THE TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2011


1. ACID HOUSE KINGS – MUSIC SOUNDS BETTER WITH YOU

Track Picks: “Are We Lovers or Are We Friends?”, “Would You Say Stop?”, “(I’m In) A Chorus Line”
Label: Labrador
Release Date: 22nd March 2011
Listen: Spotify

2. DARREN HAYMAN – JANUARY SONGS

Track Picks: “We’re Staying In”, “I Know I Fucked Up”, “Who Hung the Monkey?”
Label: Self-released
Release Date: 31st January 2011
Listen: Spotify

3. BAXTER DURY – HAPPY SOUP

Track Picks: “Claire”, “Leak at the Disco”, “Trellic”
Label: Parlophone
Release Date: 15th August 2011
Listen: Spotify

4. THE HORRORS – SKYING

Track Picks: “Changing the Rain”, “I Can See Through You”, “Still Life”
Label: XL
Release Date: 11th July 2011
Listen: Spotify

5. WIRE – RED BARKED TREE

Track Picks: “Two Minutes”, “Clay”, “Moreover”
Label: Pink Flag
Release Date: 10th January 2011
Listen: Spotify

6. HELP STAMP OUT LONELINESS – HELP STAMP OUT LONELINESS

Track Picks: “Cottonopolis + Promises”, “Record Shop”, “Split Infinitives”
Label: Where It’s At Is Where You Are
Release Date: 9th May 2011
Listen: Spotify

7. EMMY THE GREAT – VIRTUE

Track Picks: “Dinosaur Sex”, “Paper Forest (In the Afterglow of Rapture)”, “Sylvia”
Label: Capitol
Release Date: 13th June 2011
Listen: Spotify

8. THE WAVE PICTURES – BEER IN THE BREAKERS

Track Picks: “Now Your Smile Comes Over In Your Voice”, “Pale Thin Lips”, “In Her Kitchen”
Label: Moshi Moshi
Release Date: 2nd May 2011
Listen: Spotify

9. VERONICA FALLS – VERONICA FALLS

Track Picks: “Found Love in a Graveyard”, “Bad Feeling”, “Beachy Head”
Label: Bella Union
Release Date: 20th September 2011
Listen: Spotify

10. BUTCHER BOY – HELPING HANDS

Track Picks: “Helping Hands”, “Imperial”, “Every Other Saturday”
Label: Damaged Goods
Release Date: 29th August 2011
Listen: Spotify


THE WAVE PICTURES GUEST DJ ON SAT 14TH JAN

Scared To Dance returns in the new year on Saturday 14th January and we’re delighted to welcome back David Tattersall from The Wave Pictures as our guest DJ at The Albany.

David DJed for us a year ago and played a stunning selection of 60s and 70s hits and rarities from the likes of Dylan, Little Richard, Lou Reed, New York Dolls and Chuck Berry.

The last two club nights have sold out so please get there early to ensure guaranteed entry. Expect the finest in indiepop, post-punk and new wave you’ll hear in London.

If you have any requests for the night please post them on Facebook. You can listen to David’s previous DJ set at the club on Spotify.

Requests for Xmas Scared To Dance

Our last club night of 2011 is on Saturday at The Albany. So what better time to play some indiepop Christmas songs and have the fabulous Veronica Falls guest DJ.

Check out the excellent Veronica Falls mixtape over on Stereogum.

Plus listen to our Christmas podcast on Mixcloud to get you ready for Saturday night.

You can get into the club for just £3 by becoming a member. Simply email us with your full name and we’ll have a membership card for you to pick up at the club. You can apply for your friends too.

If you have any requests, please post them on the Facebook event and I’ll play as many as I can across the evening.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #3

The third Scared To Dance podcast is now available to listen to for free on Mixcloud. I’ve put together my favourite indie Christmas songs for you to enjoy over the holidays.

The podcast features festive songs from Low, Eux Autres, Bright Eyes, Sufjan Stevens, Richard Hawley, Camera Obscura, Slow Club, a Peel Session track by Belle and Sebastian and many more.

I’ll be playing a few of these at the club on Saturday night at our Christmas party. All the details can be found on Facebook.

DJING AT STROKE YOUR BEARD AT BRIXTON WINDMILL

We’ll be DJing at David Tattersall’s gig at Brixton Windmill tonight. It’s the Christmas party for the folks at Stroke Your Beard so we’re sure it’ll be quite a night.

Support comes from Dan of Green Gables, Milkwood and the excellent Jack Hayter. We’ll be DJing with David and Franic from The Wave Pictures after the bands until the early hours so come and celebrate with us.

There are a few tickets left on WeGotTickets.

VERONICA FALLS GUEST DJ ON SAT 10TH DEC

The club returns on Saturday 10th December and the fantastic Veronica Falls are our guest DJs at The Albany!

We’ve been fans of the band since they burst onto the scene with “Beachy Head” and “Found Love in a Graveyard”. One of the standout bands in London at the moment, we’ve no doubt their debut LP will be in everyone’s end of year lists.

The night runs from 9pm to 2am and entry is £3 for members and £5 for non-members. If you have any requests simply post them on Facebook event.