THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART DJ ON SAT 11TH JULY

THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART DJ ON SAT 11TH JULY

Lead singer Kip Berman from the band guest DJs at the club for the first time

PULP SPECIAL ON SAT 25TH JULY

PULP SPECIAL ON SAT 25TH JULY

London’s top Britpop night Star Shaped are our guest DJs at the club

DARREN HAYMAN GIG ON FRI 3RD JULY

DARREN HAYMAN GIG ON FRI 3RD JULY

With support from Mammoth Penguins and Jen Schande at The Shacklewell Arms

NEW MUSIC ON THE JUNE PODCAST

NEW MUSIC ON THE JUNE PODCAST

Featuring The Radio Dept, DRINKS, Courtney Barnett, Sarah Cracknell and Cherry Glazerr

NEW CLUB NIGHT AND GIG PHOTOS

NEW CLUB NIGHT AND GIG PHOTOS

Photographs from the Moustache Bar, King’s Cross Social Club and The Shacklewell Arms

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THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART DJ ON SAT 11TH JULY

THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART DJ ON SAT 11TH JULY

We’re back at the Moustache Bar in Hackney on Saturday 11th July! To get in on our cheaplist, join the Facebook event before doors open.

Our guest DJs are The Pains of Being Pure at Heart! We’re delighted to welcome Kip Berman from the band for his first DJ set at the club.

We’re huge fans of the band and they were one of the big reasons why we started the club back in 2009 with their brilliant self-titled debut album. Kip will be behind the decks between 11pm and 12:30am.

We’ll be playing indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music. If you have any song requests then feel free to send them in!

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.

PULP SPECIAL ON SAT 25TH JULY

PULP SPECIAL ON SAT 25TH JULY

It’s our annual Pulp Special at the Moustache Bar in Hackney on Saturday 25th July! To get in on our cheaplist, join the Facebook event before doors open.

Our guest DJ is Bobby Foster from London’s top Britpop night Star Shaped. Expect him to throw in some 90s classics alongside Pulp hits from the likes of Different Class, His ‘n’ Hers and This Is Hardcore. Bobby will be on the decks between 11pm and 12:30am.

We’ll be playing Pulp alongside our usual mix of indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music. If you have any song requests then feel free to send them in!

A Little Soul . Acrylic Afternoons . After You . Babies . Bad Cover Version . Bar Italia . Common People . Countdown . Death II . Disco 2000 . Dishes . Do You Remember the First Time? . Don’t You Want Me Anymore? . F.E.E.L.I.N.G.C.A.L.L.E.D.L.O.V.E . Glory Days . Have You Seen Her Lately? . Happy Endings . Help the Aged . I Spy . I Want You . I’m a Man . Joyriders . Last Day of the Miners’ Strike . Lipgloss . Little Girl (With the Blue Eyes) . Looking For Life . Master of the Universe . Mile End . Mis-Shapes . Monday Morning . My Legendary Girlfriend . My Lighthouse . P.T.A. . Party Hard . Pencil Skirt . Pink Glove . Razzmatazz . Seconds . She’s a Lady . Something Changed . Sorted For E’s & Wizz . Sunrise . Sylvia . The Day After the Revolution . The Fear . The Trees . They Suffocate At Night . This Is Hardcore . TV Movie . Underwear

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.

DARREN HAYMAN GIG ON FRI 3RD JULY

DARREN HAYMAN GIG ON FRI 3RD JULY

Our gig night is back at The Shacklewell Arms for our third show of the year on Friday 3rd July!

Tickets can be bought in advance for £8 from WeGotTickets and they’ll be £10 on the door. You can bookmark it in your diaries by joining the Facebook event.

We’re delighted to welcome Darren Hayman as our headliner. Formerly of Hefner, The French and Hayman, Watkins, Trout & Lee, he has released twelve albums since going solo in 2006. Working with numerous other bands in that time including Rotifer, Papernut Cambridge and now The Great Electric and Brute Love, he released his latest album Chants for Socialists on Where It’s At Is Where You Are to widespread critical acclaim in February. A captivating live performer, he’s been described by Q magazine as “a true treasure”.

