GIRLS TO THE FRONT SPECIAL ON FRI 7TH APRIL

GIRLS TO THE FRONT SPECIAL ON FRI 7TH APRIL

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

PAT NEVIN GUEST DJS ON SAT 22ND APRIL

PAT NEVIN GUEST DJS ON SAT 22ND APRIL

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

BERLIN SPECIAL ON SAT 10TH JUNE

BERLIN SPECIAL ON SAT 10TH JUNE

We’ll be at Loophole with guest DJing from What Difference Does It Make

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #65

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #65

Featuring Future Islands, Depeche Mode, Sacred Paws and more

DJING AT MARTHA AT THE SCALA

DJING AT MARTHA AT THE SCALA

We’ll be playing records at the Fortuna Pop! 20 Years of Trouble show

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SCARED TO DANCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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GIRLS TO THE FRONT SPECIAL ON FRI 7TH APRIL

We’re back at The Victoria on Friday 7th April and we’re having a Girls To The Front Special!

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

Our guest DJs are Sandy and Karren Gill from Stolen Wine Social! They have DJed at the club on many occasions playing fantastic sets and they will be DJing with us throughout the night. If you have any song requests you can post them on the event.

Expect to hear female-fronted indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music.

Allo Darlin’ . Alvvays . Courtney Barnett . Best Coast . Betty and the Werewolves . Bikini Kill . Black Tambourine . Blondie . The Breeders . Kate Bush . Camera Obscura . The Cardigans . The Concretes . The Crystals . Delta 5 . Dum Dum Girls . ESG . Hole . The Go-Go’s . Joanna Gruesome . Cate Le Bon . Le Tigre . The Long Blondes . Kirsty MacColl . Nico . The Pipettes . The Primitives . The Raincoats . Rilo Kiley . The Ronettes . Saint Etienne . Savages . The Shangri-Las . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Siouxsie and the Banshees . Sleater-Kinney . The Slits . Slow Club . Patti Smith . Dusty Springfield . Standard Fare . Stereolab . The Supremes . Talulah Gosh . Tom Tom Club . Veronica Falls . X-Ray Spex . Yazoo . Yeah Yeah Yeahs

You can guarantee getting in by buying advance tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.

PAT NEVIN GUEST DJS ON SAT 22ND APRIL

We return on Saturday 22nd April to The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston!

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

Our guest DJ is the ex-Scotland, Chelsea and Everton footballer Pat Nevin! Pat has been a regular DJ at the club over the years and we’re thrilled to welcome him back. Last time he played the likes of Camera Obscura, Franz Ferdinand, Belle and Sebastian, The Fall, Allo Darlin’, Joy Division and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. You can listen to that playlist on Spotify. If you have any song requests you can post them on the event!

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 . 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

You can guarantee getting in by buying advance tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.

BERLIN SPECIAL ON SAT 10TH JUNE

Scared To Dance is back in Berlin on Saturday 10th June! After our two sold out nights last year we return to Loophole Berlin.

Full details can be found on the Facebook event.

Our guest DJs are What Difference Does It Make! They have been running their night since 2014 and have played a fantastic guest sets each time we’ve brought the club to Berlin. Doors open at 11pm to late and we’d like to hear your song requests so send them in!

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 . 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

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #65

Our monthly selection of new music is back on our February podcast!

Future Islands have announced their upcoming album The Far Field and we have the lead single “Ran”.

Synthpop legends Depeche Mode release “Where’s the Revolution” from their new LP Spirit and The Magnetic Fields have new material from Stephin Merritt’s ambitious experiment 50 Song Memoir.

The Jesus and Mary Chain’s eagerly awaited Damage and Joy is out next month a we have a preview with “Always Sad” and Wolf Girl release a 7” with “Moody”.

There’s also the brilliant new track from Sacred Paws called “Strike a Match” from the album of the same name which is out now on Rock Action Records.

Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains return plus there’s the latest from The Courtneys, PWR BTTM, The Whooperups and Wesley Gonzalez.

Also on the podcast there’s Alex Lahey, Kane Strang, Sodastream, Bill Botting & The Two Drink Minimums, Papernut Cambridge, Enderby’s Room, Alex Chilltown, Xiu Xiu and Poppies.

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

DJING AT MARTHA AT THE SCALA

Fortuna Pop! are calling it a day after 20 years.

The label was a huge influence on us starting Scared To Dance back in 2009 with seminal albums from Allo Darlin’ and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart wanting us to start an indiepop club night and do it yourself.

To celebrate they’re hosting a mini-festival called Twenty Years of Trouble with a bunch of bands who have been on the label. We will be DJing at their final show on Sunday 25th March at the Scala which Martha headline.

Wednesday 22nd March – MOTH Club 
Opening night party with Special Guests + Simon Love & The Old Romantics + Two White Cranes, Passing In The Hallway + Stolen Wine Social DJs
(Season Ticket Holders Only)

Thursday 23rd March, 6:30pm – Bush Hall
Withered Hand + The Ballet + Pete Astor + Would-Be-Goods
+ DJ Ian Watson (How Does It Feel To Be Loved?)

