PULP SPECIAL ON FRI 1ST JUNE

PULP SPECIAL ON FRI 1ST JUNE

Advance tickets now on sale for the club at The Victoria

WOLF GIRL GIG ON FRI 1ST JUNE

WOLF GIRL GIG ON FRI 1ST JUNE

Support from Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #79

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #79

Featuring Sweet Baboo, Tigercats, Teleman and more

DARREN HAYMAN BREAKING GOD’S HEART GIGS ON WED 4TH JULY & THURS 5TH JULY

DARREN HAYMAN BREAKING GOD’S HEART GIGS ON WED 4TH JULY & THURS 5TH JULY

Support comes from The Catenary Wires and David Callahan

CLUB DATES

CLUB DATES

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

PULP SPECIAL ON FRI 1ST JUNE

We’re back on Friday 1st June at The Victoria with a Pulp Special.

Our guest DJ is Bobby Foster from London’s top Britpop night Star Shaped. Check out one of his past Pulp playlists on our Spotify page. Expect the best from It, Freaks, Separations, His ‘N’ Hers,Different Class, This Is Hardcoreand We Love Lifeand more.

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

Cheap £5 advance tickets are available from WeGotTickets. The price is £6 on the door.

WOLF GIRL GIG ON FRI 1ST JUNE

Wolf Girl headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Friday 1st June at The Victoria.

Entry is free and support comes from Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something.

Wolf Girl are a noisy pop four-piece based out of the fertile South London DIY scene. Combining crunching distorted guitars and powerful, driving rhythms with hook-laden melodic pop, their music explores themes of sexuality, gender identity and anxiety. They first burst onto the scene with 2014’s EP Mama’s Boy on the much missed Soft Power Records before releasing their self-deprecatingly titled debut album, We Tried, on Odd Box Records in 2016.

Featuring members of Suggested Friends and The Whooperups, the band have toured extensively, sharing their “riot grrrl-doo-wop heartbreakers” to receptive audiences across the country. Expect to hear brand new tracks, with the release of an as-yet-untitled album set for some point in 2018.

The Cosmic Something is the new solo project from Jemma Freeman, known as the songwriter and guitarist in Bella Union signed dreamy-psych band Landscapes and member of new wave art band, The Fucks.

Jemma’s solo material adds a fizzing energy and almost glam-stomp to proceedings, creating a sound that flips rapidly between lush guitar work and rapid fire energy, all topped by Jemma’s sonorous vocal, part Kate Jackson part PJ Harvey. Expanded to a four-piece live band, expect to hear material from 2017’s debut EP, Someone Else to Blame as well as new material set for release later this year.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #79

Our podcast returns with our selection of the best new tracks from the past month.

Sweet Baboo kick off with “Lost Out On the Floor” taken from the forthcoming Vending Machine Project album.

Tigercats are readying their third LP and we lift “Perfect Fried Chicken” from that alongside the brilliant “Submarine Life” by Teleman.

Franz Ferdinand rework “Glimpse of Love (Version)” and there’s the latest single from Hookworms. Whyte Horses collaborate with La Roux on “The Best of It” and Drinks put out “Corner Shops” from Hippo Lite.

Gruff Rhys is set to release Babelsberg on Rough Trade Records next month and we preview it with “Frontier Man”. Tracyanne & Danny are back with “Alabama” and so too is Stanley Brinks with “Sweet Fanny Adams”.

Also on the podcast there’s Sea Pinks, Johnny Marr, D.A. Stern, Hinds, Sub Rosa, The Anderson Tapes, Tracey Thorn, Jon Hopkins, Firestations and Brian Eno.

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

DARREN HAYMAN BREAKING GOD’S HEART GIGS ON WED 4TH JULY & THURS 5TH JULY

Scared To Dance presents Darren Hayman performing Breaking God’s Heart at St Pancras Old Church.

Wednesday 4th July support comes from The Catenary Wires and on Thursday 5th July David Callahan from The Wolfhounds supports. Both nights are sold out. 

Darren Hayman is a thoughtful, concise and detailed songwriter. He eschews the big, the bright and the loud for the small, twisted and lost. For 15 years, and over 14 albums, Hayman has taken a singular and erratic route through England’s tired and heartbroken underbelly.

Hayman was influenced by punk through his art college years, but throughout the ’90s he was inspired by American lo-fi indie-rock. A chance meeting with John Peel favourites New Bad Things and shows with them in London and Portland USA taught Darren the DIY ethic and soon he was self-releasing records by his first band, Hefner.

Hefner’s first records attracted the attention of cult indie label Too Pure and the broadcasting legend John Peel. The band’s first album, Breaking God’s Heart (1998), mixed raw, sexual words with religious imagery and earned the band a loyal, intelligent following in the UK, Europe and the USA. He’ll be performing this seminal album solo and in full on its 20th anniversary.

The Catenary Wires are Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey. They formed in 2014 and their debut mini-album Red Red Skies was released a year later on Elefant Records in Europe and Matinée Recordings in the USA.

Amelia and Rob are best known for making fuzzy, sixties girl-group inspired indiepop in their previous bands Talulah Gosh, Heavenly, Marine Research and Tender Trap.

David Callahan is the frontman of The Wolfhounds. Formed in Essex in 1985, the band released four LPs in their first incarnation until 1990 including a spot on the NME’s legendary C86 compilation.

