TELEMAN GUEST DJ ON SAT 19TH AUG

TELEMAN GUEST DJ ON SAT 19TH AUG

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DAVID BOWIE SPECIAL ON FRI 1ST SEPT

DAVID BOWIE SPECIAL ON FRI 1ST SEPT

Click going on the Facebook event for cheaplist entry at The Victoria

FOR THE RABBITS INTERVIEW

FOR THE RABBITS INTERVIEW

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

SCARED TO DANCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

SCARED TO DANCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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CLUB NIGHT DATES 2017

CLUB NIGHT DATES 2017

Our club night is bi-monthly at The Victoria and 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

TELEMAN GUEST DJ ON SAT 19TH AUG

We’re back at The Shacklewell Arms on Saturday 19th August!

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

Our guest DJ Thomas Sanders from Teleman! The band put out one of our favourite records last year with Brilliant Sanity on Moshi Moshi Records. Thomas returns for his fourth DJ set at the club and last time he played the likes of Lou Reed, Gang of Four, Devo, Baxter Dury, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Grace Jones and Modest Mouse. You can listen to that playlist on Spotify. If you have any song requests feel free to 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

You can either click going on the event for £4 cheaplist entry or to guarantee entry you can buy tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.

DAVID BOWIE SPECIAL ON FRI 1ST SEPT

We’re back at The Victoria on Friday 1st September and we’re having a David Bowie Special!

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

Our guest DJ is Finnigan Kidd from Beds In Parks! We’re big fans of the band and this will be his debut DJ set at the club. Except the best from Space Oddity, Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, Aladdin Sane, Young Americans, Low, “Heroes”, Lodger, Let’s Dance and more. If you have any song requests you can post them on the event wall!

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

A New Career In a New Town . Always Crashing In the Same Car . Andy Warhol . Ashes to Ashes . Be My Wife . Beauty and the Beast . Blue Jean . Boys Keep Swinging . Breaking Glass . Changes . China Girl . Cracked Actor . D.J . Diamond Dogs . Drive-In Saturday . Fame . Fashion . Fill Your Heart . Five Years . Golden Years . Heroes . I Can’t Give Everything Away . The Jean Genie . John, I’m Only Dancing . Kooks . Lazarus . Let’s Dance . Let’s Spend the Night Together . Life on Mars? . The Man Who Sold the World . Modern Love . The Next Day . Oh! You Pretty Things . Queen Bitch . Rebel Rebel . Rock ’N’ Roll Suicide . Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) . Sorrow . Sound and Vision . Space Oddity . Speed of Life . Starman . The Stars (Are Out Tonight) . Suffragette City . TVC15 . Under Pressure . V-2 Schneider . Watch That Man . Young Americans . Ziggy Stardust

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.

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 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, 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 19th August // Guest DJs Teleman // Tickets
Friday 1st September // David Bowie Special // Tickets
Saturday 16th September // Guest DJ Pat Nevin // Tickets
Friday 6th October // Swedish Special // Tickets
Saturday 21st October // Guest DJ Colin Murray // Tickets
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

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.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #70

Our monthly selection of new music is back on our July podcast!

Belle and Sebastian kick things off with a surprise new single “We Were Beautiful”.

Ex-Veronica Falls frontwoman Roxanne Clifford is back with “White of an Eye” under the moniker Patience.

Fever Dream preview their second LP Squid with the lead single “Youth (Is Wasted on the Old)”.

Red Red Eyes is a new band and we have their debut release “Untold”. Susuanne Sundfør collaborates with John Grant on “Mountaineers” and The National return with “Guilty Party”.

Sparks continue their fantastic run of singles with “Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me)” and there’s the latest from The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.

Jean K put out their first release “Billy” on Crocodile Records and Yassassin lift “Cherry Pie” from their upcoming Vitamin Y EP.

Also on the podcast there’s Peaness, Best Ex, Kaufman, Girl Ray, The Just Joans, The Drums, Lætitia Sadier Source Ensemble, Herman Dune, Stephanie Goodman and Billy Bragg.

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

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.

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 playing 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.

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.

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.