SYNTHPOP SPECIAL ON FRI 3RD NOV

Our Synthpop Special returns on Friday 3rd November to 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. He DJed at our Synthpop Special earlier this year playing a brilliant set which you can listen to on Spotify. He’ll be on the decks at 10:30pm. If you have any song requests you can post them on the event wall.

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

Animal Collective . Associates . The Avalanches . Blancmange . Bronski Beat . The Buggles . The Communards . CSS . Daft Punk . Depeche Mode . Devo . DIIV . Django Django . Electronic . Brian Eno . Erasure . Eurythmics . FFS . Fiction Factory . Future Islands . Heaven 17 . The Horrors . Hot Chip . The Human League . Japan . Joy Division . The Knife . Kraftwerk . La Roux . Ladyhawke . LCD Soundsystem . Neon Neon . Neu! . New Order . Gary Numan . of Montreal . Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark . Pet Shop Boys . The Postal Service . The Radio Dept . Saint Etienne . Simple Minds . Soft Cell . Sparks . Stereolab . Donna Summer . The The . Visage . Wild Nothing . Yazoo

The last time we did this it sold out. You can guarantee getting in by buying advance tickets for £6 at WeGotTickets.

LYYS GIG ON FRI 3RD NOV

Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits presents Lyys and Yukka on Friday 3rd November at The Victoria.

Free entry gig followed by Scared To Dance: Synthpop Special club night. Full details can be found on the Facebook event.

Lyys is an electronic, dream-pop musician working out of her bedroom in South London. Inspired by everyone from the Cocteau Twins to early Madonna, her sound is one of reverberating guitars, cold distant pulses of synth and a honeyed vocal equal parts Stevie Nicks and Patience’s Roxanne Clifford. Lyys’ set will showcase her soon to be released debut EP, “Darling Enemy” which has received support from the likes of The Line of Best Fit, Clash and Amazing Radio.

Yukka is London based electronic-musician Jacob Mayfield, formerly of Victoria & Jacob. Memorably described by Lauren Laverne as, “Kings of Convenience being remixed by Boards of Canada”, Yukka’s music is built around intricate electronic beats, analog synths and field recordings. The resultant sound is a hugely organic electronic experience, bringing to mind the likes of Ulrich Schnauss or Broadcast. Expect to hear material from last year’s debut EP, A Long Way, as well as some much anticipated new material.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #73

It’s our October podcast featuring the best new alternative music from the past month.

Teleman release their Fünf EP on Moshi Moshi Records soon and we start with the brilliant “Bone China Face”.

Franz Ferdinand are back with catchy as hell “Always Ascending” and our favourites The Spook School tackle abusive relationships on “Still Alive”.

Average Sex ready their forthcoming EP with the lead track “Ugly Strangers” and The Breeders put out their first new material since 2008 with “Wait in the Car”.

We have the latest from Fever Dream, Schande and Shopping whilst Wild Beasts bow out with “Punk Drunk and Trembling” plus the return of Fever Ray.

Lyys and Yukka play our new gig night in London on Friday, The Great Electric give us “Night Music” and Brian Eno & Kevin Shields collaborate on “Only Once Away My Son”.

Also on the podcast there’s Cold, Cold Heart, Belle and Sebastian, First Aid Kit, Tugboat Captain, Emma Kupa and The Just Joans.

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

COLIN MURRAY GUEST DJS ON SAT 21ST OCT

We’re back at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston on Saturday 21st October.

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

Our guest DJ is the broadcaster Colin Murray. He DJed at the club earlier this year playing a fantastic set including The National, Modest Mouse, The Undertones, The Postal Service, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Roxy Music and Chuck Berry. You can listen to that on our Spotify page. Song requests can be posted on the event wall.

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 . Bob Dylan . The Fall . Gang of Four . Hefner . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Joy Division . The Kinks . LCD Soundsystem . Cate Le Bon . Jens Lekman . Los Campesinos! . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . The Shins . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . The Slits . Slow Club . Patti Smith . The Smiths . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Television . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire

Our last night at The Shacklewell Arms sold out. To guarantee entry you can buy tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.