SHRAG DJ GUEST DJ ON SAT 23RD NOV

We have Helen King and Bob Brown from Shrag guest DJing our next club night on Saturday 23rd November at the Moustache Bar!

Shrag may have broken up earlier this year with one final triumphant burst but we’ve got the guys back together for another DJ set! They are one of our most beloved DJ tag teams to have at the club. In fact, we’ve had them guest DJ more than anyone else.

You can check out one of their previous playlists on Spotify featuring Echo & the Bunnymen, Sonic Youth, David Bowie, Tom Tom Club, The Cure, Malcolm McLaren, Pulp, New Order, Dexys Midnight Runners and many others.

If you’re new to the band then check out all three of their albums. They are simply magnificent. If you have any song requests then please post them on the Facebook event wall and get yourself in on the discounted price list.

STOLEN WINE SOCIAL GUEST DJ ON SAT 9TH NOV

We’re delighted to welcome Stolen Wine Social as our guest DJs at the club on Saturday 9th November! We’d love to hear your requests and you can post them on the Facebook event.

Sandy and Karren Gill DJed for us a few of years ago and we’re thrilled to have them back this time around. They run a like-minded club night playing indiepop, C86, indie, electropop and riot grrrl.

Doors open at 10pm at the Moustache Bar in Hackney. If you’d like to save yourself a few pounds then you can become a member at the club for free and get in for the discounted price of £4.

Please note that Simon Armitage was previously advertised as our guest DJ for this night. Regrettably he can’t make it anymore but we are working on an alternate date to have him back at the club!

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #26

In this bumper November podcast we have Stolen Wine Social taking over ahead of their DJ set at our night on Saturday!

They’ve put this together as a teaser for their guest set featuring new and old favourites. They say that “this is just a bunch of songs that we really love/mean something to us/make us nostalgic!” which sounds pretty good to us.

Featuring many of the songs that they play at their club night it has tracks by The Smiths, Beat Happening, Kenickie, Elastica, Helen Love, The Tuts, Milky Wimpshake, Le Tigre, Depeche Mode, Help Stamp Out Loneliness, The Hidden Cameras, The Spook School and many others.

It’s an hour and a half with 30 songs and you can stream it for free over on Mixcloud. Whilst you’re there check out our extensive archive featuring 25 other podcasts!

THE JUST JOANS GIG ON SAT 7TH DEC

On Saturday 7th December we have The Just Joans playing at The Victoria.

The Understudies and former Standard Fare front woman Emma Kupa support. Tickets are now on sale from WeGotTickets.

Scotland’s finest The Just Joans make a long-awaited return to London for this rare full band show. Marking the release of their new EP 6.9 Love Songs, the band have now expanded to a six piece amassing an enthusiastic following with each gig, festival appearance, and through their steady output of mini-albums and EPs on WeePOP records. They write songs about being “lonely, thoroughly bored and yearning for something more…” and after their brilliant acoustic set at Indietracks Festival this year featuring modern day indiepop classics like “If You Don’t Pull…”, “What Do We Do Now?” and “Durex Puppy” we can’t wait for this gig. They’ve even promised one or two Christmas songs.

A standout band amongst the UK’s independent music scene, The Understudies have been gaining a prolific live reputation over the past few years. They’ve been favourably compared to the Tindersticks, Butcher Boy and Felt with Drowned in Sound saying “their sophisticated indiepop is a blessing.” With the addition of two new members fleshing out their sound since their well-received EPs, Wanting vs Getting and Press Play for Songs by The Understudies, their debut album will be out next year on the Berlin-based Firestation Records.

Former Standard Fare front woman and now with Without Feathers and Mammoth Penguins. Emma Kupa has been described as having an “endearingly sideways yowl, one that often finishes lines on an unexpected upward lilt” (Pitchfork), writing songs that are “clear-cut fun, delivered at a frantic pace with a healthy dose of bittersweet angst” (BBC) and someone who “once again deserves and gets center stage” (AllMusic). Her solo performances are always a joy and are not to be missed.

The writer and broadcaster Dougie Anderson will be spinning records in-between the bands.