TALKING HEADS SPECIAL ON SAT 7TH MARCH

We’re back at The Victoria on Saturday 7th March 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. 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.

SUDS GIG ON SAT 7TH MARCH

SUDS headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Saturday 7th March at The Victoria.

Support comes from Sprinters and you can get your free tickets at DICE.

Formed back at the start of 2018, SUDS are three gals, one lad and a variety of instruments based out of Peterborough. In March last year they caught the ear of many with their debut EP, It Suits Me Well, which showcased just how far their friendship, and their music had come. They closed out a break-out 2019 with the Bill Ryder-Jones produced single You’ll Feel Better.

SUDS’ sound is one of atmospheric guitar sketches, soft soaring vocals and creative rhythms, the sound of creative people casting off the shackles of the daily grind and letting their musical imaginations run wild. The band have recently completed work on a brand new EP, so expect new material from a band who’s musical journey is just getting started.

Beginning life as the solo project of frontman Neil Jarvis, Sprinters first emerged back in 2017 with their self-titled debut album on Icecapades. Two years later, and now a four-piece band, the band have recently released their second album, Struck Gold, on the Madrid-based Meritorio Records.

Struck Gold is something of a re-invention for the band, the indiepop that emerged from Neil’s solo songwriting largely removed and replaced with songs that are noisier, sharper and more focused than ever before. The result of taking a year out to focus entirely on this new record, the tracks on Struck Gold seem to push Sprinters’ sound; the gentle janglers are lusher and more swoonsome, the angular numbers are crisper, the noisier sections, terrifically loud and thrilling, which bodes very nicely for a live set that might just blow you away.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #100

Our podcast is back with our favourite songs from the past month.

We kick off with The Tubs and the brilliant “I Don’t Know How It Works”.

Adwaith continue their superb run of singles with “Lan Y Môr” and Baxter Dury puts out “I’m Not Your Dog” from his forthcoming The Night Chancers album.

Wesley Gonzalez is back with “Change” and so too are The Magnetic Fields with “The Day the Politicians Died” from their newly announced Quickies LP.

Cate Le Bon & Group Listening reimagine “The Light” from Reward and Sufjan Stevens collaborates with Lowell Brams on “The Runaround”.

Duncan Barrett releases his second solo album Raise the Effra! and we lift “North Wood” from that alongside the latest from Strawberry Generation and Massage.

“Rip the Price Off” is the lead single from Store Front’s imminent Task EP plus theres’s Papur Wal, Es and Porridge Radio.

Also on the podcast there’s Flyying Colours, Seablite, Hanya, Ezra Furman, Ralegh Long and The Little Hands of Asphalt.

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

GHUM GUEST DJ ON SAT 22ND FEB

We’re back on Saturday 22nd February at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston.

Our guest DJs are GHUM. Laura Guerrero Lora, Marina MJ, Jojo Khor and Vicki Butler will be behind the decks for the first time at the club. They released the brilliant The Coldest Fire EP last year and are one of our favourite bands around. 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

Tickets are on sale at DICE and WeGotTickets.

SYNTHPOP SPECIAL ON FRI 7TH FEB

We’re back on Friday 7th February with a Synthpop Special at The Victoria.

Our guest DJ is Bob Brown from Shrag. He’s DJed at all of our synthpop nights playing the likes of New Order, LCD Soundsystem, The Human League, Future Islands, Soft Cell, OMD and more. You can listen to one of his past sets 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.

Associates . The Avalanches . Blancmange . Bronski Beat . The Buggles . Can . The Communards . CSS . The Cure . Daft Punk . Depeche Mode . Devo . 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 . 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 . Tears For Fears . The The . Visage . Wild Nothing . Yazoo

Tickets are on sale at DICE and WeGotTickets.

TUGBOAT CAPTAIN GIG ON FRI 7TH FEB

Tugboat Captain headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Friday 7th February at The Victoria.

Support comes from The Other Ones and you can get your free tickets at DICE.

From their humble beginnings in a West London student home, Tugboat Captain have come an awful long way. The band first emerged back in 2016 with the distinctly DIY-debut release, which established their unmistakable way with a melody. The giant leap forward came with second record, Everybody Seems to Think That I’m a Raincloud, a collection of heartbreak anthems, that was one of the sleeper indiepop hits of 2017. That record’s success saw them play for the likes of Wales Goes Pop and Indietracks, drew near universal acclaim from the blogging community, and this Spring will see them head to America to play at both New Colossus Fest and SXSW.

Tugboat Captain’s ever evolving sound takes in elements from across the lineage of alternative music history. Equally influenced by The Beatles as Galaxie 500, sounding one second like Guided By Voices, the next like Camera Obscura. The band are currently gearing up to the release of their third album, recorded last year at Abbey Road, and early snippets have hinted at their most ambitious and enthralling release to date. Don’t miss the chance to see where this band are headed next, because for this band the sky’s the only limit.

The Other Ones are a London-based quartet who describe their music as, loud, fuzz drenched pop songs. Formed back in 2017, the band have since spent their time making a name on the London DIY-scene, through impressive lives shows and a series of self-releases. This culminated in September last year, with their most recent, and best, release to date, Picking Up the Pieces. With a sound going from riot grrrl influenced punk to melodic bedroom-pop, fans of Fresh or Fightmilk will find an awful lot to love with The Other Ones.