LABRADOR RECORDS GUEST DJ ON SAT 11TH APRIL

Scared To Dance returns to the Moustache Bar on Saturday 11th April playing the best in indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music! To get in on our cheaplist simply join the Facebook event.

Our guest DJ is Johan Angergård from Sweden’s Labrador Records! Johan will be flying in from Stockholm especially for this DJ set which will be his first at the club.

Labrador is one of our favourite record labels putting out the likes of The Radio Dept., Club 8, Acid House Kings, Suburban Kids With Biblical Names, Pelle Carlberg and Sambassadeur. He will be DJing from 11pm.

We’ll be projecting Amélie starring Audrey Tautou onto the dancefloor. Doors open at 10pm and close at 3pm.

You can either join the event to get in on our £4 cheaplist or you can buy tickets in advance for £6 to guarantee getting in from WeGotTickets.

WITHERED HAND GIG ON FRI 3RD APRIL

Scared To Dance’s gig night is back at The Shacklewell Arms for our second show of the year on Friday 3rd April!

Tickets can be bought in advance for £8 from WeGotTickets and they’ll be £10 on the door. You can bookmark it in your diaries by joining the Facebook event.

Withered Hand is the music of Dan Willson. For this headline show he will be performing solo and playing new songs, helped out by Pam Berry, formerly of seminal noisepop band Black Tambourine. He has recorded several BBC radio sessions and played various festivals as well as collaborating with the likes of King Creosote and Eugene Kelly. Having released his debut album Good News in 2009 and following that up with the Inbetweens and Heart Heart EPs, Withered Hand released the universally acclaimed New Gods on Fortuna POP! last year breaking into the Top 100 UK albums chart.

Seabirds are a five-piece band from Nottingham. Featuring several members of Red Shoe Diaries, who released two superb EPs, the band released their debut single “Real Tears” on Californian label Matinée Recordings in 2013. For fans of melodic indiepop along the lines of The Tinderticks and The Lucksmiths.

Papernut Cambridge is a collective based around Ian Button, formerly of Death in Vegas and Thrashing Doves. Onstage they are represented by Button and an ever-changing cast of musical friends including Darren Hayman, Jack Hayter, Ralegh Long, Robert Rotifer, Robert Halcrow, Citizen Helene and many others. They have released two albums, Cambridge Nutflake and last years There’s No Underground, both on Gare du Nord Records. 

Our resident DJ Sam Cottis of the blog For The Rabbits will be spinning records in-between the bands and after the show until 3am.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #42

It’s been a fantastic month for new music and we collect our favourite 20 tracks on our March podcast!

Fever Dream open with the brilliant “Serotonin Hit” taken from their forthcoming debut album Moyamoya.

Courtney Barnett hits us with “Pedestrian at Best”, Best Coast are back on form with “Heaven Sent” and Evans the Death return with the superb “Sledgehammer”.

We’re blown away by new tracks by The Lovely Eggs and Chorusgirl whilst Teleman release their first new material since last year’s Breakfast LP.

PINS are set to release their second album in June and we have the lead track “Too Little Too Late” plus there’s “Forget the Fall” by Flowers and the new one by Honeyblood.

Also on the podcast there’s Big Quiet, Waxahatchee, The School, Nat Johnson, Picturebox, Papernut Cambridge, The Chemistry Experiment, Giorgio Tuma & Lætitia Sadier, Brute Love and Martin Gore.

You can subscribe to our Mixcloud page for all of our latest podcasts.

SLOW CLUB GUEST DJ ON SAT 28TH MARCH

We’re back at the Moustache Bar playing the best indie in East London on Saturday 28th March! To get in on our cheaplist simply join the Facebook event.

Our guest DJ is Slow Club’s Charles Watson! They put out one of our favourite albums of last year with Complete Surrender and this will be his third DJ spot at the club.

Last time he played a storming set playing the likes of Lou Reed, David Bowie, The Wave Pictures, Camera Obscura, Plastic Bertrand and The Cure. You can listen to that on our Spotify page. He will be on the decks from 11pm.

We’ll be playing our mix of indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music and if you have any song requests then please send them in! Charles has picked Orson Welles’ iconic The Third Man as the film we’ll be projecting at the club.

You can either join the event to get in on our £4 cheaplist or you can buy tickets in advance for £6 to guarantee getting in from WeGotTickets.

We’ve had a lot of problems inviting people to our events lately. If you would like invitations to our club nights at the Moustache Bar and our gig nights at The Shacklewell Arms please join our new Facebook group.

SETLIST FROM BEING THERE GIG

Being There were fantastic at Birthdays last night and it was nice to be asked to DJ in-between the bands. We can’t wait to see what the band do next.

You can see which records we played at the show below.

Emma Kupa – “Punch a Door Through”
Papernut Cambridge – “What She Said What She Said”
Flowers – “Forget the Fall”
PINS – “Too Little Too Late”
Evans the Death – “Sledgehammer”
The Tuts – “Do I Have to Look For Love?”
Tuff Love – “Slammer”

Ralegh Long – “Islands”
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – “Kelly”
Modest Mouse – “Lampshades on Fire”
Belle and Sebastian – “The Party Line”
The New Pornographers – “Dancehall Domine”

Courtney Barnett – “Pedestrian at Best”
Best Coast – “Heaven Sent”
Wild Balbina – “Stay Alive”
Colleen Green – “Pay Attention”

Joanna Gruesome – “Last Year”
Alvvays – “Adult Diversion”
Chorusgirl – “No Moon”
Baxter Dury – “Whispered”
Black Yaya – “Under Your Skin”

DJING AT BEING THERE AT BIRTHDAYS

We’ll be playing records at Being There’s gig at Birthdays in Dalston on Friday 20th March.

The band are launching their new four track Overnight EP on the Young & Lost Club label. You can see the video for the superb “Generator” on The 405.

Support comes from Fever Dream, Hairy Hands and Bamboo with doors opening at 7pm. It’s free to get in and full details can be found on the Facebook event.

LÆTITIA SADIER GUEST DJS ON SAT 14TH MARCH

Scared To Dance returns to the Moustache Bar on Saturday 14th March! We’ll be playing the best in indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music and to get in on our cheaplist simply join the Facebook event.

Making her DJing debut at the club is Lætitia Sadier! Best known as the lead vocalist for Stereolab, Lætitia was also member of seminal indiepop band McCarthy. She has released records under the moniker Monade and in recent years has released three excellent solo albums. She will be DJing from 11pm onwards.

Lætitia has chosen Federico Fellini’s avant-garde masterpiece 8 1/2 as the film we will be projecting onto the dancefloor. Doors open at 10pm and we’re open until 3am.

You can either join the event to get in on our £4 cheaplist or you can buy tickets in advance for £6 to guarantee getting in from WeGotTickets.