Thank you to everyone who came to the club last night! It was one of those wonderful, hectic, sweaty nights where you look around and find people embracing to Shrag and fist pumping to “Rabbit Kids”. We all know those nights, right?
There are a few pictures from last night in the recently revamped photo’s section. You can also find them on Facebook so please feel free to tag yourself and your friends.
Highlights from the night were the mass sing-along to Belle’s “Expectations”, Helen Love’s “Beat Him Up” which sounds as fresh as the day it was released, the sheer oddity of Patrick Wolf’s great lost single “The Magic Position” and the return of the magnificent Magnetic Fields Scared To Dance anthem “I Think I Need a New Heart”.
That’s four straight nights in a row we’ve sold out, so let’s make it a fifth on Saturday 11th February at The Albany.
I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be taking Scared To Dance to Glasgow next month! It’s been a dream of mine to take the club to the city for many years so I’m delighted we’ve finally got the opportunity. We’ve got one of our favourite all time bands DJing. Tracyanne Campell from Camera Obscura will be spinning tracks on the night!
It’s happening at Stereo on Friday 24th February from 10:30pm to 3am. The city is the home of so many classic indiepop bands. Belle and Sebastian, Orange Juice, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Vaselines, Butcher Boy, The Pastels, Lloyd Cole and the Commotions so expect to hear them on the night alongside the usual raucous post-punk and stylish new wave.
If you’re in Glasgow and you’re coming to the night, could you please invite your friends on Facebook. We want to make this a huge night so your help is needed!
Please note that there will be no Scared To Dance in London in late February due to London Popfest. We’ll be returning on Saturday 10th March.
On Saturday 28th January we’ve got 7 guest DJs playing 7 songs each as part of the 7777777 project from our friends at Where It’s At Is Where You Are.
In label boss John Jervis’ words: “WIAIWYA is a small indie record label; 7777777 is the singles club, releasing 7 7″ singles, on the 7th of the month, one on each day of the week, on rainbow coloured vinyl, while swimming in every sea, and racking up deadly sins”
We’re thrilled to have DJs on the night from Franz Ferdinand, Fortuna Pop!, The Hangover Lounge, Tender Trap, Rotifer, Where It’s At Is Where You Are and The Werewandas.
David Tattersall from The Wave Pictures will be DJing for us at The Albany on Saturday.
The last time David DJed for us he played a brilliant set of ’50s & ‘60s rock ‘n’ roll as well as the likes of Ramones, Lou Reed, New York Dolls and Buzzcocks. We’re hoping to make it a big night to kick off the year so please invite your friends on Facebook. You can listen to his previous set on Spotify for free.
If you have any requests we’d love to hear them so send them in or post them on the event wall.
Membership for our club nights is free. Simply email us with your full name and you’ll receive a membership card and discounted £3 entry to the club. Our last two clubs nights have sold out so please come early to make sure you get in.
Hopefully see you on Saturday. Make sure you bring your dancing shoes.
In our fourth podcast I’ve tipped the bands to look out for in 2012. Ranging from indiepop, noispop, surf, garage and synth pop, these are the bands I’m expecting to make a splash this year.
On the playlist you’ll find Red Shoe Diaries, Soda Shop, Tiny Fireflies, The History Of Apple Pie, Golden Grrrls, Shark Teeth, Wake The President, The Understudies, Sea Lions, Gold-Bears, Evans the Death, Fever Dream, Trailer Trash Tracys, Cassolette, Lockets, The ABC Club and Being There.
17 bands, 1 hour, all for free. Check it out over on Mixcloud.
We’re back next Saturday at The Albany when our guest DJ will be David Tattersall from The Wave Pictures. All of the information on the night can be found here.