JOY DIVISION & NEW ORDER SPECIAL ON FRI 2ND JUNE

JOY DIVISION & NEW ORDER SPECIAL ON FRI 2ND JUNE

Click going on the Facebook event for cheaplist entry at The Victoria

BERLIN SPECIAL ON SAT 10TH JUNE

BERLIN SPECIAL ON SAT 10TH JUNE

We’ll be at Loophole with guest DJing from What Difference Does It Make

THE WAVE PICTURES GUEST DJ ON SAT 17TH JUNE

THE WAVE PICTURES GUEST DJ ON SAT 17TH JUNE

Click going on the Facebook event for cheaplist entry at The Shacklewell Arms

GLASGOW SPECIAL ON SAT 24TH JUNE

GLASGOW SPECIAL ON SAT 24TH JUNE

We’ll be at Stereo Cafe Bar with guest DJing from Edwyn Collins

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CLUB NIGHT DATES 2017

CLUB NIGHT DATES 2017

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

GIRLS TO THE FRONT SPECIAL ON FRI 7TH APRIL

We’re back at The Victoria on Friday 7th April and we’re having a Girls To The Front Special!

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

Our guest DJs are Alice Hubley from Cosines and Rachel Kenedy from Flowers. They front two of the best indiepop bands in London and they will be DJing with us throughout the night. If you have any song requests you can post them on the event.

Expect to hear female-fronted indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music.

Allo Darlin’ . Alvvays . Courtney Barnett . Best Coast . Betty and the Werewolves . Bikini Kill . Black Tambourine . Blondie . The Breeders . Kate Bush . Camera Obscura . The Cardigans . The Concretes . The Crystals . Delta 5 . Dum Dum Girls . ESG . The Go-Go’s . Hole . Joanna Gruesome . Cate Le Bon . Le Tigre . The Long Blondes . Kirsty MacColl . The Pipettes . The Primitives . The Raincoats . Rilo Kiley . The Ronettes . Sacred Paws . Saint Etienne . Savages . The Shangri-Las . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Siouxsie and the Banshees . Sleater-Kinney . The Slits . Slow Club . Patti Smith . Dusty Springfield . Standard Fare . Stereolab . The Supremes . Talulah Gosh . Tom Tom Club . Veronica Falls . X-Ray Spex . Yazoo . Yeah Yeah Yeahs

You can guarantee getting in by buying advance tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #66

It’s our March podcast featuring the best new alternative music around!

We kick off with Average Sex’s single “We’re Done” out next week on Crocodile Records.

Wire are back with their fourteenth LP Silver/Lead and we preview it with the excellent “Diamonds in Cups”.

Girl Ray have put out the superb “Stupid Things” on Moshi Moshi Records and there’s also the beautiful “Mildenhall” by The Shins.

Los Campesinos! have released one of our favourite albums of the year and we lift “The Fall of Fame” from that. Jens Lekman returns with “Evening Prayer” and there’s the fantastic “Black Ice” from Delay Trees.

Adwaith release “Pwysau” and there’s tracks from Sweet Baboo and Feist who have just announced a new LPs. Plus there’s the latest from Kid Wave, Rays and Spinning Coin.

Also on the podcast there’s Famous Problems, Jeffrey Lewis, Trust Fund, Ralegh Long, The Darling Buds, Saint Etienne and Sparks.

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

DJING AT MARTHA AT THE SCALA

Fortuna Pop! are calling it a day after 20 years.

The label was a huge influence on us starting Scared To Dance back in 2009 with seminal albums from Allo Darlin’ and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart wanting us to start an indiepop club night and do it yourself.

To celebrate they’re hosting a mini-festival called Twenty Years of Trouble with a bunch of bands who have been on the label. We will be DJing at their final show on Sunday 25th March at the Scala which Martha headline.

Wednesday 22nd March – MOTH Club 
Opening night party with Special Guests + Simon Love & The Old Romantics + Two White Cranes, Passing In The Hallway + Stolen Wine Social DJs
(Season Ticket Holders Only)

Thursday 23rd March, 6:30pm – Bush Hall
Withered Hand + The Ballet + Pete Astor + Would-Be-Goods
+ DJ Ian Watson (How Does It Feel To Be Loved?)

