Scared To Dance is happening at The Victoria for the first time on Friday 23rd October and we’re having a Joy Division & New Order Special!

You can get in on our £4 cheaplist by joining the Facebook event before doors open. It looks like it’s going to be extremely busy so please arrive early to guarantee getting in. Once the venue is full we’ll be running a one in, one out policy.

Our guests DJ is Bob Brown from Shrag. He has DJed for us on many occasions over the years and he’s a huge fan of both bands. He’ll be DJing between 11pm and 12:30am so except the best from Unknown Pleasures, Closer, Power, Corruption & Lies, Low-Life, Technique and more. If you have any song requests you can post them on the event wall!

We’ll be playing Joy Division & New Order alongside our usual mix of indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music.

Age of Consent . All the Way . Atmosphere . Atrocity Exhibition . Bizarre Love Triangle . Blue Monday . Broken Promise . Ceremony . Chosen Time . Colony . Confusion . Crystal . Dead Souls . Digital . Disorder . Ecstasy . Everything’s Gone Green . Fine Time . Heart and Soul . Incubation . Insight . Interzone . Isolation . Krafty . Love Vigilantes . Love Will Tear Us Apart . Novelty . The Perfect Kiss . Procession . Regret . Restless . Round & Round . Run . Shadowplay . She’s Lost Control . Shellshock . Singularity . Spooky . State of the Nation . Sub-culture . Temptation . These Days . Touched By the Hand of God . Transmission . True Faith . Tutti Frutti . Warsaw . Way of Life . World (The Price of Love) . Your Silent Face

We’ll be projecting Anton Corbijn’s brilliant film Control inside the venue with doors opening at 10pm and closing at 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.


Tigercats headline our gig night at The Shacklewell Arms on Friday 2nd October.

Tickets can be bought in advance for £8 from WeGotTickets and they’ll be £10 on the door. 

Having carved out a coveted space in the scuzzier realm of kinetic indiepop, London five-piece Tigercats have now delivered second album Mysteries, an assuredly contagious record bristling with melody and noise, and mapped out on a lyrical landscape populated by gated longings, bleached-out city skies, and skewed entanglements of the heart.

Tigercats make music that stems from the weird collision point between Half Japanese, Hefner, Daniel Johnston, Prince and Orange Juice, shuttling through this heady constellation armed with a pop sensibility marked out by its eloquence and ferocity. Duncan Barrett and Laura Kovic articulate sweet laments and aspersions over swathes of magnetic agit-glam-punk noise which prowls an alternately feral and refined musical terrain.

The Hayman Kupa Band is a supergroup comprising of Darren Hayman of Darren Hayman and Hefner fame, Emma Kupa formerly of Standard Fare and current Mammoth Penguin, Fever Dream drummer Cat Loye and Michaelmas a.k.a. Michael Wood on bass.

Model Village are some kind of pop band from London and Cambridge with a form book as long as your arm where previous bands are concerned. None of that matters now though, so come and revel in the Model Village of the future. Dan, Ian, Kenny, Kev, Piers, and Lily currently make up the residents’ committee.

Our resident DJ Sam Cottis of the blog For The Rabbits will be spinning records in-between the bands.


We bring you the best 20 new tracks we can find from the past month on our September podcast!

Chorusgirl’s brilliant single “Oh, To Be a Defector” starts us off. Watch out for their self-titled debut album out in a couple of months time.

Foals have released one of the finest LPs we’ve heard this year and we take “Mountain at My Gates” from it. Richard Hawley returns with the magnificent “Heart of Oak” as do Wilco with “Random Name Generator”.

The Drink are one of our bands to look out for with their second album Capital out soon on Melodic Records. John Grant has a new song featuring Tracey Thorn plus Deerhunter and a new stand alone single from The Radio Dept.

Pinkshinyultrablast and Fever Dream are back alongside the excellent Shopping whose “Straight Lines” previews their upcoming Why Choose LP.

Also on the podcast there’s Die Katapult, The Spook School, Knife Pleats, The Mantles, Sexwitch, Vinyl Williams, Sufjan Stevens, Darren Hayman and Khruangbin.

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


Scared To Dance is back on Friday 25th September! In the first of a new series of pop up nights we’ll be at The Shacklewell Arms for the best indie dancing in Hackney.

You can get in on our £4 cheaplist by joining the Facebook event before doors open.

Our guest DJs are Night Flowers! Greg Ullyart and Sam Lenthall from the band DJed for us last year playing a fantastic set featuring the likes of Ride, Echo & The Bunnymen, Nirvana, Blur, Sleeper, Suede and Ash. You can listen to that playlist on our Spotify page. If there’s something you’d like to hear on the night then please post your song requests on the event wall!

We’ll be playing our regular mix of indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music like this.

Allo Darlin’ . Alvvays . The Beach Boys . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Best Coast . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Depeche Mode . Dexys Midnight Runners . Gang of Four . Hefner . The Jam . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Joanna Gruesome . Joy Division . The Kinks . Cate Le Bon . Jens Lekman . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . The Slits . Slow Club . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Summer Camp . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Teleman . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . The Wave Pictures . Wire . Withered Hand

Doors open at 11pm to 3am and we’ll make you a free membership card when you join the event that allows you entry for the cheaper members price.

To guarantee getting into the club you can buy tickets in advance for £6 from WeGotTickets.