GIDEON COE GUEST DJS ON SAT 16TH DEC

GIDEON COE GUEST DJS ON SAT 16TH DEC

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

WITHERED HAND GIG NIGHT ON SAT 16TH DEC

WITHERED HAND GIG NIGHT ON SAT 16TH DEC

Support comes from Papernut Cambridge at The Shacklewell Arms

AVERAGE SEX GUEST DJ ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

AVERAGE SEX GUEST DJ ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

Advance tickets are now on sale for NYE at The Victoria in Dalston

CLUB NIGHT DATES 2017

CLUB NIGHT DATES 2017

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

GIG NIGHT DATES 2017

GIG NIGHT DATES 2017

Our gig night is on the first Friday of the month at The Victoria

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GIDEON COE GUEST DJS ON SAT 16TH DEC

We’re back at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston on Saturday 16th December.

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

Our guest DJ is BBC 6 Music’s Gideon Coe. Gideon has been a regular at the club over the years and played a storming set earlier this year playing the likes of The Clash, Stereolab, Talking Heads, New Order, The Undertones, Belle and Sebastian, Gang of Four and The Pastels. You can listen to that playlist on our Spotify page. Song requests can be posted on the event wall.

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 . Bob Dylan . The Fall . Gang of Four . Hefner . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Joy Division . The Kinks . LCD Soundsystem . 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 . Patti Smith . The Smiths . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Television . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire

Our last night at The Shacklewell Arms sold out. To guarantee entry you can buy tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.

WITHERED HAND GIG NIGHT ON SAT 16TH DEC

Scared To Dance presents Withered Hand and Papernut Cambridge on Saturday 16th December at The Shacklewell Arms.

Tickets can be bought from WeGotTickets. Full details can be found on the Facebook event. The gig is followed by Scared To Dance: Guest DJ Gideon Coe (BBC 6 Music).

Withered Hand is the songwriting output of Dan Willson. A cult figure in the Scottish music scene since 2009, Willson has released two widely acclaimed albums, New Gods (2014) and Good News (2009) and several lo-fi EPs. He has recorded several BBC radio sessions and played various festivals as well as collaborating with the likes of King Creosote and Eugene Kelly. Currently working towards his third full-length album, Withered Hand continues to tour and play one-off dates in venues from concert halls to living rooms.

Papernut Cambridge is a collective based around Ian Button, formerly of Death in Vegas and Thrashing Doves. Onstage they are represented by Button and an ever-changing cast of musical friends including Darren Hayman, Jack Hayter, Ralegh Long, Robert Rotifer, Robert Halcrow, Citizen Helene and many others. They have released several albums on Gare du Nord Records.

AVERAGE SEX GUEST DJ ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

We’ll be celebrating New Year’s Eve at The Victoria in Dalston! Tickets are now on sale. We advise you buy in advance as this is highly likely to sell out.

Full details can be found on the Facebook event.

Our guest DJ is Finnigan Kidd from Average Sex. Finnigan DJed at the club earlier this year playing a brilliant set so we’re delighted to welcome him back. If you have any song requests for the night you can post them on the event wall.

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 . Bob Dylan . The Fall . Gang of Four . Hefner . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Joy Division . The Kinks . LCD Soundsystem . 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 . Patti Smith . The Smiths . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Television . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire

We have 20 early bird tickets on sale and then it’s the regular NYE price. You can buy them from WeGotTickets.

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: former international footballer Pat Nevin, comedians Josie Long and Robin Ince, broadcasters Gideon Coe, Colin Murray and Dougie Anderson, writers Jon Ronson, Pete Paphides and Simon Price and the poet Simon Armitage. 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, 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 16th December // Guest DJ Gideon Coe (BBC 6 Music) // Tickets
Sunday 31st December // New Year’s Eve // Tickets

GIG NIGHT DATES 2017

Our gig night is on the first Friday of the month at The Victoria.

Over the years we have hosted some of Europe’s best independent bands at our gig nights. 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, Red Shoe Diaries and Suggested Friends.

Upcoming Dates

Saturday 16th December // Withered Hand + Papernut Cambridge // Tickets

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You can like our Facebook page for updates on our club and gig 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 2018

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: former international footballer Pat Nevin, comedians Josie Long and Robin Ince, broadcasters Gideon Coe, Colin Murray and Dougie Anderson, writers Jon Ronson, Pete Paphides and Simon Price and the poet Simon Armitage. 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, 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

Friday 12th January // Pulp Special // Tickets
Saturday 20th January
Friday 2nd February // Synthpop Special // Tickets
Saturday 17th February
Friday 2nd March
Saturday 10th March // Brighton Special // Tickets
Saturday 17th March // Guest DJ Josie Long // Tickets
Friday 6th April
Saturday 21st April
Saturday 5th May
Saturday 19th May
Friday 1st June
Saturday 16th June
Saturday 23rd June // Brighton Special // Tickets
Friday 6th July
Saturday 21st July
Friday 3rd August
Saturday 18th August
Friday 7th September
Saturday 22nd September
Friday 5th October
Saturday 20th October
Friday 2nd November
Saturday 17th November
Friday 7th December
Saturday 22nd December
Monday 31st December

GIG NIGHT DATES 2018

Our gig night is on the first Friday of the month at The Victoria.

