FLOWERS DJ CLUB NIGHT ON FRI 2ND SEPT

FLOWERS DJ CLUB NIGHT ON FRI 2ND SEPT

Join the Facebook event to get on our cheaplist at The Shacklewell Arms

STUART MURDOCH FILM NIGHT ON SAT 10TH SEPT

STUART MURDOCH FILM NIGHT ON SAT 10TH SEPT

Belle and Sebastian frontman introduces a Leonard Cohen documentary

JOY DIVISION & NEW ORDER SPECIAL CLUB NIGHT ON FRI 16TH SEPT

JOY DIVISION & NEW ORDER SPECIAL CLUB NIGHT ON FRI 16TH SEPT

Join the Facebook event to get on our cheaplist at The Victoria

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #59

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #59

Featuring Tigercats, The Wave Pictures, Ultimate Painting and Boys Forever

CLUB NIGHT DATES FOR 2016

CLUB NIGHT DATES FOR 2016

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

GIG NIGHT DATES FOR 2016

GIG NIGHT DATES FOR 2016

Our gig night is every other month at The Shacklewell Arms

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FLOWERS DJ CLUB NIGHT ON FRI 2ND SEPT

We’re back at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston on Friday 2nd September!

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

Our guest DJs are the Rachel Kenedy and Sam Ayres from Flowers! The band DJed for us a few years ago playing a fantastic set featuring The Pastels, Buzzcocks, Ramones, Orange Juice, Josef K, Talking Heads, New Order, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and The Cure. You can listen to that on Spotify. They’ll be DJing from 11:30pm and song requests are welcome!

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

Our last club night sold out so if you’d like to guarantee getting in you can buy advance tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.

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STUART MURDOCH FILM NIGHT ON SAT 10TH SEPT

We’re thrilled to announce the third Scared To Dance film night on Saturday 10th September at Genesis Cinema!

You can join Facebook event for further details.

Our guest is Belle and Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch who we’re delighted to welcome for this double feature. There will be a Q&A with Stuart after the films where the audience is invited to ask questions about the films and also about Stuart’s career.

Ladies and Gentlemen… Mr. Leonard Cohen is a 1965 documentary about Leonard Cohen. It follows the Canadian songwriter around for several days, interviewing him on his poetry and budding musical career. 

Stuart will also be showing a homemade 25 minute compilation of some of his favourite clips featuring music and images that were influential to him and his group Belle and Sebastian.

This is in Screen 4 at the cinema and tickets are £9.50 in advance from the Genesis Cinema website.

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JOY DIVISION & NEW ORDER SPECIAL CLUB NIGHT ON FRI 16TH SEPT

We’re back at The Victoria on Friday 16th September 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. 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 . All the Way . 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 . The Perfect Kiss . Procession . Regret . Restless . Round & Round . Run . Shadowplay . She’s Lost Control . Shellshock . Singularity . 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.

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SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #59

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

We start with two of our favourite bands. Tigercats have a new track out “Rent Control” and The Wave Pictures return with “The Running Man” from their forthcoming album Bamboo Diner In The Rain.

Ultimate Painting release their third LP Dusk via Trouble In Mind Records next month and we lift “Cold Is the Colour” from our standout record of the year by Boys Forever.

Teenage Fanclub are back with “Thin Air” alongside new material from Belle and Sebastian with “Olympic Village, 6AM”.

Husband-and-wife duo Tennis return and there’s more from YUKKA who have a new EP out on their Wold Recordings label. Plus Wild Beasts, Bon Iver, Tacocat and The Tuts.

Also on the podcast there’s Rainbow Reservoir, Ulrika Spacek, Dinosaur Jr., Parquet Courts, Sam Evian, Ralegh Long and Alexis Taylor.

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

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CLUB NIGHT DATES FOR 2016

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 2nd September // Guest DJs Flowers // Tickets
Friday 16th September // Joy Division & New Order Special // Tickets
Friday 7th October // Guest DJ Gideon Coe (BBC 6 Music) // Tickets
Friday 21st October // Girls To The Front Special // Tickets
Friday 4th November // Guest DJs TBA
Saturday 12th November // Berlin Special

Friday 18th November // Guest DJs TBA
Friday 2nd December // Swedish Special // Tickets
Friday 16th December // Guest DJ Josie Long // Tickets
Saturday 31st December // New Year’s Eve // Tickets

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GIG NIGHT DATES FOR 2016

Our gigs are on the second Friday of 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 and Red Shoe Diaries.

