SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #105

Our monthly podcast is with our summer selection of the best new alternative music.

Future Islands drop their first new material in three years with “For Sure”.

JARV IS… release Beyond the Pale this month on Rough Trade Records and we feature “Save the Whale”.

Rachel Aggs of Trash Kit, Shopping and Sacred Paws puts out her debut LP on Lost Map Records as part of their Visitations series which we preview with “New Beat”.

Fear of Men are back after a prolonged hiatus with “Into Strangeness” and there’s the latest from Es, PINS and bdrmm.

Michael Stipe collaborates with Big Red Machine on “No Time For Love Like Now” plus Estella, Perfume Genius, Lyys and Tree Trunks.

The Radio Dept. continue their run of singles with a cover of The Tri-Lites “You’re Lookin’ at My Guy” alongside Hoops, Sea Pinks and The Anderson Tapes.

Also on the podcast there’s Rosehip Teahouse, Steven Adams & The French Drops, Bill Callahan and Shirley Collins.

You can support the podcast and the artists featured by subscribing to our Mixcloud Select page.

COVID-19 UPDATE

In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and recent UK government advice we have decided to cancel all of our upcoming events until further notice.

This hasn’t been an easy decision but the safety and well-being of the public and staff must be a priority at this time. All ticket holders will be refunded at the point of purchase.

We will be speaking to our venues on a regular basis to see when we can safely return to promoting events. 

As independent promoters this is going to have huge financial implications for us so please bare with us over the coming months as we work this out. 

We hope to reschedule all club nights and gigs later in the year when things are a little clearer. Stay safe.

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 footballers Gaizka Mendieta and 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, 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.

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GIG DATES

Our regular gig night is on the first Saturday of the month at The Victoria. We also put on events across London with the best new and established artists.

Bands that have played at our shows include Darren Hayman, Allo Darlin’, bdrmm, Sweet Baboo, The Wave Pictures, Lætitia Sadier, Withered Hand, Rozi Plain, GHUM, The Spook School, Standard Fare, Night Flowers, Shrag, Peaness, Stanley Brinks, Tigercats, Adwaith, Sea Pinks, Flowers, Evans the Death, The Just Joans, Average Sex, Savage Mansion, Marine, Witching Waves, Young Romance, Papernut Cambridge, Freschard, Ralegh Long, Chorusgirl, The Leaf Library, Seabirds, Fever Dream, Mammoth Penguins, 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, Pocketbooks, Melby, Deerful, CIEL, The Understudies, Yukka, Rosehip Teahouse, Emma Kupa, Cosines, Alan Tyler, Red Shoe Diaries, L I P S, Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something, Two Tribes, SUDS, Panic Pocket, Mikey Collins, Violet Woods, Schande, The Catenary Wires, Ski Saigon, David Tattersall, Nice Church, Sprinters, Hanya, Enderby’s Room, Alex Chilltown, The Hayman Kupa Band, Jeremy Tuplin, Clingfilm, Secret Power, Worst Place, th’sheridans, Adults, Gold Baby, Cat Apostrophe, Protection Spells, Whitelands, The Tubs and Flirting.

★ Upcoming Dates 

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SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #104

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

Moon Panda release the excellent “Slow Drive” from their forthcoming Make Well EP.

LYR’s debut album is out now and we have “Great Coat” alongside one of our favourite releases of the year in Why Bonnie’s “Bury Me”.

Pottery put out “Hot Heater” and Gum Country are back with “Tennis (I Feel OK)”.

Jetstream Pony’s new single “It’s Fine” is out on Shelflife Records and that’s alongside the latest from The Magnetic Fields, Tré Burt, Emma Kupa and Liza Anne.

The National’s Matt Berninger’s track “Serpentine Prison” is lifted from his solo LP out later this year.

Manic Street Preachers’ James Dean Bradfield releases “There’ll Come a War” plus there’s Mirabelle, Tugboat Captain and Mildlife.

Also on the podcast there’s Fenne Lily, Darren Hayman, Tom Sanders, Dana Gavanski and Rose Brokenshire.

You can support the podcast and the artists featured by subscribing to our Mixcloud Select page.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #103

Our monthly mix of new music is back on our latest podcast.

Annie Taylor are set to release their debut album Sweet Mortality later this year via Taxi Gauche Records and we have the single “Sleepwalking”.

bdrmm preview their new LP with “A Reason to Celebrate” and there’s a welcome return for PINS with “Hot Slick”.

Perfume Genius have just released Set My Heart on Fire Immediately and we lift the sublime “On the Floor” from that.

Ynys are the latest from the incredible Libertino Records stable of bands and we feature “Aros Am Byth”.

Tim Burgess puts out “Empathy For the Devil” and there’s the latest from Hinds, Cheerbleederz and Sea Pinks.

Good Dog is the new solo project from Suse Bear formerly of Tuff Love. She releases her first album Creature and we have “Floating” alongside Happy Accidents, Store Front and Katie Von Schleicher.

Also on the podcast Martha Ffion, Widowspeak, Jeremy Tuplin, Katie Malco, Sea Glass, Owen Pallett and Firestations.

You can support the podcast and the artists featured by subscribing to our Mixcloud Select page.