COLIN MURRAY GUEST DJS ON SAT 21ST OCT

COLIN MURRAY GUEST DJS ON SAT 21ST OCT

Click going on the Facebook event for cheaplist entry at The Shacklewell Arms

LYYS GIG NIGHT ON FRI 3RD NOV

LYYS GIG NIGHT ON FRI 3RD NOV

Support comes from Yukka at The Victoria in Dalston

SYNTHPOP SPECIAL ON FRI 3RD NOV

SYNTHPOP SPECIAL ON FRI 3RD NOV

Click going on the Facebook event for cheaplist entry at The Victoria

GLASGOW SPECIAL ON SAT 25TH NOV

GLASGOW SPECIAL ON SAT 25TH NOV

Click going on the Facebook event for cheaplist entry at Stereo Cafe Bar

CLUB NIGHT DATES 2017

CLUB NIGHT DATES 2017

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

GIG NIGHT DATES 2017

GIG NIGHT DATES 2017

Our gig night is on the first Friday of the month at The Victoria

COLIN MURRAY GUEST DJS ON SAT 21ST OCT

We’re back at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston on Saturday 21st October.

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

Our guest DJ is the broadcaster Colin Murray. He DJed at the club earlier this year playing a fantastic set including The National, Modest Mouse, The Undertones, The Postal Service, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Roxy Music and Chuck Berry. You can listen to that on our Spotify page. Song requests can be posted on the event wall.

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

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 . Bob Dylan . The Fall . Gang of Four . Hefner . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Joy Division . The Kinks . LCD Soundsystem . Cate Le Bon . Jens Lekman . Los Campesinos! . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . The Shins . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . The Slits . Slow Club . Patti Smith . The Smiths . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Television . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire

Our last night at The Shacklewell Arms sold out. To guarantee entry you can buy tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.

LYYS GIG NIGHT ON FRI 3RD NOV

Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits presents Lyys and Yukka on Friday 3rd November at The Victoria.

Free entry gig followed by Scared To Dance: Synthpop Special club night. Full details can be found on the Facebook event.

Lyys is an electronic, dream-pop musician working out of her bedroom in South London. Inspired by everyone from the Cocteau Twins to early Madonna, her sound is one of reverberating guitars, cold distant pulses of synth and a honeyed vocal equal parts Stevie Nicks and Patience’s Roxanne Clifford. Lyys’ set will showcase her soon to be released debut EP, “Darling Enemy” which has received support from the likes of The Line of Best Fit, Clash and Amazing Radio.

Yukka is London based electronic-musician Jacob Mayfield, formerly of Victoria & Jacob. Memorably described by Lauren Laverne as, “Kings of Convenience being remixed by Boards of Canada”, Yukka’s music is built around intricate electronic beats, analog synths and field recordings. The resultant sound is a hugely organic electronic experience, bringing to mind the likes of Ulrich Schnauss or Broadcast. Expect to hear material from last year’s debut EP, A Long Way, as well as some much anticipated new material.

SYNTHPOP SPECIAL ON FRI 3RD NOV

Our Synthpop Special returns on Friday 3rd November to The Victoria in Dalston.

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

Our guest DJ is Bob Brown from Shrag. He DJed at our Synthpop Special earlier this year playing a brilliant set which you can listen to on Spotify. He’ll be on the decks at 10:30pm. If you have any song requests you can post them on the event wall.

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

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

The last time we did this it sold out. You can guarantee getting in by buying advance tickets for £6 at WeGotTickets.

GLASGOW SPECIAL ON SAT 25TH NOV

Scared To Dance is back at Stereo Cafe Bar in Glasgow on Saturday 25th November.

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

Our guest DJ is Stephen McRobbie from The Pastels. We’ve been fans of The Pastels for many years so we’re thrilled to have Stephen DJ at the club for the first time. He’ll be on the decks at midnight. Song requests can be posted on the event wall.

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

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 . Bob Dylan . The Fall . Gang of Four . Hefner . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Joy Division . The Kinks . LCD Soundsystem . Cate Le Bon . Jens Lekman . Los Campesinos! . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . The Shins . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . The Slits . Slow Club . Patti Smith . The Smiths . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Television . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire

To guarantee entry you can buy tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.

CLUB NIGHT DATES 2017

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.

Over the years we have invited some of our favourite people, record labels and bands to guest DJ at the club. These have included: former international footballer Pat Nevin, comedians Josie Long and Robin Ince, 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 in the past we have taken it to Oslo and Bergen.

Among the record labels, bands and club nights that have DJed are Edwyn Collins, 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, Cosines, Being There, Red Shoe Diaries, MJ Hibbett, Pocketbooks, Moustache of Insanity, The Rosie Taylor Project, The Understudies, Help Stamp Out Loneliness, 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 21st October // Guest DJ Colin Murray // Tickets
Friday 3rd November // Synthpop Special // Tickets
Saturday 18th November
Saturday 25th November // Glasgow Special // Tickets

Friday 1st December // The Smiths Special // Tickets
Saturday 16th December // Guest DJ Gideon Coe (BBC 6 Music) // Tickets
Sunday 31st December // New Year’s Eve // Tickets

GIG NIGHT DATES 2017

Our gig night is on the first Friday of the month at The Victoria.

