GAIZKA MENDIETA GUEST DJS ON SAT 19TH OCT

GAIZKA MENDIETA GUEST DJS ON SAT 19TH OCT

Tickets on sale for the club at The Shacklewell Arms

SCARED TO DANCE IS 10 ON SAT 2ND NOV

SCARED TO DANCE IS 10 ON SAT 2ND NOV

Tickets on sale for our anniversary night at The Victoria

BRIGHTON SPECIAL ON SAT 30TH NOV

BRIGHTON SPECIAL ON SAT 30TH NOV

Tickets on sale for the club at Komedia

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #96

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #96

Featuring Foundlings, Nick Cave, The National and more

THE TUBS GIG ON SAT 7TH DEC

THE TUBS GIG ON SAT 7TH DEC

Support comes from th’sheridans at The Victoria

CLUB DATES

CLUB DATES

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

MELBY GIG ON SAT 5TH OCT

Melby headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Saturday 5th October at The Victoria.

Support comes from L I P S and you can get your free ticket at DICE.

Stockholm psych-pop act Melby first emerged back in 2016 with their ear catching debut single Human and they haven’t really stopped impressing since. A steady stream of excellent singles and acclaimed EP’s followed, culminating earlier this year with the release of their debut album, None of This Makes Me Worry.

Taking influence from a vast variety of genres, Melby’s sound is one of glistening melodies and expansive rhythms, dreamy-pop songs given an emotional depth by Matilda Wiezell’s soaring, enchanting vocal style. None of This Makes Me Worry was, according to the band, the closest they’ve got to capturing the energy and dynamism of their live show, on that evidence Melby are a band not to be missed.

The latest wonderful act to emerge from the fertile Falmouth music scene are dreamy-indie types L I P S, who released their self-titled, debut EP earlier this year through Chicago-based label Sunday Records.

A hugely impressive debut; L I P S is a sublimely recorded collection of classic-pop songs given a modern twist, a record equally like to draw admiring glances from fans of The Sundays and Alvvays as it does from their more underground peers like Worst Place and Foundlings. Part of a current wave of brilliant indiepop coming to the forefront of the UK’s musical underground, L I P S are on the verge of something very special.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #95

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

Adwaith are releasing a double a-side on Libertino Records and we kick off with “Wine Time”.

Night Flowers are set to put out their second album and we have the title track “Fortune Teller” alongside the farewell single from The Spook School and the latest Average Sex offering.

The Tubs are a new band featuring members of Joanna Gruesome and Flowers and we have their superb debut 7″ “Silver Moon”.

“Grime 4 Corbyn” is taken from The State of Emergency Is the Norm EP by Nice Church and there’s “Catfish Kate” from the forthcoming Pixies LP.

Cate Le Bon puts out “Mother’s Mother’s Magazines” and there’s Spinning Coin, Frankie Cosmos, Mermaidens and Bat For Lashes.

Also on the podcast there’s Duncan Barrett, Darren Hayman, Belle and Sebastian, The Understudies, Molly Linen, Jeremy Tuplin, Dana Gavanski and Modern Nature.

You can subscribe to our Mixcloud Select page to support the podcast and the music and artists featured.

AMELIA FLETCHER GUEST DJS ON SAT 21ST SEPT

We’re back on Saturday 21st September at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston.

Our guest DJ is indiepop legend Amelia Fletcher. Since fronting Talulah Gosh, Heavenly, Marine Research, Tender Trap and now The Catenary Wires, Amelia has been a staple of the DIY scene. We’re delighted to welcome her back for another DJ set. 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 . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . Chorusgirl . The Clash . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . The Fall . Flowers . Gang of Four . Hatchie . Hefner . Iggy Pop . Joanna Gruesome . Joy Division . Keel Her . 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 . Pulp . The Raincoats . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Siouxsie and the Banshees . The Slits . Slow Club . 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.

THE CURE SPECIAL ON SAT 7TH SEPT

We’re back with The Cure Special on Saturday 7th September at The Victoria.

Our guest DJ is Greg Ullyart from Night Flowers. We’ll be playing the best from Three Imaginary Boys, Pornography, The Head on the Door, Kiss Me, Kiss Me Kiss Me, Disintegration, Wish and more. If you have any song requests you can post them in the Facebook event.

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

A Forest . A Night Like This . All Cats Are Grey . Boys Don’t Cry . Catch . The Caterpillar . Charlotte Sometimes . Close to Me . Closedown . Disintegration . Doubt . Fascination Street . The Figurehead . Fire in Cairo . Friday I’m in Love . From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea . Grinding Halt . The Hanging Garden . Hey You!!! . High . Hot Hot Hot!!! . How Beautiful You Are . Icing Sugar . In Between Days . It’s Not You . Jumping Someone Else’s Train . Just Like Heaven . The Kiss . Last Dance . Let’s Go to Bed . The Lovecats . Lovesong . Lullaby . Mint Car . Never Enough . Object . One Hundred Years . The Perfect Girl . Pictures of You . Plainsong . Play For Today . Primary . Push . Screw . Shake Dog Shake . So What . 10:15 Saturday Night . Torture . The Walk . Why Can’t I Be You?

