FLOWERS GUEST DJ ON FRI 2ND SEPT

We’re back at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston on Friday 2nd September!

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

Our guest DJs are the Rachel Kenedy and Sam Ayres from Flowers! The band DJed for us a few years ago playing a fantastic set featuring The Pastels, Buzzcocks, Ramones, Orange Juice, Josef K, Talking Heads, New Order, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and The Cure. You can listen to that on Spotify. They’ll be DJing from 11:30pm and song requests are welcome!

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

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 . The Fall . 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 . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . The Wave Pictures . Wire . Withered Hand

Our last club night sold out so if you’d like to guarantee getting in you can buy advance tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #59

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

We start with two of our favourite bands. Tigercats have a new track out “Rent Control” and The Wave Pictures return with “The Running Man” from their forthcoming album Bamboo Diner In The Rain.

Ultimate Painting release their third LP Dusk via Trouble In Mind Records next month and we lift “Cold Is the Colour” from our standout record of the year by Boys Forever.

Teenage Fanclub are back with “Thin Air” alongside new material from Belle and Sebastian with “Olympic Village, 6AM”.

Husband-and-wife duo Tennis return and there’s more from YUKKA who have a new EP out on their Wold Recordings label. Plus Wild Beasts, Bon Iver, Tacocat and The Tuts.

Also on the podcast there’s Rainbow Reservoir, Ulrika Spacek, Dinosaur Jr., Parquet Courts, Sam Evian, Ralegh Long and Alexis Taylor.

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

SYNTHPOP SPECIAL ON FRI 19TH AUG

We’re having a Synthpop Special on Friday 19th August at The Victoria in Dalston!

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

Our guest DJ is Bob Brown from Shrag. Bob is a fan of all things synth and has DJed for us on many occasions over the years. He’ll be on the decks at 10:30pm. If you have any song requests then feel free to send them in!

We’ll be playing synthpop, krautrock and electronic inspired music from the past to the present day.

Animal Collective . Associates . The Avalanches . Bronski Beat . The Buggles . Can . Cluster . The Cure . Depeche Mode . Devo . DIIV . Django Django . Electronic . Brian Eno . Erasure . Faust . FFS . Fiction Factory . Future Islands . John Grant . Harmonia . Heaven 17 . Hot Chip . The Human League . Joy Division . The Knife . Kraftwerk . LCD Soundsystem . The Magnetic Fields . Neon Neon . Neu! . New Order . Gary Numan . of Montreal . Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . Pet Shop Boys . The Postal Service . The Radio Dept . Saint Etienne . Pete Shelley . Simple Minds . Soft Cell . Sparks . Stereolab . The Style Council . Teleman . Wild Nothing . The xx . Yazoo

You can guarantee getting in by buying advance tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.

THE JUST JOANS GIG NIGHT ON FRI 12TH AUG

The Just Joans headline our gig night on Friday 12th August at The Shacklewell Arms! Support comes from The Understudies and Suggested Friends.

Tickets can be bought in advance for £6 from WeGotTickets and they’ll be £8 on the door. You can also bookmark it in your diary by joining the Facebook event.

The Just Joans make a long-awaited return to London for this rare full band show. Hailing from Motherwell via Glasgow and Edinburgh, the band have now expanded to a six piece amassing an enthusiastic following with each gig, festival appearance, and through their steady output of mini-albums and EPs on WeePOP records. They write songs about being “lonely, thoroughly bored and yearning for something more.”

The Understudies have been gaining a prolific live reputation since their debut EPs Wanting vs Getting and Press Play for Songs by The Understudies. They’ve been favourably compared to the Tindersticks, Butcher Boy and Felt with Drowned in Sound saying “their sophisticated indiepop is a blessing.” Their debut album is available on the Berlin-based Firestation Records.

Suggested Friends are a new jangly punkish pop band playing catchy songs about regret and micro-aggressions. Featuring members of Wolf Girl and Actual Crimes, they have melodic hooks and big choruses.

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