SYNTHPOP SPECIAL ON SAT 2ND OCT

SYNTHPOP SPECIAL ON SAT 2ND OCT

Early bird tickets now on sale for the club

CIEL GIG ON SAT 2ND OCT

CIEL GIG ON SAT 2ND OCT

Support comes from GN at The Victoria

POND GUEST DJ ON SAT 16TH OCT

POND GUEST DJ ON SAT 16TH OCT

Early bird tickets now on sale for the club

GAIZKA MENDIETA GUEST DJS ON FRI 22ND OCT

GAIZKA MENDIETA GUEST DJS ON FRI 22ND OCT

Early bird tickets now on sale for the club

LAETITIA SADIER GIG ON FRI 22ND OCT

LAETITIA SADIER GIG ON FRI 22ND OCT

Support comes from Gillie at The Victoria

ADWAITH GIG ON SAT 30TH OCT

ADWAITH GIG ON SAT 30TH OCT

Support comes from Whitelands at The Lexington

SYNTHPOP SPECIAL ON SAT 2ND OCT

We’re back on Saturday 2nd October with a Synthpop Special at The Victoria.

Our guest DJ is Bob Brown from Shrag. Expect to hear the likes of Pet Shop Boys, Depeche Mode, New Order, Eurythmics, Future Islands, The Human League, LCD Soundsystem, Soft Cell, OMD, Bronski Beat and much more.

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

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

Early bird tickets are now on sale at DICE.

CIEL GIG ON SAT 2ND OCT

CIEL headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits monthly gig night on Saturday 2nd October.

Support comes from GN at The Victoria and you can get your free tickets at DICE.

Originally from Groningen in Holland, CIEL has now made Brighton their home and have been winning over audiences with their dreampop snapshots ever since. With their 2020 EP, Movement, the band won over an ever-growing list of admirers, including tastemakers from Clash to BBC 6 Music.

The band are currently working on a series of stand-alone singles, each made with a different producer showcasing both their versatility and their winning way with an alluring melody. Having previously supported the likes of Penelope Isles, Marika Hackman, and bdrmm, we’re delighted to welcome back CIEL for a night of getting lost in their glorious shimmering magic.

Known up until now as the, “tall” (The Guardian’s words not mine) one in Joanna Gruesome and The Tubs, George Nicholls is stepping forward with his own solo-project, working under the musical moniker, GN. Taking influence from yacht rock and no wave, Arthur Russell and The Allman Brothers, GN’s debut single, “Home Business” came out in October last year via Prefect Records. Setting an exploration of “the neoliberal work ethic”, to an alt-pop groove, it was a thrilling introduction to a songwriting voice with an incredibly bright future ahead of him.

POND GUEST DJ ON SAT 16TH OCT

We’re back on Saturday 16th October at The Shacklewell Arms.

Our guest DJs are Pond. Nick Allbrook from the band will be behind the decks at the club for the first time ahead of the release of their new album 9 on Spinning Top Records.

We’ll be playing post-punk, indiepop, new wave and sixties music.

Adwaith . Allo Darlin’ . Alvvays . The B-52’s . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Big Joanie . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . Dry Cleaning . Bob Dylan . ESG . The Fall . Future Islands . Gang of Four . Girl Ray . The Goon Sax . Hatchie . Hefner . Hinds . Iggy Pop . Joy Division . Cate Le Bon . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . R.E.M . The Raincoats . Ramones . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . The Slits . Patti Smith . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Early bird tickets are now on sale at DICE.

GAIZKA MENDIETA GUEST DJS ON FRI 22ND OCT

We’re back on Friday 22nd October at The Victoria.

Our guest DJ is Gaizka Mendieta. The ex-Valencia, Lazio, Barcelona, Middlesbrough and Spain footballer DJed at the club a couple of years ago so we’re thrilled to welcome him back.

We’ll be playing post-punk, indiepop, new wave and sixties music.

Adwaith . Allo Darlin’ . Alvvays . The B-52’s . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Big Joanie . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . Dry Cleaning . Bob Dylan . ESG . The Fall . Future Islands . Gang of Four . Girl Ray . The Goon Sax . Hatchie . Hefner . Hinds . Iggy Pop . Joy Division . Cate Le Bon . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . R.E.M . The Raincoats . Ramones . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . The Slits . Patti Smith . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Early bird tickets are now on sale at DICE.

LAETITIA SADIER GIG ON FRI 22ND OCT

Scared To Dance presents Laetitia Sadier on Friday 22nd October at The Victoria.

Support comes from Gillie and tickets are on sale at DICE.

Laetitia Sadier is a founding member of Stereolab, the band have released 17 albums and compilations since they formed in London in 1990. In 1996 Laetitia started her solo career with a string of singles and 3 albums as Monade. Laetitia has since added a further 4 solo albums, the most recent being 2017’s Find Me Finding You. In addition to her own recordings, Laetitia has added vocals and lyrics to recordings by The High Llamas, Blur, Luna, Atlas Sound, Common, Marker Starling and Tyler, the Creator.

