GLASGOW SPECIAL ON SAT 25TH NOV

Scared To Dance is back at Stereo Cafe Bar in Glasgow on Saturday 25th November.

You can click going on the Facebook event before doors open to get on our £4 cheaplist.

Our guest DJ is Stephen McRobbie from The Pastels. We’ve been fans of The Pastels for many years so we’re thrilled to have Stephen DJ at the club for the first time. He’ll be on the decks at midnight. Song requests can be posted on the event wall.

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

Allo Darlin’ . Alvvays . The Beach Boys . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Best Coast . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Depeche Mode . Dexys Midnight Runners . Bob Dylan . The Fall . Gang of Four . Hefner . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Joy Division . The Kinks . LCD Soundsystem . Cate Le Bon . Jens Lekman . Los Campesinos! . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . The Shins . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . The Slits . Slow Club . Patti Smith . The Smiths . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Television . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire

To guarantee entry you can buy tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.

THE SMITHS SPECIAL ON FRI 1ST DEC

We’re back at The Victoria on Friday 1st December and we’re having a Smiths Special.

You can click going on the Facebook event before doors open to get on our £4 cheaplist.

Our guest DJ is Matt Whittle from the club night Mixtape. Expect the best from The Smiths, Hatful of Hollow, Meat Is Murder, The Queen Is Dead, Strangeways, Here We Come and more. If you have any song requests you can post them on the event wall.

We’ll be playing The Smiths throughout the night alongside our usual mix of indiepop, post-punk and new wave music.

Ask . Barbarism Begins at Home . Bigmouth Strikes Again . The Boy With the Thorn in His Side . Cemetry Gates . Death at One’s Elbow . Death of a Disco Dancer . Frankly, Mr Shankly . Girl Afraid . Girlfriend in a Coma . Half a Person . Hand in Glove . Handsome Devil . The Headmaster Ritual . Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now . How Soon Is Now? . I Know It’s Over . I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish . I Want the One I Can’t Have . Is It Really So Strange? . Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me . London . Miserable Lie . Nowhere Fast . Paint a Vulgar Picture . Panic . Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want . Pretty Girls Make Graves . The Queen Is Dead . Reel Around the Fountain . Rush and a Push and the Land Is Ours . Rusholme Ruffians . Shakespeare’s Sister . Sheila Take a Bow . Shoplifters of the World Unite . Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others . Still Ill . Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before . Sweet and Tender Hooligan . That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore . There Is a Light That Never Goes Out . These Things Take Time . This Charming Man . Unhappy Birthday . Vicar in a Tutu . What Difference Does It Make? . What She Said . William, It Was Really Nothing . You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet, Baby . You’ve Got Everything Now

You can either join the event to get in on our £4 cheaplist or you can buy tickets in advance for £6 to guarantee getting in from WeGotTickets.

JESSICA’S BROTHER GIG NIGHT ON FRI 1ST DEC

Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits presents Jessica’s Brother and Ski Saigon on Friday 1st December at The Victoria.

Free entry gig followed by Scared To Dance: The Smiths Special club night. Full details can be found on the Facebook event.

Although yet to grace the internet with any recorded material, Jessica’s Brother are already creating waves of excitement via a series of impressive live shows. The London-based trio are fronted by singer-songwriter Tom Charleston, backed by former Ramshackle Union-bassist, Charlie Higgs, and Wave Pictures-drummer, Jonny Helm. Describing their music as guitar, bass, drums and some ooo’s, the band’s take on rock music, infused with Americana influences and a twist of English-gothic darkness has rightly or wrongly drawn comparison with Pavement. This live show will be a first chance to hear material from their recently recorded debut album ahead of its as yet confirmed 2018 release.

Originally the brainchild of London-based lead-singer Rhys Griffiths, Ski Saigon has now expanded to a quintet featuring members of Mooncreatures, Grubs and Tigercats. Their sound is one of bright guitars, burbling dreamy-synths and muffled, muted vocals. Ski Saigon burst onto the scene last year, with their well-received debut EP, released via a 32-page short story by Art Is Hard Records. They’ve recently shared their first material as a five-piece, in the shape of new single “Iran Tourist Dream”, a tantalising glimpse of where the music of this most intriguing new act is headed next.

WITHERED HAND GIG NIGHT ON SAT 16TH DEC

Scared To Dance presents Withered Hand and Papernut Cambridge on Saturday 16th December at The Shacklewell Arms.

Tickets can be bought from WeGotTickets. Full details can be found on the Facebook event. The gig is followed by Scared To Dance: Guest DJ Gideon Coe (BBC 6 Music).

