A fantastic gig as always last night at the Fortuna POP! Winter Sprinter.

Flowers premiered a number of songs from their upcoming second album whilst you can see Tigercats and Chorusgirl out on tour very soon.

Here’s what we played at the gig.

The Clash – If Music Could Talk
John Cale – Graham Greene
Brian Eno – Backwater
FFS – Call Girl
Belle and Sebastian – Play For Today
Talking Heads – (Nothing But) Flowers
Euros Childs – Machine
Sweet Baboo – Tonight You Are a Tiger
The Jam – Just Who Is the 5 O’Clock Hero?
Rotifer – I Just Couldn’t Eat As Much (As I’d Like to Throw Up)

Alvvays – Next of Kin
Best Coast – Feeling Ok
Kid Wave – Honey
Echo & The Bunnymen – Never Stop
The Cure – Grinding Halt

Gruff Rhys – American Exterior
Gruff Rhys – American Interior
Jens Lekman – Maple Leaves (EP Version)
Paul Simon – The Obvious Child
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers – Egyptian Reggae
The Beatles – I’ve Just Seen a Face
Bob Dylan – Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again

The Go-Betweens – Lee Remick
Wire – Mannequin
Stereolab – Jenny Ondioline
The Velvet Underground – I Can’t Stand It


We’ll be playing records at the sixth annual Fortuna POP! Winter Sprinter on Wednesday 6th January. It’s a fantastic line-up with Tigercats playing with support from Flowers and Chorusgirl.

The Sprinter starts on Tuesday 5th January with Steven James AdamsSimon Love and The Leaf Library. On Thursday 7th January there’s Withered HandEvans the Death and Pete Astor. Then on the final night Martha headline with Milky Wimpshake and Bleurgh.

Tickets can be bought for each night or as a season ticket and stage times can be found on the Facebook event.

Four nights, twelve bands, DJs… the perfect antidote to the post-Christmas blues with the best of the Fortuna POP! roster plus special guests at The Lexington.


We’ll be playing records at our local The Clapton Hart on Friday 17th July.

This will be our first DJ set there and the concept is that we’ll be playing new music and records that don’t get played so much at the club night.

Think of it as the first hour of Scared To Dance where we play more unknown songs and those which you can’t dance to but over the course of the evening. 

Come on down from 9pm to 1am and ease yourself into the weekend.


Being There were fantastic at Birthdays last night and it was nice to be asked to DJ in-between the bands. We can’t wait to see what the band do next.

You can see which records we played at the show below.

Emma Kupa – “Punch a Door Through”
Papernut Cambridge – “What She Said What She Said”
Flowers – “Forget the Fall”
PINS – “Too Little Too Late”
Evans the Death – “Sledgehammer”
The Tuts – “Do I Have to Look For Love?”
Tuff Love – “Slammer”

Ralegh Long – “Islands”
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – “Kelly”
Modest Mouse – “Lampshades on Fire”
Belle and Sebastian – “The Party Line”
The New Pornographers – “Dancehall Domine”

Courtney Barnett – “Pedestrian at Best”
Best Coast – “Heaven Sent”
Wild Balbina – “Stay Alive”
Colleen Green – “Pay Attention”

Joanna Gruesome – “Last Year”
Alvvays – “Adult Diversion”
Chorusgirl – “No Moon”
Baxter Dury – “Whispered”
Black Yaya – “Under Your Skin”


We’ll be playing records at Being There’s gig at Birthdays in Dalston on Friday 20th March.

The band are launching their new four track Overnight EP on the Young & Lost Club label. You can see the video for the superb “Generator” on The 405.

Support comes from Fever Dream, Hairy Hands and Bamboo with doors opening at 7pm. It’s free to get in and full details can be found on the Facebook event.


A fantastic gig at The Lexington as Darren Hayman & The Long Parliament sounded brilliant covering Prince and throwing in a Hefner song too at the Fortuna POP! Winter Sprinter. Don’t just take our word for it, check out The Guardian’s review of the night. 

Mammoth Penguins and The Drink, stepping in for Mega Emotion, were both superb supports. You can see Mammoth Penguins next in London at our gig night in July.

Check out which records we played at the gig below.

