SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #21

Charles Watson from Slow Club is our guest DJ at the club on Saturday 29th June and he’s put this mix together for us. It’s a compilation of songs that have shaped his musical tastes and had an impact on Slow Club’s sound. It’ll be Charles’ debut DJ set and the club and we can’t wait.

SLOW CLUB GUEST DJ ON SAT 29TH JUNE

We’re pleased to welcome Charles Watson from the superb Slow Club as our guest DJ at the club on Saturday 29th June! It’s our fourth birthday so come down and celebrate with us.

We’ve been playing Slow Club songs at the night since we began with their first album Yeah So coming out the same month we started the club night. This will be Charles first DJ set for us and we can’t wait to hear what he’s going to play!

It’s happening at the Moustache Bar as we continue our summer stint there. Doors open at 10pm to 3am for all your late night indiepop dancing needs. You can buy tickets in advance from WeGotTickets to guarantee entry.

We’ll be playing a Scared To Dance greatest hits set so expect the likes of “French Navy”, “Dreaming”, “William, It Was Really Nothing”, “Another Sunny Day”, “Train in Vain”, “Rabbit Kids”, “Close to Me”, “The Well of Loneliness”, “The Hymn for the Cigarettes”, “Blue Boy”, “Friday Night at the Drive-In Bingo”, “Young Adult Friction”, “I Think I Need a New Heart”, “Son of a Gun” and all of the other songs that have made the club what it is.

If there’s anything in particular you’d like to hear you can post your requests on the Facebook event.

THE WAVE PICTURES GIG ON SUN 30TH JUNE

We are delighted to present The Wave Pictures at The Lexington on Sunday 30th June.

The proceeds of this show will be going to the Jason Molina medical fund. You can read more on The Songs of Jason Molina page.

On the night we have secret special guests as main support plus Rotifer opening the show. Tickets are now on sale at WeGotTickets.

The Wave Pictures are David Tattersall, Franic Rozycki and Jonny “Huddersfield” Helm. Formed in 1998 when Franic and David lived in a village called Wymeswold, the band played with several drummers until Jonny became a permanent member in 2003 replacing Hugh J Noble. In the beginning the band learned to play together by covering Jonathan Richman songs but soon David was writing lots of original material. These songs along with a few covers comprise the albums More St. Less TV and Just Watch Your Friends Don’t Get You, which were recorded at home over two days, using an old tape four-track. Following unsuccessful attempts to record in a studio with an unsympathetic producer, the band continued to record at home to keep a track of David’s prolific output. These recordings formed the next three albums The Airplanes At Brescia, The Hawaiian Open Mic Night and Sophie.

They have since released five studio albums to critical acclaim and played numerous sessions on BBC 6 Music, Radio 1 and Xfm. The interest generated by these recordings has enabled The Wave Pictures to play shows all over the world with artists including Jeffrey Lewis, Darren Hayman, Stanley Brinks, Freschard and Herman Dune. Coming off the back of a UK tour with residencies in Brighton, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle and York, their new album is released in October on Moshi Moshi Records.

We have support from some very special guests who are a favourite of ours. All will be revealed on the night, you won’t be disappointed.

Opening the gig will be Rotifer. Rotifer is the three-piece vehicle for the songs of one Robert Rotifer, Vienna born songwriter, broadcaster and journalist whose day job is calmly interviewing rock and pop royalty, while also doing quite a bit of painting and drawing on the side. In 2010 his semi-animated video for the song “The Frankfurt Kitchen” was exhibited and acquired by MoMA New York.

In September Rotifer will bring out The Cavalry Never Showed Up, his second full-on UK album release on the newly formed Gare du Nord label (the first was on Edwyn Collins’ AED Records in 2011), elegantly crafted and intelligent, edgy pop for discerning listeners who appreciate the twang of a Telecaster, a sharp lyric and the cut of a 60s actor’s suit.

SETLIST FROM ALLO DARLIN’ GIG

A brilliant show by Allo Darlin’ at Ginglik last night to kick off their Compass Shows.

You can catch them on the rest of their mini-London tour at The Half Moon on Thursday 20th June, St Pancras Old Church on Thursday 27th June and finally The Vortex on Wednesday 3rd July.

These are the records that we played at the gig.

Lambchop – “Something’s Going On”
Edwyn Collins – “Dilemma”
Sweet Baboo – “If I Died…”
T.O.Y.S – “Closer”
The Amazing – “Gentle Stream”
The Wave Pictures – “I’ll Come Back When I Come Back”
Daniel Johnston – “Fake Records of Rock and Roll”
A Little Orchestra – “Josefina (Ft. Model Village)”
John Cale – “Hanky Panky Nohow”
Eagleowl – “Woodpigeon vs. Eagleowl”
Just Handshakes – “Say It”
The Scaremongers – “If You Ever Leave Me”
Half Man Half Biscuit – “Bottleneck at Capel Curig”
Martha – “1978, Smiling Politely”
Savages – “She Will”
The Fall – “The Theme From Sparta F.C.”

Kid Canaveral – “Who Would Want to Be Loved?”
Club 8 – “Stop Taking My Time”
Baxendale – “Music For Girls”
Jens Lekman – “People Who Hate People”
The Brunettes – “Brunettes Against Bubblegum Youth”
Camera Obscura – “Troublemaker”
Jonathan Richman – “I Was Dancing at the Lesbian Bar”
The Pastels – “Come to the Dance”
Johnny Boy – “You Are the Generation That Bought More Shoes and You Get What You Deserve”
The New Pornographers – “Use It”
Talulah Gosh – “Talulah Gosh”
The Understudies – “Erika K”

The Ballet – “Turn You”
Veronica Falls – “Waiting For Something to Happen”
Crystal Stilts – “Prismatic Room”

DJING AT ALLO DARLIN’ AT GINGLIK

We’ll be DJing at the first of Allo Darlin’s Compass Shows on Wednesday 12th June at Ginglik in West London.

Doors open at 7:30pm and support comes from the excellent Flowers who are DJing at the club next month. The gig is sold out but you may get lucky with some returns on the door. Here’s what Elizabeth Morris had to say about the gigs –

“We’re recording our new album in London in the summer, and we had the idea that it would be great to road-test the new songs before we put them to tape.

We haven’t played any small shows in London for a long time, and we’re aware that sometimes the best venues are the smallest ones. We’ve always felt that we play our best at these kinds of shows, and it doesn’t seem fair that our London audience misses out on them.

So we decided to do a show in every corner of this fair city of ours, in four venues that we have never played before. It’s a London Compass, if you will. An ancient church, a jazz venue, a converted Victorian WC and, of course, the classic, a back room of a pub.

We will be playing a lot of new songs, but of course there will be room for old favourites.

With some amazing support acts, we hope you can find time in your summer to join us.”