Mammoth Penguins is the new band fronted by Emma Kupa, formerly of BBC 6 Music favourites Standard Fare. When the band called it a day after nine years and two albums, Kupa upped sticks and moved from Sheffield to Cambridge where she recruited Mark Boxall (bass) and Tom Barden (drums) for her new project. They release their debut LP Hide and Seek on Fortuna Pop! this month and they’ll be playing songs from the album at this show.

Schande was the brainchild of Californian girl Jen Chochinov. They released two albums and an EP before Jen relocated to London. In-between she released an EP under the name This Is Thunder with the electronic musician Nopse. She has since performed solo culminating in 2012’s 19: Songs for and Inspired by Valencia Chapter 19 and this year’s split single “The Russian” alongside Girl One and The Grease Guns on Squirrel Records.

The writer and broadcaster Dougie Anderson will be spinning records in-between the bands.

NEW MUSIC ON THE JUNE PODCAST

NEW MUSIC ON THE JUNE PODCAST

It’s the summer and it’s time for another hour of brand new music on our June podcast!

The Radio Dept. are back with a new EP called Occupied and we start off with the lead track.

DRINKS is the new project from Cate Le Bon and White Fence and we have the wonderfully wonky “Hermits on Holiday” whilst Courtney Barnett is all over the radio right now with “Dead Fox” which we also feature. Saint Etienne’s Sarah Cracknell is releasing her second solo album this month and we have the fantastic “Nothing Left to Talk About” featuring Nicky Wire.

Belle and Sebastian have a new single with “Allie” as do two of our favourite bands Sweet Baboo and Tigercats. We have brand new releases from Seabirds and The Spook School plus Cherry Glazerr with the noisy “Sip ‘O Poison”.

Also on the podcast we have Ezra Furman, Beirut, Papernut Cambridge, Simon Love’s collaboration with Stewart Lee, PINS, The Ethical Debating Society, The Fall, The Death of Pop, The School and Owl & Mouse.

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

NEW CLUB NIGHT AND GIG PHOTOS

NEW CLUB NIGHT AND GIG PHOTOS

We’ve recently added a new photo section to our website.

On there you’ll find photographs from our club nights at the Moustache Bar, King’s Cross Social Club and The Albany. Take a look, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll spot yourself in there.

There’s also a new gig section including many of the bands we’ve put on over the years. It features Shrag, Standard Fare, Allo Darlin’, The Wave Pictures, Tigercats, The Just Joans, The Understudies, The Spook School, Stanley Brinks, Freschard, Rotifer, Emma Kupa, Pocketbooks, Red Shoe Diaries, Evans the Death, Night Flowers and Fever Dream.

If you have any photos from our events that you’d like to contribute, please get in touch.

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We’ve created a new Facebook group which you can join if you wish to receive invites to our club nights at the Moustache Bar and gig nights at The Shacklewell Arms

We are limited to 550 members in the group in order to send out invites properly so you can it join if you’d like to be kept updated. We send out two to three invites per month.

You can also like our Facebook page which is where we post our events, podcasts, DJ playlists and photos. You can also find us on TwitterMixcloud and Instagram.

TELEMAN DJ ON SAT 27TH JUNE

TELEMAN DJ ON SAT 27TH JUNE

It’s the club’s sixth birthday on Saturday 27th June and we’re celebrating it the Moustache Bar in Hackney! To get in on our cheaplist, join the Facebook event before doors open.

Our guest DJ is Thomas Sanders from the band Teleman! They released one of the best albums of last year and Thomas returns for his second set at the club.

Last time he played the likes of Devo, The Modern Lovers, Bow Wow Wow, LCD Soundsystem, Roxy Music and Blondie. You can listen to that on our Spotify page. He’ll be DJing between 11pm and 12:30am.

Doors open at 10pm and we’ll be playing indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music. If you have any song requests then feel free to send them in!

Plus we’ll be projecting À bout de souffle starring this month’s cover star Jean Seberg onto the dancefloor.

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.

SHRAG DJ ON SAT 13TH JUNE

SHRAG DJ ON SAT 13TH JUNE

We return to the Moustache Bar on Saturday 13th June! To get in on our cheaplist, join the Facebook event before doors open.

Our guest DJs are Helen King and Bob Brown from Shrag! The band were one of our favourites with the brilliant albums Life! Death! Prizes! and Canines before calling it a day in 2013.

