TIGERCATS GUEST DJ ON SAT 20TH JULY

We’re back on Saturday 20th July at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston.

Our guest DJs are Duncan Barrett and Paul Rains from Tigercats. The last time they DJed at the club they played a brilliant set featuring Prince, Pavement, Devo, Kirsty MacColl, Jens Lekman, The Wave Pictures and LCD Soundsystem. You can listen to that 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 Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . Chorusgirl . The Clash . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . The Fall . Flowers . Gang of Four . Hatchie . Hefner . Iggy Pop . Joanna Gruesome . Joy Division . Keel Her . 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 . Pulp . The Raincoats . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Siouxsie and the Banshees . The Slits . Slow Club . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Teleman . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Tickets are on sale at DICE and WeGotTickets.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #93

Our podcast is back with the best new tracks from the past month.

Belle and Sebastian start us off with “Sister Buddha” from their forthcoming Days of the Bagnold Summer soundtrack album.

Africa Express collaborate on the wonderful “Johannesburg” and we have “Must I Evolve?” by Jav Is… alongside the latest from L I P S and Younghusband.

Frankie Cosmos has announced a new LP called Close It Quietly out on Sub Pop and we feature the lead single “Windows”.

Peaness release “Breakfast” and we have new tracks from Rosehip Teahouse, bdrmm and Melby who play our gig night later this year.

WILDES put out the atmospheric “True Love” plus Molly Linen, Jeremy Warmsley, Great Silkie and Freschard.

Also on the podcast there’s Newmoon, Schande, Gemini Sun, Lightning Bug and Thom Yorke.

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

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN GUEST DJ ON SAT 31ST AUG

We’re back in Glasgow on Saturday 31st August at Stereo.

Our guest DJ is Chris Geddes from Belle and Sebastian. Chris DJed for us earlier in the year in London playing the likes of The Stooges, The B-52’s, ESG, Stereolab, Anna Karina, The Shangri-Las and The Ronettes. You can listen to that DJ set 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 Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . Chorusgirl . The Clash . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . The Fall . Flowers . Gang of Four . Hatchie . Hefner . Iggy Pop . Joanna Gruesome . Joy Division . Keel Her . 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 . Pulp . The Raincoats . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Siouxsie and the Banshees . The Slits . Slow Club . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Teleman . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Tickets are on sale at DICE and WeGotTickets.

THE CURE SPECIAL ON SAT 7TH SEPT

We’re back with The Cure Special on Saturday 7th September at The Victoria.

Our guest DJ is Greg Ullyart from Night Flowers. We’ll be playing the best from Three Imaginary Boys, Pornography, The Head on the Door, Kiss Me, Kiss Me Kiss Me, Disintegration, Wish and more. If you have any song requests you can post them in the Facebook event.

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

A Forest . A Night Like This . All Cats Are Grey . Boys Don’t Cry . Catch . The Caterpillar . Charlotte Sometimes . Close to Me . Closedown . Disintegration . Doubt . Fascination Street . The Figurehead . Fire in Cairo . Friday I’m in Love . From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea . Grinding Halt . The Hanging Garden . Hey You!!! . High . Hot Hot Hot!!! . How Beautiful You Are . Icing Sugar . In Between Days . It’s Not You . Jumping Someone Else’s Train . Just Like Heaven . The Kiss . Last Dance . Let’s Go to Bed . The Lovecats . Lovesong . Lullaby . Mint Car . Never Enough . Object . One Hundred Years . The Perfect Girl . Pictures of You . Plainsong . Play For Today . Primary . Push . Screw . Shake Dog Shake . So What . 10:15 Saturday Night . Torture . The Walk . Why Can’t I Be You?

Tickets are on sale at DICE and WeGotTickets.

MELBY GIG ON SAT 5TH OCT

Melby headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Saturday 5th October at The Victoria.

Support comes from L I P S and you can get your free ticket at DICE.

Stockholm psych-pop act Melby first emerged back in 2016 with their ear catching debut single Human and they haven’t really stopped impressing since. A steady stream of excellent singles and acclaimed EP’s followed, culminating earlier this year with the release of their debut album, None of This Makes Me Worry.

