DAVID BOWIE SPECIAL ON FRI 1ST SEPT

DAVID BOWIE SPECIAL ON FRI 1ST SEPT

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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

SCARED TO DANCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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FOR THE RABBITS INTERVIEW

FOR THE RABBITS INTERVIEW

We talk about the tracks that inspired us to start the club night

TELEMAN GUEST DJ ON SAT 19TH AUG

TELEMAN GUEST DJ ON SAT 19TH AUG

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BRIGHTON SPECIAL ON FRI 11TH AUG

BRIGHTON SPECIAL ON FRI 11TH AUG

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BERLIN SPECIAL ON SAT 10TH JUNE

Scared To Dance is back in Berlin on Saturday 10th June! After our two sold out nights last year we return to Loophole Berlin.

Full details can be found on the Facebook event.

Our guest DJs are What Difference Does It Make! They have been running their night since 2014 and have played a fantastic guest sets each time we’ve brought the club to Berlin. Doors open at 11pm to late and we’d like to hear your song requests so send them in!

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 . 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 . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . The Wave Pictures . Wire

JOY DIVISION & NEW ORDER SPECIAL ON FRI 2ND JUNE

We’re back at The Victoria on Friday 2nd June and it’s our annual Joy Division & New Order Special!

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

Our guests DJ is Bob Brown from Shrag. He has DJed for us on many occasions and he’s a huge fan of both bands. You can check out his past playlist on Spotify. He’ll be DJing between 11pm and 12:30am so except the best from Unknown Pleasures, Closer, Power, Corruption & Lies, Low-Life, Technique and more. If you have any song requests you can post them on the event wall!

We’ll be playing Joy Division & New Order alongside our usual mix of indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties 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

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.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #68

Our monthly new music mix is back as we handpick the best songs for our May podcast!

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart return with the excellent “Anymore” taken from their forthcoming The Echo of Pleasure album.

Sweet Baboo have a new track out “Pink Rainbow” from Wild Imagination which is out this week and LCD Soundsystem are back with “Call the Police”.

Sparks return to form with ”What the Hell Is It This Time?” and Jarvis Cocker features on the brilliant “Century” by Feist.

We have a preview of the upcoming LP from The National with “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness” alongside new material from The Drums and Girl Ray.

Courtney Barnett releases a one-off track and we have the latest from Tree Trunks, The Luxembourg Signal, Sad Heaven and Deerful.

Also on the podcast there’s Matthew Edwards & The Unfortunates, Fleet Foxes, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, BMX Bandits, Scrabbel, Sheer Mag and Young Guv.

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

TIGERCATS GUEST DJ ON SAT 20TH MAY

We return on Saturday 20th May 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 DJs are Duncan Barrett and Paul Rains from the fantastic Tigercats! They’re getting ready to release their third album and have DJed for us on numerous occasions in the past. Expect to hear the likes of Lou Reed, Talking Heads, Standard Fare, Hefner, David Bowie, Yo La Tengo, Sonic Youth, Pavement and The Specials from them. You can listen to their past playlist on Spotify. 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 . The Fall . Gang of Four . Hefner . The Jam . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Joy Division . The Kinks . 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 . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . The Wave Pictures . Wire

Our past few club nights have sold out. To guarantee entry you can buy tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.

THE CURE SPECIAL ON FRI 5TH MAY

We’re back on Friday 5th May at The Victoria and we’re having a night dedicated to The Cure!

You can get in on our £4 cheaplist by joining the Facebook event before doors open.

Our guests DJ is Sam Leppard from the club night Mind Your Own Business. Sam DJed at our Cure Special last year playing a brilliant set which you can listen to on Spotify. Except to hear the best from Three Imaginary Boys, Pornography, The Head on the Door, Kiss Me, Kiss Me Kiss Me, Disintegration and more. If you have any song requests you can post them on the event wall!

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

A Forest . Boys Don’t Cry . Catch . The Caterpillar . Charlotte Sometimes . Close to Me . Closedown . Cut . Doubt . The End of the World . Fascination Street . The Figurehead . Fire in Cairo . Friday I’m in Love . Give Me It . 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 . Killing an Arab . The Kiss . Let’s Go to Bed . The Lovecats . Lovesong . Lullaby . Maybe Someday . Mint Car . Never Enough . Object . One Hundred Years . The Only One . The Perfect Girl . Pictures of You . Plainsong . Play For Today . Primary . Push . Screw . So What . 10:15 Saturday Night . Torture . The Walk . Why Can’t I Be You?

Our last few club nights have sold out so if you want to guarantee getting in, please buy a ticket in advance for £6 from WeGotTickets.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #67

Our April podcast is back with the best 20 tracks from the past month!

Sea Pinks start us off with the fantastic “Into Nowhere” from their forthcoming Watercourse LP which is out next month.

The Hayman Kupa Band have a new album coming out on Fika Recordings and we preview it with “No More Bombs”. Butcher Boy have released a three track EP recently and we feature “November 1947, Storm Warning in Effect”.

Public Service Broadcasting have a new single with “Progress”, collaborating with one of our favourite voices Tracyanne Campbell, as do Future Islands and The New Pornographers.

We have “Rest” taken from Sacred Paws excellent LP and Colour Me Wednesday with “Don’t Tell Anyone”. PINS are back and so too is Wesley Gonzalez. We’ve also got the latest from Maybe Don’t, Schande, Ulrika Spacek and Splashh.

Also on the podcast there’s Marika Hackman, Broken Social Scene, The Mountain Goats, Mac DeMarco and Amber Arcades.

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

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE GUEST DJ ON SAT 15TH APRIL

We return on Saturday 15th April to The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston!

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

Our guest DJs are the Berlin club night What Difference Does It Make! We’ve had the pleasure of DJing with them in Germany so we’re welcoming them to London for the first time. 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.

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.