JON HILLCOCK GUEST DJS ON SAT 15TH DEC

JON HILLCOCK GUEST DJS ON SAT 15TH DEC

Tickets on sale for the club at The Shacklewell Arms

AVERAGE SEX GIG ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

AVERAGE SEX GIG ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

Entry is free at The Victoria in Dalston

AVERAGE SEX GUEST DJ ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

AVERAGE SEX GUEST DJ ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

Tickets on sale for the club at The Victoria

LIFE MODEL GIG ON SAT 12TH JAN

LIFE MODEL GIG ON SAT 12TH JAN

Support comes from The Tubs at The Victoria

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #86

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #86

Featuring Hairband, Chorusgirl, Average Sex and more

CLUB DATES

CLUB DATES

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

JON HILLCOCK GUEST DJS ON SAT 15TH DEC

We’re back on Saturday 15th December at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston.

Our guest DJ is Jon Hillcock from BBC 6 Music. We’re big fans of his A Way From Home podcasts as well as his radio shows so we’re delighted to welcome him to the club for the first time. 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 Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Best Coast . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Concretes . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . Bob Dylan . The Fall . Flowers . Gang of Four . Iggy Pop . Joanna Gruesome . Joy Division . Cate Le Bon . Le Tigre . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Night Flowers . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pulp . The Raincoats . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . Siouxsie and the Banshees . The Slits . Slow Club . Patti Smith . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh. Teleman . Tom Tom Club . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Our club nights at The Shacklewell Arms usually sell out so we recommend buying tickets in advance. They’re £5 from WeGotTickets. The price is £6 on the door.

AVERAGE SEX GIG ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

Average Sex headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Monday 31st December at The Victoria.

Entry to the gig is free followed by Scared To Dance: New Year’s Eve.

Over the last few years London-based quintet Average Sex have emerged as one of the fastest rising bands on the UK indie-scene. They make youthful, exhilarating power-pop gems, telling instantly relatable stories of finding love, falling out of love and living your best life.

The band have so far shared a pair of well received EP’s on Tim Burgess’ O Genesis Recordings. Last year’s debut Ice Cream EP drew comparisons to the likes of Alvvays and The Shop Assistants and the recently released Melodie EP saw the band tour Europe with The Charlatans.

AVERAGE SEX GUEST DJ ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

We’re back on New Year’s Eve at The Victoria in Dalston.

Our guest DJ is Finnigan Kidd from Average Sex. Finn DJed at our last NYE night playing a brilliant set including Talking Heads, Flowers, The Pastels, Modettes, The Lemonheads, The Slits, The B52’s, David Bowie and R.E.M. 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 Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Best Coast . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Concretes . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . Bob Dylan . The Fall . Flowers . Gang of Four . Iggy Pop . Joanna Gruesome . Joy Division . Cate Le Bon . Le Tigre . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Night Flowers . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pulp . The Raincoats . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . Siouxsie and the Banshees . The Slits . Slow Club . Patti Smith . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh. Teleman . Tom Tom Club . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Our New Year’s Eve nights always sell out in advance. Tickets include entry to Average Sex playing live before the club night. They’re available at WeGotTickets.

LIFE MODEL GIG ON SAT 12TH JAN

Life Model headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Saturday 12th January at The Victoria.

Entry is free and support comes from The Tubs.

Formed back in 2012, Glasgow’s Life Model are in some ways a testament to the art of taking your time. The quartet’s take on dream pop has seen them gradually accrue a sizeable audience with ever more impressive releases. Their 2017 EP, Lucky, released via Durham’s Frux Tapes label, was a fantastic and fascinating collection, while Real Estate, their offering on a recent split single with fellow-Glaswegian’s Home Economics, was to our ears, their finest track to date.

Making textural soundscapes that hark back to the glory days of shoegaze, Life Model revel in a world of reverberating guitars, crashing drum hits and glorious rumbles of bass. In the centre of all the chaotic noise, Sophie Evans’ vocal adds a crystalline shimmer, that is deserving of the frequent comparisons it receives with The Sundays’ Harriet Wheeler and the Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser.

