DAVID BOWIE SPECIAL ON SAT 1ST JUNE

DAVID BOWIE SPECIAL ON SAT 1ST JUNE

Tickets on sale for the club at The Victoria

GHUM GIG ON SAT 1ST JUNE

GHUM GIG ON SAT 1ST JUNE

Support comes from Alex Chilltown at The Victoria

MAMMOTH PENGUINS GUEST DJ ON SAT 15TH JUNE

MAMMOTH PENGUINS GUEST DJ ON SAT 15TH JUNE

Tickets on sale for the club at The Shacklewell Arms

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #91

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #91

Featuring Mammoth Penguins, Freschard, Savage Mansion and more

BRIGHTON SPECIAL ON SAT 30TH NOV

BRIGHTON SPECIAL ON SAT 30TH NOV

Tickets on sale for the club at Komedia

CLUB DATES

CLUB DATES

The club night is bi-monthly at The Victoria and The Shacklewell Arms

DAVID BOWIE SPECIAL ON SAT 1ST JUNE

We’re back with our annual David Bowie Special on Saturday 1st June at The Victoria.

Our guest DJ is Bobby Foster from Star Shaped. Except to hear the best from Space Oddity, Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, Young Americans, Low, “Heroes”, Lodger, Let’s Dance and more. We’ll also be projecting The Man Who Fell to Earth. If you have any song requests you can post them in the Facebook event.

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

Absolute Beginners . A New Career In a New Town . Always Crashing In the Same Car . Andy Warhol . Ashes to Ashes . Be My Wife . Beauty and the Beast . Blue Jean . Boys Keep Swinging . Breaking Glass . Changes . China Girl . Cracked Actor . D.J . Diamond Dogs . Drive-In Saturday . Fame . Fantastic Voyage . Fashion . Fill Your Heart . Five Years . Golden Years . Heroes . The Jean Genie . John, I’m Only Dancing . Kooks . Let’s Dance . Let’s Spend the Night Together . Life on Mars? . The Man Who Sold the World . Modern Love . Neuköln . Oh! You Pretty Things . Queen Bitch . Rebel Rebel . Rock ’N’ Roll Suicide . Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) . Sorrow . Sound and Vision . Space Oddity . Speed of Life . Starman . Station to Station . Suffragette City . TVC15 . V-2 Schneider . Watch That Man . What In the World . Young Americans . Ziggy Stardust

Cheaper advance tickets are on sale at WeGotTickets and DICE. The price is £6 on the door.

GHUM GIG ON SAT 1ST JUNE

GHUM headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Saturday 1st June at The Victoria.

Entry is free and support comes from Alex Chilltown.

Originally from locations as diverse as Spain, Brazil and the musical hotbed of Essex, GHUM have since gone on to become one of the most exciting bands in the fertile London DIY-scene. The band initially formed when band-member Marina put an advert on Gumtree, and the quarter bonded over a shared love for The Cure, Warpaint and PJ Harvey.

The band caught the ear of many with their self-titled EP back in 2017 and have gone on to take their post-punk-grunge-goth across both the UK and Europe, including dates with the likes of Dream Wife and L.A. Witch as well as taking to the mainstage at last year’s Indietracks Festival. Recent double-A single, I’m the Storm/Undone saw them team up with Everything Sucks Music; harnessing their throbbing bass-lines, complex beats and new wave influenced guitars to their most emotionally honest lyrics to date. A recent sold out show at Bermondsey Social Club confirmed GHUM’s reputation as one of the most exciting new bands London has to offer, and an act you don’t want to miss.

Alex Chilltown is the musical moniker of suburban Londoner Josh Esaw, who started sharing his music with the world back in 2013 and has been making textural, hypnotic, indie-sadcore ever since. Alex Chilltown’s music explores ideas of self-identity and how we can interpret what all the noise around us really means. Josh has always been joined by a revolving cast of musicians to make his musical sketches come true, culminating in the 2017 EP, Eaten Up By Nothing, which saw them catch the ear of everyone from Gold Flake Paint to The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.

With new material coming rapidly onto the horizon, Alex Chilltown is ready to achieve his musical ambitions to embrace complex, weird, and messy ideas, and one day debate Matty from the 1975 on the merits of postmodernism. Unique, intriguing and just a little bit odd, a trip into the world of Alex Chilltown is one well worth taking.

MAMMOTH PENGUINS GUEST DJ ON SAT 15TH JUNE

We’re back on Saturday 15th June at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston.

