RECORDS OF THE YEAR 2021

It’s been a challenging year at Scared To Dance.

We were able to finally return to promoting events in June with Pat Nevin’s book launch at The Lexington followed by the long-awaited return of our club nights and gigs at The Shacklewell Arms and The Victoria. Sadly a couple of events fell by the wayside before Christmas due to circumstances beyond our control but we’re delighted to be with you on New Year’s Eve.

Looking ahead, we’re delighted to announce that our film night will be making a return with some of our favourite guests curating the screenings and we also have some very special gigs that we’ll be announcing very soon.

Finally, here are our favourite records of 2021. Many of these have got us through a very difficult year. We encourage you to buy directly from the artists, their record labels or from independent record stores where you can!

Albums

Dry Cleaning – New Long Leg
Sun June – Somewhere

Penelope Isles – Which Way to Happy
Manic Street Preachers – The Ultra Vivid Lament
Pond – 9
Kiwi Jr. – Cooler Returns
Gruff Rhys – Seeking New Gods
Public Service Broadcasting – Bright Magic
The War on Drugs – I Don’t Live Here Anymore
The Goon Sax – Mirror II
Wolf Alice – Blue Weekend
The Bug Club – Pure Particles
Gustaf – Audio Drag For Ego Slobs
Katy Kirby – Cool Dry Place
Hadda Be – Another Life
Sweet Nobody – We’re Trying Our Best
Parquet Courts – Sympathy For Life
Lunar Vacation – Inside Every Fig Is a Dead Wasp
EERA – Speak
Courtney Barnett – Things Take Time, Take Time

Paul Weller – Fat Pop (Volume 1)
Holiday Ghosts – North Street Air
John Grant – Boy From Michigan
Fortitude Valley – Fortitude Valley
Squirrel Flower – Planet (i)
ABBA – Voyage
Pip Blom – Welcome Break

Chloe Foy – Where Shall We Begin
Ed Dowie – The Obvious I
Duncan Barrett – Good Grief
The Surfing Magazines – Badgers of Wymeswold
Colleen Green – Cool
Jarvis Cocker – Chansons d’Ennui Tip-Top
Stanley Brinks & Freschard – Lion Heart
Moderate Rebels – If You See Something That Doesn’t Look Right I
Ski Saigon – Sees the Albatross
Jessica’s Brother – Just Rain
Lightning Bug – A Color of the Sky
 
EPs

The Tubs – Names
Ailsa Tully – Holy Isle
Blackaby – Everything’s Delicious
Gillie – Retirement Paradise
Hanya – 100 Metre Sprint
LYR – Cascade Theory
Soot Sprite – Poltergeists
Teleman – Sweet Morning
Molly Linen – Days Awake
Shirley Collins – Crowlink
NewDad – Waves
Lola Wild – Strange Shapes
Bleach Lab –Nothing Feels Real
Darren Hayman – Music to Watch News By
Life Model – Lost On Weekdays, Lonely By Sunday
Firestations – Melted Medium

Singles
 
Wet Leg – Chaise Lounge
Cate Le Bon – Moderation
Girl Ray – Give Me Your Love
Ezra Furman – Trans Mantra

SUEP – Domesticated Dream
Savage Mansion – Life More Abundant
Yung – Friends on Ice

Charles Watson – Afghan Hound
Los Bitchos – Good to Go!
Paolo Ruiu – Grow
Ailsa Tully – Parasite

Tigercats – Doxxed & Loaded
Bessie Turner – Rushing
CIEL – Pretty Face
lilo – Beach (Real Love)
Modest Mouse – We Are Between
Thallo – Pressed and Preserved
Melby – Magic
Pictish Trail – Dream Wall
Baxter Dury – D.O.A.
nudista – Confesss

Wet Leg – Wet Dream
bdrmm – Port
Sweet Nobody – Disturbance
Laetitia Sadier – New Moon
Tascidermi – Ble Pierre
Yumi and the Weather – New Way
Cate Le Bon – Running Away
Lyys – Headlights
Why Bonnie – Galveston
The Wave Pictures – This Heart of Mine
Honeyglaze – Burglar
Cotton Crown – Wretched Lie
Hatchie – This Enchanted
Future Islands – Peach
CIEL – Never Alone Again
Hatcham Social – If You Go Down to the Woods Today (Three Cheers For Our Side)
Wet Leg – Too Late Now


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