SWEET BABOO ALLDAYER ON SAT 5TH MAY

SWEET BABOO ALLDAYER ON SAT 5TH MAY

Advance tickets now on sale for our alldayer at The Victoria

DAVID BOWIE SPECIAL ON SAT 5TH MAY

DAVID BOWIE SPECIAL ON SAT 5TH MAY

Advance tickets now on sale for the club at The Victoria

ROBIN INCE GUEST DJS ON SAT 19TH MAY

ROBIN INCE GUEST DJS ON SAT 19TH MAY

Advance tickets now on sale for the club at The Shacklewell Arms

DARREN HAYMAN BREAKING GOD’S HEART GIGS ON WED 4TH JULY & THURS 5TH JULY

DARREN HAYMAN BREAKING GOD’S HEART GIGS ON WED 4TH JULY & THURS 5TH JULY

Support comes from The Catenary Wires and David Callahan

CLUB DATES

CLUB DATES

The club night is bi-monthly at The Victoria and The Shacklewell Arms

DJING AT HOMERTON INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

We’re DJing at the Homerton International Festival of Beer and Bar Snacks with Pat Nevin on Sunday 1st April.

The soundtrack to the festival will be supplied by some of the top names in the industry across five days. This year they’re joined by much vaunted vocalist and songwriter Nadine Shah, Pond frontman Nick Allbrook, Fay Milton of Savages and Anna Prior of Metronomy, along with Simone Marie from Primal Scream and US punk band L.A. Witch will all be on deck duties.

The In Light of Aquarius collective featuring Ben Ayers from Rough Trade/Cornershop will be playing a selection of R&B, Soul and Rock n Roll all from original vinyl 45s.

Entry is free at The Adam & Eve.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #78

Our March podcast is back with the best tracks from the past month.

Taken By Trees have released some of our favourite records over the past few years and she’s back with the brilliant “Once”.

Red Red Eyes are readying their debut album Horology for WIAIWYA and we preview “Empty Land”.

Night Flowers put out “Cruel Wind”, the second single from their forthcoming Wild Notion LP and Gwenno collaborates with Gruff Rhys on the excellent “Daromres Y’n Howl”.

The Great Electric return with “Encarta” and we have the latest from The Wave Pictures who release “Jim” from the upcoming Brushes With Happiness album.

Jessica’s Brother have a new 7″ out with “All the Better” plus there’s The Decemberists, Mass Datura, The Orielles and Breakfast Muff.

Also on the podcast there’s The Death of Pop, Maria Usbeck, Adwaith, Marine, Charles Watson, Ralegh Long, Jeremy Tuplin, Boys and Panic Pocket.

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DJING AT THE TOTALLY FOOTBALL SHOW LIVE

We’ll be DJing at The Totally Football Show Live in Dublin on Monday 19th March with Pat Nevin.

We’ll be playing records an hour before the show hosted by James Richardson. Also on the panel are Italian football expert James Horncastle and French football specialist Julien Laurens at Vicar Street.

Tickets are selling quickly. You can get yours for €25 from Ticketmaster.

DOUGIE ANDERSON GUEST DJS ON SAT 17TH MARCH

We’re back on Saturday 17th March at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston.

You can click going on the Facebook event before doors open to get on our £5 cheaplist.

Our guest DJ is the broadcaster, writer and filmmaker Dougie Anderson. Dougie has been a regular at the club over the years DJing on four previous occasions. Expect to hear the likes of Allo Darlin’, The Pastels, Magazine, Camera Obscura, The Beatles, Saint Etienne, The Byrds, Teenage Fanclub, Big Star, The Smiths and Belle and Sebastian from him. You can listen to his past playlist our Spotify page. If you have any song requests 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

To guarantee entry you can buy tickets in advance from WeGotTickets for £5. The price is £6 on the door.

BRIGHTON SPECIAL ON SAT 10TH MARCH

We’re back in Brighton on Saturday 10th March. We’ll be at Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar and doors open at 11pm.

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

Our guest DJ is the music journalist and author Simon Price. Simon wrote the brilliant Everything (A Book About Manic Street Preachers) and DJs at Spellbound in Brighton. He used to run the legendary Stay Beautiful club night as well as writing for The Independent and Melody Maker. He played a fantastic set last time so expect Stereolab, Camera Obscura, New Order, Le Tigre, Orange Juice, The Smiths, Echo & the Bunnymen, Pulp and Public Image Ltd. You can listen to that playlist on our Spotify page. If you have any song requests you can post them in the 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 . 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.

TALKING HEADS SPECIAL ON FRI 2ND MARCH

We’re back at The Victoria on Friday 2nd March and we’re having a Talking Heads Special.

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

Our guest DJ is Sean Price from Fortuna POP! Sean has DJed at at the club on many occasions so we’re delighted to welcome him back. Expect to hear the best from More Songs About Buildings and Food, Remain in Light, Fear of Music, Speaking in Tongues, Stop Making Sense and more. If you have any song requests you can post them on the event wall.

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

And She Was . Artists Only . Blind . 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 . Electric Guitar . Found a Job . Girlfriend Is Better . The Girls Want to Be With the Girls . The Great Curve . Heaven . Houses in Motion . I Zimbra . I’m Not in Love . Life During Wartime . Lifetime Pilling Up . Love For Sale . Making Flippy Floppy . Memories Can’t Wait . New Feeling . (Nothing But) Flowers . Once in a Lifetime . Paper . People Like Us . Perfect World . Psycho Killer . Pull Up the Roots . Pulled Up . Puzzlin’ Evidence . Radio Head . Road to Nowhere . Ruby Dear . Sax and Violins . Slippery People . Stay Hungry . Stay Up Late . Swamp . Take Me to the River . Television Man . Tentative Decisiions . Thank You For Sending Me An Angel . This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) . Totally Nude . Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town . What a Day That Was . Wild Wild Life

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.

