SWEDISH SPECIAL ON SAT 30TH MAY

SWEDISH SPECIAL ON SAT 30TH MAY

Expect to hear the likes of Jens Lekman, The Cardigans, Håkan Hellström and The Knife

NEW MUSIC ON THE MAY PODCAST

NEW MUSIC ON THE MAY PODCAST

Featuring Future Islands, Gwenno, Pinkshinyultrablast, Kid Wave and Rozi Plain

DARREN HAYMAN GIG ON FRI 3RD JULY

DARREN HAYMAN GIG ON FRI 3RD JULY

With support from Mammoth Penguins and Jen Schande at the Shacklewell Arms

SHRAG DJ ON SAT 13TH JUNE

SHRAG DJ ON SAT 13TH JUNE

We’ll be projecting the 1973 documentary Warhol at the Moustache Bar in Hackney

NEW CLUB NIGHT AND GIG PHOTOS

NEW CLUB NIGHT AND GIG PHOTOS

Photographs from the Moustache Bar, King’s Cross Social Club and The Shacklewell Arms

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SWEDISH SPECIAL ON SAT 30TH MAY

SWEDISH SPECIAL ON SAT 30TH MAY

On Saturday 30th May it’s our annual Swedish Special at the Moustache Bar​! To get in on our cheaplist, join the Facebook event before doors open.

Our guest DJs are our resident Swedish music experts Jenny Brinck​ and Ylwa Wirling​ who will be flying over from Gothenburg for the DJ set. You can listen to what they played last time on our Spotify page. If there’s anything you’d like to hear on the night, let us know!

We’ll be playing nothing but Swedish music throughout the night like this.

ABBA . Acid House Kings . Mattias Alkberg . Joel Alme . Marit Bergman . bob hund . Brainpool . Broder Daniel . Caesars . The Cardigans . Pelle Carlberg . Neneh Cherry . Club 8 . The Concretes . David & the Citizens . Dungen . Ebba Grön . The Embassy . First Aid Kit . Goat . Hello Saferide . Håkan Hellström . The Hives . Honey Is Cool . Frida Hyvönen . I’m From Barcelona . [ingenting] . Kent . The Knife . Laakso . The Legends . Jens Lekman . LUST . Lykke Li . Makthaverskan . The Mary Onettes . Peter Bjorn and John . Popsicle . The Radio Dept . Robyn . Sambassadeur . Shout Out Louds . The Soundtrack of Our Lives . Suburban Kids With Biblical Names . Taken By Trees . Those Dancing Days . Vit Päls . The Wannadies . Jenny Wilson . Yvonne

Plus we’ll be projecting Lukas Moodysson​’s brilliant film Tillsammans​ onto the dancefloor!

The venue now has a cloakroom. You can leave your jacket behind the bar and collect your token at the end of the night.

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.

NEW MUSIC ON THE MAY PODCAST

NEW MUSIC ON THE MAY PODCAST

We have all new music on our May podcast!

We start with Future Islands who have released “The Chase” as a stand alone single. That’s followed by Django Django whose second album Born Under Saturn is out now and former Pipettes frontwoman Gwenno with the magnificent “Patriachaeth”.

Mammoth Penguins are playing at our next gig night and their lead track “When I Was Your Age” sits alongside fellow Fortuna Pop! label mates Joanna Gruesome new single “I Don’t Wanna Relax”. Plus there’s Pinkshinyultrablast and Kid Wave.

Mac DeMarco has a mini-album coming out on Captured Tracks and we feature “The Way You’d Love Her”. We also have new material from Rozi Plain, Sleater-Kinney, Conor Oberst’s Desaparecidos, Spirit Club and Sharon Van Etten.

Sweden’s The Legends are back and so too are Peter Bjorn and John for the first time in four years. Also on the podcast we have Jamie xx, Azure Blue, Bel Étage, The Color Waves and Tigercats’ Laura K.