Withered Hand is the songwriting output of Dan Willson. A cult figure in the Scottish music scene since 2009, Willson has released two widely acclaimed albums, New Gods (2014) and Good News (2009) and several lo-fi EPs. He has recorded several BBC radio sessions and played various festivals as well as collaborating with the likes of King Creosote and Eugene Kelly. Currently working towards his third full-length album, Withered Hand continues to tour and play one-off dates in venues from concert halls to living rooms.

Papernut Cambridge is a collective based around Ian Button, formerly of Death in Vegas and Thrashing Doves. Onstage they are represented by Button and an ever-changing cast of musical friends including Darren Hayman, Jack Hayter, Ralegh Long, Robert Rotifer, Robert Halcrow, Citizen Helene and many others. They have released several albums on Gare du Nord Records.

AVERAGE SEX GUEST DJ ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

We’ll be seeing in 2018 at The Victoria in Dalston. All of our past New Year’s Eve nights have sold out.

Advance tickets are now on sale and full details can be found on the Facebook event.

Our guest DJ is Finnigan Kidd from Average Sex. Finnigan DJed at the club earlier this year playing a brilliant set so we’re delighted to welcome him back. If you have any song requests for the night you can post them on the event wall.

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

Allo Darlin’ . Alvvays . The Beach Boys . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Best Coast . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Depeche Mode . Dexys Midnight Runners . Bob Dylan . The Fall . Gang of Four . Hefner . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Joy Division . The Kinks . LCD Soundsystem . Cate Le Bon . Jens Lekman . Los Campesinos! . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . The Shins . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . The Slits . Slow Club . Patti Smith . The Smiths . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Television . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire

We have 20 early bird tickets on sale and then it’s the regular NYE price. You can buy them from WeGotTickets.

CLUB NIGHT DATES 2017

The club plays indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music and is on the first Friday of the month at The Victoria and the third Saturday of the month at The Shacklewell Arms.

Over the years we have invited some of our favourite people, record labels and bands to guest DJ at the club. These have included: former international footballer Pat Nevin, comedians Josie Long and Robin Ince, broadcasters Gideon Coe, 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 in the past we have taken it to Oslo and Bergen.

Among the record labels, bands and club nights that have DJed are Edwyn Collins, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Allo Darlin’, The Wave Pictures, Darren Hayman, Slow Club, Joanna Gruesome, Teleman, Veronica Falls, Summer Camp, Lætitia Sadier, Talulah Gosh, Withered Hand, Standard Fare, Let’s Wrestle, Shrag, Tigercats, Fever Dream, Flowers, Evans the Death, Betty and the Werewolves, Ballboy, Acid House Kings, Rotifer, The Just Joans, The Spook School, Night Flowers, Cosines, Being There, Red Shoe Diaries, MJ Hibbett, Pocketbooks, Moustache of Insanity, The Rosie Taylor Project, The Understudies, Help Stamp Out Loneliness, 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 25th November // Glasgow Special // Tickets

Friday 1st December // The Smiths Special // Tickets
Saturday 16th December // Guest DJ Gideon Coe (BBC 6 Music) // Tickets
Sunday 31st December // New Year’s Eve // Tickets

GIG NIGHT DATES 2017

Our gig night is on the first Friday of the month at The Victoria.

Over the years we have hosted some of Europe’s best independent bands at our gig nights. Artists that have played at our shows include: Allo Darlin’, The Wave Pictures, Darren Hayman, Withered Hand, Stanley Brinks, Rozi Plain, Standard Fare, Shrag, Tigercats, Fever Dream, Flowers, Evans the Death, Papernut Cambridge, Rotifer, Freschard, The Just Joans, The Spook School, Night Flowers, The Hayman Kupa Band, Seabirds, Mammoth Penguins, Just Handshakes, Chorusgirl, Being There, LUST, Jack Hayter, David Tattersall, Model Village, Pocketbooks, The Understudies, Emma Kupa, Lætitia Sadier, Cosines, Violet Woods, Jen Schande, Enderby’s Room, Wolf Girl, Ralegh Long, Deerful, Red Shoe Diaries and Suggested Friends.

Upcoming Dates

Friday 1st December // Jessica’s Brother + Ski Saigon // Free
Saturday 16th December // Withered Hand + Papernut Cambridge // Tickets

SCARED TO DANCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

You can like our Facebook page for updates on our club and gig nights 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.

TIGERCATS GUEST DJ ON SAT 18TH NOV

We’re back at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston on Saturday 18th November.

