BRIGHTON SPECIAL ON SAT 30TH NOV

BRIGHTON SPECIAL ON SAT 30TH NOV

Tickets on sale for the club at Komedia

THE TUBS GIG ON SAT 7TH DEC

THE TUBS GIG ON SAT 7TH DEC

Support comes from th’sheridans at The Victoria

THE BEATLES SPECIAL ON SAT 7TH DEC

THE BEATLES SPECIAL ON SAT 7TH DEC

Tickets on sale for the club at The Victoria

WITHERED HAND GIG ON SAT 21ST DEC

WITHERED HAND GIG ON SAT 21ST DEC

Good News performed in full at The Shacklewell Arms

TICKETS ON SALE FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE

TICKETS ON SALE FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE

We’re back at The Victoria in Dalston

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #97

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #97

Featuring Basic Plumbing, Ex-Vöid, Wire, Jeanines and more

BRIGHTON SPECIAL ON SAT 30TH NOV

We’re back in Brighton on Saturday 30th November at Komedia.

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. He used to run the legendary Stay Beautiful club night as well as writing for The Independent and Melody Maker. You can listen to one of his past DJ sets on Spotify and if you have any song requests you can post them in the Facebook event.

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

Allo Darlin’ . Alvvays . The B-52’s . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . Chorusgirl . The Clash . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . The Fall . Flowers . Gang of Four . Hefner . Iggy Pop . Joanna Gruesome . Joy Division . Cate Le Bon . Le Tigre . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Night Flowers . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Patience . Pixies . Pulp . The Raincoats . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Siouxsie and the Banshees . The Slits . Patti Smith . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh. Teleman . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Tickets are on sale at DICE and WeGotTickets.

THE TUBS GIG ON SAT 7TH DEC

The Tubs headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Saturday 7th December at The Victoria.

Support comes from th’sheridans and you can get your free tickets at DICE.

The Tubs are the new project formed by of Owen ‘O’ Williams and George ‘GN’ Nicholls, best known as two of the primary songwriters in Joanna Gruesome. Also featuring members of Flowers and Garden Centre, The Tubs have impressed live audiences supporting the likes of Flasher, Porridge Radio and Public Practice, and the band recently shared their debut single Silver Moon.

Citing an eclectic mix of influences from British folk to post-punk, perhaps the sound that most comes across in Silver Moon is the sort of jangling guitar music, more often seen emanating from Australia via the likes of The Goon Sax or Terry. While this is only the start for The Tubs, this already feels like the start of something truly exciting.

th’sheridans are the London-based duo consisting of Adam Sherif and Julia Oertli. The band describe themselves as a “DIY incongru-pop outfit” and are inspired by food, dating, small towns and “using radical softness as a response to everyday racism and sexism”.

There’s a winning simplicity and honesty to the music th’sheridans make; at a time when everything is loud and frenetic, they offer quiet contemplation and a moment away from the churn. Equally influenced by folk, riot grill and Klezmer Music, their live show promises everything from car boot sale drum machines to sassy high kicks and is entirely unmissable.

THE BEATLES SPECIAL ON SAT 7TH DEC

We’re back with The Beatles Special on Saturday 7th December at The Victoria.

Our guest DJ is Bobby Foster from Star Shaped who has been a regular at the club over the years. Expect to hear the best from Help!, Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s, The White Album and Abbey Road, Let It Be and more. We’ll also be projecting A Hard Day’s Night. If you have any song requests you can post them in the Facebook event.

We’ll be playing The Beatles alongside our usual mix of indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music.

A Day in the Life . A Hard Day’s Night . And Your Bird Can Sing . Baby You’re a Rich Man . Back in the U.S.S.R . The Ballad of John and Yoko . Can’t Buy Me Love . Come Together . Day Tripper . Drive My Car . Eight Days a Week . Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey . Get Back . Getting Better . Got to Get You Into My Life . Help! . Here Comes the Sun . Hey Bulldog . I Am the Walrus . I Saw Her Standing There . I Should Have Known Better . I Want to Hold Your Hand . I’ve Just Seen a Face . Lady Madonna . Lovely Rita . Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds . Money (That’s What I Want) . Paperback Writer . Please Mister Postman . Revolution . Rock and Roll Music . Roll Over Beethoven . Savoy Truffle . She Loves You . Taxman . Ticket to Ride . Tomorrow Never Knows . Twist and Shout . We Can Work It Out . Within Without You

Tickets are on sale at DICE and WeGotTickets.

WITHERED HAND GIG ON SAT 21ST DEC

We’re delighted to present Withered Hand performing Good News on Saturday 21st December at The Shacklewell Arms.

Ticket includes entry to Scared To Dance club night with Withered Hand guest DJing immediately after the gig. On sale at DICE and WeGotTickets. Support comes from Darren Hayman.

Withered Hand is the songwriting output of Dan Willson. A cult figure in the Scottish music scene since 2009, Dan has released two widely acclaimed albums, New Gods (2014) and Good News (2009) and several lo-fi EPs. Currently working towards his third full length album, Withered Hand continues to tour in the UK and further afield, playing in venues ranging from concert halls to living rooms.

This solo acoustic performance celebrates ten years since his debut LP Good News was released and he will be performing it in full, followed by a Christmas pick n mix of other Withered Hand songs.

Darren Hayman is a thoughtful, concise and detailed songwriter. He eschews the big, the bright and the loud for the small, twisted and lost. For 15 years, and over 14 albums, Hayman has taken a singular and erratic route through England’s tired and heartbroken underbelly.

TICKETS ON SALE FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE

We’re back on New Year’s Eve at The Victoria in Dalston.

