We’re having a Scottish Special on Saturday 13th September! With the referendum on the horizon we thought it’s time to do another night where we play Caledonians best bands.

You can get in on our cheaplist by joining the Facebook event or you can guarantee entry by buying tickets in advance from WeGotTickets.

Our guest DJ is Fighting Talk’s Dougie Anderson. Dougie has DJed for us on three occasions and always turns in a brilliant set. Expect plenty of Scottish tunes from Edinburgh’s finest. Song requests are encouraged so send them in!

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The Wave Pictures headline our gig night at the The Victoria on Friday 5th September.

Support comes from LUST and Enderby’s Room and tickets can be bought for £10 from 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 plenty of original material. The interest generated by their early home recordings led The Wave Pictures to play shows all over the world with artists including Jeffrey Lewis, Darren Hayman, Stanley Brinks, Freschard and Herman Dune. They have since released six studio albums to critical acclaim and played numerous sessions on BBC 6 Music, Radio 1 and Xfm.

A new band from London, LUST are comprised of three Swedish girls; Anna Haara Kristoferson on vocals and synths, Moa Papillon on vocals and guitars, Andrea Muller on vocals and bass, with English born Alex Burke on guitar, and Roberto Conigliaro from Italy on drums. Their debut single “Looking Glass” is the third release from emerging new label Crocodile Records run by Hatcham Social founders Finnigan Kidd and Toby Kidd.

Enderby’s Room are a London-based indie-folk band whose delicate harmonies, unusual instruments and vivid storytelling have been described as “intricately woven and desperately beautiful” by Folkroom Records. Enderby’s Room features Dan Mayfield (guitar, ukulele), Emma Winston (harmonium, accordion), James Humphries (percussion, banjo) and Donal Sweeney (double bass).

Our resident DJ Sam Cottis of the music site For The Rabbits will be playing records in-between the bands.


It’s all new music on our August podcast and you can stream it now on Mixcloud.

Joanna Gruesome release their first new material since their debut LP with “Jerome (Liar)” coming out on a split 12″.

Teleman’s latest single is one of the best things we’ve heard all year and you can catch them DJing at the club at the end of the month.

Weezer are back and so too are The Drums and Wild Beasts. We’ve got the new one from The Smittens who are set to put out their next album on Fika Recordings. There’s also tracks by Literature, Woman’s Hour and The History of Apple Pie.

Lætitia Sadier and A Sunny Day In Glasgow breeze by then we have a batch of covers from Anna Calvi (Ft. David Byrne), Sufjan Stevens and Low. Plus exclusive songs from Bat For Lashes, Foxes In Fiction (Ft. Owen Pallett), The Artisans, The School and Terry Malts.

Finishing off is Bill Botting from Allo Darlin’ with “Love Song to Paul Rains”.

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Scared To Dance is back playing the best indie in Hackney on Saturday 30th August! You can save a couple of pounds by joining the Facebook event and getting in on our £4 cheaplist.

We’re thrilled to welcome Thomas Sanders from the excellent Teleman as our guest DJ. They’ve released one of the finest albums of the year with the Bernard Butler-produced Breakfast coming out on the impeccable Moshi Moshi Records.

The band were in session on BBC 6 Music this week and they’ve just released their new video for the brilliant “Skeleton Dance”.

Our regular venue, the Moustache Bar, has recently changed it’s name to The Well. We’re still there from 10pm to 3am playing our usual eclectic mix of indiepop, post-punk, new wave, sixties, C86 and lo-fi music.

We’ve had a membership card clear out so if you’ve been meaning to pick yours up then please email us again. The non-members entry price is £6. We’ll be projecting either Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane or The Third Man on the night. It’s your call, so get voting!