WITHERED HAND GUEST DJ ON SAT 21ST DEC

WITHERED HAND GUEST DJ ON SAT 21ST DEC

Tickets on sale for the club at The Shacklewell Arms

WITHERED HAND GIG ON SAT 21ST DEC

WITHERED HAND GIG ON SAT 21ST DEC

Good News performed in full at The Shacklewell Arms

NIGHT FLOWERS GUEST DJ ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

NIGHT FLOWERS GUEST DJ ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

Tickets on sale for the club at The Victoria

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #97

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #97

Featuring Basic Plumbing, Ex-Vöid, Wire, Jeanines and more

BDRMM GIG ON SAT 11TH JAN

BDRMM GIG ON SAT 11TH JAN

Support comes from CIEL at The Victoria

PULP SPECIAL ON SAT 11TH JAN

PULP SPECIAL ON SAT 11TH JAN

Tickets on sale for the club at The Victoria

WITHERED HAND GUEST DJ ON SAT 21ST DEC

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

Our guest DJ is Dan Willson from Withered Hand. Dan has DJed at the club on a couple of previous occasions playing the likes of The Spook School, The Fall, Pixies, Pavement and The Modern Lovers. 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 B-52’s . 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 . Hefner . 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 . Patience . Pixies . Pulp . The Raincoats . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Siouxsie and the Banshees . The Slits . Patti Smith . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh. Teleman . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Withered Hand are playing before live the club. You can buy a ticket for the show which includes entry to the club or a standalone club ticket. On sale at DICE and WeGotTickets.

WITHERED HAND GIG ON SAT 21ST DEC

We’re delighted to present Withered Hand performing Good News on Saturday 21st December at The Shacklewell Arms.

Ticket includes entry to Scared To Dance club night with Withered Hand guest DJing immediately after the gig. On sale at DICE and WeGotTickets. Support comes from Darren Hayman.

Withered Hand is the songwriting output of Dan Willson. A cult figure in the Scottish music scene since 2009, Dan has released two widely acclaimed albums, New Gods (2014) and Good News (2009) and several lo-fi EPs. Currently working towards his third full length album, Withered Hand continues to tour in the UK and further afield, playing in venues ranging from concert halls to living rooms.

This solo acoustic performance celebrates ten years since his debut LP Good News was released and he will be performing it in full, followed by a Christmas pick n mix of other Withered Hand songs.

Darren Hayman is a thoughtful, concise and detailed songwriter. He eschews the big, the bright and the loud for the small, twisted and lost. For 15 years, and over 14 albums, Hayman has taken a singular and erratic route through England’s tired and heartbroken underbelly.

NIGHT FLOWERS GUEST DJ ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

We’re back on New Year’s Eve at The Victoria in Dalston.

Our guest DJ is Greg Ullyart from Night Flowers. Greg has been a regular DJ at the club over the years playing brilliant sets including The Pastels, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Best Coast, Jens Lekman, Alvvays, Weezer, R.E.M. and The Breeders. 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 B-52’s . 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 . Hefner . 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 . Patience . Pixies . Pulp . The Raincoats . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Siouxsie and the Banshees . The Slits . Patti Smith . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh. Teleman . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Our New Year’s Eve nights always sell out in advance. Tickets are on sale at DICE and WeGotTickets.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #97

We’re back with our monthly new music podcast.

We start with Basic Plumbing, the solo project of the late Patrick Doyle of Veronica Falls and Boys Forever.

Tragically, Patrick passed away shortly after the release of his last single. His family have been keen to realise Patrick’s plan for the album release with profits from sales going to the charities LA’s LGBT Centre and CALM. We miss him terribly.

Ex-Vöid are back with the brilliant “Only One” on their new Prefect Records label and there’s a welcome return for post-punk legends Wire.

Jeanines put out “Winter in the Dark” from their debut LP on Slumberland Records and there’s the latest from Vivian Girls, Pixies, Night Flowers and Alex Chilltown.

We preview the new Spinning Coin album with “Feel You More Than World Right Now” alongside Gruff Rhys, Freschard, The Orielles and Tree Trunks.

Also on the podcast there’s Torres, Bat For Lashes, Margaux, The Just Joans, Cold, Cold Heart, Matt Berninger and The Understudies.

You can subscribe to our Mixcloud Select page to support the podcast and the music and artists featured.

BDRMM GIG ON SAT 11TH JAN

bdrmm headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Saturday 11th January at The Victoria.

Support comes from CIEL and you can get your free tickets at DICE.

Hailing from Hull, bdrmm are a quintet who infuse what they describe as introverted small-town sketches, with the lush, musical expanse of shoegaze and dreampop. After catching the ear of many with a handful of self-released singles, the band recently teamed up with cult shoegaze label, Sonic Cathedral for the release of their sublime debut EP, If Not, When?