Our guest DJs are Emma Kupa, Mark Boxall and Tom Barden from Mammoth Penguins. The band have just released their third album There’s No Fight We Can’t Both Win on Fika Recordings and they’re playing before the club night. If you have any song requests you can post them in the Facebook event.

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

Allo Darlin’ . Alvvays . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Best Coast . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Concretes . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . Bob Dylan . The Fall . Flowers . Gang of Four . Hatchie . Iggy Pop . Joanna Gruesome . Joy Division . Cate Le Bon . Le Tigre . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Night Flowers . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pulp . The Raincoats . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . Siouxsie and the Banshees . The Slits . Slow Club . Patti Smith . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh. Teleman . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Cheaper advance tickets are on sale at WeGotTickets and DICE. The price is £6 on the door.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #91

Our podcast returns with our selection of the best new music from the past month.

Mammoth Penguins release their new album There’s No Fight We Can’t Both Win and we kick off with “You Just Carry On”.

Freschard is back with the fantastic “Fire” from one of our favourite LPs of the year.

Savage Mansion and Schande play our gig night this month and we have their latest tracks “Do You Say Hello to Your Neighbours?” and “Clearly You Do”.

L I P S have put out their brilliant self-titled EP on Sunday Records and we lift “Sunken” from that plus there’s “S.L.E.E.P” from Annie Taylor.

We have “Light Year’s” from The National and the beautiful “Not Because It’s Easy, But Because It’s Hard” by Jens Lekman from his recent Correspondence album with Annika Norlin.

Plus there’s the latest from Sacred Paws, Rose Elinor Dougall, Witching Waves, Tempertwig, Personal Best and Courtney Barnett.

Also on the podcast there’s Hatchie, Jeanines, Elva, Edwyn Collins, Amy Studt and David Callahan.

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

BRIGHTON SPECIAL ON SAT 30TH NOV

We’re back in Brighton on Saturday 30th November at Komedia.

Our guest DJ is the music journalist and author Simon Price. Simon wrote the brilliant Everything (A Book About Manic Street Preachers) and DJs at Spellbound. He used to run the legendary Stay Beautiful club night as well as writing for The Independent and Melody Maker. You can listen to one of his past DJ sets on Spotify and if you have any song requests you can post them in the Facebook event.

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

Allo Darlin’ . Alvvays . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . Chorusgirl . The Clash . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . The Fall . Flowers . Gang of Four . Hatchie . Hefner . Iggy Pop . Joanna Gruesome . Joy Division . Keel Her . Cate Le Bon . Le Tigre . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Night Flowers . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Patience . Pulp . The Raincoats . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Siouxsie and the Banshees . The Slits . Slow Club . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh. Teleman . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Cheaper advance tickets are on sale at WeGotTickets. The price is £6 on the door.

CLUB DATES

The club plays indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music and is on the first Saturday of the month at The Victoria and the third Saturday of the month at The Shacklewell Arms.

Since 2009 we have invited numerous people to guest DJ at the club. These have included former international footballer Pat Nevin, comedians Josie Long, Robin Ince and Michael Legge, broadcasters Gideon Coe, Jon Hillcock, Colin Murray and Dougie Anderson, writers Jon Ronson, Pete Paphides and Simon Price and the poet Simon Armitage. The club also takes place in Berlin, Glasgow and Brighton and previously in Oslo and Bergen.

Among the bands, record labels and club nights that have DJed are Belle and Sebastian, Edwyn Collins, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Pastels, Franz Ferdinand, Allo Darlin’, Darren Hayman, Veronica Falls, Slow Club, Talulah Gosh, Teleman, The Wave Pictures, Summer Camp, Lætitia Sadier, Withered Hand, Standard Fare, Let’s Wrestle, Joanna Gruesome, Tigercats, The Spook School, Keel Her, Night Flowers, Fever Dream, Flowers, Shrag, Evans the Death, Betty and the Werewolves, Ballboy, Acid House Kings, Rotifer, The Just Joans, Average Sex, Cosines, Being There, Red Shoe Diaries, MJ Hibbett, Pocketbooks, Moustache of Insanity, The Rosie Taylor Project, The Understudies, Help Stamp Out Loneliness, Beds in Parks, Northern Portrait, Labrador Records, Moshi Moshi Records, Fortuna POP!, Where It’s At Is Where You Are, Spiral Scratch, Things To Make and Do, Unpop, Big Pink Cake, On The Beach, The Hangover Lounge, Librarian’s Wanted, Stolen Wine Social, Nuisance, Mind Your Own Business, Mixtape, Star Shaped, What Difference Does It Make and STOP, PLAY.

