PAT NEVIN GUEST DJS ON SAT 20TH OCT

PAT NEVIN GUEST DJS ON SAT 20TH OCT

Tickets on sale for the club at The Shacklewell Arms

BERLIN SPECIAL ON SAT 27TH OCT

BERLIN SPECIAL ON SAT 27TH OCT

Tickets available on the door for the club at Loophole

DAVID BOWIE SPECIAL ON FRI 2ND NOV

DAVID BOWIE SPECIAL ON FRI 2ND NOV

Tickets on sale for the club at The Victoria

WITCHING WAVES GIG ON FRI 2ND NOV

WITCHING WAVES GIG ON FRI 2ND NOV

Support comes from Clingfilm at The Victoria

AVERAGE SEX GUEST DJ ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

AVERAGE SEX GUEST DJ ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

Tickets on sale for the club at The Victoria

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #84

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #84

Featuring Chorusgirl, Adwaith, Public Service Broadcasting and more

PAT NEVIN GUEST DJS ON SAT 20TH OCT

We’re back on Saturday 20th October at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston.

Our guest DJ is the ex-footballer Pat Nevin. Pat has been a frequent DJ at the club since our inception so we’re delighted to welcome him back. Last time out he played the likes of Aztec Camera, The Slits, Public Service Broadcasting, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Kirsty MacColl, Yo La Tengo, The Only Ones, The Beat and The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu. You can listen to that on Spotify. 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

The last time Pat Nevin DJed it sold out so we recommend buying tickets in advance. They’re £5 from WeGotTickets. The price is £6 on the door.

BERLIN SPECIAL ON SAT 27TH OCT

We’re back in Berlin on Saturday 27th October at Loophole.

Our guest DJs are What Difference Does It Make. They’ve DJed at all of our previous nights in Berlin. Expect to hear The Smiths, The Velvet Underground, Veronica Falls, The Clash, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Go-Go’s, Devo, The Cure, New Order and more from them. You can listen to their past DJ sets at the club on Spotify. 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

The price is €5 on the door.

DAVID BOWIE SPECIAL ON FRI 2ND NOV

We’re back at The Victoria on Friday 2nd November with a David Bowie Special.

Our guest DJs are Adrian Fleet and Cat Loye from Fever Dream. Except to hear the best from Space Oddity, Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, Aladdin Sane, Young Americans, Low, “Heroes”, Lodger, Let’s Dance and more. If you have any song requests you can post them in the Facebook event.

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

Absolute Beginners . A New Career In a New Town . Always Crashing In the Same Car . Andy Warhol . Ashes to Ashes . Be My Wife . Beauty and the Beast . Blue Jean . Boys Keep Swinging . Breaking Glass . Changes . China Girl . Cracked Actor . D.J . Diamond Dogs . Drive-In Saturday . Fame . Fantastic Voyage . Fashion . Fill Your Heart . Five Years . Golden Years . Heroes . The Jean Genie . John, I’m Only Dancing . Kooks . Let’s Dance . Let’s Spend the Night Together . Life on Mars? . The Man Who Sold the World . Modern Love . The Next Day . Oh! You Pretty Things . Queen Bitch . Rebel Rebel . Rock ’N’ Roll Suicide . Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) . Sorrow . Sound and Vision . Space Oddity . Speed of Life . Starman . The Stars (Are Out Tonight) . Suffragette City . TVC15 . Under Pressure . V-2 Schneider . Watch That Man . Young Americans . Ziggy Stardust

You can buy cheaper advance tickets for £5 from WeGotTickets which guarantees entry. The price is £6 on the door.

WITCHING WAVES GIG ON FRI 2ND NOV

Witching Waves headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Friday 2nd November at The Victoria.

Entry is free and support comes from Clingfilm.

Since their formation back in 2013 noise pop act Witching Waves have established themselves as one of the most intriguing acts on the UK’s vibrant DIY scene. Originally a duo, featuring guitarist Mark Jasper and drummer Emma Wigham, the band are now joined by bassist, Estella Adeyeri, known for her work with Big Joanie, Junk and Charmpit. The debut Witching Waves album, Fear of Falling Down, was released on the legendary Soft Power Recordings back in 2014, and was a rapid success, long sold-out before it’s 2017 re-release on Odd Box Records. They returned in 2016 with the superb Crystal Cafe, drawing comparison with everyone from Sonic Youth to The Cure.

