FORTUNA POP! GUEST DJ ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

It’s Scared To Dance on New Year’s Eve! Tickets have now sold out. If we have any returns we’ll post them on the Facebook event in the run up to the night.

Sean Price from Fortuna Pop! is our guest DJ. That’s the label that has brought you Allo Darlin’, The Spook School, Joanna Gruesome, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Evans the Death, Crystal Stilts, Herman Dune, The Ballet, Flowers, Darren Hayman and Comet Gain.

Sean has DJed for us a couple of times before always turning in a brilliant set that gets the dancefloor going. You can listen to the Fortuna Pop! playlist over on Spotify as a teaser.

We’ll be playing our usual mix of indiepop, post-punk, new wave, sixties, C86 and lo-fi music at the Moustache Bar from 10pm to 3am. You won’t want to miss this!

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #27

On New Year’s Eve we have the independent record label Fortuna Pop! guest DJing for us at the Moustache Bar in Hackney.

Since 1996 they’ve been putting out the best indiepop in London from Allo Darlin’ to Joanna Gruesome. Label boss Sean Price has put together this mix as a warm up to his DJ set as we delve into his eclectic record collection.

There’s plenty on there including The Go-Betweens, The Sonics, Veronica Falls, Heavenly, The Fall, The Modern Lovers, The Velvet Underground, Hefner, The Hidden Cameras, Neutral Milk Hotel, Subway Sect and The Pastels.

You can listen to the podcast on Mixcloud along with 26 other podcast that we’ve put out over the years compiled by the likes of Talulah Gosh, Simon Armitage and Gideon Coe.

THE TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2013

1. SWEET BABOO – SHIPS

Track Picks: “If I Died…”, “The Sea Life Is the Life For Me (Mermaid Cutie)”, “Cate’s Song”
Label: Moshi Moshi Records
Release Date: 22nd April 2013
Listen: Spotify

Veronica Falls - Waiting For Something To Happen

2. VERONICA FALLS – WAITING FOR SOMETHING TO HAPPEN

Track Picks: “Teenage”, “Waiting For Something To Happen”, “My Heart Beats”
Label: Bella Union
Release Date: 12th February 2013
Listen: Spotify

Manic Street Preachers - Rewind the Film

3. MANIC STREET PREACHERS – REWIND THE FILM

Track Picks: “Show Me the Wonder”, “Rewind the Film”, “Anthem For a Lost Cause”
Label: Columbia
Release Date: 16th September 2013
Listen: Spotify

Camera Obscura - Desire Lines

4. CAMERA OBSCURA – DESIRE LINES

Track Picks: “Troublemaker”, “Do It Again”, “Break It To You Gently”
Label: 4AD
Release Date: 3rd June 3013
Listen: Spotify

Cate Le Bon - Mug Museum

5. CATE LE BON – MUG MUSEUM

Track Picks: “I Can’t Help You”, “Are You With Me Now?”, “Wild”
Label: Turnstile
Release Date: 12th November 2013
Listen: Spotify

Freschard - Boom Biddy Boom

6. FRESCHARD – BOOM BIDDY BOOM

Track Picks: “Boom Biddy Boom”, “Cheese and Crackers”, “And the Rain”
Label: b.y_records
Release Date: 16th September 2013
Listen: Spotify

The Ballet - I Blame Society

7. THE BALLET – I BLAME SOCIETY

Track Picks: “Difficult Situations”, “Feelings”, “Turn You”
Label: Fortuna Pop!
Release Date: 10th June 2013
Listen: Spotify

The Pastels - Slow Summits

8. THE PASTELS – SLOW SUMMITS

Track Picks: “Check My Heart”, “Kicking Leaves”, “Come to the Dance”
Label: Domino
Release Date: 27th May 2013
Listen: Spotify

The Spook School - Dress Up

9. THE SPOOK SCHOOL – DRESS UP

Track Picks: “I’ll Be Honest”, “You Make It Sound So Easy”, “The Cameraman”
Label: Fortuna Pop!
Release Date: 7th October 2013
Listen: Spotify

Just Handshakes - Say It

10. JUST HANDSHAKES – SAY IT

Track Picks: “London Bound”, “Say It”, “Shadows”
Label: Bleeding Gold Records
Release Date: 20th May 2013
Listen: Spotify

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Arcade Fire – Reflektor
David Bowie – The Next Day
Club 8 – Above the City
Edwyn Collins – Understated
Depeche Mode – Delta Machine
Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
Joanna Gruesome – Weird Sister
The Just Joans – 6.9 Love Songs EP
Los Campesinos! – No Blues
Elizabeth Morris – Optimism EP
Public Service Broadcasting – Inform – Educate – Entertain
Savages – Silence Yourself
Rotifer – The Cavalry Never Showed Up
Summer Camp – Summer Camp
The Wave Pictures – City Forgiveness
Wire – Change Becomes Us
Without Feathers – Three Songs EP
Yo La Tengo – Fade
Young Knives – Sick Octave

EVANS THE DEATH GUEST DJ ON SAT 14TH DEC

We’re having our annual Christmas Party on Saturday 14th December at the Moustache Bar in Hackney our guest DJs are Evans the Death!

We have Katherine Whitaker and Daniel Moss from the band playing records at the club for the first time. We fell in love with Evans the Death after their self-titled debut album came out last year and we also had the pleasure of putting them on along with Standard Fare and Red Shoe Diaries at The Lexington for our first gig night.

Doors open at 10pm through to 3am and you can join the Facebook event to get in on our £4 cheaplist.

We’ve also put together our favourite Christmas songs on a Scared To Dance Christmas Mix CD especially for the first 20 people to arrive at the club!

Get down early and grab your free copy and hear the likes of Camera Obscura, The Just Joans, Belle and Sebastian, Summer Camp, Eux Autres, Slow Club and Richard Hawley cover classic Christmas songs. There’s also tracks from Low, John Cale, Ballboy, Suburban Kids With Biblical Names, The Magnetic Fields, The Concretes and Allo Darlin’.