Over the years we have hosted some of Europe’s best independent bands at our gig nights. 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, Red Shoe Diaries and Suggested Friends.

Upcoming Dates

Friday 12th January // Firestations // Free
Friday 2nd February // TBA
Friday 2nd March // The Leaf Library // Free
Friday 6th April // TBA

THE SMITHS SPECIAL ON FRI 1ST DEC

We’re back at The Victoria on Friday 1st December and we’re having a Smiths Special.

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

Our guest DJ is Matt Whittle from the club night Mixtape. Expect the best from The Smiths, Hatful of Hollow, Meat Is Murder, The Queen Is Dead, Strangeways, Here We Come and more. If you have any song requests you can post them on the event wall.

We’ll be playing The Smiths throughout the night alongside our usual mix of indiepop, post-punk and new wave music.

Ask . Barbarism Begins at Home . Bigmouth Strikes Again . The Boy With the Thorn in His Side . Cemetry Gates . Death at One’s Elbow . Death of a Disco Dancer . Frankly, Mr Shankly . Girl Afraid . Girlfriend in a Coma . Half a Person . Hand in Glove . Handsome Devil . The Headmaster Ritual . Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now . How Soon Is Now? . I Know It’s Over . I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish . I Want the One I Can’t Have . Is It Really So Strange? . Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me . London . Miserable Lie . Nowhere Fast . Paint a Vulgar Picture . Panic . Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want . Pretty Girls Make Graves . The Queen Is Dead . Reel Around the Fountain . Rush and a Push and the Land Is Ours . Rusholme Ruffians . Shakespeare’s Sister . Sheila Take a Bow . Shoplifters of the World Unite . Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others . Still Ill . Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before . Sweet and Tender Hooligan . That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore . There Is a Light That Never Goes Out . These Things Take Time . This Charming Man . Unhappy Birthday . Vicar in a Tutu . What Difference Does It Make? . What She Said . William, It Was Really Nothing . You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet, Baby . You’ve Got Everything Now

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.

JESSICA’S BROTHER GIG NIGHT ON FRI 1ST DEC

Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits presents Jessica’s Brother and Ski Saigon on Friday 1st December at The Victoria.

Free entry gig followed by Scared To Dance: The Smiths Special club night. Full details can be found on the Facebook event.

Although yet to grace the internet with any recorded material, Jessica’s Brother are already creating waves of excitement via a series of impressive live shows. The London-based trio are fronted by singer-songwriter Tom Charleston, backed by former Ramshackle Union-bassist, Charlie Higgs, and Wave Pictures-drummer, Jonny Helm. Describing their music as guitar, bass, drums and some ooo’s, the band’s take on rock music, infused with Americana influences and a twist of English-gothic darkness has rightly or wrongly drawn comparison with Pavement. This live show will be a first chance to hear material from their recently recorded debut album ahead of its as yet confirmed 2018 release.

Originally the brainchild of London-based lead-singer Rhys Griffiths, Ski Saigon has now expanded to a quintet featuring members of Mooncreatures, Grubs and Tigercats. Their sound is one of bright guitars, burbling dreamy-synths and muffled, muted vocals. Ski Saigon burst onto the scene last year, with their well-received debut EP, released via a 32-page short story by Art Is Hard Records. They’ve recently shared their first material as a five-piece, in the shape of new single “Iran Tourist Dream”, a tantalising glimpse of where the music of this most intriguing new act is headed next.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #74

Our monthly new music selection is back as we pick the best tracks for our November podcast.

Slow Club’s Charles Watson releases his debut solo outing “No Fanfare”.

Totally put out “Moonlit Memory” on 7″ and we lift “Not My Baby” from the exceptional sophomore album from Alvvays.

Ski Saigon play our gig night at The Victoria tomorrow and we have the superb “Iran Tourist Dream”. Firestations are readying their second LP out soon on Lost Map and we preview it with “Build a Building”.

Spinning Coin have released one of our picks of the year with Permo and we take “Sleepless” from that alongside “Tailwind” by Elva.

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile give us “Continental Breakfast” whilst Ezra Furman returns with “Love You So Bad”. Plus we have the latest from Joan As Police Woman, Django Django and The War on Drugs.

Also on the podcast there’s Baxter Dury, Martha, Onsind, Suggested Friends, Pinkshinyultrablast, Silent Forum, Math and Physics Club and Freschard & Stanley Brinks.

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

GLASGOW SPECIAL ON SAT 25TH NOV

Scared To Dance is back at Stereo Cafe Bar in Glasgow on Saturday 25th November.

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

Our guest DJ is Stephen McRobbie from The Pastels. We’ve been fans of The Pastels for many years so we’re thrilled to have Stephen DJ at the club for the first time. He’ll be on the decks at midnight. Song requests can be posted on the event wall.

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 . Bob Dylan . The Fall . Gang of Four . Hefner . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Joy Division . The Kinks . LCD Soundsystem . 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 . Patti Smith . The Smiths . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Television . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire

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