The band have recently left London behind, swapping Hackney for the Yorkshire hills, so while we all wait for album number three, why not come celebrate the return of one of the most thrilling and energetic live bands this country has to offer.

Support for the evening comes from Clingfilm, the new project from Dan Moss, previously of the Fortuna POP! signed act, Evans the Death. The debut Clingfilm EP was shared in April this year; three tracks that showcased a discordant electronic sound, reminiscent of acts like Liars or Public Imagine Ltd. A follow up, Clingfilm II arrived just a month later in May, while a new single, Trying 2 Make It Work, featuring poet Elise Hadgraft, showcased another side to Clingfilm’s sound. Having already supported the likes of Wesley Gonzalez and Menstrual Cramps, Clingfilm are a live act not to be missed.

AVERAGE SEX GUEST DJ ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

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

Our guest DJ is Finnigan Kidd from Average Sex. Finn DJed at our last NYE night playing a brilliant set including Talking Heads, Flowers, The Pastels, Modettes, The Lemonheads, The Slits, The B52’s, David Bowie and R.E.M. 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

Our New Year’s Eve nights always sell out in advance. Tickets include entry to Average Sex playing live before the club night. They’re available at WeGotTickets.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #84

We’re back with our podcast featuring the best new alternative music around.

Chorusgirl are readying their second album Shimmer and Spin out next month on Reckless Yes. We have the lead single “No Goodbye”.

Adwaith release the brilliant “Y Diweddaraf” taken from their forthcoming debut LP Melyn.

Public Service Broadcasting have confirmed plans for their new four-track EP. We preview it with the title track “White Star Liner”.

The Goon Sax have put out one of our favourite records this year and we feature “We Can’t Win” alongside “Know Me More” by The Natvral, the new project from Kip Berman.

The Wave Pictures are back with “Roosevelt Skyes” and we lift “Voices Carry Through the Mist” from Charles Watson’s Now That I’m a River LP. There’s also the latest from Jeremy Warmsley, Massage, Hairband, John Grant, Self Esteem and Courtney Barnett.

Also on the podcast there’s Yassassin, Cheerbleederz, Papercuts, Pete Astor, Papernut Cambridge, Jeremy Tuplin and Frontperson.

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

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, 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 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 

Saturday 20th October // Guest DJ Pat Nevin // The Shacklewell Arms // Tickets

Saturday 27th October // Berlin Special // Loophole // €5 OTD

Friday 2nd November // David Bowie Special // The Victoria // Tickets

Saturday 17th November // Guest DJ Gideon Coe (BBC 6 Music) // The Shacklewell Arms // Tickets

Friday 30th November // Guest DJs Teleman // The Victoria // Tickets

Saturday 15th December // Guest DJ Jon Hillcock (BBC 6 Music) // The Shacklewell Arms // Tickets

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

Saturday 12th January // The Victoria // Tickets

Saturday 19th January // Guest DJs Belle and Sebastian // The Shacklewell Arms // 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, 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, Seabirds, Mammoth Penguins, Adwaith, Just Handshakes, Deerful, Rotifer, Being There, LUST, Jean K, Winnaretta, David Callahan, The Great Electric, Jessica’s Brother, Birdie, Lyys, Red Red Eyes, Jack Hayter, Model Village, Pocketbooks, The Understudies, Yukka, Emma Kupa, Cosines, Alan Tyler, Panic Pocket, Violet Woods, Jen Schande, Ski Saigon, Hanya, Enderby’s Room, The Hayman Kupa Band, Jeremy Tuplin, The Catenary Wires, Wolf Girl, Two Tribes, David Tattersall, Red Shoe Diaries, Suggested Friends and Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something.

★ Upcoming Dates ★

Friday 2nd November // Witching Waves + Clingfilm // The Victoria // Free Entry

Friday 30th November // Peaness + Flirting // The Victoria // Free Entry

Monday 31st December // Average Sex // 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.