GIDEON COE DJ CLUB NIGHT ON FRI 3RD FEB

GIDEON COE DJ CLUB NIGHT ON FRI 3RD FEB

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SYNTHPOP SPECIAL CLUB NIGHT ON FRI 17TH FEB

SYNTHPOP SPECIAL CLUB NIGHT ON FRI 17TH FEB

Click going on the Facebook event for cheaplist entry at The Victoria

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CLUB NIGHT DATES 2017

CLUB NIGHT DATES 2017

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

GIG NIGHT DATES 2017

GIG NIGHT DATES 2017

Our gig night is every other month at The Shacklewell Arms

FILM NIGHT DATES 2017

FILM NIGHT DATES 2017

Our film night is every other month at Genesis Cinema

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GIDEON COE DJ CLUB NIGHT ON FRI 3RD FEB

We’re back on Friday 3rd February at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston!

You can click going on the Facebook event before doors open to get on our £4 cheaplist.

Our guest DJ is Gideon Coe from BBC Radio 6 Music! Gideon has been a regular DJ at the club over the years. Expect to hear the likes of The Clash, The Pastels, New Order, McCarthy, Allo Darlin’, The Jesus and Mary Chain and Belle and Sebastian. You can listen to his last DJ set on Spotify. If you have any song requests you can post them on the 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 . Best Coast . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Depeche Mode . Dexys Midnight Runners . The Fall . Gang of Four . Hefner . The Jam . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Joy Division . The Kinks . Cate Le Bon . Jens Lekman . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . Neutral Milk Hotel . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . The Slits . Slow Club . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . The Wave Pictures . Wire . Withered Hand

You can guarantee getting in by buying advance tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.

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SYNTHPOP SPECIAL CLUB NIGHT ON FRI 17TH FEB

Our Synthpop Special returns on Friday 17th February to The Victoria in Dalston!

You can click going on the Facebook event before doors open to get on our £4 cheaplist.

Our guest DJ is Bob Brown from Shrag. He DJed at our Synthpop Special last year playing a fantastic set that got the dancefloor bouncing. You can listen to that on Spotify. He’ll be on the decks at 10:30pm. If you have any song requests then feel free to send them in!

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

Animal Collective . Associates . The Avalanches . Bronski Beat . The Buggles . CSS . The Cure . Daft Punk . Depeche Mode . Devo . DIIV . Django Django . Electronic . Brian Eno . Erasure . Eurythmics . FFS . Fiction Factory . Future Islands . John Grant . Heaven 17 . Hot Chip . The Human League . Joy Division . The Knife . Kraftwerk . LCD Soundsystem . The Magnetic Fields . Mystery Jets . Neon Neon . Neu! . New Order . Gary Numan . of Montreal . Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . Pet Shop Boys . The Postal Service . The Radio Dept . Saint Etienne . Simple Minds . Soft Cell . Sparks . Stereolab . Donna Summer . Teleman . The The . Visage . Wild Nothing . Yazoo

You can guarantee getting in by buying advance tickets for £6 at WeGotTickets.

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You can like our Facebook page for updates on our club, gig and film nights 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.

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CLUB NIGHT DATES 2017

The club plays indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music and is on the first Friday of the month at The Shacklewell Arms and on the third Friday of the month at The Victoria.

Over the years we have invited some of our favourite people, record labels and bands to guest DJ at the club. These have included: writers Jon Ronson and Pete Paphides, comedians Josie Long and Robin Ince, broadcasters Gideon Coe and Dougie Anderson, poet Simon Armitage and former international footballer Pat Nevin. 

Among the record labels, bands and club nights that have DJed are The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Allo Darlin’, The Wave Pictures, Darren Hayman, Slow Club, Joanna Gruesome, Teleman, Veronica Falls, Summer Camp, Lætitia Sadier, Talulah Gosh, Withered Hand, Standard Fare, Let’s Wrestle, Shrag, Tigercats, Fever Dream, Flowers, Evans the Death, Betty and the Werewolves, Ballboy, Acid House Kings, Rotifer, The Just Joans, The Spook School, Night Flowers, Being There, Red Shoe Diaries, MJ Hibbett, Pocketbooks, Moustache of Insanity, The Rosie Taylor Project, Help Stamp Out Loneliness, Northern Portrait, The Understudies, 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, Stole Wine Social, Nuisance and STOP, PLAY.

Upcoming Dates

Friday 3rd February // Guest DJ Gideon Coe (BBC 6 Music) // Tickets
Friday 17th February // Synthpop Special // Tickets
Friday 3rd March
Saturday 18th March // Guest DJ Colin Murray // Tickets
Friday 7th April
Saturday 22nd April // Guest DJs Labrador Records // Tickets
Friday 5th May
Saturday 13th May // Berlin Special

Saturday 20th May // Guest DJ Josie Long // Tickets
Friday 2nd June
Saturday 17th June
Friday 7th July
Saturday 22nd July
Friday 4th August
Saturday 19th August
Friday 1st September
Saturday 16th September
Friday 6th October
Saturday 21st October
Friday 3rd November
Saturday 18th November
Friday 1st December
Saturday 16th December
Sunday 31st December // New Year’s Eve // Tickets

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GIG NIGHT DATES 2017

Our gigs are every other month at The Shacklewell Arms and have hosted some of Europe’s best independent bands. 

