THE JUST JOANS GUEST DJ ON SAT 12TH JULY

We’re back for the summer months so come down and hit the hot, sweaty dancefloor on Saturday 12th July! You can save a couple of pounds by joining the Facebook event and getting in on our £4 cheaplist.

Our guest DJs are Scotland’s finest The Just Joans! Katie and David from the band will be spinning records at the club for the first time so come and check out what they’ve got in store for you.

They’ve compiled a compilation CD called Ae Fond Mix full of Scottish classics free for the first twenty five people through the door!

We’ll be playing our eclectic mix of indiepop, post-punk, new wave, sixties, C86 and lo-fi music. We want to hear your song requests so send them in! Doors at the Moustache Bar in Dalston open at 10pm through to 3am.

The regular entry price is £6 but you can get in for just £4 by becoming a member at the club for free. Either join the Facebook event or 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.

FLOWERS GIG NIGHT ON FRI 4TH JULY

 We’re starting a brand new gig night at Dalston Victoria on Friday 4th July and the headliners for our first night are Flowers!

Support comes from Night Flowers, Being There and Chorusgirl. There’s a Facebook event you can join and tickets can be bought for £5 from WeGotTickets.

Flowers are set to release their debut LP produced by former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler on the Fortuna Pop! label. They draw a line between the joyous fuzzpop of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, who they have toured Europe with, and the minimalist brilliance of Young Marble Giants with screaming distortion calming down to singer Rachel Kenedy playing solo on a one-stringed bass. The trio create a wall of sound larger than the sum of their parts – catchy pop songs hidden in noise.

Night Flowers are five friends originally from Humberside and now based in East London. They recently launched their debut 4 track EP on Dirty Bingo Records. One of our favourite releases this year, we’re tipping them to go on to big things. They play melodic indie rock/pop music influenced partly by 80s jangle and early 90s shoegaze.

Being There put out their first album on Young & Lost Club records back in 2012 and they’ve just finished recording a batch of new songs ahead of another release. Lo-fi indiepop with fuzzed out guitars and sweetly played melodies, they’ve been described by the NME as “baggy beauties”.

Chorusgirl are a brand new four piece noise pop band from London. They cite Lush, The Breeders, Suicide, Pulp, Broadcast, The Cure, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Bangles, Manic Street Preachers and Bikini Kill as key influences.

There will also be DJing from top quality music blog For The Rabbits.

GIDEON COE GUEST DJS ON SAT 28TH JUNE

After 91 club nights, 58 guest DJs, 4 venues and hosting 22 bands, it’s the club’s fifth birthday on Saturday 28th June!

You can get on our £4 cheaplist by joining the Facebook event or you can guarantee entry by buying a ticket for the non-members price of £6 in advance from WeGotTickets.

We’re delighted to have BBC 6 Music’s Gideon Coe as our guest DJ at the Moustache Bar for the occasion. He’s always been one of our favourite DJs at the club so it’s excellent to see him return to help us celebrate. He’ll be playing his usual eclectic mix and you can sample one of his previous DJ sets on Spotify.

We want to make this night as big as possible so please help spread the word. It would be particularly great to see those of you who came to the club back in 2009 when we started at the Slaughtered Lamb before moving on to our first proper home at the King’s Cross Social Club. Five years, who would have thought it.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #33

It’s our June podcast and it’s all new music.

We have the return of Morrissey with “Istanbul” taken from his upcoming album World Peace Is None of Your Business.

The Leaf Library go all Stereolab with their song for the WIAIWYA singles club and there’s Los Campesinos! with their track from the Benny & Jolene soundtrack.

We’ve got the choice cuts from the new EardrumsPop compilations featuring collaborations between Darren Hayman & Ralegh Long, The Spook School & The Just Joans and The Very Most & Arts and Leisure.

Plus there’s a Sweet Baboo cover taken from the forthcoming Marc Riley sessions and an exclusive track by Rotifer.

Finally we have new ones from Bonnie “Prince” Billy & The Cairo Gang, Owen Pallett, The Horrors, Caribou, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Black Lizard, Fear of Men, Bob Mould, Year of Birds, Hard Left, Ace Bushy Striptease and King of Cats.

You can follow us on Mixcloud for all of our monthly podcasts.

DIY MAGAZINE INTERVIEW

DIY magazine have interviewed us for their piece on club nights. It features contributions from clubs in Glasgow, Sheffield, Manchester and Leeds as well as one of our regular guest DJs Pat Nevin.

Join Our Club looks at how economic and new technological factors effect how club nights are run and it’s effect on local music scenes.

A Club and Beyond investigates the current state of the indie club night and it’s relationship with live music.

Finally, Taking Back the Floor focuses on what ideas club nights are exploring to keep themselves different and interesting.

SIMON ARMITAGE GUEST DJS ON FRI 13TH JUNE

The club is back on Friday 13th June at the Moustache Bar in Dalston!

Our guest DJ is the poet Simon Armitage! He’s been spinning records at the club for the past couple of years playing the likes of Morrissey, New Order, The Wedding Present, Echo & the Bunnymen, Simple Minds, Teenage Fanclub, Aztec Camera and of course The Fall.

You can listen to a couple of Simon’s past DJ sets on Spotify as a warm up and he’ll be DJing between 11pm and 1am.

It tends to be very busy when Simon DJs for us so to guarantee entry you can buy a ticket in advance from WeGotTickets. You can also post your song requests and get on our cheaplist by joining the Facebook event.