THE SPOOK SCHOOL GUEST DJ ON FRI 1ST APRIL

On Friday 1st April we return to The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston!

You can click going on the Facebook event before doors open to get on our £4 cheaplist.

We’re thrilled to welcome back Niall McCamley and Anna Cory from The Spook School as our guest DJs! They played a fantastic set for us last year featuring floorfillers from Buzzcocks, Pavement, Los Campesinos!, Standard Fare, Pulp and The Hidden Cameras. You can listen to that set on our Spotify page.

The band have put together a mix CD called Songs to Sing In the Shower which will be given out for free to the first 20 people through the door. On the CD you’ll find the likes of Chorusgirl, Shopping, Paws, Worriers and Wolf Girl! 

If there’s anything you’d like to hear on the night, get in touch and we’ll do our best to play it! We’ll be playing 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 . Joy Division . The Kinks . Cate Le Bon . Jens Lekman . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . Neutral Milk Hotel . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . The Slits . Slow Club . Patti Smith . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . The Wave Pictures . Wire . Withered Hand

If you prefer to buy tickets in advance to guarantee getting in you can get them for £6 from WeGotTickets.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #54

Our monthly new music mix is back as we handpick the best songs for our March podcast.

The fantastic Cate Le Bon releases “Wonderful”, lead single from her forthcoming album Crab Day out next month on Turnstile.

Teleman’s new LP is out tomorrow and we lift “Düsseldorf” from that. Innerspace Orchestra is a newly formed band comprising members of The Horrors, Fanfarlo and The Pipettes and we feature “One Way Glass”.

We have the excellent “Algorithm” by Emmy the Great, Fortuna POP’s latest signing Steven James Adams, Girl Ray and Wolf Girl.

The Fall have a new EP entitled Wise Ol’ Man whilst fellow post-punk legends Wire also release new material. That’s alongside Pinkshinyultrablast, Bent Shapes, Peter Bjorn and John, Djustin and Deerful who play our next gig night.

Also on the podcast there’s Giorgio Tuma, Fear of Men, Mothers, Schande, Marissa Nadler and Bat For Lashes.

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

TALKING HEADS SPECIAL ON FRI 18TH MARCH

Scared To Dance is happening at The Victoria on Friday 18th March and we’re having a Talking Heads Special!

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

Our guests DJs are Brian Bryden and Bree Wright from The Understudies. They DJed for us a few years ago and they’re big fans of David Byrne and co. They’ll be DJing from 10:30pm and 12am so expect the best from More Songs About Buildings and Food, Remain in Light, Fear of Music, Speaking in Tongues, Stop Making Sense and more. If you have any song requests you can post them on the event wall!

We’ll be playing Talking Heads alongside our usual mix of indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music.

And She Was . Artists Only . Blind . The Book I Read . Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) . Burning Down the House . Cities . Crosseyed and Painless . Don’t Worry About the Government . Electric Guitar . Found a Job . Girlfriend Is Better . The Girls Want to Be With the Girls . The Great Curve . Heaven . Houses in Motion . I Zimbra . I’m Not in Love . Life During Wartime . Lifetime Pilling Up . Love For Sale . Making Flippy Floppy . Memories Can’t Wait . New Feeling . (Nothing But) Flowers . Once in a Lifetime . Paper . People Like Us . Perfect World . Psycho Killer . Pull Up the Roots . Pulled Up . Puzzlin’ Evidence . Radio Head . Road to Nowhere . Ruby Dear . Sax and Violins . Slippery People . Stay Hungry . Stay Up Late . Swamp . Take Me to the River . Television Man . Tentative Decisiions . Thank You For Sending Me An Angel . This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) . Totally Nude . Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town . What a Day That Was . Wild Wild Life

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.