FORTUNA POP! GUEST DJ ON SAT 22ND JULY

FORTUNA POP! GUEST DJ ON SAT 22ND JULY

Click going on the Facebook event for cheaplist entry at The Shacklewell Arms

BRIGHTON SPECIAL ON FRI 11TH AUG

BRIGHTON SPECIAL ON FRI 11TH AUG

Click going on the Facebook event for cheaplist entry at Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar

FOR THE RABBITS INTERVIEW

FOR THE RABBITS INTERVIEW

We talk about the tracks that inspired us to start the club night

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #69

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #69

Featuring Alvvays, Arcade Fire, Frankie Rose, The Surfing Magazines and more

SCARED TO DANCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

SCARED TO DANCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Mixcloud, Instagram, Spotify and more

CLUB NIGHT DATES 2017

CLUB NIGHT DATES 2017

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

FORTUNA POP! GUEST DJ ON SAT 22ND JULY

On Saturday 22nd July we return to 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 Sean Price from the excellent Fortuna Pop! record label. Home to many of our favourite bands like Allo Darlin’, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Darren Hayman, Shrag, Tigercats, Withered Hand and The Spook School, the label recently called it a day after 20 years. Sean DJed for us last year with a superb set of indiepop, post-punk and northern soul so we can’t wait to welcome him back. You can listen to that DJ set on Spotify. We’d like to hear as many of your song requests as possible so send them in!

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 . Los Campesinos! . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . The Shins . 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

To guarantee entry you can buy tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.

BRIGHTON SPECIAL ON FRI 11TH AUG

Scared To Dance goes to Brighton for the first time on Friday 11th August! We’ll be at Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar and doors open at 11pm.

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

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 in Brighton. He used to run the legendary Stay Beautiful club night so we’re thrilled to welcome him for his first DJ set at the club. We’d like to hear as many of your song requests as possible so send them in!

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 . Los Campesinos! . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . The Shins . 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

To guarantee entry you can buy tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.

FOR THE RABBITS INTERVIEW

We were recently interviewed by the music blog For The Rabbits.

We tell them which tracks inspired us to start the night as well as the stand out songs from the club over the years. You can read the interview here.

Whilst you’re there check out their other interviews with Ralegh Long, Katie Von Schleicher, Fightmilk, Howling Bells, Siobhan Wilson and Breakfast Muff.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #69

We’re back with our June podcast featuring the best new alternative music around!

Alvvays put out one of our favourite albums of recent times a few years ago and they return with “In Undertow”.

“Creature Comfort” is lifted from the upcoming Arcade Fire LP Everything Now whilst Frankie Rose has a single on the Slumberland Records label.

The Surfing Magazines are a new band comprised of members of Slow Club and The Wave Pictures and we feature their debut release “Lines and Shadows”.

Papernut Cambridge are back with a 77 second track as are The Horrors with “Machine”, Depeche Mode with “Going Backwards” and “Shadows” from Future Islands.

Amour Foo have signed Breakfast Muff who give us “R U A Feminist”. We then have a trio of songs from the new Ghost Babes compilation with Yucky Duster, Wedding Camp and Navy Gangs.

Also on the podcast there’s The Clientele, The Hayman Kupa Band, Ralegh Long, The War on Drugs, Broken Social Scene, Mogwai, Ariel Pink and Club 8.

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

SCARED TO DANCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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.

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 Victoria and the third Saturday of the month at The Shacklewell Arms.

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, Pete Paphides and Simon Price, comedians Josie Long and Robin Ince, broadcasters Gideon Coe, Colin Murray and Dougie Anderson, poet Simon Armitage and former international footballer Pat Nevin. The club also takes place in Berlin, Glasgow and Brighton and in the past we have taken it to Oslo and Bergen.

Among the record labels, bands and club nights that have DJed are Edwyn Collins, 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, Cosines, Being There, Red Shoe Diaries, MJ Hibbett, Pocketbooks, Moustache of Insanity, The Rosie Taylor Project, The Understudies, Help Stamp Out Loneliness, Northern Portrait, The npopnderstudies, 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 22nd July // Guest DJs Fortuna Pop! // Tickets
Friday 11th August // Brighton Special // Tickets
Saturday 19th August
Friday 1st September // David Bowie Special // Tickets
Saturday 16th September // Guest DJ Pat Nevin // Tickets
Friday 6th October // Swedish Special // Tickets
Saturday 21st October
Friday 3rd November // Synthpop Special // Tickets
Saturday 18th November
Friday 1st December // The Smiths Special // Tickets
Saturday 16th December // Guest DJ Gideon Coe (BBC 6 Music) // Tickets
Sunday 31st December // New Year’s Eve // Tickets

SCOTTISH SPECIAL ON FRI 7TH JULY

Scared To Dance returns to The Victoria on Friday 7th July and we’re having a Scottish Special!

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

Our guest DJ is Kieran Curran from the Edinburgh club night Unpop! He has DJed for us on many occasions in the past and he will be DJing between 10:30pm and midnight. Except the best from Postcard Records, Fence Records, Fast Product, Lost Map Records, Chemikal Underground and more. If you have any song requests you can post them on the event wall!