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

DARREN HAYMAN GIG ON FRI 3RD JULY

DARREN HAYMAN GIG ON FRI 3RD JULY

Our gig night is back at The Shacklewell Arms for our third show of the year on Friday 3rd July!

Tickets can be bought in advance for £8 from WeGotTickets and they’ll be £10 on the door. You can bookmark it in your diaries by joining the Facebook event.

We’re delighted to welcome Darren Hayman as our headliner. Formerly of Hefner, The French and Hayman, Watkins, Trout & Lee, he has released twelve albums since going solo in 2006. Working with numerous other bands in that time including Rotifer, Papernut Cambridge and now The Great Electric and Brute Love, he released his latest album Chants for Socialists on Where It’s At Is Where You Are to widespread critical acclaim in February. A captivating live performer, he’s been described by Q magazine as “a true treasure”.

Mammoth Penguins is the new band fronted by Emma Kupa, formerly of BBC 6 Music favourites Standard Fare. When the band called it a day after nine years and two albums, Kupa upped sticks and moved from Sheffield to Cambridge where she recruited Mark Boxall (bass) and Tom Barden (drums) for her new project. They release their debut LP Hide and Seek on Fortuna Pop! this month and they’ll be playing songs from the album at this show.

Schande was the brainchild of Californian girl Jen Chochinov. They released two albums and an EP before Jen relocated to London. In-between she released an EP under the name This Is Thunder with the electronic musician Nopse. She has since performed solo culminating in 2012’s 19: Songs for and Inspired by Valencia Chapter 19 and this year’s split single “The Russian” alongside Girl One and The Grease Guns on Squirrel Records.

The writer and broadcaster Dougie Anderson will be spinning records in-between the bands.

SHRAG DJ ON SAT 13TH JUNE

SHRAG DJ ON SAT 13TH JUNE

We return to the Moustache Bar on Saturday 13th June! To get in on our cheaplist, join the Facebook event before doors open.

Our guest DJs are Helen King and Bob Brown from Shrag! The band were one of our favourites with the brilliant albums Life! Death! Prizes! and Canines before calling it a day in 2013.

They’ve DJed at the club many times and they’ll be on the decks between 11pm and 12:30am. If you have any song requests, let us know!

You can listen to one of their past DJ sets on our Spotify page. It features Echo & the Bunnymen, David Bowie, Tom Tom Club, The Kinks, New Order, ESG, Sonic Youth and The Smiths.

We’ll be playing our eclectic mix indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music and we’ll be projecting David Bailey’s 1973 documentary Warhol onto the dancefloor.

The venue now has a cloakroom. You can leave your jacket behind the bar and collect your token at the end of the night. Doors open at 10pm until 3am.

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.

NEW CLUB NIGHT AND GIG PHOTOS

NEW CLUB NIGHT AND GIG PHOTOS

We’ve recently added a new photo section to our website.

On there you’ll find photographs from our club nights at the Moustache Bar, King’s Cross Social Club and The Albany. Take a look, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll spot yourself in there.

There’s also a new gig section including many of the bands we’ve put on over the years. It features Shrag, Standard Fare, Allo Darlin’, The Wave Pictures, Tigercats, The Just Joans, The Understudies, The Spook School, Stanley Brinks, Freschard, Rotifer, Emma Kupa, Pocketbooks, Red Shoe Diaries, Evans the Death, Night Flowers and Fever Dream.

If you have any photos from our events that you’d like to contribute, please get in touch.

SCARED TO DANCE ON FACEBOOK

SCARED TO DANCE ON FACEBOOK

We’ve created a new Facebook group which you can join if you wish to receive invites to our club nights at the Moustache Bar and gig nights at The Shacklewell Arms. 

We are limited to 600 members in the group in order to send out invites properly so you can it join if you’d like to be kept updated. We send out two to three invites per month.

You can also like our Facebook page which is where we post our events, podcasts, DJ playlists and photos. You can also find us on TwitterMixcloud and Instagram.