GAIZKA MENDIETA GUEST DJS ON FRI 22ND OCT

We’re back on Friday 22nd October at The Victoria.

Our guest DJ is Gaizka Mendieta. The ex-Valencia, Lazio, Barcelona, Middlesbrough and Spain footballer DJed at the club a couple of years ago so we’re thrilled to welcome him back.

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

Adwaith . Allo Darlin’ . Alvvays . The B-52’s . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Big Joanie . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . Dry Cleaning . Bob Dylan . ESG . The Fall . Future Islands . Gang of Four . Girl Ray . The Goon Sax . Hatchie . Hefner . Hinds . Iggy Pop . Joy Division . Cate Le Bon . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . R.E.M . The Raincoats . Ramones . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . The Slits . Patti Smith . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Early bird tickets are now on sale at DICE.

LAETITIA SADIER GIG ON FRI 22ND OCT

Scared To Dance presents Laetitia Sadier on Friday 22nd October at The Victoria.

Support comes from Gillie and tickets are on sale at DICE.

Laetitia Sadier is a founding member of Stereolab, the band have released 17 albums and compilations since they formed in London in 1990. In 1996 Laetitia started her solo career with a string of singles and 3 albums as Monade. Laetitia has since added a further 4 solo albums, the most recent being 2017’s Find Me Finding You. In addition to her own recordings, Laetitia has added vocals and lyrics to recordings by The High Llamas, Blur, Luna, Atlas Sound, Common, Marker Starling and Tyler, the Creator.

Raised within the Welsh heartlands of Carmarthenshire, music has always been second nature to Gillie Ione Rowland aka Gillie. Deeply influenced by place and now living within the burgeoning metropolis of London, Gillie blends the serenity of the Welsh countryside with the industrial undergrowth of city life, to create something hauntingly serene. Distinct in its simplicity yet vivid in atmosphere, the ease at which she entwines both her silken vocal style with a storytelling charm both striking yet subtle.

ADWAITH GIG ON SAT 30TH OCT

Scared To Dance presents Adwaith on Saturday 30th October at The Lexington.

Support comes from lilo and tickets are on sale at DICE.

One of our favourite new bands of recent years, we clearly aren’t the only ones who’ve noticed the brilliance of South Wales-trio Adwaith. Their acclaimed debut album, Melyn, drew near universal critical acclaim, culminating in the band winning 2019’s Welsh Music Prize. The band have wasted no time in following up on Melyn’s success, releasing a series of new tracks that hint at where their fascinating music is headed next.

Describing Adwaith’s sound is a difficult task, each track is equally likely to be a slice of perfect post-punk, an ethereal soundscape or a swampy blast of ravey psychedelica. With an eclectic, magpie-like approach to songwriting, Adwaith manage to create a sound entirely their own, and one that looks set to propel them as far as their ambition and imagination can take them. More than just the future of Welsh-music, Adwaith might just be the future of music as we know it.

lilo are a duo from London. They released their debut Tinted Windows/Tough Love EP in 2017 and since living in different countries for a while are back playing and recording again with recent singles “Change” and “Scarecrow”. Taking influence from the likes of Kings of Convenience and Adrianne Lenker, their harmonies and acoustic guitar come together to create a uniquely delicate, indie folk sound.

TALKING HEADS SPECIAL ON SAT 6TH NOV

We’re back with a Talking Heads Special on Saturday 6th November at The Victoria.

Our guest DJ is Jessica Gladstone from Hot Gossip. Expect to hear the best from Talking Heads: 77, More Songs About Buildings and Food, Fear of Music, Remain in Light, Speaking in Tongues and more.

We’ll be playing Talking Heads alongside post-punk, indiepop and new wave music.

And She Was . Artists Only . The Big Country . The Book I Read . Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) . Burning Down the House . Cities . Crosseyed and Painless . Don’t Worry About the Government . Found a Job . Girlfriend Is Better . The Girls Want to Be With the Girls . Heaven . I Zimbra . I’m Not in Love . Life During Wartime . Love For Sale . Making Flippy Floppy . Memories Can’t Wait . (Nothing But) Flowers . Once in a Lifetime . Psycho Killer . Pull Up the Roots . Pulled Up . Puzzlin’ Evidence . Radio Head . Road to Nowhere . Sax and Violins . Slippery People . Stay Hungry . Stay Up Late . Swamp . Take Me to the River . Television Man . Tentative Decisions . Thank You For Sending Me An Angel . This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) . Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town . What a Day That Was . Wild Wild Life

Early bird tickets are now on sale at DICE.

MODERATE REBELS GIG ON SAT 6TH NOV

Moderate Rebels headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits monthly gig night on Saturday 6th November.

Support comes from Fell at The Victoria and you can get your free tickets at DICE.

Moderate Rebels were never really meant to be a band. They formed on a one-off basis, yet enjoyed making 2017’s debut single “God Sent Us” so much that it has expanded into an EP, two albums and counting. Gaining high profile supporters from Lauren Laverne to John Kennedy, the band have recently signed to Moshi Moshi Records, who released their incredibly ambitious record If You See Something That Doesn’t Look Right, a three-part, thirty track musical opus.

