PAT NEVIN GUEST DJS ON SAT 17TH AUG

PAT NEVIN GUEST DJS ON SAT 17TH AUG

Tickets on sale for the club at The Shacklewell Arms

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN GUEST DJ ON SAT 31ST AUG

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN GUEST DJ ON SAT 31ST AUG

Tickets on sale for the club at Stereo in Glasgow

THE CURE SPECIAL ON SAT 7TH SEPT

THE CURE SPECIAL ON SAT 7TH SEPT

Tickets on sale for the club at The Victoria

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #94

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #94

Featuring Girl Ray, GHUM, Vivian Girls and more

MELBY GIG ON SAT 5TH OCT

MELBY GIG ON SAT 5TH OCT

Support comes from L I P S at The Victoria

ROSEHIP TEAHOUSE GIG ON SAT 7TH SEPT

ROSEHIP TEAHOUSE GIG ON SAT 7TH SEPT

Support comes from Nice Church at The Victoria

PAT NEVIN GUEST DJS ON SAT 17TH AUG

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

Our guest DJ is the ex-footballer Pat Nevin. Pat has been a regular DJ at the club over the years so we’re thrilled to welcome him back. Last time he played the likes of Camera Obscura, Allo Darlin’, Chorusgirl, Public Service Broadcasting, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Fall, Talulah Gosh, Alvvays and New Order. You can listen to that playlist 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 . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . Chorusgirl . The Clash . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . The Fall . Flowers . Gang of Four . Hatchie . Hefner . Iggy Pop . Joanna Gruesome . Joy Division . Keel Her . Cate Le Bon . Le Tigre . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Night Flowers . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Patience . Pulp . The Raincoats . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Siouxsie and the Banshees . The Slits . Slow Club . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Teleman . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Tickets are on sale at DICE and WeGotTickets.

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN GUEST DJ ON SAT 31ST AUG

We’re back in Glasgow on Saturday 31st August at Stereo.

Our guest DJ is Chris Geddes from Belle and Sebastian. Chris DJed for us earlier in the year in London playing the likes of The Stooges, The B-52’s, ESG, Stereolab, Anna Karina, The Shangri-Las and The Ronettes. You can listen to that DJ set 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 . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . Chorusgirl . The Clash . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . The Fall . Flowers . Gang of Four . Hatchie . Hefner . Iggy Pop . Joanna Gruesome . Joy Division . Keel Her . Cate Le Bon . Le Tigre . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Night Flowers . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Patience . Pulp . The Raincoats . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Siouxsie and the Banshees . The Slits . Slow Club . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Teleman . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Tickets are on sale at DICE and WeGotTickets.

THE CURE SPECIAL ON SAT 7TH SEPT

We’re back with The Cure Special on Saturday 7th September at The Victoria.

Our guest DJ is Greg Ullyart from Night Flowers. We’ll be playing the best from Three Imaginary Boys, Pornography, The Head on the Door, Kiss Me, Kiss Me Kiss Me, Disintegration, Wish and more. If you have any song requests you can post them in the Facebook event.

We’ll be playing The Cure alongside our mix of indiepop, post-punk and new wave music.

A Forest . A Night Like This . All Cats Are Grey . Boys Don’t Cry . Catch . The Caterpillar . Charlotte Sometimes . Close to Me . Closedown . Disintegration . Doubt . Fascination Street . The Figurehead . Fire in Cairo . Friday I’m in Love . From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea . Grinding Halt . The Hanging Garden . Hey You!!! . High . Hot Hot Hot!!! . How Beautiful You Are . Icing Sugar . In Between Days . It’s Not You . Jumping Someone Else’s Train . Just Like Heaven . The Kiss . Last Dance . Let’s Go to Bed . The Lovecats . Lovesong . Lullaby . Mint Car . Never Enough . Object . One Hundred Years . The Perfect Girl . Pictures of You . Plainsong . Play For Today . Primary . Push . Screw . Shake Dog Shake . So What . 10:15 Saturday Night . Torture . The Walk . Why Can’t I Be You?

Tickets are on sale at DICE and WeGotTickets.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #94

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

We start with Girl Ray and “Show Me More”, the lead single from their sophomore album Girl.

GHUM continue their rise with the superb “Saturn” and there’s the welcome return of Vivian Girls who are back after an eight year hiatus with “Sick”.

Suggested Friends are set to release their second LP and we lift “Cygnets” from Turtle Taxi and we have “Skin Game” by DIIV.

Gruff Rhys has just announced his the Welsh language album Pang! on Rough Trade Records and we have the title track alongside Pip Blom, The National, Holy Now and Ezra Furman.

There’s the excellent “Mae’n Hawdd” from Ynys plus Gold Baby, Queen of Jeans and Iggy Pop.

Also on the podcast there’s Dry Cleaning, Sleater-Kinney, Rose Ette, Cat Apostrophe, FELL and Common or Garden.

