FLOWERS GUEST DJ ON SAT 21ST JULY

FLOWERS GUEST DJ ON SAT 21ST JULY

Advance tickets now on sale for the club at The Shacklewell Arms

BERLIN SPECIAL ON SAT 4TH AUG

BERLIN SPECIAL ON SAT 4TH AUG

Tickets available on the door for the club at Marie-Antoinette

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #81

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #81

Featuring Teleman, Wild Nothing, Tigercats and more

CLUB DATES

CLUB DATES

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

GIG DATES

GIG DATES

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

SCARED TO DANCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

SCARED TO DANCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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FLOWERS GUEST DJ ON SAT 21ST JULY

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

Our guest DJs are Rachel Kenedy and Sam Ayres from Flowers. They DJed for us a few years ago playing a brilliant set featuring ESG, Talking Heads, The Raincoats, Ramones, The Sonics, The Fall, David Bowie and Iggy Pop. You can listen to that on our Spotify page. 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.

BERLIN SPECIAL ON SAT 4TH AUG

We’re back in Berlin on Saturday 4th August at Marie-Antoinette.

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 previous playlist on our Spotify page. 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

The price is €5 on the door.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #81

Our podcast is back with the best 20 tracks from the past month.

Teleman start us off with the fantastic “Cactus” from their forthcoming Family of Aliens LP.

Wild Nothing have a new album coming out on Captured Tracks and we preview it with “Letting Go”. Tigercats have released Pig City recently and we feature “Stay Out of Limehouse”.

Average Sex have a new single with “Ne M’Oublie Pas” from their upcoming Melodie EP, as do Interpol and Dream Wife.

We have “The Invisibles” taken from Suede’s The Blue Hour album and Charles Watson with “Now That I’m a River”. Gruff Rhys is back and so too is David Byrne. We’ve also got the latest from Robert Rotifer, Tony Molina and Ralegh Long.

Also on the podcast there’s Butsenzeller, Jon Hopkins, Magic Mist, Bryde, The Mary Onettes, Walk Upright and Smokescreens.

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 21st July // Guest DJs Flowers // The Shacklewell Arms // Tickets

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

Saturday 18th August // The Shacklewell Arms

Friday 7th September // Synthpop Special // The Victoria // Tickets

Saturday 22nd September // The Shacklewell Arms

Friday 5th October // Talking Heads Special // The Victoria // Tickets

Saturday 20th October // The Shacklewell Arms

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

Friday 2nd November // The Victoria

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

Friday 30th November // 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, 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 7th September // The Victoria // Free

Friday 5th October // The Victoria // Free

Friday 2nd November // The Victoria // Free

Friday 30th November // The Victoria // Free

Monday 31st December // The Victoria

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.

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.

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.

TIGERCATS GUEST DJ ON SAT 16TH JUNE

We’re back on Saturday 16th June at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston.

Our guest DJs are Duncan Barrett and Paul Rains from Tigercats. They played a dancefloor filling DJ set at the club last year playing the likes of Talking Heads, LCD Soundsystem, The Slits, The Modern Lovers, Television, Sonic Youth, The Breeders and David Bowie. You can listen that playlist on our Spotify page. 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.