They’ve DJed at the club many times and they’ll be on the decks between 11pm and 12:30am. If you have any song requests, let us know!

You can listen to one of their past DJ sets on our Spotify page. It features Echo & the Bunnymen, David Bowie, Tom Tom Club, The Kinks, New Order, ESG, Sonic Youth and The Smiths.

We’ll be playing our eclectic mix indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music and we’ll be projecting David Bailey’s 1973 documentary Warhol onto the dancefloor.

The venue now has a cloakroom. You can leave your jacket behind the bar and collect your token at the end of the night. Doors open at 10pm until 3am.

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.

NEW MUSIC ON THE MAY PODCAST

NEW MUSIC ON THE MAY PODCAST

We have all new music on our May podcast!

We start with Future Islands who have released “The Chase” as a stand alone single. That’s followed by Django Django whose second album Born Under Saturn is out now and former Pipettes frontwoman Gwenno with the magnificent “Patriachaeth”.

Mammoth Penguins are playing at our next gig night and their lead track “When I Was Your Age” sits alongside fellow Fortuna Pop! label mates Joanna Gruesome new single “I Don’t Wanna Relax”. Plus there’s Pinkshinyultrablast and Kid Wave.

Mac DeMarco has a mini-album coming out on Captured Tracks and we feature “The Way You’d Love Her”. We also have new material from Rozi Plain, Sleater-Kinney, Conor Oberst’s Desaparecidos, Spirit Club and Sharon Van Etten.

Sweden’s The Legends are back and so too are Peter Bjorn and John for the first time in four years. Also on the podcast we have Jamie xx, Azure Blue, Bel Étage, The Color Waves and Tigercats’ Laura K.

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

SWEDISH SPECIAL ON SAT 30TH MAY

SWEDISH SPECIAL ON SAT 30TH MAY

On Saturday 30th May it’s our annual Swedish Special at the Moustache Bar​! To get in on our cheaplist, join the Facebook event before doors open.

Our guest DJs are our resident Swedish music experts Jenny Brinck​ and Ylwa Wirling​ who will be flying over from Gothenburg for the DJ set. You can listen to what they played last time on our Spotify page. If there’s anything you’d like to hear on the night, let us know!

We’ll be playing nothing but Swedish music throughout the night like this.

ABBA . Acid House Kings . Mattias Alkberg . Joel Alme . Marit Bergman . bob hund . Brainpool . Broder Daniel . Caesars . The Cardigans . Pelle Carlberg . Neneh Cherry . Club 8 . The Concretes . David & the Citizens . Dungen . Ebba Grön . The Embassy . First Aid Kit . Goat . Hello Saferide . Håkan Hellström . The Hives . Honey Is Cool . Frida Hyvönen . I’m From Barcelona . [ingenting] . Kent . The Knife . Laakso . The Legends . Jens Lekman . LUST . Lykke Li . Makthaverskan . The Mary Onettes . Peter Bjorn and John . Popsicle . The Radio Dept . Robyn . Sambassadeur . Shout Out Louds . The Soundtrack of Our Lives . Suburban Kids With Biblical Names . Taken By Trees . Those Dancing Days . Vit Päls . The Wannadies . Jenny Wilson . Yvonne

Plus we’ll be projecting Lukas Moodysson​’s brilliant film Tillsammans​ onto the dancefloor!

The venue now has a cloakroom. You can leave your jacket behind the bar and collect your token at the end of the night.

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.

FEVER DREAM DJ ON SAT 9TH MAY

FEVER DREAM DJ ON SAT 9TH MAY

We’re back at the Moustache Bar in Hackney on Saturday 9th May! To get in on our cheaplist, join the Facebook event before doors open.

Our guest DJs are Fever Dream! Their debut album Moyamoya has just come out on Club AC30 and we have Adrian Fleet, Sarah Lippett and Cat Loye from the band back for their third DJ set at the club.

Last time they played the likes of ESG, The Raincoats, My Bloody Valentine, Dinosaur Jr., Les Savy Fav, Devo and Ride. You can listen to that set on our Spotify page.

We’ll be playing our eclectic mix of indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music. Doors open at 10pm through to 3am and David Lynch’s classic Eraserhead will be projected onto the dancefloor.

