THE TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2012

1. TIGERCATS – ISLE OF DOGS

Track Picks: “Full Moon Reggae Party”, “The Vapours”, “Banned at the Troxy”
Label: Fika Recordings
Release Date: 9th April 2012
Listen: Spotify

2. SHRAG – CANINES

Track Picks: “Tears of a Landlord”, “Show Us Your Canines”, “On the Spines of Old Cathedrals”
Label: Fortuna Pop!/Where It’s At Is Where You Are
Release Date: 9th July 2012
Listen: Spotify

3. ALLO DARLIN’ – EUROPE

Track Picks: “Neil Armstrong”, “Capricornia”, “Some People Say”
Label: Fortuna Pop!
Release Date: 7th May 2012
Listen: Spotify

4. RICHARD HAWLEY – STANDING AT THE SKY’S EDGE

Track Picks: “She Brings the Sunlight”, “Seek It”, “Leave Your Body Behind You”
Label: Parlophone
Release Date: 7th May 2012
Listen: Spotify

5. JENS LEKMAN – I KNOW WHAT LOVE ISN’T

Track Picks: “Become Someone Else’s”, “I Want a Pair of Cowboy Boots”, “The World Moves On”
Label: Secretly Canadian
Release Date: 3rd September 2012
Listen: Spotify

6. THE WAVE PICTURES – LONG BLACK CARS

Track Picks: “Eskimo Kiss”, “Spaghetti”, “Long Black Cars”
Label: Moshi Moshi
Release Date: 2nd April 2012
Listen: Spotify

7. EVANS THE DEATH – EVANS THE DEATH

Track Picks: “Telling Lies”, “Threads”, “I’m So Unclean”
Label: Fortuna Pop!
Release Date: 4th February 2012
Listen: Spotify

8. THE ROSIE TAYLOR PROJECT – TWIN BEDS

Track Picks: “For Esme”, “Every Morning (And For the Rest of Our Lives)”, “The Last Happy Writer”
Label: Odd Box Records
Release Date: 13th February 2012
Listen: Spotify

9. TAKEN BY TREES – OTHER WORLDS

Track Picks: “Highest High”, “Dreams”, “Large”
Label: Secretly Canadian
Release Date: 2nd October 2012
Listen: Spotify

10. DARREN HAYMAN – LIDO

Track Picks: “London Fields”, “Parliament Hill”, “Tooting Bec”
Label: Where It’s At Is Where You Are
Release Date: 27th August 2012
Listen: Spotify


DOUGIE ANDERSON GUEST DJS ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

We’re doing a special night on New Year’s Eve this year! It’s happening at The Lion in King’s Cross and the broadcaster and writer Dougie Anderson will be our guest DJ.

Dougie has DJed for us twice before playing storming sets on both occasions. You can check out his Scared To Dance playlist on Spotify.

We’d like 3 requests from each person coming and then we’ll play the best ones. If we get loads of requests for a particular song then we’ll play it at midnight to see in 2013! Please post them on the Facebook event.

We’ll be open from 9pm to 3am. Tickets have now sold out but you can check our Facebook and Twitter pages for any returns!

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #15

To accompany his New Year’s Eve DJ set at the club, Dougie Anderson has compiled our December podcast!

There’s lots on there including Jeffrey Lewis, The Middle East, Jenny and Johnny, Kurt Vile, BMX Bandits, Stephen Malkmus, The School, Bob Lind, Belle and Sebastian, Nick Garrie, Allah-Las, The Pastels & more. Tune in on Mixcloud.

Whilst you’re there you can check out our podcast archive for free featuring 14 previous mixes.

ON THE BEACH GUEST DJ ON SAT 8TH DEC

On Saturday 8th December we’re back at the Moustache Bar in Hackney. It’ll be our last club night of 2012 in East London so come out dancing!

Thom Gibbs from On The Beach will be our guest DJ. On The Beach was a club night in London from 2008 to 2010 which we had the pleasure of DJing at. They described themselves as playing music from several genres – US indie, post-punk, electronica, grime, pop and more.

If you’d like to post your song requests you can do so on the Facebook event. We tend to fill up at the Moustache Bar at around 11pm so don’t get there too late. Doors open at 9pm.