DJ SET AT THE LEXINGTON

DJ SET AT THE LEXINGTON

Socially distanced DJ set on Saturday 3rd July

BIG JOANIE GUEST DJ ON FRI 30TH JULY

BIG JOANIE GUEST DJ ON FRI 30TH JULY

Early bird tickets now on sale for the club

ADWAITH GIG ON FRI 30TH JULY

ADWAITH GIG ON FRI 30TH JULY

Support comes from Blackaby at The Victoria

TALKING HEADS SPECIAL ON FRI 6TH AUG

TALKING HEADS SPECIAL ON FRI 6TH AUG

Early bird tickets now on sale for the club

WITHERED HAND GIG ON FRI 6TH AUG

WITHERED HAND GIG ON FRI 6TH AUG

Support comes from Thallo at The Victoria

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #115

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #115

Featuring Manics, Gruff Rhys, The Tubs and more

DJ SET AT THE LEXINGTON

Resident DJ Paul Richards will be playing a socially distanced DJ set at The Lexington on Saturday 3rd July.

Expect to hear indiepop, post-punk, new wave and a whole lot of rarities from 9pm to 2am.

Entry is free and tables can be booked in line with the Rule of Six.

BIG JOANIE GUEST DJ ON FRI 30TH JULY

After 16 months away… Scared To Dance is back on Friday 30th July! It’s been a long time and we can’t wait to be back with you at The Victoria.

Our guest DJ is Estella Adeyeri from Big Joanie. We’re huge fans of the band’s debut album Sistahs so we’re delighted to welcome Estella for our big re-opening night.

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

Adwaith . Allo Darlin’ . Alvvays . The B-52’s . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Big Joanie . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . Dry Cleaning . Bob Dylan . ESG . The Fall . Future Islands . Gang of Four . Girl Ray . The Goon Sax . Hatchie . Hefner . Iggy Pop . Joy Division . Cate Le Bon . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . R.E.M . The Raincoats . Ramones . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . The Slits . Patti Smith . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Early bird tickets are now on sale at DICE.

ADWAITH GIG ON FRI 30TH JULY

Adwaith headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits monthly gig night on Friday 30th July.

Support comes from Blackaby at The Victoria and you can get your free tickets at DICE.

One of our favourite new bands of recent years, we clearly aren’t the only ones who’ve noticed the brilliance of South Wales-trio Adwaith. Their acclaimed debut album, Melyn, drew near universal critical acclaim, culminating in the band winning 2019’s Welsh Music Prize. The band have wasted no time in following up on Melyn’s success, releasing a series of new tracks that hint at where their fascinating music is headed next.

Describing Adwaith’s sound is a difficult task, each track is equally likely to be a slice of perfect post-punk, an ethereal soundscape or a swampy blast of ravey psychedelica. With an eclectic, magpie-like approach to songwriting, Adwaith manage to create a sound entirely their own, and one that looks set to propel them as far as their ambition and imagination can take them. More than just the future of Welsh-music, Adwaith might just be the future of music as we know it.

Blackaby is both the surname and musical-moniker of London-based songwriter William Blackaby. On their recent EP, Everything’s Delicious, released via Hand in Hive, Blackaby took the influence of Wilco and Big Thief and injected a distinctly British-streak, that’s equally as likely to appeal to fans of Teleman or Meilyr Jones. Blackaby’s music taps into the seemingly inconsequential moments, how they shape our lives and define the difference between who we truly are, and who other people think we should be: everything’s delicious, if you let it be.

TALKING HEADS SPECIAL ON FRI 6TH AUG

We’re back with a Talking Heads Special on Friday 6th August at The Victoria.

Our guest DJ is Jessica Gladstone from Hot Gossip. Expect to hear the best from Talking Heads: 77, More Songs About Buildings and Food, Fear of Music, Remain in Light, Speaking in Tongues and more.

We’ll be playing Talking Heads alongside indiepop, post-punk and new wave music.

And She Was . Artists Only . The Big Country . The Book I Read . Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) . Burning Down the House . Cities . Crosseyed and Painless . Don’t Worry About the Government . Found a Job . Girlfriend Is Better . The Girls Want to Be With the Girls . Heaven . I Zimbra . I’m Not in Love . Life During Wartime . Love For Sale . Making Flippy Floppy . New Feeling . (Nothing But) Flowers . Once in a Lifetime . Psycho Killer . Pull Up the Roots . Pulled Up . Puzzlin’ Evidence . Radio Head . Road to Nowhere . Sax and Violins . Slippery People . Stay Hungry . Stay Up Late . Swamp . Take Me to the River . Television Man . Tentative Decisions . Thank You For Sending Me An Angel . This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) . Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town . What a Day That Was . Wild Wild Life

Early bird tickets are now on sale at DICE.

WITHERED HAND GIG ON FRI 6TH AUG

Scared To Dance presents Withered Hand on Friday 6th August at The Victoria.

Support comes from Thallo and tickets are on sale at DICE.

Withered Hand is the nom de plume of Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter Dan Willson, who will be performing solo for this performance. Dan started writing songs and singing in his thirties during a period of reflection following the birth of his first child and the death of a close friend. With a wayward tenor and unaffected charm onstage he has come to be celebrated in his adopted country and further afield as a songwriter and lyricist of rare wit and remarkable honesty. 

Alongside activity with his band, Dan is a well-travelled solo musician with a cult following. 2014 saw the release of his strident second album New Gods which propelled Withered Hand into the charts, featuring appearances by friends, luminaries and supporters from the Scottish music scene, from Belle and Sebastian to Frightened Rabbit to The Vaselines and beyond. 2017 heralded Among Horses EP – the result of a collaborative songwriting retreat in Spain. Dan is currently collaborating with Mercury-nominated English songwriter Kathryn Williams on a new album, scheduled for release in 2022.