The venue now has a cloakroom. Simply leave your jacket behind the bar and collect your token at the end of the night.

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.

NEW MUSIC ON THE APRIL PODCAST

NEW MUSIC ON THE APRIL PODCAST

We have the best new music from the past month on our April podcast!

The brilliant Summer Camp return with “Bad Love” taken from their forthcoming album which is out next month on Moshi Moshi Records.

Franz Ferdinand and Sparks collaborate to form FFS and give us the wonderful “Piss Off”. Martha release their latest single as do Tuff Love with “Groucho” which is out on Record Store Day.

Swedish dream poppers The Mary Onettes are back with “Ruins” and The National have put out “Sunshine on My Back”.

Sweet Baboo release The Boombox Ballads later this year and we have “Sometimes” from it plus we there’s new project from Amelia Fletcher, The Catenary Wires.

There’s also new music from Thee Oh Sees, Hot Chip, Babe, Tape Runs Out, Hookworms, Bunnygrunt, Twerps, 23:23, The Fairlight Myth, Lightning In a Twilight Hour, Enderby’s Room and Smile Down Upon Us.

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

LABRADOR RECORDS DJ ON SAT 11TH APRIL

LABRADOR RECORDS DJ ON SAT 11TH APRIL

Scared To Dance returns to the Moustache Bar on Saturday 11th April playing the best in indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music! To get in on our cheaplist simply join the Facebook event.

Our guest DJ is Johan Angergård from Sweden’s Labrador Records! Johan will be flying in from Stockholm especially for this DJ set which will be his first at the club.

Labrador is one of our favourite record labels putting out the likes of The Radio Dept., Club 8, Acid House Kings, Suburban Kids With Biblical Names, Pelle Carlberg and Sambassadeur. He will be DJing from 11pm.

We’ll be projecting Amélie starring Audrey Tautou onto the dancefloor. Doors open at 10pm and close at 3pm.

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.

WITHERED HAND GIG ON FRI 3RD APRIL

WITHERED HAND GIG ON FRI 3RD APRIL

Scared To Dance’s gig night is back at The Shacklewell Arms for our second show of the year on Friday 3rd April!

Tickets can be bought in advance for £8 from WeGotTickets and they’ll be £10 on the door. You can bookmark it in your diaries by joining the Facebook event.

Withered Hand is the music of Dan Willson. For this headline show he will be performing solo and playing new songs, helped out by Pam Berry, formerly of seminal noisepop band Black Tambourine. He has recorded several BBC radio sessions and played various festivals as well as collaborating with the likes of King Creosote and Eugene Kelly. Having released his debut album Good News in 2009 and following that up with the Inbetweens and Heart Heart EPs, Withered Hand released the universally acclaimed New Gods on Fortuna Pop! last year breaking into the Top 100 UK albums chart.

Seabirds are a five-piece band from Nottingham. Featuring several members of Red Shoe Diaries, who released two superb EPs, the band released their debut single “Real Tears” on Californian label Matinée Recordings in 2013. For fans of melodic indiepop along the lines of The Tinderticks and The Lucksmiths.

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 two albums, Cambridge Nutflake and last years There’s No Underground, both on Gare du Nord Records. 

Our resident DJ Sam Cottis of the blog For The Rabbits will be spinning records in-between the bands and after the show until 3am.

NEW MUSIC ON THE MARCH PODCAST

NEW MUSIC ON THE MARCH PODCAST

It’s been a fantastic month for new music and we collect our favourite 20 tracks on our March podcast!

Fever Dream open with the brilliant “Serotonin Hit” taken from their forthcoming debut album Moyamoya.

Courtney Barnett hits us with “Pedestrian at Best”, Best Coast are back on form with “Heaven Sent” and Evans the Death return with the superb “Sledgehammer”.

We’re blown away by new tracks by The Lovely Eggs and Chorusgirl whilst Teleman release their first new material since last year’s Breakfast LP.

PINS are set to release their second album in June and we have the lead track “Too Little Too Late” plus there’s “Forget the Fall” by Flowers and the new one by Honeyblood.