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MELBY GIG ON SAT 5TH OCT

Melby headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Saturday 5th October at The Victoria.

Support comes from L I P S and you can get your free ticket at DICE.

Stockholm psych-pop act Melby first emerged back in 2016 with their ear catching debut single Human and they haven’t really stopped impressing since. A steady stream of excellent singles and acclaimed EP’s followed, culminating earlier this year with the release of their debut album, None of This Makes Me Worry.

Taking influence from a vast variety of genres, Melby’s sound is one of glistening melodies and expansive rhythms, dreamy-pop songs given an emotional depth by Matilda Wiezell’s soaring, enchanting vocal style. None of This Makes Me Worry was, according to the band, the closest they’ve got to capturing the energy and dynamism of their live show, on that evidence Melby are a band not to be missed.

The latest wonderful act to emerge from the fertile Falmouth music scene are dreamy-indie types L I P S, who released their self-titled, debut EP earlier this year through Chicago-based label Sunday Records.

A hugely impressive debut; L I P S is a sublimely recorded collection of classic-pop songs given a modern twist, a record equally like to draw admiring glances from fans of The Sundays and Alvvays as it does from their more underground peers like Worst Place and Foundlings. Part of a current wave of brilliant indiepop coming to the forefront of the UK’s musical underground, L I P S are on the verge of something very special.

 

ROSEHIP TEAHOUSE GIG ON SAT 7TH SEPT

Rosehip Teahouse headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Saturday 7th September at The Victoria.

Support comes from Nice Church and you can get your free ticket at DICE.

Hailing from Cardiff, Rosehip Teahouse, started life back in 2015 as the bedroom-pop project of guitarist and vocalist, Faye Rogers. Now expanded into a full-band, they have impressed with their sparkling take on DIY-pop, which has seen the band pack out their own headline tour and bag a high profile slot at Indietracks.

Musically, Rosehip Teahouse inhabit a world of melancholic beauty. Recalling the likes of Let’s Buy Happiness or a less frenetic Mothers. A band in that thrilling early stage; full of creativity and fearlessness, simultaneously making you long to hear what comes next and simply enjoy where they already are.

Born in a South Edinburgh barn circa 2015, Nice Church are ever evolving collective of musicians split between Scotland’s two biggest cities, with influences as diverse as Stanley Brinks, Erasure and Cats (the animals not the musical). They first emerged back in 2018, with their debut album, Chord on Cord, a record they followed up this April with their self-titled second offering.

An eclectic collection melding elements of anti-folk, slacker rock and anti-folk, Nice Church saw the band expand both their ambition and their musical horizons. Paired with a comedic pessimism that came up with song titles like Everything Is Terrible and The One Day the Sun Came Out, Nice Church are a delightful and defiantly independent treasure. 

TALKING HEADS SPECIAL ON SAT 5TH OCT

We’re back on Saturday 5th October at The Victoria and we’re having a Talking Heads Special.

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 also be projecting Stop Making Sense. If you have any song requests you can post them in the Facebook event.

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

And She Was . Artists Only . 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 . Paper . 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

Tickets are on sale at DICE and WeGotTickets.

BRIGHTON SPECIAL ON SAT 30TH NOV

We’re back in Brighton on Saturday 30th November at Komedia.

Our guest DJ is the music journalist and author Simon Price. Simon wrote the brilliant Everything (A Book About Manic Street Preachers) and DJs at Spellbound. He used to run the legendary Stay Beautiful club night as well as writing for The Independent and Melody Maker. You can listen to one of his past DJ sets 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 . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . Chorusgirl . The Clash . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . The Fall . Flowers . Gang of Four . Hatchie . Hefner . Iggy Pop . Joanna Gruesome . Joy Division . Keel Her . Cate Le Bon . Le Tigre . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Night Flowers . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Patience . Pulp . The Raincoats . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Siouxsie and the Banshees . The Slits . Slow Club . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Teleman . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Tickets are on sale at WeGotTickets.

CLUB DATES

The club plays indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music and is on the first Saturday 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, Jon Hillcock, 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 Belle and Sebastian, 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, Keel Her, 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, Mammoth Penguins, 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 August // Guest DJ Pat Nevin // The Shacklewell Arms // Tickets

Saturday 31st August // Guest DJs Belle and Sebastian // Stereo // Tickets

Saturday 7th September // The Cure Special // The Victoria // Tickets

Saturday 21st September // Guest DJ Amelia Fletcher // The Shacklewell Arms // Tickets

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

Saturday 19th October // The Shacklewell Arms

Saturday 2nd November // Scared To Dance: 10 // The Victoria

Saturday 16th November // Guest DJ Gideon Coe (BBC 6 Music) // The Shacklewell Arms // Tickets

Saturday 30th November // Brighton Special // Komedia // Tickets

Saturday 7th December // The Victoria

Saturday 21st December // The Shacklewell Arms

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