DJING AT DARREN HAYMAN AT THE LEXINGTON

We’ll be DJing at the fifth annual Fortuna POP! Winter Sprinter on Wednesday 7th January. Darren Hayman & The Long Parliament headline with support from Mammoth Penguins and Mega Emotion.

The Sprinter kicks off on Tuesday 6th January with Withered Hand, Simon Love & The Old Romantics and Bill Botting. On Thursday 9th January there’s Martha, Evans the Death and Fulhäst. Then on the final night Tigercats play with Milky Wimpshake and The Hayman Kupa Band.

Tickets can be bought for each night or as a season ticket and stage times can be found on the Facebook event.

As always the Winter Sprinter showcases the best of the label’s talent over four days in the intimate surroundings of The Lexington, with many of the bands mentioned above involved in this unmissable curtain-raiser to the year.

GIG NIGHT AT THE SHACKLEWELL ARMS

We’ll be starting a new gig night at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston on Friday 6th February!

We enjoyed our gigs so much this year that we decided to move just around the corner from our club venue at the Moustache Bar to host a gig night every other month. If your band would like to play then please get in touch.

Over the years we’ve been thrilled to put on many of our favourite bands including Allo Darlin’, The Wave Pictures, Darren Hayman, Withered Hand, Stanley Brinks, Shrag, Standard Fare, Tigercats, Freschard, Rozi Plain, The Spook School, The Just Joans, Fever Dream, Night Flowers and a host of others.

We’ll be announcing the line-up for our first show soon so check back for details!

THE TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2014

1. ALVVAYS – ALVVAYS

Track Picks: “Archie, Marry Me”, “Next of Kin”, “Party Police”
Label: Transgressive Records
Release Date: 22nd July 2014
Listen: Spotify

Manic Street Preachers - Futurology

2. MANIC STREET PREACHERS – FUTUROLOGY

Track Picks: “Walk Me to the Bridge”, “Europa Geht Durch Mich ”, “Between the Clock and the Bed”
Label: Columbia
Release Date: 7th July 2014
Listen: Spotify

Withered Hand - New Gods

3. WITHERED HAND – NEW GODS

Track Picks: “Horseshoe”, “King of Hollywood”, “New Gods”
Label: Fortuna POP!
Release Date: 10th March 2014
Listen: Spotify

Night Flowers - Night Flowers EP

4. NIGHT FLOWERS – NIGHT FLOWERS EP

Track Picks: “Bound”, “Embers”, “Neverlands”
Label: Dirty Bingo Records
Release Date: 7th April 2014
Listen: Spotify

Slow Club - Complete Surrender

5. SLOW CLUB – COMPLETE SURRENDER

Track Picks: “Tears of Joy”, “The Pieces”, “Complete Surrender”
Label: Caroline International
Release Date: 14th July 2014
Listen: Spotify

Teleman - Breakfast

6. TELEMAN – BREAKFAST

Track Picks: “Steam Train Girl”, Skeleton Dance”, “Lady Low”
Label: Moshi Moshi Records
Release Date: 16th May 2014
Listen: Spotify

Allo Darlin' - We Come From the Same Place

7. ALLO DARLIN’ – WE COME FROM THE SAME PLACE

Track Picks: “Bright Eyes”, “History Lessons”, “Romance and Adventure”
Label: Fortuna POP!
Release Date: 6th October 2014
Listen: Spotify

Baxter Dury - It's a Pleasure

8. BAXTER DURY – IT’S A PLEASURE

Track Picks: “Palm Trees”, “Other Men’s Girls”, “Police”
Label: [PIAS] Le Label
Release Date: 20th October 2014
Listen: Spotify

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Days of Abandon

9. THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART – DAYS OF ABANDON

Track Picks: “Simple and Sure”, “Kelly”, “Until the Sun Explodes”
Label: Fierce Panda
Release Date: 13th May 2014
Listen: Spotify

First Aid Kit - Stay Gold

10. FIRST AID KID – STAY GOLD

Track Picks: “My Silver Lining”, “Master Pretender”, “Stay Gold”
Label: Columbia
Release Date: 6th June 2014
Listen Spotify

 HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Stanley Brinks & The Wave Pictures – Gin
Delay Trees – Readymade
Dum Dum Girls – Too True
Ex Hex – Rips
Flowers – Do What You Want To Do, It’s What You Should Do
Future Islands – Singles
The Hidden Cameras – Age
Honeyblood – Honeyblood
The Horrors – Luminous
Island Twins – Spanish Blood
Let’s Wrestle – Let’s Wrestle
The Luxembourg Signal – The Luxembourg Signal
Making Marks – A Thousand Half-Truths
Morrissey – World Peace Is None of Your Business
The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers
Papernut Cambridge – There’s No Underground
Nina Persson – Animal Heart
Tuff Love – Junk EP
The Tuts – Time to Move On EP
TV On the Radio – Seeds
The Understudies – Let Desire Guide Your Hand
The Vaselines – V for Vaselines
The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream

 

STOP, PLAY GUEST DJ ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

Our next club night is on New Year’s Eve! Tickets have now sold out. If we have any returns in the run up to the night we will post them on the Facebook event.

We will be showing the classic 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s and playing our eclectic mix of indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music at the Moustache Bar in Hackney.

Doors open at 10pm and we’ll be going through to 3am to see in 2015.

We’re delighted to welcome local East London club night STOP, PLAY as our guest DJs. Robin Watkins and Naomi Sephton started their night earlier this year and it’s one of our favourite clubs to go to. They’re also old friends of ours so we can’t wait to have them play records at the club.

If there’s something you’d like to hear on the night please let us know!

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #39

It’s our last podcast of the year and it’s packed with new music!

The New Pornographers are back with a bang with “Dancehall Domine” and we have one of our new favourite bands Tuff Love.

Ex Hex and Honeyblood have been two of the best new bands of the year and we have their latest singles plus there’s an exclusive song from the forthcoming Tigercats album.

The Decemberists return with “Lake Song” and there’s “Swimming Pool” from Emmy the Great’s upcoming EP. We have the latest from Gruff Rhys and The Puncture Repair Kit whilst First Aid Kit cover R.E.M. We have a beautiful song by Eagleowl and a change in musical direction for Being There.

We also have new tracks from from Papernut Cambridge, The Safe Distance, Foam on the Daydream, The Manhattan Love Suicides, Hulaboy, Boyracer, Picturebox and Cats of Transnistria.

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