Also on the podcast there’s Big Quiet, Waxahatchee, The School, Nat Johnson, Picturebox, Papernut Cambridge, The Chemistry Experiment, Giorgio Tuma & Lætitia Sadier, Brute Love and Martin Gore.

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SLOW CLUB DJ ON SAT 28TH MARCH

SLOW CLUB DJ ON SAT 28TH MARCH

We’re back at the Moustache Bar playing the best indie in East London on Saturday 28th March! To get in on our cheaplist simply join the Facebook event.

Our guest DJ is Slow Club’s Charles Watson! They put out one of our favourite albums of last year with Complete Surrender and this will be his third DJ spot at the club.

Last time he played a storming set playing the likes of Lou Reed, David Bowie, The Wave Pictures, Camera Obscura, Plastic Bertrand and The Cure. You can listen to that on our Spotify page. He will be on the decks from 11pm.

We’ll be playing our mix of indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music and if you have any song requests then please send them in! Charles has picked Orson Welles’ iconic The Third Man as the film we’ll be projecting at the club.

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.

We’ve had a lot of problems inviting people to our events lately. If you would like invitations to our club nights at the Moustache Bar and our gig nights at The Shacklewell Arms please join our new Facebook group.

SETLIST FROM BEING THERE GIG

SETLIST FROM BEING THERE GIG

Being There were fantastic at Birthdays last night and it was nice to be asked to DJ in-between the bands. We can’t wait to see what the band do next.

You can see which records we played at the show below.

Emma Kupa – “Punch a Door Through”
Papernut Cambridge – “What She Said What She Said”
Flowers – “Forget the Fall”
PINS – “Too Little Too Late”
Evans the Death – “Sledgehammer”
The Tuts – “Do I Have to Look For Love?”
Tuff Love – “Slammer”

Ralegh Long – “Islands”
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – “Kelly”
Modest Mouse – “Lampshades on Fire”
Belle and Sebastian – “The Party Line”
The New Pornographers – “Dancehall Domine”

Courtney Barnett – “Pedestrian at Best”
Best Coast – “Heaven Sent”
Wild Balbina – “Stay Alive”
Colleen Green – “Pay Attention”

Joanna Gruesome – “Last Year”
Alvvays – “Adult Diversion”
Chorusgirl – “No Moon”
Baxter Dury – “Whispered”
Black Yaya – “Under Your Skin”

DJING AT BEING THERE AT BIRTHDAYS

DJING AT BEING THERE AT BIRTHDAYS

We’ll be playing records at Being There’s gig at Birthdays in Dalston on Friday 20th March.

The band are launching their new four track Overnight EP on the Young & Lost Club label. You can see the video for the superb “Generator” on The 405.

Support comes from Fever Dream, Hairy Hands and Bamboo with doors opening at 7pm. It’s free to get in and full details can be found on the Facebook event.

LÆTITIA SADIER DJS ON SAT 14TH MARCH

LÆTITIA SADIER DJS ON SAT 14TH MARCH

Scared To Dance returns to the Moustache Bar on Saturday 14th March! We’ll be playing the best in indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music and to get in on our cheaplist simply join the Facebook event.

Making her DJing debut at the club is Lætitia Sadier! Best known as the lead vocalist for Stereolab, Lætitia was also member of seminal indiepop band McCarthy. She has released records under the moniker Monade and in recent years has released three excellent solo albums. She will be DJing from 11pm onwards.

Lætitia has chosen Federico Fellini’s avant-garde masterpiece 8 1/2 as the film we will be projecting onto the dancefloor. Doors open at 10pm and we’re open until 3am.

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.

NEW MUSIC ON THE FEBRUARY PODCAST

NEW MUSIC ON THE FEBRUARY PODCAST

Another month, another 20 tracks of new music on our February podcast.

We begin with two of our favourite songs of the year so far, The Decemberists sublime “Make You Better” and Tigercats “Sleeping in the Backseat”.

The Tuts are back with their brilliant new single “Do I Have to Look for Love?” and there’s the excellent Colleen Green with “Pay Attention” from her first studio album which is out on Hardly Art records next week.

Joanna Gruesome come roaring back with “Last Year” and there’s the return of post-punk legends Wire and Gang of Four. There’s the latest from The Cathode Ray and H. Hawkline plus an exclusive track from the upcoming Comet Gain EP.