Whilst on hiatus, Callahan resurfaced with the much-lauded Moonshake on the Too Pure label. Co-led with Margaret Fielder, the band was notable for its extensive use of textures and sampler technology in a rock context. Since reforming in 2005 The Wolfhounds have returned with two well-received albums and continue to perform across Europe.

DARREN HAYMAN BREAKING GOD’S HEART GIGS ON WED 11TH JULY & THURS 12TH JULY

Scared To Dance presents Darren Hayman performing Breaking God’s Heart at St Pancras Old Church.

Wednesday 11th July support comes from Alan Tyler and on Thursday 12th July Birdie supports. Both nights are sold out.

Darren Hayman is a thoughtful, concise and detailed songwriter. He eschews the big, the bright and the loud for the small, twisted and lost. For 15 years, and over 14 albums, Hayman has taken a singular and erratic route through England’s tired and heartbroken underbelly.

Hayman was influenced by punk through his art college years, but throughout the ’90s he was inspired by American lo-fi indie-rock. A chance meeting with John Peel favourites New Bad Things and shows with them in London and Portland USA taught Darren the DIY ethic and soon he was self-releasing records by his first band, Hefner.

Hefner’s first records attracted the attention of cult indie label Too Pure and the broadcasting legend John Peel. The band’s first album, Breaking God’s Heart (1998), mixed raw, sexual words with religious imagery and earned the band a loyal, intelligent following in the UK, Europe and the USA. He’ll be performing this seminal album solo and in full on its 20th anniversary.

Alan Tyler is the lead singer of English country rockers The Rockingbirds. He has also released albums with The Lost Sons of Littlefield, his ongoing acoustic trio The Alan Tyler Show, and as a solo artist.

He recently released El Tapado on Hanky Panky Records. Written and recorded on an OP-1 programmable synthesiser, and then completed at Sean Read’s Famous Times studio, he describes it as “post truth melancholia with electro hooks and country harmonies.”

Deborah Wykes and Paul Kelly met whilst taking sabbaticals as members of Saint Etienne’s band in 1994. Both had been writing their own songs and discovering a mutual love of The Shangri-Las and Love’s Forever Changes, formed their own band, Birdie.

Both members had previous musical jaunts. London native Wykes opened for the likes of The Fall, The Jam, and The Undertones while fronting her band Dolly Mixture. Kelly, known for his stint with East Village, also shared a label with Manic Street Preachers. Their last release was the rarities compilation Reverb Deluxe in 2003.

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 

Friday 1st June // Pulp Special // The Victoria // Tickets

Saturday 16th June // Guest DJs Tigercats // The Shacklewell Arms // Tickets

Saturday 21st July // Guest DJs What Difference Does It Make // The Shacklewell Arms // Tickets

Saturday 4th August // Berlin Special // Marie-Antoinette // €5 OTD

Saturday 18th August // The Shacklewell Arms

Friday 7th September // The Victoria

Saturday 22nd September // The Shacklewell Arms

Friday 5th October // The Victoria

Saturday 20th October // The Shacklewell Arms

Friday 2nd November // The Victoria

Saturday 17th November // The Shacklewell Arms

Friday 7th December // The Victoria

Saturday 15th December // The Shacklewell Arms

Monday 31st December // New Year’s Eve // The Victoria // 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, Rotifer, Being There, LUST, Jean K, Winnaretta, The Great Electric, Jessica’s Brother, Lyys, Red Red Eyes, Jack Hayter, Model Village, Pocketbooks, The Understudies, Yukka, Emma Kupa, Cosines, Panic Pocket, Violet Woods, Jen Schande, Ski Saigon, Enderby’s Room, The Hayman Kupa Band, Jeremy Tuplin, Wolf Girl, David Tattersall, Deerful, Red Shoe Diaries and Suggested Friends.

★ Upcoming Dates ★

Friday 1st June // Wolf Girl + Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something // The Victoria // Free

Wednesday 4th July // Darren Hayman: Breaking God’s Heart + The Catenary Wires // St Pancras Old Church // Sold Out

Thursday 5th July // Darren Hayman: Breaking God’s Heart + David Callahan // St Pancras Old Church // Sold Out

Wednesday 11th July // Darren Hayman: Breaking God’s Heart + Alan Tyler // St Pancras Old Church // Sold Out

Thursday 12th July // Darren Hayman: Breaking God’s Heart + Birdie // St Pancras Old Church// Sold Out

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.

ROBIN INCE GUEST DJS ON SAT 19TH MAY

We’re back on Saturday 19th May at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston.

Our guest DJ is the comedian, actor and writer Robin Ince. Co-host of the Infinite Monkey Cage and Book Shambles, Robin DJed for us a few years ago. You can listen that playlist on our Spotify page. Expect anything from PJ Harvey, David Bowie, Savages, The Wedding Present, The Cure, Pixies and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. 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 Beach Boys . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Depeche Mode . Bob Dylan . The Fall . Future Islands . Gang of Four . Hefner . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Joy Division . The Kinks . LCD Soundsystem . Jens Lekman . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Night Flowers . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . Sacred Paws . The Shins . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . The Slits . Slow Club . Patti Smith . The Smiths . The Stooges . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Teleman . Television . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire

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