JOY DIVISION & NEW ORDER SPECIAL ON SAT 6TH APRIL

We’re having a Joy Division & New Order Special on Saturday 6th April at The Victoria.

Our guest DJs are Helen King and Bob Brown from Shrag. Expect to hear the best from Unknown Pleasures, Closer, Movement, Power, Corruption & Lies, Low-Life, Brotherhood, Technique, Republic and more. If you have any song requests you can post them in the Facebook event.

We’ll be playing Joy Division & New Order alongside indiepop, post-punk and new wave music.

Age of Consent . Atmosphere . Atrocity Exhibition . Bizarre Love Triangle . Blue Monday . Broken Promise . Ceremony . Chosen Time . Colony . Confusion . Crystal . Dead Souls . Digital . Disorder . Ecstasy . Everything’s Gone Green . Fine Time . Heart and Soul . Incubation . Insight . Interzone . Isolation . Krafty . Love Vigilantes . Love Will Tear Us Apart . Novelty . People on the High Line . The Perfect Kiss . Procession . Regret . Restless . Round & Round . Shadowplay . She’s Lost Control . Shellshock . Singularity . 60 Miles an Hour . Spooky . State of the Nation . Sub-culture . Temptation . These Days . Touched By the Hand of God . Transmission . True Faith . Tutti Frutti . Warsaw . Way of Life . World (The Price of Love) . Your Silent Face

Cheaper advance tickets are on sale at WeGotTickets and DICE. The price is £6 on the door.

AVERAGE SEX GIG ON SAT 6TH APRIL

Average Sex headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Saturday 6th April at The Victoria.

Entry is free and support comes from Secret Power.

Over the last few years London-based quintet Average Sex have emerged as one of the fastest rising bands on the UK indie-scene. They make youthful, exhilarating power-pop gems, telling instantly relatable stories of finding love, falling out of love and living your best life.

The band have so far shared a pair of well received EP’s on Tim Burgess’ O Genesis Recordings. Their debut Ice Cream EP drew comparisons to the likes of Alvvays and The Shop Assistants and last year’s Melodie EP saw the band tour Europe with The Charlatans.

Formed in 2017 Secret Power have since expanded to a three piece band and honed their live show playing sets around Brighton and London. This year looks like it’s going to be a break-out one for the band, with a slot supporting Big Joanie on their upcoming UK tour, as well as the release of their debut EP on For the Sake of Tapes.

The EP is a showcase of the variety of influences that collide to create Secret Power’s sound; from angular post-punk to girl group harmonies and a love for all things reverby.

BERLIN SPECIAL ON SAT 13TH APRIL

We’re back in Berlin on Saturday 13th April 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, Veronica Falls, The Slits, The Fall, Delta 5, 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 Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Best Coast . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Concretes . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . Bob Dylan . The Fall . Flowers . Gang of Four . Hatchie . 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 . Pulp . The Raincoats . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . Siouxsie and the Banshees . The Slits . Slow Club . Patti Smith . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh. Teleman . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

The price is €5 on the door.

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, 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 

Saturday 6th April // Joy Division & New Order Special // The Victoria // Tickets

Saturday 13th April // Berlin Special // Marie-Antoinette // €5 Entry

Saturday 20th April // The Shacklewell Arms

Saturday 11th May // Talking Heads Special // The Victoria // Tickets

Saturday 18th May // Guest DJ Colin Murray // The Shacklewell Arms // Tickets

Saturday 1st June // The Victoria

Saturday 15th June // The Shacklewell Arms

Saturday 20th July // The Shacklewell Arms

Saturday 17th August // The Shacklewell Arms

Saturday 7th September // The Victoria

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 7th December // The Victoria // Tickets

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, Night Flowers, Rozi Plain, Tigercats, Sea Pinks, Flowers, Peaness, 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, Witching Waves, Seabirds, 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, 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, Jen Schande, The Catenary Wires, Ski Saigon, David Tattersall, Hanya, Enderby’s Room, The Hayman Kupa Band, Jeremy Tuplin, Clingfilm, Worst Place, Adults, Gold Baby, Cat Apostrophe, Protection Spells, Whitelands and Flirting.