Also on the podcast there’s Rozi Plain, Marissa Nadler, Sufjan Stevens, Father John Misty, Young Guv, Mind Brains, Marshmallow Coast, Los Bonsais, Milky Wimpshake and Finnmark!

If you enjoy our podcasts, you can subscribe to our Mixcloud page for our monthly mixes.

NOISEY INTERVIEW PAT NEVIN

NOISEY INTERVIEW PAT NEVIN

Noisey have interviewed Pat Nevin ahead of his DJ set at the club tomorrow night.

He talks about hanging out with John Peel, asking to be taken off early during a football match to go and watch the Cocteau Twins and new bands to look out for in Tuff Love, Honeyblood and Ex Hex. You can read the interview in full on their site.

You can listen to one of his past DJ sets at the club on our Spotify page. It features the likes of The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Concretes, Orange Juice, The Go-Betweens, Pulp and Josef K.

PAT NEVIN DJS ON SAT 28TH FEB

PAT NEVIN DJS ON SAT 28TH FEB

We’re back at the Moustache Bar on Saturday 28th February with one of our most popular guest DJs! To get in on our cheaplist simply join the Facebook event.

Our guest DJ is former Scotland, Everton and Chelsea footballer Pat Nevin! Pat has superb taste in music so expect to hear the likes of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Camera Obscura, The Fall, Belle and Sebastian and New Order.

We’ll be playing our mix of indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music and doors open at 10pm through to 3am. It’ll be Pat’s fourth DJ set at the club and he’ll be DJing from midnight.

We will be projecting the Stanley Kubrik classic Dr. Strangelove which Pat has chosen specifically for the night. 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.

THE SPOOK SCHOOL DJ ON SAT 14TH FEB

THE SPOOK SCHOOL DJ ON SAT 14TH FEB

We return to the Moustache Bar on Saturday 14th February playing the best in indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music! To get in on our cheaplist simply join the Facebook event.

Our guest DJs are Niall McCamley and Anna Cory from The Spook School! We’re delighted to welcome them to the club for the first time and they’ll playing an anti-Valentine’s Day themed set from 11pm.

They’ve also compiled a Scared To Dance Heartbreak Mixtape CD which will be given out for free to the first 25 people through the door. On the CD you’ll find the likes of The Lovely Eggs, Alvvays, Help Stamp Out Loneliness, Zoey Van Goey and Los Campesinos! 

We’ll be continuing our John Hughes series by projecting The Breakfast Club onto the dancefloor. 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.

NIGHT FLOWERS GIG ON FRI 6TH FEB

NIGHT FLOWERS GIG ON FRI 6TH FEB

Our gig night returns with a new home for 2015 at The Shacklewell Arms on Friday 6th February!

Tickets can be bought in advance for £4 from WeGotTickets and they’ll be £6 on the door. You can bookmark it in your diaries by joining the Facebook event.

Night Flowers were our breakthrough band of last year releasing their spectacular (and now sold out) self-titled debut EP on Dirty Bingo Records. Five friends originally from Humberside who are now based in East London, they play melodic indie rock/pop music influenced partly by 80s jangle and early 90s shoegaze. Pitchfork gush that “Night Flowers stand out from their modern peers merely because they’re the rare band that sounds like they want to.”

Fever Dream play dark, fuzzy, menacing music that blurs the line from noisy new wave to angular post-punk. Frantic shreds of guitar over that bass sound held together by tight as drumming. Easily one of the best live bands around at the moment, they’re currently recording their debut album.

A stand out band amongst London’s independent music scene, The Understudies released their debut LP Let Desire Guide Your Hand last year. A favourite of Pete Paphides, they’ve been favourably compared to the Tindersticks, Butcher Boy and Felt with Drowned in Sound saying “their sophisticated indiepop is a blessing.”

Consisting of members of Fuzzy Lights and The Puncture Repair Kit, Violet Woods take their cues from the depth of 60s British psych-pop and dusty West Coast jams. 12-string electric guitars, surf bass lines, ghostly vocals and rolling beats collide in lo-fi unison like a lost 7’’ playing on a dansette.

Our resident DJ Sam Cottis of the blog For The Rabbits will be spinning records in-between the bands.