SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #32

A new month and once again we bring you 100% new music on our May podcast. You can stream it over on Mixcloud.

Starting us off is the welcome return of the Manic Street Preachers who go all post-punk on us with a nod to Orange Juice along the way.

Exclusively, the Close Lobsters are back for the first time in 25 years with their new single out Shelflife Records.

The Tuts give us a wallop with “Worry Warrior” from their latest EP and Let’s Wrestle return with their next single. Plus there’s Gold-Bears, Cosines and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.

WeePOP! are calling it a day soon and we have one of their final releases with Colin Clary and we’ve also got the latest from Owl & Mouse, Heathers, Devon Williams, Eureka California, Parquet Courts, Cloud Nothings, Gum and Echo & the Bunnymen.

Finally there’s Hercules and Love Affair (feat. John Grant), Au Revoir Simone, Brian Eno & Karl Hyde and The Cold Spells.

Whilst you’re listening to the podcast be sure to follow our Mixcloud page for our latest mixes each month.

SWEDISH SPECIAL CLUB NIGHT ON SAT 31ST MAY

It’s our annual Swedish Special! After last year’s success we’re having another one on Saturday 31st May at the Moustache Bar. You can buy tickets in advance from WeGotTickets.

Our guest DJs are Jenny Brinck and Ylwa Wirling who will be playing strictly Swedish bands. Send in your requests for them on the Facebook event!

We’ll be playing our usual mix of indiepop, post-punk, new wave, sixties, C86 and lo-fi music plus Swedish music like this.

ABBA . Acid House Kings . A Smile and a Ribbon . Marit Bergman . bob hund . Broder Daniel . The Cardigans . Pelle Carlberg . Neneh Cherry . Club 8 . The Concretes . David & the Citizens . The Embassy . First Aid Kit . Håkan Hellström . The Hives . Honey Is Cool . Frida Hyvönen . [ingenting] . Irene . The Knife . Laakso . The Legends . Jens Lekman . Little Big Adventure . Lykke Li . Amanda Mair . Makthaverskan . The Mary Onettes . Peter Bjorn and John . Popsicle . The Radio Dept . Robyn . Sambassadeur . Shout Out Louds . The Soundtrack of Our Lives . Suburban Kids With Biblical Names . Taken By Trees . Those Dancing Days . Vit Päls . The Wannadies . Jenny Wilson . Yvonne

Time Out have done a full page spread on the night where we talk about the background of the special and five key bands you can expect to hear. The Londonist have also written a preview so check that out.

It would be great to have as many Swedes there as possible so please help get the word out!

ON THE BEACH GUEST DJ ON SAT 10TH MAY

We’re back at the Moustache Bar in Hackney on Saturday 10th May! Doors open at 10pm through to 3am and you can get in on our £4 cheaplist by joining the Facebook event.

Our guest DJ is Thom Gibbs from the On The Beach club night. Between 2008 and 2010 the club played an excellent mix of “US Indie / Post-Punk / Electronica / Grime / Hardcore / Pop”. Thom will be kicking off his guest DJ set at 11pm so come down early. You won’t want to miss it.

You can listen to Thom’s last DJ set for us featuring the likes of The Smiths, Depeche Mode, Le Tigre, Devo, Pixies, Talking Heads, Sleater-Kinney and Pavement on Spotify.

The regular entry price is £6 but you can get in for just £4 by becoming a member at the club for free. Email us with your full name and we’ll make you a membership card which you can use every time you come to the club. You can get cards for your friends too.