Over the years we have hosted some of Europe’s best independent bands at our gig nights. 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, Red Shoe Diaries and Suggested Friends.

Upcoming Dates

Friday 3rd November // Lyys + Yukka // Free
Friday 1st December

SCARED TO DANCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

You can like our Facebook page for updates on our club and gig nights 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.

SWEDISH SPECIAL ON FRI 6TH OCT

Our Swedish Special is back on Friday 6th October at The Victoria.

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

Our guest DJs are our regular Swedish music specialists Jenny Brinck and Ylwa Wirling who will be over from Gothenburg for this DJ set. Check out what they played last time on Spotify. If you have any song requests you can post them on the Facebook event wall.

We’ll be playing Swedish music throughout the night.

ABBA . Acid House Kings . Mattias Alkberg . Bad Cash Quartet . Marit Bergman . bob hund . Brainpool . Broder Daniel . Caesars . The Cardigans . Pelle Carlberg . Neneh Cherry . Club 8 . The Concretes . David & the Citizens . Dungen . Ebba Grön . The Embassy . First Aid Kit . Goat . Hello Saferide . Håkan Hellström . The Hives . Honey Is Cool . I’m From Barcelona . [ingenting] . Irene . Kent . The Knife . Laakso . The Legends . Jens Lekman . Lykke Li . Veronia Maggio . The Mary Onettes . Peter Bjorn and John . Popsicle . The Radio Dept . Robyn . Roxette . Sambassadeur . Shout Out Louds . The Soundtrack of Our Lives . Suburban Kids With Biblical Names . Taken By Trees . Those Dancing Days . Vit Päls . The Wannadies . Jenny Wilson . Yvonne

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.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #72

Our September podcast is back featuring our selection of new music.

Morrissey releases “Spent the Day in Bed” as the lead single from the forthcoming Low In High School album.

PINS put out a 7” vinyl with “Serve the Rich” on their Haus of Pins label. We have “Day I Die” from The National and we lift “Turn No More” featuring James Dean Bradfield from the excellent Public Service Broadcasting Every Valley LP.

Papernut Cambridge release “Riviera” from their instrumental Mellotron Phase: Volume 1 album. The Leaf Library are back too with the superb “City in Reverse” out next month on WIAIWYA.

Nat Johnson returns with “Formicarium” as does Karla Kane with “The Weight of Acorns”.

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile collaborate on “Over Everything” and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and ex-Dum Dum Girls frontwoman Kristin Kontrol also have new material.

Also on the podcast there’s Stars, She Sir, Airiel, Suggested Friends, The Lovely Eggs, Nervous Twitch, Slice, Kaufman and Tigercub.

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

PAT NEVIN GUEST DJS ON SAT 16TH SEPT

We return to The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston on Saturday 16th September!

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

Our guest DJ is the ex-Chelsea, Everton and Scotland footballer and now pundit Pat Nevin! Pat used to appear on John Peel’s radio show and infamously asked to be substituted at half time of a game to go to a Cocteau Twins gig. He’s been a regular DJ at the night since the club started so we’re delighted to welcome him back. You can listen to what he played in his last DJ set at the club on Spotify. If you have any song requests you can post them on the event wall.

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

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 . Los Campesinos! . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . The Shins . 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

To guarantee entry you can buy tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.

DAVID BOWIE SPECIAL ON FRI 1ST SEPT

We’re back at The Victoria on Friday 1st September and we’re having a David Bowie Special!

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

Our guest DJ is Finnigan Kidd from Beds In Parks! We’re big fans of the band and this will be his debut DJ set at the club. Except 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 on the event wall!

We’ll be playing music from The Thin White Duke throughout the night alongside our usual mix of indiepop, post-punk and new wave music.

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 . Fashion . Fill Your Heart . Five Years . Golden Years . Heroes . I Can’t Give Everything Away . The Jean Genie . John, I’m Only Dancing . Kooks . Lazarus . 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 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.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #71

We’re back with our August podcast featuring our pick of the 20 best songs from the past month.

Baxter Dury releases “Miami”, the lead single from his forthcoming album out soon on Heavenly Recordings.

Alvvays return with “Plimsoll Punks” taken from second LP Antisocialites and LCD Soundsystem continue their comeback with “Tonite”.

Lyys have their debut EP out next month and we lift “Darling Enemy” from that. Self Esteem is the solo project of Rebecca Taylor from Slow Club and she’s put out “Your Wife”.

The Horrors epic “Something to Remember Me By” is followed new tracks from The War on Drugs, Cigarettes After Sex and Frankie Rose.

Flowers put out the final 45” single on Fortuna Pop! with “Say 123” and The Jesus and Mary Chain team up with Sky Ferreira on “The Two of Us”.

Also on the podcast there’s The Surfing Magazines, The Hayman Kupa Band, The Clientele, Sweet Baboo, Gemini Sun, The Radio Dept., Nelson Can, Mammoth Penguins & Friends and Cinema Red & Blue.

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