The Tubs are members of Joanna Gruesome, The Snivellers, Garden Centre and Flowers who try to find the Antipodean Sound. They aim for The Clean, Dick Diver and The Stroppies, misfire and land in strange territory. Here they find The Cleaners from Venus wandering around, and offer them a Tubsmans Salute.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #86

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

Hairband are a Glasgow-based DIY-pop band featuring members of Spinning Coin, Breakfast Muff, Lush Purr and Kaputt. They’ve just released their debut EP on Monorail Music and we kick off with “White Teeth”.

Chorusgirl’s “Demon Baby” is lifted from their excellent second album and Average Sex return with the single “To My Dead Friend”.

Life Model and Home Economics release a split 7″ “Real Estate”/”Idiots” on Double A-Side Records and we have the brilliant new track by Molar.

Hinds put out “British Mind” and we have the latest from The Wave Pictures, Mikey Collins, Les Big Byrd, John Grant and Tree Trunks.

The Orielles one-off single “Bobbi’s Second World” is featured too alongside new material by Deerhunter and Papernut Cambridge.

Also on the podcast there’s Ralegh Long, Living Hour, Eerie Wanda, David Callahan and The Natvral.

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 15th December // Guest DJ Jon Hillcock (BBC 6 Music) // The Shacklewell Arms // Tickets

Monday 31st December // New Year’s Eve // The Victoria // Tickets

Saturday 12th January // Joy Division & New Order Special // The Victoria // Tickets

Saturday 19th January // Guest DJs Belle and Sebastian // The Shacklewell Arms // Tickets

Friday 1st February // The Victoria // Tickets

Saturday 9th February // Berlin Special // Loophole // €5 OTD

Saturday 16th February // The Shacklewell Arms // Tickets

Friday 1st March // Guest DJs Fortuna POP! // The Victoria // Tickets

Saturday 16th March // The Shacklewell Arms // 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, Peaness, 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, Witching Waves, Seabirds, Mammoth Penguins, Adwaith, Suggested Friends, Just Handshakes, Wolf Girl, Jessica’s Brother, Rotifer, Being There, LUST, Jean K, Winnaretta, Foundlings, The Great Electric, Birdie, Lyys, Red Red Eyes, Jack Hayter, Model Village, David Callahan, Pocketbooks, Deerful, The Understudies, Yukka, Emma Kupa, Cosines, Alan Tyler, Red Shoe Diaries, Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something, Two Tribes, Panic Pocket, Mikey Collins, Violet Woods, Jen Schande, The Catenary Wires, Ski Saigon, David Tattersall, Hanya, Enderby’s Room, The Hayman Kupa Band, Jeremy Tuplin, Clingfilm, Worst Place, Adults and Flirting.

★ Upcoming Dates ★

Monday 31st December // Average Sex // The Victoria // Free Entry

Saturday 12th January // Life Model + The Tubs // The Victoria // Free Entry

Friday 1st February // The Victoria // Free Entry

Friday 1st March // The Victoria // Free Entry

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.

TELEMAN GUEST DJ ON FRI 30TH NOV

We’re back on Friday 30th November at The Victoria in Dalston.

Our guest DJ is Thomas Sanders from Teleman. The band released their brilliant third album Family of Aliens a couple of months ago on Moshi Moshi Records. We’re delighted to welcome him back as last time out he played a storming set featuring XTC, Talking Heads, Devo, Shirley Ellis, Amanda Lear, Blondie, The Cure and Tom Tom Club. You can listen to that playlist on Spotify and 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 Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Best Coast . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Concretes . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . Bob Dylan . The Fall . Flowers . Gang of Four . Iggy Pop . Joanna Gruesome . Joy Division . Cate Le Bon . Le Tigre . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Night Flowers . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pulp . The Raincoats . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . Siouxsie and the Banshees . The Slits . Slow Club . Patti Smith . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh. Teleman . Tom Tom Club . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Cheaper advance tickets can be bought for £5 from WeGotTickets. The price is £6 on the door.