Friday 24th March, 6:30pm – Islington Assembly Hall
The Butterflies of Love + Sodastream + Flowers + Darren Hayman
+ DJ Declan Allen

Saturday 25th March, 3pm – Tufnell Park Dome / Boston Music Room (all dayer)
Comet Gain + The Proper Ornaments + Evans The Death + The Loves + Mammoth Penguins + Milky Wimpshake + Bearsuit + September Girls + Tigercats
+ DJ Paul Wright (The Track & Field Organisation) upstairs
Shrag DJs downstairs
+ Fortuna Pop! DJs until 2am

Sunday 26th March, 12pm – The Lexington
Steven James Adams & The French Drops + Tender Trap/The Catenary Wires + Elva + DJs John Jervis & Ben Clancy (The Hangover Lounge)
(Season Ticket Holders Only)

Sunday 26th March, 6:30pm – Scala
Martha + Joanna Gruesome + The Spook School + Chorusgirl
+ DJ Paul Richards (Scared To Dance)

Tickets are available from WeGotTickets. Enjoy your retirement Sean Price.

COLIN MURRAY GUEST DJS ON SAT 18TH MARCH

We’re back on Saturday 18th March 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 radio and TV broadcaster Colin Murray! Colin has been to the club a couple of times and this will be his first DJ set for us. A winner of the Music Broadcaster of the Year at the Sony Radio Academy Awards he’s promised the likes of New Order, Flaming Lips, Hefner, The Magnetic Fields, Eels, The National and Pixies. If you have any song requests you can post them on 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 . The Fall . Gang of Four . Hefner . The Jam . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Joy Division . The Kinks . Cate Le Bon . Jens Lekman . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . Neutral Milk Hotel . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . The Slits . Slow Club . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . The Wave Pictures . Wire . Withered Hand

You can guarantee getting in by buying advance tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.

PULP SPECIAL ON FRI 3RD MARCH

It’s our annual Pulp Special on Friday 3rd March at 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 Bobby Foster from London’s top Britpop night Star Shaped. Expect Pulp hits from It, Freaks, Separations, His ‘N’ Hers, Different Class, This Is Hardcore and We Love Life. If you have any song requests then feel free to send them in!

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

A Little Soul . Acrylic Afternoons . After You . Babies . Bad Cover Version . Bar Italia . Common People . Countdown . Death II . Disco 2000 . Dishes . Do You Remember the First Time? . Don’t You Want Me Anymore? . F.E.E.L.I.N.G.C.A.L.L.E.D.L.O.V.E . Glory Days . Happy Endings . Have You Seen Her Lately? . Help the Aged . I Spy . I Want You . I’m a Man . Joyriders . Last Day of the Miners’ Strike . Lipgloss . Little Girl (With the Blue Eyes) . Looking For Life . Master of the Universe . Mile End . Mis-Shapes . Monday Morning . My Legendary Girlfriend . My Lighthouse . P.T.A. . Party Hard . Pencil Skirt . Pink Glove . Razzmatazz . Seconds . She’s a Lady . Something Changed . Sorted For E’s & Wizz . Sunrise . Sylvia . The Day After the Revolution . The Fear . The Trees . They Suffocate At Night . This Is Hardcore . TV Movie . Underwear

You can guarantee getting in by buying advance tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #65

Our monthly selection of new music is back on our February podcast!

Future Islands have announced their upcoming album The Far Field and we have the lead single “Ran”.

Synthpop legends Depeche Mode release “Where’s the Revolution” from their new LP Spirit and The Magnetic Fields have new material from Stephin Merritt’s ambitious experiment 50 Song Memoir.

The Jesus and Mary Chain’s eagerly awaited Damage and Joy is out next month a we have a preview with “Always Sad” and Wolf Girl release a 7” with “Moody”.

There’s also the brilliant new track from Sacred Paws called “Strike a Match” from the album of the same name which is out now on Rock Action Records.

Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains return plus there’s the latest from The Courtneys, PWR BTTM, The Whooperups and Wesley Gonzalez.

Also on the podcast there’s Alex Lahey, Kane Strang, Sodastream, Bill Botting & The Two Drink Minimums, Papernut Cambridge, Enderby’s Room, Alex Chilltown, Xiu Xiu and Poppies.

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

SYNTHPOP SPECIAL ON FRI 17TH FEB

Our Synthpop Special returns on Friday 17th February 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 that got the dancefloor bouncing. You can listen to that on Spotify. He’ll be on the decks at 10:30pm. If you have any song requests then feel free to send them in!

We’ll be playing synthpop, krautrock and electronic inspired music from the past to the present day.