★ Upcoming Dates ★

Saturday 6th April // Average Sex + Secret Power // The Victoria // Free Entry

Saturday 11th May // The Victoria // Free Entry

Saturday 1st June // Ghum // 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.

ALLO DARLIN’ GUEST DJ ON SAT 16TH MARCH

We’re back on Saturday 16th March at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston.

Our guest DJs are Elizabeth Morris, Paul Rains, Bill Botting and Mikey Collins from Allo Darlin’. The band played a huge role in us starting the club night 10 year’s ago so we’re delighted to welcome them back for this DJ set. Expect to hear the likes of Blondie, Eux Autres, The Beach Boys, Weezer and Paul Simon from them. You can listen to one of their past playlists on our Spotify page 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 . Best Coast . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Concretes . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . Bob Dylan . The Fall . Flowers . Gang of Four . Hatchie . 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 . Pulp . The Raincoats . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . Siouxsie and the Banshees . The Slits . Slow Club . Patti Smith . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh. Teleman . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Cheaper advance tickets are on sale at WeGotTickets and DICE. The price is £6 on the door.

THE BEATLES SPECIAL ON FRI 1ST MARCH

We’re back with The Beatles Special on Friday 1st March at The Victoria.

Our guest DJ is Sean Price from the indie label Fortuna POP! who has been a regular at the club over the years. Expect to hear the best from A Hard Day’s Night, Help!, Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s, The White Album and Abbey Road and more. If you have any song requests you can post them in the Facebook event.

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

A Day in the Life . A Hard Day’s Night . And Your Bird Can Sing . Baby You’re a Rich Man . Back in the U.S.S.R . The Ballad of John and Yoko . Can’t Buy Me Love . Come Together . Day Tripper . Drive My Car . Eight Days a Week . Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey . Get Back . Getting Better . Got to Get You Into My Life . Help! . Here Comes the Sun . Hey Bulldog . I Am the Walrus . I Saw Her Standing There . I Should Have Known Better . I Want to Hold Your Hand . I’ve Just Seen a Face . Lady Madonna . Lovely Rita . Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds . Money (That’s What I Want) . Paperback Writer . Please Mister Postman . Revolution . Rock and Roll Music . Roll Over Beethoven . Savoy Truffle . She Loves You . Taxman . Ticket to Ride . Tomorrow Never Knows . Twist and Shout . We Can Work It Out . Within Without You

Cheaper advance tickets are on sale at WeGotTickets and DICE. The price is £6 on the door.

PROTECTION SPELLS GIG ON FRI 1ST MARCH

Protection Spells headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Friday 1st March at The Victoria.

Entry is free and support comes from Whitelands.

London-trio Protection Spells may only just be getting started but they’re already leaving quite the impression. Their 2017 EP, Daughter of Gold, was an intriguing introduction, while their latest single, Bleed Through Sheet, came good on all that promise. Their take on what they describe as, “witchy dreampop”, has already seen the band support the likes of Jane Weaver and Jess Williamson.

Discussing Bleed Through Sheet, chief songwriter Gwen Austin has suggested it’s one of many songs written about the nativity, in her own words, the track, “imagines the relationship between Mary and the Holy Ghost as heard by Mary’s mother Anne through her bedroom wall”. Musically, the track is an intriguing fusing of sounds, Gwen’s folk-tinged vocals are given a more modern spin through the intricate shoegazey haze created by her bandmates. There’s something both eerie and intriguing about Protection Spells music, expect a lot more people to fall for their incantations in the coming months.

Whitelands is the musical project of Etienne; beginning as something to do at lunchtime in sixth form, before quickly becoming a lot more serious with 2018 seeing the release of both an EP, Old News, and a self-titled debut album. Etienne’s blend of shoegaze and indiepop caught the ears of many, receiving radio play on both sides of the Atlantic as well as a well received set at Indietracks. Closing off a monumental year for Whitelands, Etienne released a brand new single Fluoxetine, a reflection on a personal battle with depression and the wider issue of our societies failure to talk about mental health. The track marked a thrilling new direction from a prolific and intriguing new voice on the DIY-scene.