AMELIA FLETCHER GUEST DJS ON SAT 21ST SEPT

We’re back on Saturday 21st September at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston.

Our guest DJ is indiepop legend Amelia Fletcher. Since fronting Talulah Gosh, Heavenly, Marine Research, Tender Trap and now The Catenary Wires, Amelia has been a staple of the DIY scene. We’re delighted to welcome her back for another DJ set. 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.

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.

TALKING HEADS SPECIAL ON SAT 5TH OCT

We’re back on Saturday 5th October at The Victoria and we’re having a Talking Heads Special.

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 also be projecting Stop Making Sense. If you have any song requests you can post them in the Facebook event.

We’ll be playing Talking Heads alongside our mix of indiepop, post-punk 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 . New Feeling . (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

Tickets are on sale at DICE and WeGotTickets.

SCARED TO DANCE IS 10 ON SAT 2ND NOV

Scared To Dance turns 10. We’ll be celebrating a decade of late nights on Saturday 2nd November at The Victoria.

We have a selection of our favourite guest DJs from over the years to help us mark our anniversary. First to be announced is Gideon Coe from BBC 6 Music! Gideon was an early supporter of the club so we’re thrilled he’ll be joining us. You can listen to one of his past DJ sets on Spotify.

We’ll be revealing a host of DJs over the coming weeks so keep an eye out for more exciting announcements. 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 B-52’s . 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 . Hefner . Iggy Pop . Joanna Gruesome . Joy Division . 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 . Pixies . Pulp . The Raincoats . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Siouxsie and the Banshees . The Slits . Patti Smith . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh. Teleman . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Early bird tickets are on sale at DICE and WeGotTickets.

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.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #95

Our new music podcast returns with our pick of tracks from the past month.

Adwaith are releasing a double a-side on Libertino Records and we kick off with “Wine Time”.

Night Flowers are set to put out their second album and we have the title track “Fortune Teller” alongside the farewell single from The Spook School and the latest Average Sex offering.

The Tubs are a new band featuring members of Joanna Gruesome and Flowers and we have their superb debut 7″ “Silver Moon”.

“Grime 4 Corbyn” is taken from The State of Emergency Is the Norm EP by Nice Church and there’s “Catfish Kate” from the forthcoming Pixies LP.

Cate Le Bon puts out “Mother’s Mother’s Magazines” and there’s Spinning Coin, Frankie Cosmos, Mermaidens and Bat For Lashes.

Also on the podcast there’s Duncan Barrett, Darren Hayman, Belle and Sebastian, The Understudies, Molly Linen, Jeremy Tuplin, Dana Gavanski and Modern Nature.

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

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

Saturday 5th October // Talking Heads Special // The Victoria // Tickets

Saturday 19th October // The Shacklewell Arms

Saturday 2nd November // Scared To Dance: 10 // The Victoria // Tickets

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 Allo Darlin’, Sweet Baboo, Darren Hayman, The Spook School, The Wave Pictures, Lætitia Sadier, Withered Hand, Rozi Plain, Tigercats, Sea Pinks, Flowers, GHUM, Standard Fare, Night Flowers, Shrag, Peaness, Stanley Brinks, Evans the Death, The Just Joans, Average Sex, Marine, Witching Waves, Young Romance, Papernut Cambridge, Freschard, Ralegh Long, Chorusgirl, The Leaf Library, Seabirds, 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, Firestations, Birdie, Lyys, Red Red Eyes, Jack Hayter, Model Village, David Callahan, Savage Mansion, Pocketbooks, Deerful, The Understudies, Yukka, Rosehip Teahouse, 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, Nice Church, 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 5th October // Melby + L I P S // The Victoria // Free Entry

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.