Friday 24th March, 6:30pm – Islington Assembly Hall
The Butterflies of Love + Sodastream + Flowers + Darren Hayman
+ DJ Declan Allen

Saturday 25th March, 3pm – Tufnell Park Dome / Boston Music Room (all dayer)
Comet Gain + The Proper Ornaments + Evans The Death + The Loves + Mammoth Penguins + Milky Wimpshake + Bearsuit + September Girls + Tigercats
+ DJ Paul Wright (The Track & Field Organisation) upstairs
Shrag DJs downstairs
+ Fortuna Pop! DJs until 2am

Sunday 26th March, 12pm – The Lexington
Steven James Adams & The French Drops + Tender Trap/The Catenary Wires + Elva + DJs John Jervis & Ben Clancy (The Hangover Lounge)
(Season Ticket Holders Only)

Sunday 26th March, 6:30pm – Scala
Martha + Joanna Gruesome + The Spook School + Chorusgirl
+ DJ Paul Richards (Scared To Dance)

Tickets are available from WeGotTickets. Enjoy your retirement Sean Price.

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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 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.

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: 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 7th April // Girls To The Front Special // Tickets 
Saturday 22nd April // Guest DJ Pat Nevin // Tickets
Friday 5th May // The Cure Special // Tickets
Saturday 20th May // Guest DJ Josie Long // Tickets
Friday 2nd June
Saturday 10th June // Berlin Special

Saturday 17th June
Friday 7th July
Saturday 22nd July
Friday 4th August
Saturday 19th August
Friday 1st September
Saturday 16th September
Friday 6th October
Saturday 21st October // Guest DJ Gideon Coe (BBC 6 Music) // Tickets
Friday 3rd November
Saturday 18th November
Friday 1st December
Saturday 16th December
Sunday 31st December // New Year’s Eve // Tickets

GIG NIGHT DATES 2017

Our gigs are 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, Red Shoe Diaries and Suggested Friends.

Upcoming Dates

TBA

FILM NIGHT DATES 2017

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 introducing The Monkees’ Head, Belle and Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch showing Ladies and Gentlemen… Mr. Leonard Cohen and Jon Ronson with The Devil and Daniel Johnston.

Upcoming Dates

TBA

COLIN MURRAY GUEST DJS ON SAT 18TH MARCH

We’re back on Saturday 18th March at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston!

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

Our guest DJ is the radio and TV broadcaster Colin Murray! Colin has been to the club a couple of times and this will be his first DJ set for us. A winner of the Music Broadcaster of the Year at the Sony Radio Academy Awards he’s promised the likes of New Order, Flaming Lips, Hefner, The Magnetic Fields, Eels, The National and Pixies. If you have any song requests you can post them on the event!

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 . 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

You can guarantee getting in by buying advance tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.

PULP SPECIAL ON FRI 3RD MARCH

It’s our annual Pulp Special on Friday 3rd March at 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 Bobby Foster from London’s top Britpop night Star Shaped. Expect Pulp hits from It, Freaks, Separations, His ‘N’ Hers, Different Class, This Is Hardcore and We Love Life. If you have any song requests then feel free to send them in!

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

A Little Soul . Acrylic Afternoons . After You . Babies . Bad Cover Version . Bar Italia . Common People . Countdown . Death II . Disco 2000 . Dishes . Do You Remember the First Time? . Don’t You Want Me Anymore? . F.E.E.L.I.N.G.C.A.L.L.E.D.L.O.V.E . Glory Days . Happy Endings . Have You Seen Her Lately? . Help the Aged . I Spy . I Want You . I’m a Man . Joyriders . Last Day of the Miners’ Strike . Lipgloss . Little Girl (With the Blue Eyes) . Looking For Life . Master of the Universe . Mile End . Mis-Shapes . Monday Morning . My Legendary Girlfriend . My Lighthouse . P.T.A. . Party Hard . Pencil Skirt . Pink Glove . Razzmatazz . Seconds . She’s a Lady . Something Changed . Sorted For E’s & Wizz . Sunrise . Sylvia . The Day After the Revolution . The Fear . The Trees . They Suffocate At Night . This Is Hardcore . TV Movie . Underwear

You can guarantee getting in by buying advance tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.

SYNTHPOP SPECIAL ON FRI 17TH FEB

Our Synthpop Special returns on Friday 17th February 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 last year playing a fantastic set that got the dancefloor bouncing. You can listen to that on Spotify. He’ll be on the decks at 10:30pm. If you have any song requests then feel free to send them in!

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

Animal Collective . Associates . The Avalanches . Bronski Beat . The Buggles . CSS . The Cure . Daft Punk . Depeche Mode . Devo . DIIV . Django Django . Electronic . Brian Eno . Erasure . Eurythmics . FFS . Fiction Factory . Future Islands . John Grant . Heaven 17 . Hot Chip . The Human League . Joy Division . The Knife . Kraftwerk . LCD Soundsystem . The Magnetic Fields . Mystery Jets . Neon Neon . Neu! . New Order . Gary Numan . of Montreal . Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . Pet Shop Boys . The Postal Service . The Radio Dept . Saint Etienne . Simple Minds . Soft Cell . Sparks . Stereolab . Donna Summer . Teleman . The The . Visage . Wild Nothing . Yazoo

You can guarantee getting in by buying advance tickets for £6 at WeGotTickets.