THE LEAF LIBRARY GIG ON FRI 2ND MARCH

Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits presents The Leaf Library and Jeremy Tuplin on Friday 2nd March at The Victoria.

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

The Leaf Library make multi-layered, two-chord drone pop, channelling the warm fuzz of Yo La Tengo, the spacious repetition of Talk Talk, and Movietone’s seaside. The band released their debut album, Daylight Versions, on WIAIWYA back in 2015, a collection of hazy, drone-laden love songs to meteorology and the sea, which received backing from the likes of Uncut and The Guardian among others.

Live they add a volume and intensity to their recorded material, driving motoric rhythms sing out atop bed of synths, weaving guitars and whatever a variety of guest performers bring on the day from flugelhorns to saxophones. The band released double A-side single “City In Reverse”/”Kendrick Road” in October 2017, and are currently working on their second album due for release in 2018.

Somerset born, London based songwriter Jeremy Tuplin is a musician equally influenced by Andy Shauf and documentaries about space. Courtesy of his rich Bill Callahan like baritone he weaves lyrical paintings, equally as likely to be odes to Albert Einstein as musings on the fleeting nature of youth.

Throughout his most recent album, I Dreamt I Was An Astronaut, there is an attempt to fuse the minutia of everyday living, with all its heartbreaks, money worries and existential crises, with the wider questions of the universe and our tiny, almost insignificant place in it all. Performing solo here, this will be a rare opportunity to hang off his every crafted word.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #77

Our new music selection is back with our February podcast.

We start with two new collaborations. Tracyanne & Danny is a project between singer-songwriters Tracyanne Campbell from Camera Obscura and Danny Coughlan of Crybaby. They release “Home & Dry” with an album out on Merge Records later this year.

Group Listening is an ambient band formed by Sweet Baboo and experimental Cardiff musician and Paul Jones. They put out the gorgeous “Wenn Der Sudwind Weht”.

Girl Ray return with a new single and we lift “The Same Star” from Belle and Sebastian’s How to Solve Our Human Problems EP series.

We have Pete Astor’s “Water Tower” as well as the latest releases from Firestations, Manic Street Preachers and Great Lakes. Plus Whyte Horses give us a slice of baroque pop with “Empty Words” alongside Spearmint and David Byrne.

Also on the podcast there’s Alexis Taylor, Drinks, Jack Hayter, The Spook School, Courtney Barnett, The Breeders, Yo La Tengo, Great Silkie and The Understudies.

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COLIN MURRAY GUEST DJS ON SAT 17TH FEB

We’re back on Saturday 17th February at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston.

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

Our guest DJ is the broadcaster Colin Murray. He DJed at the club twice last year playing brilliant sets on both occasions playing The National, Modest Mouse, The Undertones, The Postal Service, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Roxy Music and Chuck Berry. You can listen to that set on our Spotify page. This time around he’ll be playing an Anti-Valentine’s DJ set. 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.

SYNTHPOP SPECIAL ON FRI 2ND FEB

We’re back on Friday 2nd February when our Synthpop Special returns 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 last year playing a fantastic set. You can listen to that on our Spotify page. 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 from WeGotTickets.

JEAN K GIG ON FRI 2ND FEB

Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits presents Jean K and Winnaretta on Friday 2nd February at The Victoria.

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

Jean K are a new four-piece band based out of East London. The band started as the brainchild of Strasbourg-born singer Jean Kern alongside producer Michael Tomlinson, now fleshed out to a live band with the help of keyboardist Laura and bassist Gordon. The band formed with the noble aim of infusing indiepop with a much-needed disco twist. Jean K’s debut single, “Billy”, a dancefloor homage to Kurt Vonnegut’s absurdist classic Slaughterhouse Five, was released last year on Crocodile Records. Music that challenges both your mind and your feet; it doesn’t come much more exciting than Jean K.


London-based trio Winnaretta burst onto the DIY-scene last year with their debut EP, Mine, recorded at Soundsavers Studio with the ever excellent Mark Jasper. The band deal in catchy pop songs infused with complex rhythms and tight harmonies. Mine might be barely fifteen minutes long but it packs in everything from afro-beat to slacker-rock; coupled with a reputation as one of the best live acts in the capital, Winnaretta are a band not to be missed. They do things loud, DIY and queer.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #76

We kick off 2018 with our January podcast featuring our selection of the best new alternative tracks.

Night Flowers are readying their debut LP on Dirty Bingo Records and we have excellent lead single “Losing the Light”.

Franz Ferdinand return with the synthy “Feel the Love Go” and The Decemberists release “Severed” from the forthcoming I’ll Be Your Girl.

Gwenno is back with “Tir Ha Mor”, Shopping have a new album out and we take “Wild Child” from that and Hinds put out “New For You” from I Don’t Run.

Jessica’s Brother have their first 7″ out on Fika Recordings and we have a brand new track from Ski Saigon. The Radio Dept. return with the gorgeous “Your True Name” and there’s the latest from Ultimate Painting, Ralegh Long, Karen O and Tracey Thorn.

Also on the podcast there’s of Montreal, Ezra Furman, Lätta Regnskurar, Life Pass Filter, Famous Problems, Spinning Coin and District Repair Depot.

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