Scared To Dance are independent club night and live music promoters.
The club plays post-punk, indiepop, 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.
Those who have guest DJed at the club include former professional footballers Gaizka Mendieta and Pat Nevin, comedians Josie Long and Robin Ince, broadcasters Gideon Coe and Colin Murray, writers Jon Ronson and Pete Paphides and poet laureate Simon Armitage.
Bands and artists who have DJed are Belle and Sebastian, Edwyn Collins, Franz Ferdinand, Public Service Broadcasting, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Pastels, Veronica Falls, Talulah Gosh, Teleman, The Goon Sax, Girl Ray and many more. We also have irregular nights in Berlin, Glasgow and Brighton.
Our monthly new music gig night is on the first Saturday of the month at The Victoria. We also put on events across London with the best new and established artists.
Bands that have played at our shows include Darren Hayman, Allo Darlin’, bdrmm, Sweet Baboo, The Wave Pictures, Laetitia Sadier, Rozi Plain, Withered Hand, The Spook School, GHUM, Standard Fare, Night Flowers, Shrag, Peaness, Stanley Brinks, Tigercats, Adwaith, Sea Pinks, Flowers, Evans the Death, The Tubs, Chorusgirl, Rosehip Teahouse and many more.
Alongside the club nights and gigs, we have also hosted nights at the arthouse Genesis Cinema in Whitechapel with curators including Josie Long presenting The National’s documentary film Mistaken For Strangers, Robin Ince introducing The Monkees’ Head, Belle and Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch showing Ladies and Gentlemen… Mr. Leonard Cohen and Jon Ronson selecting The Devil and Daniel Johnston.
We release monthly new music podcasts and have published several fanzines in addition to DJing across Europe and elsewhere for a variety of club nights and festivals.