Upcoming Dates

Friday 14th October // Beds In Parks + Labradoor + 1 TBA
Friday 9th December // Bands TBA

Genesis

FILM NIGHT DATES FOR 2016

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 presenting The Monkees’ Head and Belle and Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch.

Upcoming Dates

Saturday 10th September // Stuart Murdoch Introduces Ladies and Gentlemen… Mr. Leonard Cohen // Tickets
More TBA

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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 invites to our events. We generally send out two to three invites per month.

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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SYNTHPOP SPECIAL CLUB NIGHT ON FRI 19TH AUG

We’re having a Synthpop Special on Friday 19th August at 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. Bob is a fan of all things synth and has DJed for us on many occasions over the years. 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 . Can . Cluster . The Cure . Depeche Mode . Devo . DIIV . Django Django . Electronic . Brian Eno . Erasure . Faust . FFS . Fiction Factory . Future Islands . John Grant . Harmonia . Heaven 17 . Hot Chip . The Human League . Joy Division . The Knife . Kraftwerk . LCD Soundsystem . The Magnetic Fields . 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 . Pete Shelley . Simple Minds . Soft Cell . Sparks . Stereolab . The Style Council . Teleman . Wild Nothing . The xx . Yazoo

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

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THE JUST JOANS GIG NIGHT ON FRI 12TH AUG

The Just Joans headline our gig night on Friday 12th August at The Shacklewell Arms! Support comes from The Understudies and Suggested Friends.

Tickets can be bought in advance for £6 from WeGotTickets and they’ll be £8 on the door. You can also bookmark it in your diary by joining the Facebook event.

The Just Joans make a long-awaited return to London for this rare full band show. Hailing from Motherwell via Glasgow and Edinburgh, the band have now expanded to a six piece amassing an enthusiastic following with each gig, festival appearance, and through their steady output of mini-albums and EPs on WeePOP records. They write songs about being “lonely, thoroughly bored and yearning for something more.”

The Understudies have been gaining a prolific live reputation since their debut EPs Wanting vs Getting and Press Play for Songs by The Understudies. They’ve been favourably compared to the Tindersticks, Butcher Boy and Felt with Drowned in Sound saying “their sophisticated indiepop is a blessing.” Their debut album is available on the Berlin-based Firestation Records.

Suggested Friends are a new jangly punkish pop band playing catchy songs about regret and micro-aggressions. Featuring members of Wolf Girl and Actual Crimes, they have melodic hooks and big choruses.

Our resident DJ Sam Cottis of the music site For The Rabbits will be playing records in-between the bands.

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PAT NEVIN DJ CLUB NIGHT ON SAT 6TH AUG

We’re back at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston on Saturday 6th August!

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

Our guest DJ is the ex-Scotland, Everton and Chelsea footballer Pat Nevin! Pat has excellent taste in music and has DJed at the club on several occasions.

He’ll be DJing from 11:30pm so expect to hear the likes of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Camera Obscura, The Fall, Belle and Sebastian, The Spook School and Joy Division. You can listen to one his past playlists on Spotify and song requests are welcome!

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

Our last club night sold out so if you’d like to guarantee getting in you can buy advance tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.

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DJING AT INDIETRACKS FESTIVAL

We’ll be DJing at Indietracks Festival this summer. It’s their tenth anniversary and we’ll be doing the club night on Saturday 30th July!

Indietracks is a unique festival combining heritage trains and indiepop music, located at the Midland Railway in Butterley, in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside. Saint Etienne, The Aislers Set, The Spook School, Emma Pollock and Darren Hayman are among the first artists confirmed for this year’s festival.

Joining them on the bill so far are The Lovely Eggs, Comet Gain, Expert Alterations, Flowers, Seazoo, Po!, Chrissy Barnacle, ¡Ay Carmela!, City Yelps, Soda Fountain Rag, Charla Fantasma, Vacaciones, Songs for Walter, Two White Cranes, Falling & Laughing, Maggie8, Lorna, Pete Green, The Charlie Tipper Conspiracy, Prizefighter, Red Sleeping Beauty, Boys Forever, Trust Fund, Simon Love & The Old Romantics, Iko Cherie, Wintergreen, Nervous Twitch, Humousexual, White Town, Jessica and The Fletchers, Witching Waves, Helen McCookerybook, Haiku Salut, Bearsuit, Gavin Osborn, Alimony Hustle, Sonic The Comic, Honey Joy, Robyn Johnson, DIRTYGIRL, Frankie Machine, Deerful and Robberie.

Tickets are now available and you can join the Facebook event to send in your song requests.