Marine Girls – “In Love”
The Raincoats – “Adventures Close to Home”
Young Marble Giants – “Searching for Mr. Right”
Trust Fund – “We’ll Both Apologise”
Being There – “Generator”
Scritti Politti – “The “Sweetest Girl””
Simple Minds – “In Trance as Mission”
Freschard – “Boom Biddy Boom”
Gruff Rhys – “Set Fire to the Stars”
Violet Woods – “Here”
Sweet Baboo – “Motoring Home”
By the Sea – “I See a Crystal Sky”
Honeyblood – “Biro”

The Icypoles – “Gotta Stop”
Chorusgirl – “Oh, to Be a Defector”
Ex Hex – “Don’t Wanna Lose”
Tuff Love – “Flamingo”
Tigercats – “Junior Champion”
Rotifer – “Ernst Jandl at the Albert Hall”

Lambchop – “Up With People”
Billy Bragg & Wilco – “Walt Whitman’s Niece”
The Style Council – “Mick’s Blessings”
The Faces – “Stay With Me”
Red Shoe Diaries – “Fossil Fuels”
Alvvays – “Archie, Marry Me”

The Understudies – “Erika K”
The Cardigans – “Live and Learn”
Paul Simon – “Mother and Child Reunion”
Stereolab – “Cybele’s Reverie”


We’ll be DJing at the fifth annual Fortuna POP! Winter Sprinter on Wednesday 7th January. Darren Hayman & The Long Parliament headline with support from Mammoth Penguins and Mega Emotion.

The Sprinter kicks off on Tuesday 6th January with Withered Hand, Simon Love & The Old Romantics and Bill Botting. On Thursday 9th January there’s Martha, Evans the Death and Fulhäst. Then on the final night Tigercats play with Milky Wimpshake and The Hayman Kupa Band.

Tickets can be bought for each night or as a season ticket and stage times can be found on the Facebook event.

As always the Winter Sprinter showcases the best of the label’s talent over four days in the intimate surroundings of The Lexington, with many of the bands mentioned above involved in this unmissable curtain-raiser to the year.


A superb show from Allo Darlin’ at the Scala last night. It was wonderful to hear the songs from the new album live and how about that finale! It was brilliant to see Tigercats and Making Marks too.

You can see which records we played at the gig below.

The Horrors – “Chasing Shadows”
The Luxembourg Signal – “Distant Drive”
Interpol – “All the Rage Back Home”
Manic Street Preachers – “The Next Jet to Leave Moscow”
Night Flowers – “Embers”
Evans the Death – “Don’t Laugh at My Angry Face”

Slow Club – “The Pieces”
Baxter Dury – “Palm Trees”
Teleman – “Skeleton Dance”
Gruff Rhys – “American Interior”
Nina Persson – “Animal Heart”
Johnny Marr – “Easy Money”
Los Campesinos! – “Little Mouth”
The Wave Pictures – “Pea Green Coat”
The Tuts – “Worry Warrior”

Alvvays – “Next of Kin”
Let’s Wrestle – “I Don’t Want to Know Your Name”
The Clientele – “The Summer Trail”
Belle and Sebastian – “The Party Line”
Morrissey – “Kiss Me a Lot”
The Understudies – “Everyone Deserves At Least One Summer of Love”
LUST – “Looking Glass”

The Vaselines – “One Lost Year”
Withered Hand – “Horseshoe”


We’ll be DJing at the Allo Darlin’ gig at the Scala on Monday 24th November. They’ll be playing songs from their new album We Come Fom the Same Place.

Allo Darlin’ were formed after Australian Elizabeth Morris arrived in London and bought a ukulele from the Duke of Uke shop in Shoreditch. She began writing music and was soon joined by fellow Australian Bill Botting (bass), Paul Rains (guitar), and Michael Collins (drums).  Their debut album attracted many plaudits including being named No. 2 record of the year by online retailer eMusic, and a glowing 1,200 word essay by Robert Forster of The Go-Betweens in the Australian critical magazine, The Monthly.

Their second album Europe scored 8.1 on Pitchfork, was made USA Today’s Album Of The Week, and garnered praise from Uncut, Q, NME, The Quietus and The Guardian. It was also named Rough Trade Shop’s Album Of The Month, where it went on to become the biggest selling album of the year. The band have been playlisted at BBC 6Music and have recorded sessions for Lauren Laverne, Marc Riley and John Kennedy (XFM), as well being Steve Lamacq’s personal pick for BBC Introducing. Their releases to date, along with their joyous and effervescent live shows, have seen them build an intensely loyal and ever-increasing fanbase.

Support comes from Fortuna POP! labelmates Tigercats and Norwegian band Making Marks. Tickets can be bought from Ticketweb.