Tickets are on sale at DICE and WeGotTickets.

ROSEHIP TEAHOUSE GIG ON SAT 7TH SEPT

Rosehip Teahouse headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Saturday 7th September at The Victoria.

Support comes from Nice Church and you can get your free ticket at DICE.

Hailing from Cardiff, Rosehip Teahouse, started life back in 2015 as the bedroom-pop project of guitarist and vocalist, Faye Rogers. Now expanded into a full-band, they have impressed with their sparkling take on DIY-pop, which has seen the band pack out their own headline tour and bag a high profile slot at Indietracks.

Musically, Rosehip Teahouse inhabit a world of melancholic beauty. Recalling the likes of Let’s Buy Happiness or a less frenetic Mothers. A band in that thrilling early stage; full of creativity and fearlessness, simultaneously making you long to hear what comes next and simply enjoy where they already are.

Born in a South Edinburgh barn circa 2015, Nice Church are ever evolving collective of musicians split between Scotland’s two biggest cities, with influences as diverse as Stanley Brinks, Erasure and Cats (the animals not the musical). They first emerged back in 2018, with their debut album, Chord on Cord, a record they followed up this April with their self-titled second offering.

An eclectic collection melding elements of anti-folk, slacker rock and anti-folk, Nice Church saw the band expand both their ambition and their musical horizons. Paired with a comedic pessimism that came up with song titles like Everything Is Terrible and The One Day the Sun Came Out, Nice Church are a delightful and defiantly independent treasure. 

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #94

Our podcast is back with our selection of the best new tracks from the past month.

We start with Girl Ray and “Show Me More”, the lead single from their sophomore album Girl.

GHUM continue their rise with the superb “Saturn” and there’s the welcome return of Vivian Girls who are back after an eight year hiatus with “Sick”.

Suggested Friends are set to release their second LP and we lift “Cygnets” from Turtle Taxi and we have “Skin Game” by DIIV.

Gruff Rhys has just announced his the Welsh language album Pang! on Rough Trade Records and we have the title track alongside Pip Blom, The National, Holy Now and Ezra Furman.

There’s the excellent “Mae’n Hawdd” from Ynys plus Gold Baby, Queen of Jeans and Iggy Pop.

Also on the podcast there’s Dry Cleaning, Sleater-Kinney, Rose Ette, Cat Apostrophe, FELL and Common or Garden.

You can subscribe to our Mixcloud Select page to support the podcast and the music and artists featured.

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN GUEST DJ ON SAT 31ST AUG

We’re back in Glasgow on Saturday 31st August at Stereo.

Our guest DJ is Chris Geddes from Belle and Sebastian. Chris DJed for us earlier in the year in London playing the likes of The Stooges, The B-52’s, ESG, Stereolab, Anna Karina, The Shangri-Las and The Ronettes. You can listen to that DJ set on Spotify. 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 . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . Chorusgirl . The Clash . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . The Fall . Flowers . Gang of Four . Hatchie . Hefner . Iggy Pop . Joanna Gruesome . Joy Division . Keel Her . 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 . Pulp . The Raincoats . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Siouxsie and the Banshees . The Slits . Slow Club . 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.

PAT NEVIN GUEST DJS ON SAT 17TH AUG

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

Our guest DJ is the ex-footballer Pat Nevin. Pat has been a regular DJ at the club over the years so we’re thrilled to welcome him back. Last time he played the likes of Camera Obscura, Allo Darlin’, Chorusgirl, Public Service Broadcasting, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Fall, Talulah Gosh, Alvvays and New Order. You can listen to that playlist on Spotify. 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 . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . Chorusgirl . The Clash . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . The Fall . Flowers . Gang of Four . Hatchie . Hefner . Iggy Pop . Joanna Gruesome . Joy Division . Keel Her . 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 . Pulp . The Raincoats . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Siouxsie and the Banshees . The Slits . Slow Club . 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.

DARREN HAYMAN GUEST DJS ON FRI 2ND AUG

We’re back on Friday 2nd August at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston.

Our guest DJ is Darren Hayman. We’re delighted to welcome back one of our favourite songwriters for another DJ set. Since Hefner, Darren has released a string of critically acclaimed solo albums culminating in this years 12 Astronauts project. 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 . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . Chorusgirl . The Clash . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . The Fall . Flowers . Gang of Four . Hatchie . Hefner . Iggy Pop . Joanna Gruesome . Joy Division . Keel Her . 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 . Pulp . The Raincoats . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Siouxsie and the Banshees . The Slits . Slow Club . 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.