Artists that have played at our shows include: Allo Darlin’, The Wave Pictures, Darren Hayman, Withered Hand, Stanley Brinks, Rozi Plain, Standard Fare, Shrag, Tigercats, Fever Dream, Flowers, Evans the Death, Papernut Cambridge, Rotifer, Freschard, The Just Joans, The Spook School, Night Flowers, The Hayman Kupa Band, Seabirds, Mammoth Penguins, Just Handshakes, Chorusgirl, Being There, LUST, Jack Hayter, David Tattersall, Model Village, Pocketbooks, The Understudies, Emma Kupa, Lætitia Sadier, Cosines, Violet Woods, Jen Schande, Enderby’s Room, Wolf Girl, Ralegh Long, Deerful, Red Shoe Diaries and Suggested Friends.

Upcoming Dates

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FILM NIGHT DATES 2017

Our film nights are every other month at the arthouse Genesis Cinema in Whitechapel. We show a music related film on each night followed by a question and answer session with our guest.

Curators include Josie Long presenting The National’s documentary film Mistaken For Strangers, Robin Ince introducing The Monkees’ Head, Belle and Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch showing Ladies and Gentlemen… Mr. Leonard Cohen and Jon Ronson with The Devil and Daniel Johnston.

Upcoming Dates

TBA

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TALKING HEADS SPECIAL CLUB NIGHT ON FRI 20TH JAN

We’re back at The Victoria on Friday 20th January and we’re having a Talking Heads Special!

You can click going on the Facebook event before doors open to get on our £4 cheaplist.

Our guests DJs are Brian Bryden and Bree Wright from The Understudies. They DJed for us last year and they’re big fans of David Byrne and co. Check out what they played last time on our Spotify page. They’ll be DJing from 10:30pm so except 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 on the event wall!

We’ll be playing Talking Heads alongside our usual 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 either join the event to get in on our £4 cheaplist or you can buy tickets in advance for £6 to guarantee getting in from WeGotTickets.

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SLOW CLUB DJ CLUB NIGHT ON FRI 6TH JAN

We’re back on Friday 6th January at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston!

You can click going on the Facebook event before doors open to get on our £4 cheaplist.

Our guest DJ is Charles Watson from Slow Club! The last time we had him at the club he played a storming set featuring Roxy Music, Lou Reed, Jonathan Richman, Camera Obscura, LCD Soundsystem, Pulp and Iggy Pop. You can listen to that playlist on our Spotify page. He’ll be DJing at midnight. If you have any requests you can post them on the 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 . Best Coast . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Depeche Mode . Dexys Midnight Runners . The Fall . Gang of Four . Hefner . The Jam . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Joy Division . The Kinks . Cate Le Bon . Jens Lekman . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . Neutral Milk Hotel . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . The Slits . Slow Club . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . The Wave Pictures . Wire . Withered Hand

You can guarantee getting in by buying advance tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.

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DJING AT MARTHA AT THE LEXINGTON

We’ll be DJing at the seventh and final annual Fortuna Pop! Winter Sprinter on Wednesday 4th January. Martha headline with support from Radiator Hospital and Average Sex.

The Sprinter kicks off on Tuesday 3rd January with Ultimate Painting, The Wharves and Girl Ray. On Thursday 5th January there’s Haiku SalutTrust Fund and Totally. Then on the final night The Just Joans play with Expert Alterations and Bill Botting & The Two Drink Minimums.

Tickets can be bought for each night or as a season ticket and stage times can be found on the Facebook event.

Four nights, twelve bands, DJs, the perfect antidote to the post-Christmas in the intimate surroundings of The Lexington. For the final sprinter, and with the Fortuna Pop! Twenty Years of Trouble shows in March looming, they’ve booked some of their favourite bands not on the Fortuna Pop! label (and one that is) for this unmissable curtain-raiser to the year.

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SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #63

It’s our final podcast of the year as we compile our favourite new songs from the past month on our December podcast!

We say goodbye to one of our favourite bands Allo Darlin’ who bow out with the brilliant “Hymn On the 45”.

The Jesus and Mary Chain will be releasing their first album in 18 years, Damage and Joy, and we lift “Amputation” from that. We also have the latest from King Creosote and The Hidden Cameras who have released excellent LPs this year.

Bill Botting & The Two Drink Minimums cover “Graceland” from their upcoming debut album and Enderby’s Room return with “Lakeside”.

The Proper Ornaments are back with “Cremated (Blown Away)” from their forthcoming LP Foxhole plus new singles from Neil Young, The Wave Pictures, Papernut Cambridge, The Wharves, Totally and Ultimate Painting.