Animal Collective . Associates . The Avalanches . Bronski Beat . The Buggles . CSS . The Cure . Daft Punk . Depeche Mode . Devo . DIIV . Django Django . Electronic . Brian Eno . Erasure . Eurythmics . FFS . Fiction Factory . Future Islands . John Grant . Heaven 17 . Hot Chip . The Human League . Joy Division . The Knife . Kraftwerk . LCD Soundsystem . The Magnetic Fields . Mystery Jets . Neon Neon . Neu! . New Order . Gary Numan . of Montreal . Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . Pet Shop Boys . The Postal Service . The Radio Dept . Saint Etienne . Simple Minds . Soft Cell . Sparks . Stereolab . Donna Summer . Teleman . The The . Visage . Wild Nothing . Yazoo

You can guarantee getting in by buying advance tickets for £6 at WeGotTickets.

GIDEON COE GUEST DJS ON FRI 3RD FEB

We’re back on Friday 3rd 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 Gideon Coe from BBC Radio 6 Music! Gideon has been a regular DJ at the club over the years. Expect to hear the likes of The Clash, The Pastels, New Order, McCarthy, Allo Darlin’, The Jesus and Mary Chain and Belle and Sebastian. You can listen to his last DJ set on Spotify. If you have any song requests you can post them on 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 . The Fall . Gang of Four . Hefner . The Jam . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Joy Division . The Kinks . Cate Le Bon . Jens Lekman . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . Neutral Milk Hotel . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . The Slits . Slow Club . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . The Wave Pictures . Wire . Withered Hand

You can guarantee getting in by buying advance tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #64

We start the new year with the best 20 songs from the past month on our January podcast!

Jens Lekman releases his fourth album Life Will See You Now soon and we kick off with with “What’s That Perfume That You Wear?”

The New Pornographers return with “High Ticket Attractions” whilst The Shins tease “Name For You” from the upcoming Heartworms LP.

British Sea Power give us the fantastic “Bad Bohemian” and Arcade Fire collaborate with Mavis Staples on the one-off track “I Give You Power”.

Los Campesinos! put out their second single from their Sick Scenes album and we have the brilliant “Same Place” by Peaness and “Short Elevated Period” from Wire.

PINS have Iggy Pop featuring on a new track “Aggrophobe” plus there’s the latest from The xx and the Lætitia Sadier Source Ensemble.

Also on the podcast there’s Dirty Projectors, KEEL HER, Stanley Brinks & The Old Time Kaniks, Desperate Journalist, Gnoomes, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, of Montreal, Father John Misty and Ed Dowie.

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

TALKING HEADS SPECIAL ON FRI 20TH JAN

We’re back at The Victoria on Friday 20th January 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 guests DJs are Brian Bryden and Bree Wright from The Understudies. They DJed for us last year and they’re big fans of David Byrne and co. Check out what they played last time on our Spotify page. They’ll be DJing from 10:30pm so except 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 usual 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.

SLOW CLUB GUEST DJ ON FRI 6TH JAN

We’re back on Friday 6th January 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 Charles Watson from Slow Club! The last time we had him at the club he played a storming set featuring Roxy Music, Lou Reed, Jonathan Richman, Camera Obscura, LCD Soundsystem, Pulp and Iggy Pop. You can listen to that playlist on our Spotify page. He’ll be DJing at midnight. If you have any requests you can post them on 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 . The Fall . Gang of Four . Hefner . The Jam . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Joy Division . The Kinks . Cate Le Bon . Jens Lekman . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . Neutral Milk Hotel . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . The Slits . Slow Club . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . The Wave Pictures . Wire . Withered Hand

You can guarantee getting in by buying advance tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.

DJING AT MARTHA AT THE LEXINGTON

We’ll be DJing at the seventh and final annual Fortuna Pop! Winter Sprinter on Wednesday 4th January. Martha headline with support from Radiator Hospital and Average Sex.

The Sprinter kicks off on Tuesday 3rd January with Ultimate Painting, The Wharves and Girl Ray. On Thursday 5th January there’s Haiku SalutTrust Fund and Totally. Then on the final night The Just Joans play with Expert Alterations and Bill Botting & The Two Drink Minimums.

Tickets can be bought for each night or as a season ticket and stage times can be found on the Facebook event.

Four nights, twelve bands, DJs, the perfect antidote to the post-Christmas in the intimate surroundings of The Lexington. For the final sprinter, and with the Fortuna Pop! Twenty Years of Trouble shows in March looming, they’ve booked some of their favourite bands not on the Fortuna Pop! label (and one that is) for this unmissable curtain-raiser to the year.