With songs in both Welsh and English, Thallo’s rich, expressive sound is carefully weaved between voice and instruments in intricate arrangements. Her songwriting entwines archaic Welsh folklore with personal, poetic lyrics. Her music tells captivating stories through beautiful melodies, succeeding in creating an entirely unique experience. Her debut Nhw EP gained support from Huw Stephens whilst new single Pressed and Preserved has had backing from BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #115

Our monthly new music podcast is back with our pick of the best new alternative tracks.

Manic Street Preachers are set to release their fourteenth studio album The Ultra Vivid Lament and we kick off with “Orwellian”.

Gruff Rhys has put out one of our favourite LPs of the year so far and we feature “Can’t Carry On”.

The Tubs return with the fantastic “Two Person Love” taken from their forthcoming Names EP.

The Goon Sax prepare their third album Mirror II, their first with Matador, and we have the lead single “In the Stone” alongside Dry Cleaning’s “Unsmart Lady”.

Girl Ray take a house direction with Hot Chip on production duties on “Give Me Your Love” and there’s “Rhetorical Figure” from John Grant.

The Surfing Magazines release “Sports Bar” from the upcoming Badgers of Wymeswold LP and there’s new songs from CIEL, Crumb, The Catenary Wires and Thallo.

Also on the podcast there’s Chloe Foy, Lean Logic, Qlowski, Fortitude Valley, Acid House Kings, Emma Kupa, Moon Balloon and Lyys.

You can support the podcast and the artists featured by subscribing to our Mixcloud Select page.

YUMI AND THE WEATHER GIG ON FRI 13TH AUG

Yumi and the Weather headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits monthly gig night on Friday 13th August.

Support comes from nudista at The Victoria and you can get your free tickets at DICE.

Our headliners are Yumi and the Weather, the musical pseudonym of Brighton-based vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and producer Ruby Taylor. The project first burst onto the scene back in 2013 with the acclaimed debut EP, All We Can. The subsequent eight years have seen Yumi head out on tour with British Sea Power, perform at a number of festivals and gather heavy radio support from a wide variety of outlets including BBC 6 Music and Radio X. Last year saw the release of her fantastic self-produced EP, Some Days, released via Small Pond Records.

 Some Days was something of a sonic departure for Yumi and the Weather, incorporating elements of ethereal 80s synth-rock, 60s soul, and New Romantic pop, weaving Ruby’s influences into a bold vision of exactly what she wanted her music could be. Citing inspiration from artists as diverse as Alvvays, Bruce Springsteen and A-ha, Some Days was the sound of Rose facing up to a pandemic and a wave of political unrest and hitting back with the power of creativity. A compelling snapshot of the world it was made in, that remains just as relevant and exciting in the here and now.

Based out of London, nudista are the duo of Spanish-born vocalist Pilar Matji Cabello and guitarist Robbie Carman. Bonding over a shared love of Yo La Tengo, Phoebe Bridgers and Neil Young the pair formed nudista. Freshly signed to Sad Club Records, the band recently shared their new single, “Confess”, which blurred the lines between the dreaminess of Mazzy Star and the urgency of Alvvays. With the track catching the ear of the likes of Clash and God Is In TV, nudista are a band on the rise.

PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING GUEST DJ ON SAT 21ST AUG

We’re back on Saturday 21st August at The Shacklewell Arms.

Our guest DJ is J. Willgoose Esq. from Public Service Broadcasting. The band are set to release their fourth studio album Bright Magic next month so we’re thrilled to welcome him for a DJ set at the club for the first time.

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

Adwaith . Allo Darlin’ . Alvvays . The B-52’s . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Big Joanie . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . Dry Cleaning . Bob Dylan . ESG . The Fall . Future Islands . Gang of Four . Girl Ray . The Goon Sax . Hatchie . Hefner . Iggy Pop . Joy Division . Cate Le Bon . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . R.E.M . The Raincoats . Ramones . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . The Slits . Patti Smith . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Early bird tickets are now on sale at DICE.

HADDA BE GIG ON FRI 10TH SEPT

Hadda Be headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits monthly gig night on Friday 10th September.

Support comes from Lola Wild at The Victoria and you can get your free tickets at DICE.

Hadda Be formed back in 2018, splitting their time between their two hometowns of South London and Brighton. Known originally as Foundlings, Hadda Be won acclaim with their early singles and eponymous EP gaining support from radio DJs and online tastemakers alike. With a new name, lifted from the Alan Ginsburg poem, Hadda Be Playing on the Radio, the band recently released their debut full-length record, Another Life via Last Night From Glasgow.

Aptly titled, Another Life is a thrilling fresh start for the band. Recorded in just five days at Brighton Road Studios, Another Life is a record inspired by the joy of playing live. The eleven tracks capture the raw energy and noisy thrills of the band’s stage show, drawing comparisons with everyone from Shrag and Elastica to Pixies and Siouxie and the Banshees. The band’s long-awaited return to the London stage is an event that you won’t want to miss.

Lola Wild are the London based duo of vocalist Sian Barnett and multi-instrumentalist George Godfrey. Formed in early 2020, the band are gearing up for the release of their Strange Shapes EP. Debut single Sand set the scene with its Spaghetti Western take on dreampop, while the band’s most recent offering Mirabella walked the line between the retro pop of Unloved and the atmospheric noir of Timber Timbre.