Taking influence from a vast variety of genres, Melby’s sound is one of glistening melodies and expansive rhythms, dreamy-pop songs given an emotional depth by Matilda Wiezell’s soaring, enchanting vocal style. None of This Makes Me Worry was, according to the band, the closest they’ve got to capturing the energy and dynamism of their live show, on that evidence Melby are a band not to be missed.

The latest wonderful act to emerge from the fertile Falmouth music scene are dreamy-indie types L I P S, who released their self-titled, debut EP earlier this year through Chicago-based label Sunday Records.

A hugely impressive debut; L I P S is a sublimely recorded collection of classic-pop songs given a modern twist, a record equally like to draw admiring glances from fans of The Sundays and Alvvays as it does from their more underground peers like Worst Place and Foundlings. Part of a current wave of brilliant indiepop coming to the forefront of the UK’s musical underground, L I P S are on the verge of something very special.

 

BRIGHTON SPECIAL ON SAT 30TH NOV

We’re back in Brighton on Saturday 30th November at Komedia.

Our guest DJ is the music journalist and author Simon Price. Simon wrote the brilliant Everything (A Book About Manic Street Preachers) and DJs at Spellbound. He used to run the legendary Stay Beautiful club night as well as writing for The Independent and Melody Maker. You can listen to one of his past DJ sets on Spotify and 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 Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . Chorusgirl . The Clash . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . The Fall . Flowers . Gang of Four . Hatchie . Hefner . Iggy Pop . Joanna Gruesome . Joy Division . Keel Her . 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 . Pulp . The Raincoats . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Siouxsie and the Banshees . The Slits . Slow Club . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Teleman . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Tickets are on sale at 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 footballer 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 the poet 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 20th July // Guest DJs Tigercats // The Shacklewell Arms // Tickets

Saturday 17th August // The Shacklewell Arms

Saturday 31st August // Guest DJs Belle and Sebastian // Stereo // Tickets

Saturday 7th September // The Cure Special // The Victoria // Tickets

Saturday 21st September // Guest DJ Amelia Fletcher // The Shacklewell Arms // Tickets

Saturday 5th October // The Victoria

Saturday 19th October // The Shacklewell Arms

Saturday 2nd November // The Victoria

Saturday 16th November // Guest DJ Gideon Coe (BBC 6 Music) // The Shacklewell Arms // Tickets

Saturday 30th November // Brighton Special // Komedia // Tickets

Saturday 7th December // The Victoria

Saturday 21st December // The Shacklewell Arms

Tuesday 31st December // New Year’s Eve // The Victoria // 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 Sweet Baboo, Allo Darlin’, Darren Hayman, The Wave Pictures, The Spook School, Lætitia Sadier, Withered Hand, Rozi Plain, Tigercats, Sea Pinks, Flowers, Peaness, Standard Fare, Night Flowers, Shrag, Stanley Brinks, Evans the Death, The Just Joans, Average Sex, Marine, Firestations, Young Romance, Papernut Cambridge, Freschard, Ralegh Long, Chorusgirl, The Leaf Library, Witching Waves, Seabirds, GHUM, 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, Birdie, Lyys, Red Red Eyes, Jack Hayter, Model Village, David Callahan, Savage Mansion, Pocketbooks, Deerful, The Understudies, Yukka, Emma Kupa, Cosines, Alan Tyler, Red Shoe Diaries, Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something, Two Tribes, Panic Pocket, Mikey Collins, Violet Woods, Schande, The Catenary Wires, Ski Saigon, David Tattersall, Hanya, Enderby’s Room, Alex Chilltown, The Hayman Kupa Band, Jeremy Tuplin, Clingfilm, Secret Power, Worst Place, Adults, Gold Baby, Cat Apostrophe, Protection Spells, Whitelands, and Flirting.

★ Upcoming Dates ★

Saturday 7th September // Rosehip Teahouse + Nice Church // The Victoria // Free Entry

Saturday 5th October // Melby + L I P S // The Victoria // Free Entry

Saturday 2nd November // The Victoria

Saturday 7th December // th’sheridans // The Victoria // Free Entry

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.