GIDEON COE GUEST DJS ON SAT 17TH NOV

GIDEON COE GUEST DJS ON SAT 17TH NOV

Tickets on sale for the club at The Shacklewell Arms

PEANESS GIG ON FRI 30TH NOV

PEANESS GIG ON FRI 30TH NOV

Support comes from Flirting at The Victoria

TELEMAN GUEST DJ ON FRI 30TH NOV

TELEMAN GUEST DJ ON FRI 30TH NOV

Tickets on sale for the club at The Victoria

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

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #85

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #85

Featuring Young Romance, Hatchie, Wild Nothing and more

GIDEON COE GUEST DJS ON SAT 17TH NOV

We’re back on Saturday 17th November at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston.

Our guest DJ is Gideon Coe from BBC 6 Music. Gideon has been a regular at the club for many years playing the likes of The Clash, The Flatmates, Belle and Sebastian, The Popguns, Violent Femmes, Blondie, The Pastels and Allo Darlin’. You can listen to his past playlists on Spotify. 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

The last time Gideon Coe DJed it sold out so we recommend buying tickets in advance. They’re £5 from WeGotTickets. The price is £6 on the door.

PEANESS GIG ON FRI 30TH NOV

Peaness headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Friday 30th November at The Victoria.

Entry is free and support comes from Flirting.

Formed in Chester back in 2014, Peaness are Jess, Balla and Rach, an indiepop trio with tunes as much fun as hearing radio presenters audibly blush when saying their name on the airwaves. The band won plenty of fans with their early self-released material, which saw them team up with Odd Box Records for a sold-out single in 2017, before settling at their current home of Alcopop! Records and releasing their debut EP, Are You Sure?

Since that harmony-drenched blast of musical brilliance, the band have combined work on their debut album, with a relentless string of live dates, supporting the likes of We Are Scientists, The Cribs and The Spook School. With new material on the way soon, the unstoppable rise of Pea-Pop looks sure to continue unabated, catch them at a reasonably sized venue while you still can.

Self-styled anxiety-pop quintet flirting. formed in East London back in 2016. They initially bonded over an eclectic array of music, noise and Vine videos, but ended up as what they describe as, “a group therapy project, set to a Sofia Coppola soundtrack”.

The band recently released their debut 5-track EP, This Would Be Funny If It Were Happening to Anyone But Me, a fascinating collage of musical ideas; flittering from Life Without Buildings-like post-punk, to spoken word musings and angst-driven noise. Unnerving, beautiful, brutal, bruising and utterly unique, flirting. defy convention, refuse your pigeon-holes and make one of the most exciting emotive rackets you’ll ever come across.

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.

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.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #85

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

Young Romance start us off with “Dark of My Shadow” from their forthcoming Don’t Look LP on Banquet Records.

Hatchie have a song out on the Adult Swim single’s series and we feature “Adored” alongside the latest from Wild Nothing.

B.E.D is a new band featuring Baxter Dury, Etienne de Crécy and Delilah Holliday of Skinny Diet Girl and we have their debut release “White Coats”.

We lift the wonderful “Limited Edition Heart” from Gruff Rhys’ latest album and there’s new songs from Teleman, Interpol and Worst Place.

The Lemonheads have an LP of covers coming out next year and we hear their take on Yo La Tengo’s “Can’t Forget” next to Whoa Melodic and Famous Problems.

Wolf Girl are back with “Dream Partner” plus Gold Baby, Beirut, Hanya and Julia Holter.

Also on the podcast there’s Saint Etienne, Moderate Rebels, Clingfilm and Peel Dream Magazine.

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

Friday 30th November // Guest DJs Teleman // The Victoria // Tickets

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 // 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

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 30th November // Peaness + Flirting // The Victoria // Free Entry

Monday 31st December // Average Sex // 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.