “Make You Better” and Tigercats “Sleeping in the Backseat”.
The Tuts are back with their brilliant new single “Do I Have to Look for Love” and there’s the excellent Colleen Green with “Pay Attention” from her first studio album which is out on Hardly Art records next week.
Joanna Gruesome come roaring back with “Last Year” and there’s the return of post-punk legends Wire and Gang of Four. There’s the latest from The Cathode Ray and H. Hawkline plus an exclusive track from the upcoming Comet Gain EP.
Also on the podcast there’s Rozi Plain, Marissa Nadler, Sufjan Stevens, Father John Misty, Young Guv, Mind Brains, Marshmallow Coast, Los Bonsais, Milky Wimpshake and Finnmark!
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Scared To Dance’s gig night is back at The Shacklewell Arms for our second show of the year on Friday 3rd April! Tickets can be bought in advance for £8 from WeGotTickets and they’ll be £10 on the door. You can bookmark it in your diaries by joining the Facebook event.
Withered Hand is the music of Dan Willson. For this headline show he will be performing solo and playing new songs, helped out by Pam Berry, formerly of seminal noisepop band Black Tambourine. He has recorded several BBC radio sessions and played various festivals as well as collaborating with the likes of King Creosote and Eugene Kelly. Having released his debut album Good News in 2009 and following that up with the Inbetweens and Heart Heart EPs, Withered Hand released the universally acclaimed New Gods on Fortuna Pop! last year breaking into the Top 100 UK albums chart.
Seabirds are a five-piece band from Nottingham. Featuring several members of Red Shoe Diaries, who released two superb EPs, the band released their debut single “Real Tears” on Californian label Matinée Recordings in 2013. For fans of melodic indiepop along the lines of The Tinderticks and The Lucksmiths.
Papernut Cambridge is a collective based around Ian Button, formerly of Death in Vegas and Thrashing Doves. Onstage they are represented by Button and an ever-changing cast of musical friends including Darren Hayman, Jack Hayter, Ralegh Long, Robert Rotifer, Robert Halcrow, Citizen Helene and many others. They have released two albums, Cambridge Nutflake and last years There’s No Underground, both on Gare du Nord Records.
Our resident DJ Sam Cottis of the blog For The Rabbits will be spinning records in-between the bands.
Scared To Dance returns to the Moustache Bar on Saturday 14th March! We’ll be playing the best in indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music and to get in on our cheaplist simply join the Facebook event.
Making her DJing debut at the clubs is Lætitia Sadier! Best known as the lead vocalist for Stereolab, Lætitia was also member of seminal indiepop band McCarthy. She has released records under the moniker Monade and in recent years has released three excellent solo albums. She will be DJing from 11pm onwards.
Lætitia has chosen Federico Fellini’s avant-garde masterpiece 8 1/2 as the film we will be projecting onto the dancefloor. Doors open at 10pm and we’re open until 3am.
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.
Our guest DJs are Niall McCamley and Anna Cory from The Spook School! We’re delighted to welcome them to the club for the first time and they’ll playing an anti-Valentine’s Day themed set from 11pm.
They’ve also compiled a Scared To Dance Heartbreak Mixtape CD which will be given out for free to the first 25 people through the door. On the CD you’ll find the likes of The Lovely Eggs, Alvvays, Help Stamp Out Loneliness, Zoey Van Goey and Los Campesinos!
We’ll be continuing our John Hughes series by projecting The Breakfast Club onto the dancefloor. 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.