Scared To Dance is back on Saturday 10th November at the Moustache Bar and Darren Hayman will be guest DJing for us!

Hefner were a big reason why we started the club night in the first place so it’s always a pleasure having Darren on the one’s and two’s. He’ll be on at around 10:30pm which is when we tend to fill up pretty quickly so don’t be late as you won’t want to miss what he’s going to play.

If you haven’t been to the club for a while, we still have your membership cards. We never throw them away so come down and hit the dancefloor! If you’d like to become a member, it’s totally free to do so and all you need to do is email us with your full name and you’ll get in for just £4.

What would you like to hear at the night? Please spread the word by joining and inviting your friends to the Facebook event. Doors open at 9pm to 2:30am.


We’re back at The Lion in King’s Cross on Saturday 27th October!

If you’ve never been to the club before, we play new and old indiepop, new wave, sixties pop, post-punk, punk, synthpop, C86, lo-fi and DIY music. Our last four nights have sold out so let’s do it again!

Helen King and Bob Brown from Brighton noisemakers Shrag will be our guest DJs. They played a fantastic set the last time they DJed ranging from Wire to The Go-Betweens, The Fall to The Vaselines and Neutral Milk Hotel to Comet Gain. Check it out on Spotify.

As always you can become a member of the club for free and get discounted entry. See the membership section of the site on how to sign up.

You can head over and join the Facebook event and send in your song requests for the night! Doors open at 9pm until 2am.


Shrag have put together the mix for our October podcast. You can listen to the podcast on Mixlcoud.

They’ve released one of the best albums of the year with Canines and we can’t wait to have them back on the decks. Here’s their track-by-track guide to the mix.

Quickspace – “Friend”

“This song is such a rush of energy, positivity and joy.”

The B-52’s – “6060-842”

“We get B52s comparison a lot. Hearing this song I’m confident that it’s a good thing.”

Fire Engines – “Everything’s Roses”

“I met Davey Henderson last year in Glasgow and shook the man’s hand. He’s so small but his bands are so perfectly formed!”

Felt – “Down But Not Yet Out”

“From my favourite Felt album. It did much to dispel my fear of organs.”

Sonic Youth – “Youth Against Fascism”

“Sonic Youth do that rabble-rousing sloganeering call-to-arms so well. Love Thurston’s snarled venomous vocal. And those guitars are mind blowing.”

Sebadoh – “Sacred Attention”

“Sebadoh don’t get the attention they deserve. Or maybe they do. Whatever, they deserve more. And it should be sacred.”

Chandra – “Kate”

“I found out about Chandra Oppenheim through that site waxidermy which was/is a treasure trove of weird and forgotten records. She released the Transportation EP at the age of 12. Records by kids are always good, but this one is kinda startling for its precocious petulance and wit. It’s a bit insane, but it’s also insanely good. And she’s right, it really isn’t fair for the girls with brown hair.”

Fad Gadget – “Coitus Interruptus”

“Dark disco from Frank Tovey. One of the joys of the internet is unearthing clips of this man perform. Check out his live version of this in particular.”

Fatal Microbes – “Violence Grows”

“The weirdest, funniest, creepiest song from the 16 year old Honey Bane.”

Blancmange – “I Can’t Explain”

“I can’t explain why this band aren’t more cherished. Infinitely better than The Who.”

The Go-Betweens – “Slow Slow Music”

“The Go-Betweens do disco! Of sorts. Awkward yet beautiful.”

Lou Reed – “Stupid Man”

“You can’t not have this man involved in a compilation. This song opens his 1979 album The Bells and tricks you into thinking the album’s gonna be upbeat and poppy. It isn’t.”

The Fall – “I Feel Voxish”

“Mark E. Smith rewrites the English language again. Come to think of it I’m feeling voxish at this very moment. That bass line is well voxish too.”

New Order – “Broken Promise”

“I like songs that start with a great bass line. Brotherhood proved what a great rock band New Order were.”

The Smiths – “Handsome Devil”

“Top quality smut from Morrissey. He articulates lust so well. Rocking guitar riff from Mr Marr too.”

Smog – “Cold Blooded Old Times”

“Some of the most perfectly realised lyrics ever. To pack such a punch with so few syllables is something of a masterclass in economy.”

Joni Mitchell – “A Case of You”

“The most romantic song from the most romantic album ever recorded.”

Pavement – “At & T”

“Slanted and Enchanted
rightly gets the plaudits but this song from Wowee Zowee is definitely one of my favourites. It’s almost anthemic.”

Ultra Vivid Scene – “Mercy Seat”

“A shimmering thing of beauty from Kurt Ralske. I downloaded his CV the other day. Impressive technical skills.”


Scared To Dance returns on Saturday 13th October at the Moustache Bar in Hackney! We sold out our first night there and we’d love you to help us do it again, so help spread the word by inviting your friends to the Facebook event.

We’re thrilled to welcome back David Tattersall from The Wave Pictures as our guest DJ for the night! The Wave Pictures are one of our favourite bands around, constantly pushing themselves to the limit on each album with beautifully constructed songs. Instant Coffee Baby easily sits in our top ten albums of the past ten years.

David has DJed for us twice before playing superb sets on both occasions. If you have anything in particular that you’d like to hear on the night then please send your requests in.

You can listen to David’s set from the last time he DJed for us for free on Spotify.