If You See Something That Doesn’t Look Right is a bold and eclectic affair, featuring an eight-strong revolving collective of members who make music that is a free-form expression of joy through sound. With influences that stretch from the Pet Shop Boys to Syd Barret, Stereolab to Brian Eno, expect a myriad of sounds spun through a Moderate Rebel lens. Driving rhythms, discordant guitars, twinkling piano ballads and playful synthpop, you can’t pigeonhole Moderate Rebels, because they refuse to play along with your labels, and are every bit as exciting as that sounds.

Fell is the project of London-based artist, illustrator and creator of “sun-kissed psychedelic pop dreaminess”, Nicholas Burrows. Fell burst onto the UK scene back in 2019 with the well-received EP, For the Pickling, a series of songs of domesticity, half-forgotten pasts and imagined Lancastrian space missions. With a sound that goes from beat-driven desert folk to 60s pop and pretty much everything in between. With plans for a new album underway, Nicholas has recently been sharing his “sides” project, a series of tracks recorded live to cassette in a couple of hours in Fell’s practice room.

PENELOPE ISLES GUEST DJ ON SAT 20TH NOV

We’re back on Saturday 20th November at The Shacklewell Arms.

Our guest DJs are Penelope Isles. Jack and Lily Wolter from the band will be behind the decks at the club for the first time ahead of the release of their new album Which Way to Happy on Bella Union.

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

Adwaith . Allo Darlin’ . Alvvays . The B-52’s . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Big Joanie . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . Dry Cleaning . Bob Dylan . ESG . The Fall . Future Islands . Gang of Four . Girl Ray . The Goon Sax . Hefner . Hinds . Iggy Pop . Joy Division . Cate Le Bon . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . R.E.M . The Raincoats . Ramones . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . The Slits . Patti Smith . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wet Leg. Wire . X-Ray Spex

Early bird tickets are now on sale at DICE.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #119

Our monthly new music podcast is back with our pick of best new indie and alternative music.

Penelope Isles are set to release their new LP Which Way to Happy on Bella Union and we lead with “Iced Gems”.

Wet Leg are back with their superb second single “Wet Dream” and Pond put out “Human Touch” from their new album 9.

Hatchie has just signed to Secretly Canadian and her first single for the label is “This Enchanted” and Yumi and the Weather return with “New Way”.

Soot Sprite release “Alone Not Lonely” from their upcoming Poltergeists EP and there’s new tracks from Parquet Courts and Afflecks Palace.

Hanya are readying their 100 Metre Sprint EP and we lift “Fortunes” from that alongside the debut single “Buglar” from Honeyglaze and the latest from Courtney Barnett.

Jarvis Cocker releases “Aline” from Chansons d’Ennui Tip Top and there’s Hamish Hawk, Bessie Turner and Pictish Trail.

Also on the podcast there’s Fine Place, Beach Lab, LYR, Hand Habits and Renèe Reed.

You can support the podcast and the artists featured by subscribing to our Mixcloud Select page.

SIMON ARMITAGE GUEST DJS ON SAT 4TH DEC

We’re back on Saturday 4th December at The Victoria.

Our guest DJ is the poet laureate Simon Armitage. The poet, playwright and novelist DJed at the club a few years ago so we’re delighted to welcome him back.

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

Adwaith . Allo Darlin’ . Alvvays . The B-52’s . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Big Joanie . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . Dry Cleaning . Bob Dylan . ESG . The Fall . Future Islands . Gang of Four . Girl Ray . The Goon Sax . Hefner . Hinds . Iggy Pop . Joy Division . Cate Le Bon . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . R.E.M . The Raincoats . Ramones . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . The Slits . Patti Smith . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wet Leg. Wire . X-Ray Spex

Early bird tickets are now on sale at DICE.

SOOT SPRITE GIG ON SAT 4TH DEC

Soot Sprite headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits monthly gig night on Saturday 4th December.

Support comes from Lyys at The Victoria and you can get your free tickets at DICE.

Soot Sprite are a three piece from Exeter, Devon. Originally started by the first EP Elise Cook wrote and recorded in her loft room in 2018, the band grew as the live performance required more musicians. Now with their third EP the outfit comprises of Elise on guitar and vocals, Sean Mariner on bass and Tom Gilbert on drums.

With influences such as Mannequin Pussy and Phoebe Bridgers, their most recent sound has gotten the attention of BBC 6 Music, receiving multiple plays on the station from DJs Steve Lamacq and Gideon Coe. The band have toured the UK and Europe fairly extensively right up until the 2020 lockdown and plan to do much more of that on the other side of things in 2021.

South-London based singer, songwriter and producer, Lyys, delivers beautifully melodic and dreamy indiepop inspired by sprawling influences from Cocteau Twins and Camera Obscura to Caroline Polachek and The Japanese House. Walking the line between the bedroom studio and the dancefloor.