★ Upcoming Dates 

Saturday 1st June // David Bowie Special // The Victoria // Tickets

Saturday 15th June // Guest DJs Mammoth Penguins // The Shacklewell Arms // Tickets

Saturday 20th July // Guest DJs Tigercats // The Shacklewell Arms // Tickets

Saturday 17th August // The Shacklewell Arms

Saturday 7th September // The Victoria

Saturday 21st September // Guest DJ Amelia Fletcher // The Shacklewell Arms // Tickets

Saturday 5th October // The Victoria

Saturday 19th October // The Shacklewell Arms

Saturday 2nd November // The Victoria

Saturday 16th November // Guest DJ Gideon Coe (BBC 6 Music) // The Shacklewell Arms // Tickets

Saturday 30th November // Brighton Special // Komedia // Tickets

Saturday 7th December // The Victoria // Tickets

Saturday 21st December // The Shacklewell Arms

Tuesday 31st December // New Year’s Eve // The Victoria // Tickets

GIG DATES

Our free entry gig night is on the first Saturday of the month at The Victoria where we promote new bands. We also put on events across London with the best new and established artists.

Bands that have played at our shows include Sweet Baboo, Allo Darlin’, Darren Hayman, The Wave Pictures, The Spook School, Lætitia Sadier, Withered Hand, Rozi Plain, Tigercats, Sea Pinks, Flowers, Peaness, Standard Fare, Night Flowers, Shrag, Stanley Brinks, Evans the Death, The Just Joans, Average Sex, Marine, Firestations, Young Romance, Papernut Cambridge, Freschard, Ralegh Long, Chorusgirl, The Leaf Library, Witching Waves, Seabirds, Fever Dream, Mammoth Penguins, Adwaith, Suggested Friends, Just Handshakes, Wolf Girl, Jessica’s Brother, Rotifer, Being There, LUST, Jean K, Winnaretta, Foundlings, The Great Electric, Birdie, Lyys, Red Red Eyes, Jack Hayter, Model Village, David Callahan, Pocketbooks, Deerful, The Understudies, Yukka, Emma Kupa, Cosines, Alan Tyler, Red Shoe Diaries, Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something, Two Tribes, Panic Pocket, Mikey Collins, Violet Woods, Jen Schande, The Catenary Wires, Ski Saigon, David Tattersall, Hanya, Enderby’s Room, The Hayman Kupa Band, Jeremy Tuplin, Clingfilm, Secret Power, Worst Place, Adults, Gold Baby, Cat Apostrophe, Protection Spells, Whitelands, and Flirting.

★ Upcoming Dates ★

Saturday 1st June // GHUM + Alex Chilltown // The Victoria // Free Entry

Saturday 7th September // The Victoria

Saturday 5th October // Melby + L I P S // The Victoria // Free Entry

Saturday 2nd November // The Victoria

Saturday 7th December // The Victoria

SCARED TO DANCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

You can like our Facebook page for updates on our club nights and gigs as well as joining our Facebook group to receive notifications about our events.

You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram for daily updates as well as on Mixcloud for our monthly new music podcasts. 

We’re also on Spotify where you’ll find our guest DJs playlists and Songkick where you can track our events.

COLIN MURRAY GUEST DJS ON SAT 18TH MAY

We’re back on Saturday 18th May at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston.

Our guest DJ is the broadcaster Colin Murray. He’s DJed at the club on three previous occasions playing excellent sets. Expect to hear the likes of The National, Modest Mouse, Hefner, The Postal Service, Roxy Music and Chuck Berry from him. You can listen to one of his past DJ sets on Spotify. If you have any song requests you can post them in the Facebook event.

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

Allo Darlin’ . Alvvays . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Best Coast . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Concretes . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . Bob Dylan . The Fall . Flowers . Gang of Four . Hatchie . Iggy Pop . Joanna Gruesome . Joy Division . Cate Le Bon . Le Tigre . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Night Flowers . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pulp . The Raincoats . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . Siouxsie and the Banshees . The Slits . Slow Club . Patti Smith . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh. Teleman . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Cheaper advance tickets are on sale at WeGotTickets and DICE. The price is £6 on the door.