SYNTHPOP SPECIAL ON FRI 7TH SEPT

Our Synthpop Special returns on Friday 7th September to The Victoria in Dalston.

Our guest DJ is Bob Brown from Shrag. He DJed at our Synthpop Special earlier this year playing a fantastic set featuring Kraftwerk, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Soft Cell, LCD Soundsystem, The Postal Service, Gary Numan and more. 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 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

You can buy cheaper advance tickets for £5 from WeGotTickets which guarantees entry. The price is £6 on the door.

MIKEY COLLINS GIG ON FRI 7TH SEPT

Mikey Collins headlines the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Friday 7th September at The Victoria.

Entry is free and support comes from Worst Place.

Mikey Collins found fame and cult acclaim as the drummer in indiepop behemoths Allo Darlin’. By the time the much loved band parted ways in 2016, Mikey was already hard at work in his Big Jelly Studios in Ramsgate, working on the songs that would go on to become his debut album.

Recently released on Fika Recordings, Mikey’s record, Hoick, is largely inspired by his relocation from London to the Kent coast; ruminations on living by the sea and building a new community in a new town. Musically, it keeps the pop-tinged heart of his old band, and, through the addition of disco rhythms and RnB grooves, moves his sound into intriguing new directions. Live he’s backed by a crack team of musical heroes who bring his intricate musical ideas to life.

Fresh from opening up the main stage at this year’s Indietracks, Worst Place are an East London-based quartet whose music blends dreamy shoegaze and fuzzy indiepop. The band originally formed back in 2016 and after spending their formative days locked away in rehearsal rooms and recording studios, have emerged as one of the most exciting new bands on the London scene.

Their debut single, Dreamer, came out in 2017 as part of the Art is Hard postcard club, and much of 2018 has been spent plotting their debut EP, which should be due in the near future.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #82

Our new music selection is back with our latest podcast.

Flowers release the ethereal “Long Song” as part of the WIAIWYA Seven at 77 series.

We lift “Anyone (Other Than Ü)” from the Ex-Vöid EP alongside an exclusive version of Papernut Cambridge’s “House of Pink Icing/Icing Dub”.

Massage are a new L.A. quintet that formed around ex-Pains of Being Pure at Heart bassist Alex Naidus and we preview their debut release “Gee” taken from their album Oh Boy.

The Goon Sax return with “Make Time 4 Love” from the upcoming We’re Not Talking LP plus there’s new tracks from John Grant, Animal Collective and Self Esteem.

Hatchie is back with “Sure” and so too is Jonathan Bree with “Say You Love Me Too”. There’s also the latest from Drinks, flirting., Value Void and Jessica’s Brother.

Also on the podcast there’s Wolf Girl, Mudhoney, Basement Revolver, The Lovely Eggs, Mikey Collins and a send off for Fortuna POP! with a cover of Comet Gain’s “You Can Hide Your Love Forever”.

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

CLUB DATES

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.

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, 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 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, 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, 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 

Friday 7th September // Synthpop Special // The Victoria // Tickets

Saturday 22nd September // The Shacklewell Arms // Tickets

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

Saturday 20th October // The Shacklewell Arms // Tickets

Saturday 27th October // Berlin Special // Loophole // €5 OTD

Friday 2nd November // The Victoria // Tickets

Saturday 17th November // Guest DJ Gideon Coe (BBC 6 Music) // The Shacklewell Arms // Tickets

Friday 30th November // The Victoria // Tickets

Saturday 15th December // The Shacklewell Arms // Tickets

Monday 31st December // New Year’s Eve // The Victoria // Tickets

GIG DATES

Our free entry gig night is on the first Friday 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, Night Flowers, Rozi Plain, Tigercats, Sea Pinks, Flowers, Standard Fare, Shrag, Fever Dream, Stanley Brinks, Evans the Death, The Just Joans, Marine, Firestations, Young Romance, Papernut Cambridge, Freschard, Ralegh Long, Chorusgirl, The Leaf Library, Seabirds, Mammoth Penguins, Adwaith, Just Handshakes, Deerful, Rotifer, Being There, LUST, Jean K, Winnaretta, David Callahan, The Great Electric, Jessica’s Brother, Birdie, Lyys, Red Red Eyes, Jack Hayter, Model Village, Pocketbooks, The Understudies, Yukka, Emma Kupa, Cosines, Alan Tyler, Panic Pocket, Violet Woods, Jen Schande, Ski Saigon, Hanya, Enderby’s Room, The Hayman Kupa Band, Jeremy Tuplin, The Catenary Wires, Wolf Girl, Two Tribes, David Tattersall, Red Shoe Diaries, Suggested Friends and Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something.

★ Upcoming Dates ★

Friday 7th September // Mikey Collins + Worst Place // The Victoria // Free Entry

Friday 5th October // The Victoria

Friday 2nd November // The Victoria

Friday 30th November // Peaness + Flirting // The Victoria // Free Entry

Monday 31st December // The Victoria

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.

NIGHT FLOWERS GUEST DJ ON SAT 18TH AUG

We’re back on Saturday 18th August at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston as part of the venue’s 7th birthday celebrations.

Our guest DJ is Greg Ullyart from Night Flowers. He’s DJed at the club on many occasions so expect Weezer, Blur, Alvvays, Elastica, Pulp, Teenage Fanclub, The Cranberries, Hole, The Lemonheads, Pavement, Big Star and more. You can listen one of their past playlists on our Spotify page. 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 Beach Boys . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Depeche Mode . Bob Dylan . The Fall . Future Islands . Gang of Four . Hefner . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Joy Division . The Kinks . LCD Soundsystem . Jens Lekman . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Night Flowers . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . Sacred Paws . The Shins . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . The Slits . Slow Club . Patti Smith . The Smiths . The Stooges . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Teleman . Television . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire

You can buy cheaper advance tickets for £5 from WeGotTickets which guarantees entry. The price is £6 on the door.

BERLIN SPECIAL ON SAT 4TH AUG

We’re back in Berlin on Saturday 4th August at Marie-Antoinette.

Our guest DJs are What Difference Does It Make. They’ve DJed at all of our previous nights in Berlin. Expect to hear The Smiths, The Velvet Underground, Veronica Falls, The Clash, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Go-Go’s, Devo, The Cure, New Order and more from them. You can listen to their previous playlist on our Spotify page. 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 Beach Boys . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Depeche Mode . Bob Dylan . The Fall . Future Islands . Gang of Four . Hefner . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Joy Division . The Kinks . LCD Soundsystem . Jens Lekman . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Night Flowers . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . Sacred Paws . The Shins . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . The Slits . Slow Club . Patti Smith . The Smiths . The Stooges . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Teleman . Television . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire

The price is €5 on the door.

FLOWERS GUEST DJ ON SAT 21ST JULY

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

Our guest DJs are Rachel Kenedy and Sam Ayres from Flowers. They DJed for us a few years ago playing a brilliant set featuring ESG, Talking Heads, The Raincoats, Ramones, The Sonics, The Fall, David Bowie and Iggy Pop. You can listen to that on our Spotify page. 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 Beach Boys . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Depeche Mode . Bob Dylan . The Fall . Future Islands . Gang of Four . Hefner . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Joy Division . The Kinks . LCD Soundsystem . Jens Lekman . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Night Flowers . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . Sacred Paws . The Shins . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . The Slits . Slow Club . Patti Smith . The Smiths . The Stooges . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Teleman . Television . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire

You can buy cheaper advance tickets for £5 from WeGotTickets which guarantees entry. The price is £6 on the door.