TALKING HEADS SPECIAL ON FRI 5TH OCT

TALKING HEADS SPECIAL ON FRI 5TH OCT

Tickets on sale for the club at The Victoria

FOUNDLINGS GIG ON FRI 5TH OCT

FOUNDLINGS GIG ON FRI 5TH OCT

Support comes from Adults at The Victoria

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #83

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #83

Featuring Gruff Rhys, Teleman, Wild Nothing 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

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TALKING HEADS SPECIAL ON FRI 5TH OCT

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

Our guest DJ is Andre Jegodka from the Berlin club night What Difference Does It Make. Expect to hear the best from More Songs About Buildings and Food, Remain in Light, Fear of Music, Speaking in Tongues, Stop Making Sense and more. 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, new wave and sixties music.

And She Was . Artists Only . Blind . 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 . Electric Guitar . Found a Job . Girlfriend Is Better . The Girls Want to Be With the Girls . The Great Curve . Heaven . Houses in Motion . I Zimbra . I’m Not in Love . Life During Wartime . Lifetime Pilling Up . Love For Sale . Making Flippy Floppy . Memories Can’t Wait . New Feeling . (Nothing But) Flowers . Once in a Lifetime . Paper . People Like Us . Perfect World . Psycho Killer . Pull Up the Roots . Pulled Up . Puzzlin’ Evidence . Radio Head . Road to Nowhere . Ruby Dear . Sax and Violins . Slippery People . Stay Hungry . Stay Up Late . Swamp . Take Me to the River . Television Man . Tentative Decisiions . Thank You For Sending Me An Angel . This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) . Totally Nude . Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town . What a Day That Was . Wild Wild Life

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

FOUNDLINGS GIG ON FRI 5TH OCT

Foundlings headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Friday 5th September at The Victoria.

Entry is free and support comes from Adults.

Foundlings are a South East London/Brighton based band who play melodic, guitar-driven, indie-rock music. The influences of the band range from post-punk and 80’s and 90’s indie to modern alternative jams, such as Parquet Courts, Courtney Barnett, Haley Bonar and Alvvays.

The band self-released their debut single Misery in March this year receiving airplay from BBC 6 Music, BBC Introducing in the South and Amazing Radio. In July, the band completed their first UK tour in support of their new single Horizon. Foundlings are just getting started and they sound all the better for it.

Indiepop quartet Adults came to the attention of many last year with MSN, their contribution to the Art Is Hard Singles Club. The band initially bonded over, “desperately trying to be adults and desperately trying to rip off other bands”, however they soon stumbled upon their own sound, as showcased on their recent debut cassette, The Weekend Was Almost Always Over.

Dealing in a similarly energetic and scratchy take on indie to bands like Los Campesinos! and Johnny Foreigner, Adults’ sound is built around wiry guitar-line, shout along girl-boy vocals and frenetic drum beats.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #83

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

Gruff Rhys releases his fifth solo album Babelsberg on Rough Trade Records and we kick off with “The Club”.

We hear another preview from the forthcoming LP from Teleman with the wonderful “Song For a Seagull” and there’s the latest from Wild Nothing and Yukka.

Tree Trunks put out their second EP through Phone Home Records next month and we lift the title track “For Real” alongside the brilliant “Planet Thanet” by Tigercats.

Sea Pinks and Young Romance are readying new albums and we feature “Watermelon Sugar (Alcohol)” and “Alice”.

Colleen Green returns with “Let Go” plus there’s new material from Interpol, Art Brut, Average Sex, Trust Fund, The Just Joans and Calvin Johnson.

Also on the podcast there’s Amber Arcades, Life Pass Filter, Tony Molina, Marissa Nadler 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 

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

Saturday 20th October // Guest DJ Pat Nevin // The Shacklewell Arms // Tickets

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

Friday 2nd November // The Victoria // Tickets

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

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 5th October // Foundlings + Adults // The Victoria // Free Entry

Friday 2nd November // Marble Season // The Victoria // Free Entry

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

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

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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.

DOUGIE ANDERSON GUEST DJS ON SAT 22ND SEPT

We’re back on Saturday 22nd September at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston.

Our guest DJ is the broadcaster, writer and filmmaker Dougie Anderson. Dougie has been a regular at the club over the years DJing on five previous occasions. Expect to hear the likes of Lou Reed, The Beatles, Ramones, The Fall, Teenage Fanclub, Joy Division, Camera Obscura, David Bowie, The Modern Lovers, Belle and Sebastian and Franz Ferdinand from him. You can listen to one of his previous DJ sets 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 last time Dougie Anderson DJed it sold out so we recommend buying tickets in advance. They’re £5 from WeGotTickets. The price is £6 on the door.

SYNTHPOP SPECIAL ON FRI 7TH SEPT

Our Synthpop Special returns on Friday 7th September to The Victoria in Dalston.

Our guest DJ is Bob Brown from Shrag. He DJed at our Synthpop Special earlier this year playing a fantastic set featuring Kraftwerk, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Soft Cell, LCD Soundsystem, The Postal Service, Gary Numan and more. You can listen to that on Spotify. If you have any song requests you can post them in the Facebook event.

We’ll be playing synthpop, krautrock and electronic inspired music from the past to the present day.

Animal Collective . Associates . The Avalanches . Blancmange . Bronski Beat . The Buggles . The Communards . CSS . Daft Punk . Depeche Mode . Devo . DIIV . Django Django . Electronic . Brian Eno . Erasure . Eurythmics . FFS . Fiction Factory . Future Islands . Heaven 17 . The Horrors . Hot Chip . The Human League . Japan . Joy Division . The Knife . Kraftwerk . La Roux . Ladyhawke . LCD Soundsystem . Neon Neon . Neu! . New Order . Gary Numan . of Montreal . Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark . Pet Shop Boys . The Postal Service . The Radio Dept . Saint Etienne . Simple Minds . Soft Cell . Sparks . Stereolab . Donna Summer . The The . Visage . Wild Nothing . Yazoo

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

MIKEY COLLINS GIG ON FRI 7TH SEPT

Mikey Collins headlines the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Friday 7th September at The Victoria.

Entry is free and support comes from Worst Place.

Mikey Collins found fame and cult acclaim as the drummer in indiepop behemoths Allo Darlin’. By the time the much loved band parted ways in 2016, Mikey was already hard at work in his Big Jelly Studios in Ramsgate, working on the songs that would go on to become his debut album.

Recently released on Fika Recordings, Mikey’s record, Hoick, is largely inspired by his relocation from London to the Kent coast; ruminations on living by the sea and building a new community in a new town. Musically, it keeps the pop-tinged heart of his old band, and, through the addition of disco rhythms and RnB grooves, moves his sound into intriguing new directions. Live he’s backed by a crack team of musical heroes who bring his intricate musical ideas to life.

Fresh from opening up the main stage at this year’s Indietracks, Worst Place are an East London-based quartet whose music blends dreamy shoegaze and fuzzy indiepop. The band originally formed back in 2016 and after spending their formative days locked away in rehearsal rooms and recording studios, have emerged as one of the most exciting new bands on the London scene.

Their debut single, Dreamer, came out in 2017 as part of the Art is Hard postcard club, and much of 2018 has been spent plotting their debut EP, which should be due in the near future.