Describing their sound as, “slacker-shoegaze”, on If Not, When?, bdrmm take influences from the dreamy-soundscapes of Beach House, the jangly tones of DIIV and more recently a healthy dose of driving post-punk, in doing so creating a sound all of their own. Having gained fans in the likes of Huw Stevens, Steve Lamacq and John Kennedy, bdrmm’s ability to make adolescent disconnection sound this broad and exciting, marks them out as a band not to be missed.

Originally from Groningen in Holland, CIEL have now made Brighton their home and have been winning over audiences with their dreampop snapshots ever since. The band released their debut EP back in 2017 and have recently been squirrelled away working on new music. Having previously supported the likes of Penelope Isles, Marika Hackman and Sasami, CIEL will provide the perfect accompaniment for a night of getting lost in glorious shimmering reverb.

PULP SPECIAL ON SAT 11TH JAN

We kick off the year with our Pulp Special on Saturday 11th January at The Victoria.

Our guest DJ is Bobby Foster from London’s top Britpop night Star Shaped. You can listen to what he played at our last Pulp night on Spotify. Expect to hear the best from It, Freaks, Separations, His ‘N’ Hers, Different Class, This Is Hardcore and We Love Life and more. We’ll also be projecting Pulp Hits. If you have any song requests you can post them in the Facebook event.

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

A Little Soul . Acrylic Afternoons . After You . Babies . Bad Cover Version . Bar Italia . Common People . Countdown . Death II . Disco 2000 . Dishes . Do You Remember the First Time? . Don’t You Want Me Anymore? . F.E.E.L.I.N.G.C.A.L.L.E.D.L.O.V.E . Glory Days . Happy Endings . Have You Seen Her Lately? . Help the Aged . I Spy . I Want You . I’m a Man . Joyriders . Last Day of the Miners’ Strike . Lipgloss . Little Girl (With the Blue Eyes) . Looking For Life . Master of the Universe . Mile End . Mis-Shapes . Monday Morning . My Legendary Girlfriend . My Lighthouse . P.T.A. . Party Hard . Pencil Skirt . Pink Glove . Razzmatazz . Seconds . She’s a Lady . Something Changed . Sorted For E’s & Wizz . Sunrise . Sylvia . The Day After the Revolution . The Fear . The Trees . They Suffocate At Night . This Is Hardcore . TV Movie . Underwear

Tickets are on sale at DICE and WeGotTickets.

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 footballers Gaizka Mendieta and 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 poet laureate 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, Mammoth Penguins, 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 21st December // Guest DJs Withered Hand // The Shacklewell Arms // Tickets

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

Saturday 11th January // Pulp Special // The Victoria // Tickets

Saturday 18th January // The Shacklewell Arms // Tickets 

 Friday 7th February // Synthpop Special // The Victoria // Tickets 

Saturday 22nd February // The Shacklewell Arms // Tickets 

Saturday 7th March // Talking Heads Special // The Victoria // Tickets 

Saturday 21st March // The Shacklewell Arms // 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 Allo Darlin’, Sweet Baboo, Darren Hayman, The Spook School, The Wave Pictures, Lætitia Sadier, Withered Hand, Rozi Plain, Tigercats, Sea Pinks, Flowers, GHUM, Standard Fare, Night Flowers, Shrag, Peaness, Stanley Brinks, Evans the Death, The Just Joans, Average Sex, Marine, Witching Waves, Young Romance, Papernut Cambridge, Freschard, Ralegh Long, Chorusgirl, The Leaf Library, 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, Firestations, Birdie, Lyys, Red Red Eyes, Jack Hayter, Model Village, David Callahan, Savage Mansion, Pocketbooks, Melby, Deerful, The Understudies, Yukka, Rosehip Teahouse, Emma Kupa, Cosines, Alan Tyler, Red Shoe Diaries, L I P S, Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something, Two Tribes, Panic Pocket, Mikey Collins, Violet Woods, Schande, The Catenary Wires, Ski Saigon, David Tattersall, Nice Church, Hanya, Enderby’s Room, Alex Chilltown, The Hayman Kupa Band, Jeremy Tuplin, Clingfilm, Secret Power, Worst Place, th’sheridans, Adults, Gold Baby, Cat Apostrophe, Protection Spells, Whitelands, The Tubs and Flirting.

★ Upcoming Dates ★

Saturday 21st December // Withered Hand: Good News // The Shacklewell Arms // Tickets

Saturday 11th January // bdrmm + CIEL // The Victoria // Free Tickets

Friday 7th February // The Victoria // Free Tickets

Saturday 7th March // Sprinters // The Victoria // Free Tickets

Saturday 4th April // Rose Tiger // The Victoria // Free Tickets

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.