You can click going on the Facebook event before doors open to get on our £4 cheaplist.

Our guest DJs are Duncan Barrett and Paul Rains from Tigercats. They played a fanstastic DJ set at the club earlier this year playing the likes of Talking Heads, The B-52’s, David Bowie, Dexys Midnight Runners, Lou Reed, Pavement, The Stooges and The Modern Lovers. You can listen to that on our Spotify page. Song requests can be posted on the event wall.

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

Allo Darlin’ . Alvvays . The Beach Boys . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Best Coast . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Depeche Mode . Dexys Midnight Runners . Bob Dylan . The Fall . Gang of Four . Hefner . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Joy Division . The Kinks . LCD Soundsystem . Cate Le Bon . Jens Lekman . Los Campesinos! . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . The Shins . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . The Slits . Slow Club . Patti Smith . The Smiths . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Television . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire

Our last night at The Shacklewell Arms sold out. To guarantee entry you can buy tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets

SYNTHPOP SPECIAL ON FRI 3RD NOV

Our Synthpop Special returns on Friday 3rd November to The Victoria in Dalston.

You can click going on the Facebook event before doors open to get on our £4 cheaplist.

Our guest DJ is Bob Brown from Shrag. He DJed at our Synthpop Special earlier this year playing a brilliant set which you can listen to on Spotify. He’ll be on the decks at 10:30pm. If you have any song requests you can post them on the event wall.

We’ll be playing synthpop, krautrock and electronic inspired music from the past to the present day.

Animal Collective . Associates . The Avalanches . Blancmange . Bronski Beat . The Buggles . The Communards . CSS . Daft Punk . Depeche Mode . Devo . DIIV . Django Django . Electronic . Brian Eno . Erasure . Eurythmics . FFS . Fiction Factory . Future Islands . Heaven 17 . The Horrors . Hot Chip . The Human League . Japan . Joy Division . The Knife . Kraftwerk . La Roux . Ladyhawke . LCD Soundsystem . Neon Neon . Neu! . New Order . Gary Numan . of Montreal . Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark . Pet Shop Boys . The Postal Service . The Radio Dept . Saint Etienne . Simple Minds . Soft Cell . Sparks . Stereolab . Donna Summer . The The . Visage . Wild Nothing . Yazoo

The last time we did this it sold out. You can guarantee getting in by buying advance tickets for £6 at WeGotTickets.

LYYS GIG NIGHT ON FRI 3RD NOV

Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits presents Lyys and Yukka on Friday 3rd November at The Victoria.

Free entry gig followed by Scared To Dance: Synthpop Special club night. Full details can be found on the Facebook event.

Lyys is an electronic, dream-pop musician working out of her bedroom in South London. Inspired by everyone from the Cocteau Twins to early Madonna, her sound is one of reverberating guitars, cold distant pulses of synth and a honeyed vocal equal parts Stevie Nicks and Patience’s Roxanne Clifford. Lyys’ set will showcase her soon to be released debut EP, “Darling Enemy” which has received support from the likes of The Line of Best Fit, Clash and Amazing Radio.

Yukka is London based electronic-musician Jacob Mayfield, formerly of Victoria & Jacob. Memorably described by Lauren Laverne as, “Kings of Convenience being remixed by Boards of Canada”, Yukka’s music is built around intricate electronic beats, analog synths and field recordings. The resultant sound is a hugely organic electronic experience, bringing to mind the likes of Ulrich Schnauss or Broadcast. Expect to hear material from last year’s debut EP, A Long Way, as well as some much anticipated new material.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #73

It’s our October podcast featuring the best new alternative music from the past month.

Teleman release their Fünf EP on Moshi Moshi Records soon and we start with the brilliant “Bone China Face”.

Franz Ferdinand are back with catchy as hell “Always Ascending” and our favourites The Spook School tackle abusive relationships on “Still Alive”.

Average Sex ready their forthcoming EP with the lead track “Ugly Strangers” and The Breeders put out their first new material since 2008 with “Wait in the Car”.

We have the latest from Fever Dream, Schande and Shopping whilst Wild Beasts bow out with “Punk Drunk and Trembling” plus the return of Fever Ray.

Lyys and Yukka play our new gig night in London on Friday, The Great Electric give us “Night Music” and Brian Eno & Kevin Shields collaborate on “Only Once Away My Son”.

Also on the podcast there’s Cold, Cold Heart, Belle and Sebastian, First Aid Kit, Tugboat Captain, Emma Kupa and The Just Joans.

You can subscribe to our Mixcloud page for all of our monthly podcasts.