Scared To Dance are independent club night, live music and film screening promoters.
The club plays post-punk, indiepop, new wave and art rock music and is on the first Saturday of the month at The Victoria and the third Saturday of the month at The Shacklewell Arms in London. We also host club nights in Berlin, Glasgow and Brighton.
Those who have guest DJed at the club include former professional footballers Gaizka Mendieta and Pat Nevin, comedians Josie Long, Robin Ince and Elis James, broadcasters Gideon Coe and Colin Murray, writers Jon Ronson and Pete Paphides and poet laureate Simon Armitage. Bands who have DJed include Belle and Sebastian, Edwyn Collins, Franz Ferdinand, Public Service Broadcasting, Pond, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Pastels, Teleman, Veronica Falls, The Goon Sax, Penelope Isles, Girl Ray, Slow Club, Big Joanie, Summer Camp and more.
We promote gigs across London with the best new and established artists at venues such as Moth Club, St Matthias Church, The Lexington, The Shacklewell Arms, St Pancras Old Church and Sebright Arms. We also have a monthly residency at The Victoria with a focus on new bands. Artists that have played at our shows include bdrmm, The Wave Pictures, Adwaith, Withered Hand, Peaness, Darren Hayman, Ex-Vöid, Laetitia Sadier, Allo Darlin’, Rozi Plain, Tigercats, Sweet Baboo, The Spook School, Stanley Brinks, GHUM, Standard Fare, Es, CIEL and many more.
We host music-related film screenings at the best independent cinema’s in London. They have been at the arthouse Genesis Cinema with curators including Josie Long, Robin Ince, Stuart Murdoch and Jon Ronson. We also release monthly new music podcasts and have published several fanzines in addition to DJing across Europe and elsewhere for a variety of festivals and club nights.