Also on the podcast there’s a festive offering from Night Flowers plus Tennis, Delay Trees, The Pictish Trail, Kristin Kontrol, Wild Beasts and Joe Goddard.

You can subscribe to our Mixcloud page for all of our monthly podcasts.

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THE TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2016

1. TELEMAN – BRILLIANT SANITY

Track Picks: “Düsseldorf”, “Tangerine”, “Drop Out”
Label: Moshi Moshi Records
Release Date: 8th April 2016
Listen: Spotify

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2. BOYS FOREVER – BOYS FOREVER

Track Picks: “Poisonous”, “Voice In My Head”, “Brian”
Label: Amour Foo
Release Date: 5th August 2016
Listen: Spotify

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3. KING CREOSOTE – ASTRONAUT MEETS APPLEMAN

Track Picks: “You Just Want”, “Melin Wynt”, “Wake Up To This”
Label: Domino
Release Date: 2nd September 2016
Listen: Spotify

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4. CATE LE BON – CRAB DAY

Track Picks: “Crab Day”, “Love Is Not Love”, “Wonderful”
Label: Drag City
Release Date: 15th April 2016
Listen: Spotify

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5. FLOWERS – EVERYBODY’S DYING TO MEET YOU

Track Picks: “Pull My Arm”, “Ego Loss”, “Russian Doll”
Label: Fortuna Pop!
Release Date: 12th February 2016
Listen: Spotify

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6. SEA PINKS – SOFT DAYS

Track Picks: “(I Don’t Feel Like) Giving In”, “Ordinary Gaze”, “Yr Horoscope”
Label: CF Records
Release Date: 8th January 2016
Listen: Spotify

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7. WILD NOTHING – LIFE OF PAUSE

Track Picks: “Reichpop”, “Lady Blue”, “TV Queen”
Label: Bella Union
Release Date: 19th February 2016
Listen: Spotify

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8. DAVID BOWIE – BLACKSTAR

Track Picks: “Blackstar”, “Sue (Or In a Season of Crime)”, “I Can’t Give Everything Away”
Label: RCA
Release Date: 8th January 2016
Listen: Spotify

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9. PAPERNUT CAMBRIDGE – LOVE THE THINGS YOUR LOVER LOVES

Track Picks: “Love The Things Your Lover Loves”, “Chartreuse”, “We Are the Nut”
Label: Gare du Nord Records
Release Date: 13th May 2016
Listen: Spotify

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10. ALEXIS TAYLOR – PIANO

Track Picks: “I’m Ready”, “Without Your Name”, “Don’t Make My Brown Eyes Blue”
Label: Moshi Moshi Records
Release Date: 10th June 2016
Listen: Spotify

 HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Steven James Adams – Old Magick
Pete Astor – Spilt Milk

The Avalanches – Wildflower
Bat For Lashes – The Bride
Boys – Love On Tour EP
Billy Bragg & Joe Henry – Shine A Light: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad
Jarvis Cocker – Music From Likely Stories EP
Cosines – Transitions EP
Deerful – Staying Still EP
DIIV – Is The Is Are
Emmy the Great – Second Love
Evans the Death – Vanilla
Fear of Men – Fall Forever

Freschard – Sunday Night
Darren Hayman – Thankful Villages Volume 1
Hinds – Leave Me Alone
Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression
Nat Johnson – The Liberty System EP
Ralegh Long – We Are In The Fields EP
LUST – Lovender EP
Mystery Jets – Curve Of The Earth
of Montreal – Innocence Reaches
Pinkshinyultrablast – Grandfeathered
The Radio Dept. – Running Out Of Love

Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
Robert Rotifer – If We Hadn’t Had You EP
Savages – Adore Life
Slow Club – One Day All Of This Won’t Matter Anymore
Sweet Baboo – Dennis EP
The Tuts – Update Your Brain
Ultimate Painting – Dusk
The Wave Pictures – Bamboo Diner In The Rain
Wild Beasts – Boy King
Wire – Nocturnal Koreans
Wolf Girl – We Tried
Woodpigeon – T R O U B L E
Young Romance – Another’s Blood
YUKKA – A Long Way EP

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SHRAG DJ CLUB NIGHT ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

Scared To Dance will be seeing in 2017 at The Victoria in Dalston!

All of our past New Year’s Eve nights have sold out so make sure you get your tickets in advance.

Our guest DJ is Bob Brown from the band Shrag! He has been regular DJ at the club over the years turning in fantastic sets each time. You can listen to one of his past DJ sets on our Spotify page. If you have any song requests, you can post them on 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 . Best Coast . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Depeche Mode . Dexys Midnight Runners . The Fall . Gang of Four . Hefner . The Jam . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Joy Division . The Kinks . Cate Le Bon . Jens Lekman . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . Neutral Milk Hotel . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . The Slits . Slow Club . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . The Wave Pictures . Wire . Withered Hand

We have 20 early bird tickets available then they’ll be the usual NYE price. They are available from WeGotTickets.