Raised within the Welsh heartlands of Carmarthenshire, music has always been second nature to Gillie Ione Rowland aka Gillie. Deeply influenced by place and now living within the burgeoning metropolis of London, Gillie blends the serenity of the Welsh countryside with the industrial undergrowth of city life, to create something hauntingly serene. Distinct in its simplicity yet vivid in atmosphere, the ease at which she entwines both her silken vocal style with a storytelling charm both striking yet subtle.

ADWAITH GIG ON SAT 30TH OCT

Scared To Dance presents Adwaith on Saturday 30th October at The Lexington.

Support comes from Whitelands and tickets are on sale at DICE.

One of our favourite new bands of recent years, we clearly aren’t the only ones who’ve noticed the brilliance of South Wales-trio Adwaith. Their acclaimed debut album, Melyn, drew near universal critical acclaim, culminating in the band winning 2019’s Welsh Music Prize. The band have wasted no time in following up on Melyn’s success, releasing a series of new tracks that hint at where their fascinating music is headed next.

Describing Adwaith’s sound is a difficult task, each track is equally likely to be a slice of perfect post-punk, an ethereal soundscape or a swampy blast of ravey psychedelica. With an eclectic, magpie-like approach to songwriting, Adwaith manage to create a sound entirely their own, and one that looks set to propel them as far as their ambition and imagination can take them. More than just the future of Welsh-music, Adwaith might just be the future of music as we know it.

Whitelands is the musical project of Etienne; beginning as something to do at lunchtime in sixth form, before quickly becoming a lot more serious with 2018 seeing the release of both an EP, Old News, and a self-titled debut album. Etienne’s blend of shoegaze and indiepop caught the ears of many, receiving radio play on both sides of the Atlantic. Their single Fluoxetine was a standout reflection on a personal battle with depression and the wider issue of our societies failure to talk about mental health. The track marked a thrilling new direction from a prolific and intriguing new voice on the DIY-scene.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #118

Our monthly new music podcast is back with our pick of the best new indie and alternative music.

Ailsa Tully releases her new Holy Isle EP and we start with the sublime “Sheets”.

Future Islands are back with “Peach” and Public Service Broadcasting collaborate with Andreya Casablanca on the Marlene Dietrich inspired “Blue Heaven”.

“How Can I Make It OK?” is the latest single from the recent Wolf Alice LP and EERA puts out “Ladder” from her upcoming album Speak.

Gustaf have announced their debut album Audio Drag for Ego Slobs and we have the lead track “Book” alongside Colleen Green, Squirrel Flower and Lunar Vacation.

Blackaby return with “She’ll Make Some Time on a Monday” plus there’s new music from The Surfing Magazines, Life Model, Tacsidermi and Pynch.

Also on the podcast there’s Jessica’s Brother, Carpet, Duncan Barrett, Group Listening, Caitlin Rose and Ralegh Long.

You can support the podcast and the artists featured by subscribing to our Mixcloud Select page.

SIMON ARMITAGE GUEST DJS ON SAT 4TH DEC

We’re back on Saturday 4th December at The Victoria.

Our guest DJ is the poet laureate Simon Armitage. The poet, playwright and novelist DJed at the club a few years ago so we’re delighted to welcome him back.

We’ll be playing post-punk, indiepop, new wave and sixties music.

Adwaith . Allo Darlin’ . Alvvays . The B-52’s . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Big Joanie . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . Dry Cleaning . Bob Dylan . ESG . The Fall . Future Islands . Gang of Four . Girl Ray . The Goon Sax . Hatchie . Hefner . Hinds . Iggy Pop . Joy Division . Cate Le Bon . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . R.E.M . The Raincoats . Ramones . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . The Slits . Patti Smith . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Early bird tickets are now on sale at DICE.

SOOT SPRITE GIG ON SAT 4TH DEC

Soot Sprite headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits monthly gig night on Saturday 4th December.

Support comes from Lyys at The Victoria and you can get your free tickets at DICE.

Soot Sprite are a three piece from Exeter, Devon. Originally started by the first EP Elise Cook wrote and recorded in her loft room in 2018, the band grew as the live performance required more musicians. Now with their third EP the outfit comprises of Elise on guitar and vocals, Sean Mariner on bass and Tom Gilbert on drums.

With influences such as Mannequin Pussy and Phoebe Bridgers, their most recent sound has gotten the attention of BBC 6 Music, receiving multiple plays on the station from DJs Steve Lamacq and Gideon Coe. The band have toured the UK and Europe fairly extensively right up until the 2020 lockdown and plan to do much more of that on the other side of things in 2021.

South-London based singer, songwriter and producer, Lyys, delivers beautifully melodic and dreamy indiepop inspired by sprawling influences from Cocteau Twins and Camera Obscura to Caroline Polachek and The Japanese House. Walking the line between the bedroom studio and the dancefloor.