We’ll be Scottish music throughout the night with our usual mix of indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music.

Altered Images . Arab Strap . Associates . Aztec Camera . Ballboy . Belle and Sebastian . The Beta Band . BMX Bandits . Boys Forever . Bronski Beat . Butcher Boy . Camera Obscura . Casual Sex . Chvrches . Cocteau Twins . Lloyd Cole and the Commotions . Edwyn Collins . The Delgados . Django Django . Eurythmics . The Fire Engines . Franz Ferdinand . Honeyblood . Idlewild . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Josef K . The Just Joans . Kid Canaveral . King Creosote . Mogwai . Orange Juice . PAWS . The Pastels . The Pictish Trail . Primal Scream . Sacred Paws . Scars . The Shop Assistants . Simple Minds . Skids . Sons and Daughters . Spinning Coin . The Spook School . Strawberry Switchblade . Teenage Fanclub . Tuff Love . The Vaselines . Withered Hand . The Yummy Fur . 1990s

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.

GLASGOW SPECIAL ON SAT 24TH JUNE

Scared To Dance goes to Glasgow! We’ll be at Stereo Cafe Bar on Saturday 24th June from 11pm to 3am for the first time.

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

We are delighted to welcome Edwyn Collins as our guest DJ! Edwyn has released eight solo albums since fronting the legendary Orange Juice and this will be his debut DJ set at the club. Orange Juice and Postcard Records were a big influence on us starting the club night so we’re thrilled to have Edwyn with us for this night. If you have any song requests you can post them in 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 . Los Campesinos! . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . The Shins . 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

To guarantee entry you can buy tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.

THE WAVE PICTURES GUEST DJ ON SAT 17TH JUNE

On Saturday 17th June it’s our 8th birthday 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 DJs are David Tattersall and Franic Rozycki from The Wave Pictures! Expect a rock ‘n’ roll and sixties DJ set from them with the likes of The Modern Lovers, Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Velvet Underground and more. You can listen to one of their past playlists on Spotify. To celebrate our birthday we’d like to hear your song requests so send them in!

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 . Los Campesinos! . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . The Shins . 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

Our past few club nights have sold out. To guarantee entry you can buy tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.

BERLIN SPECIAL ON SAT 10TH JUNE

Scared To Dance is back in Berlin on Saturday 10th June! After our two sold out nights last year we return to Loophole Berlin.

Full details can be found on the Facebook event.

Our guest DJs are What Difference Does It Make! They have been running their night since 2014 and have played a fantastic guest sets each time we’ve brought the club to Berlin. Doors open at 11pm to late and we’d like to hear your song requests so send them in!

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 . Los Campesinos! . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . The Shins . 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

JOY DIVISION & NEW ORDER SPECIAL ON FRI 2ND JUNE

We’re back at The Victoria on Friday 2nd June and it’s our annual Joy Division & New Order Special!

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

Our guests DJ is Bob Brown from Shrag. He has DJed for us on many occasions and he’s a huge fan of both bands. You can check out his past playlist on Spotify. He’ll be DJing between 11pm and 12:30am so except the best from Unknown Pleasures, Closer, Power, Corruption & Lies, Low-Life, Technique and more. If you have any song requests you can post them on the event wall!

We’ll be playing Joy Division & New Order alongside our usual mix of indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music.

Age of Consent . Atmosphere . Atrocity Exhibition . Bizarre Love Triangle . Blue Monday . Broken Promise . Ceremony . Chosen Time . Colony . Confusion . Crystal . Dead Souls . Digital . Disorder . Ecstasy . Everything’s Gone Green . Fine Time . Heart and Soul . Incubation . Insight . Interzone . Isolation . Krafty . Love Vigilantes . Love Will Tear Us Apart . Novelty . People on the High Line . The Perfect Kiss . Procession . Regret . Restless . Round & Round . Shadowplay . She’s Lost Control . Shellshock . Singularity . 60 Miles an Hour . Spooky . State of the Nation . Sub-culture . Temptation . These Days . Touched By the Hand of God . Transmission . True Faith . Tutti Frutti . Warsaw . Way of Life . World (The Price of Love) . Your Silent Face

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.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #68

Our monthly new music mix is back as we handpick the best songs for our May podcast!

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart return with the excellent “Anymore” taken from their forthcoming The Echo of Pleasure album.

Sweet Baboo have a new track out “Pink Rainbow” from Wild Imagination which is out this week and LCD Soundsystem are back with “Call the Police”.

Sparks return to form with ”What the Hell Is It This Time?” and Jarvis Cocker features on the brilliant “Century” by Feist.

We have a preview of the upcoming LP from The National with “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness” alongside new material from The Drums and Girl Ray.

Courtney Barnett releases a one-off track and we have the latest from Tree Trunks, The Luxembourg Signal, Sad Heaven and Deerful.

Also on the podcast there’s Matthew Edwards & The Unfortunates, Fleet Foxes, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, BMX Bandits, Scrabbel, Sheer Mag and Young Guv.

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