Our guest DJs will be announced soon. If you have any song requests you can post them in the Facebook event.

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

Allo Darlin’ . Alvvays . The B-52’s . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . Chorusgirl . The Clash . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . The Fall . Flowers . Gang of Four . Hefner . Iggy Pop . Joanna Gruesome . Joy Division . Cate Le Bon . Le Tigre . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Night Flowers . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Patience . Pixies . Pulp . The Raincoats . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Siouxsie and the Banshees . The Slits . Patti Smith . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh. Teleman . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Our New Year’s Eve nights always sell out in advance. Tickets are on sale at DICE and WeGotTickets.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #97

We’re back with our monthly new music podcast.

We start with Basic Plumbing, the solo project of the late Patrick Doyle of Veronica Falls and Boys Forever.

Tragically, Patrick passed away shortly after the release of his last single. His family have been keen to realise Patrick’s plan for the album release with profits from sales going to the charities LA’s LGBT Centre and CALM. We miss him terribly.

Ex-Vöid are back with the brilliant “Only One” on their new Prefect Records label and there’s a welcome return for post-punk legends Wire.

Jeanines put out “Winter in the Dark” from their debut LP on Slumberland Records and there’s the latest from Vivian Girls, Pixies, Night Flowers and Alex Chilltown.

We preview the new Spinning Coin album with “Feel You More Than World Right Now” alongside Gruff Rhys, Freschard, The Orielles and Tree Trunks.

Also on the podcast there’s Torres, Bat For Lashes, Margaux, The Just Joans, Cold, Cold Heart, Matt Berninger and The Understudies.

You can subscribe to our Mixcloud Select page to support the podcast and the music and artists featured.

CLUB DATES

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

Since 2009 we have invited numerous people to guest DJ at the club. These have included former international footballers Gaizka Mendieta and Pat Nevin, comedians Josie Long, Robin Ince and Michael Legge, broadcasters Gideon Coe, Jon Hillcock, Colin Murray and Dougie Anderson, writers Jon Ronson, Pete Paphides and Simon Price and poet laureate Simon Armitage. The club also takes place in Berlin, Glasgow and Brighton and previously in Oslo and Bergen.

Among the bands, record labels and club nights that have DJed are Belle and Sebastian, Edwyn Collins, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Pastels, Franz Ferdinand, Allo Darlin’, Darren Hayman, Veronica Falls, Slow Club, Talulah Gosh, Teleman, The Wave Pictures, Summer Camp, Lætitia Sadier, Withered Hand, Standard Fare, Let’s Wrestle, Joanna Gruesome, Tigercats, The Spook School, Keel Her, Night Flowers, Fever Dream, Flowers, Shrag, Evans the Death, Betty and the Werewolves, Ballboy, Acid House Kings, Rotifer, The Just Joans, Average Sex, Cosines, Being There, Red Shoe Diaries, MJ Hibbett, Pocketbooks, Moustache of Insanity, The Rosie Taylor Project, Mammoth Penguins, The Understudies, Help Stamp Out Loneliness, Beds in Parks, Northern Portrait, 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 30th November // Brighton Special // Komedia // Tickets

Saturday 7th December // The Beatles Special // The Victoria // Tickets

Saturday 21st December // Guest DJs Withered Hand // The Shacklewell Arms // Tickets

Tuesday 31st December // New Year’s Eve // The Victoria // Tickets

Saturday 11th January // Pulp Special // The Victoria // Tickets

Saturday 18th January // The Shacklewell Arms // Tickets

GIG DATES

Our free entry gig night is on the first Saturday of the month at The Victoria where we promote new bands. We also put on events across London with the best new and established artists.

Bands that have played at our shows include Allo Darlin’, Sweet Baboo, Darren Hayman, The Spook School, The Wave Pictures, Lætitia Sadier, Withered Hand, Rozi Plain, Tigercats, Sea Pinks, Flowers, GHUM, Standard Fare, Night Flowers, Shrag, Peaness, Stanley Brinks, Evans the Death, The Just Joans, Average Sex, Marine, Witching Waves, Young Romance, Papernut Cambridge, Freschard, Ralegh Long, Chorusgirl, The Leaf Library, Seabirds, Fever Dream, Mammoth Penguins, Adwaith, Suggested Friends, Just Handshakes, Wolf Girl, Jessica’s Brother, Rotifer, Being There, LUST, Jean K, Winnaretta, Foundlings, The Great Electric, Firestations, Birdie, Lyys, Red Red Eyes, Jack Hayter, Model Village, David Callahan, Savage Mansion, Pocketbooks, Melby, Deerful, The Understudies, Yukka, Rosehip Teahouse, Emma Kupa, Cosines, Alan Tyler, Red Shoe Diaries, L I P S, Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something, Two Tribes, Panic Pocket, Mikey Collins, Violet Woods, Schande, The Catenary Wires, Ski Saigon, David Tattersall, Nice Church, Hanya, Enderby’s Room, Alex Chilltown, The Hayman Kupa Band, Jeremy Tuplin, Clingfilm, Secret Power, Worst Place, Adults, Gold Baby, Cat Apostrophe, Protection Spells, Whitelands and Flirting.

★ Upcoming Dates ★

Saturday 7th December // The Tubs + th’sheridans // The Victoria // Free Tickets

Saturday 21st December // Withered Hand: Good News // The Shacklewell Arms // Tickets

Saturday 11th January // bdrmm + CIEL // The Victoria // Free Tickets

SCARED TO DANCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

You can like our Facebook page for updates on our club nights and gigs 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.