JON HILLCOCK GUEST DJS ON SAT 15TH DEC

JON HILLCOCK GUEST DJS ON SAT 15TH DEC

Tickets on sale for the club at The Shacklewell Arms

AVERAGE SEX GIG ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

AVERAGE SEX GIG ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

Entry is free at The Victoria in Dalston

AVERAGE SEX GUEST DJ ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

AVERAGE SEX GUEST DJ ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

Tickets on sale for the club at The Victoria

LIFE MODEL GIG ON SAT 12TH JAN

LIFE MODEL GIG ON SAT 12TH JAN

Support comes from The Tubs at The Victoria

PULP SPECIAL ON SAT 12TH JAN

PULP SPECIAL ON SAT 12TH JAN

Tickets on sale for the club at The Victoria

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #86

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #86

Featuring Hairband, Chorusgirl, Average Sex and more

TELEMAN GUEST DJ ON FRI 30TH NOV

We’re back on Friday 30th November at The Victoria in Dalston.

Our guest DJ is Thomas Sanders from Teleman. The band released their brilliant third album Family of Aliens a couple of months ago on Moshi Moshi Records. We’re delighted to welcome him back as last time out he played a storming set featuring XTC, Talking Heads, Devo, Shirley Ellis, Amanda Lear, Blondie, The Cure and Tom Tom Club. You can listen to that playlist on Spotify and 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 . Best Coast . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Concretes . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . Bob Dylan . The Fall . Flowers . Gang of Four . 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 . Pulp . The Raincoats . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . Siouxsie and the Banshees . The Slits . Slow Club . Patti Smith . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh. Teleman . Tom Tom Club . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Cheaper advance tickets can be bought for £5 from WeGotTickets. The price is £6 on the door.

PEANESS GIG ON FRI 30TH NOV

Peaness headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Friday 30th November at The Victoria.

Entry is free and support comes from Flirting.

Formed in Chester back in 2014, Peaness are Jess, Balla and Rach, an indiepop trio with tunes as much fun as hearing radio presenters audibly blush when saying their name on the airwaves. The band won plenty of fans with their early self-released material, which saw them team up with Odd Box Records for a sold-out single in 2017, before settling at their current home of Alcopop! Records and releasing their debut EP, Are You Sure?

Since that harmony-drenched blast of musical brilliance, the band have combined work on their debut album, with a relentless string of live dates, supporting the likes of We Are Scientists, The Cribs and The Spook School. With new material on the way soon, the unstoppable rise of Pea-Pop looks sure to continue unabated, catch them at a reasonably sized venue while you still can.

Self-styled anxiety-pop quintet flirting. formed in East London back in 2016. They initially bonded over an eclectic array of music, noise and Vine videos, but ended up as what they describe as, “a group therapy project, set to a Sofia Coppola soundtrack”.

The band recently released their debut 5-track EP, This Would Be Funny If It Were Happening to Anyone But Me, a fascinating collage of musical ideas; flittering from Life Without Buildings-like post-punk, to spoken word musings and angst-driven noise. Unnerving, beautiful, brutal, bruising and utterly unique, flirting. defy convention, refuse your pigeon-holes and make one of the most exciting emotive rackets you’ll ever come across.

GIDEON COE GUEST DJS ON SAT 17TH NOV

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

Our guest DJ is Gideon Coe from BBC 6 Music. Gideon has been a regular at the club for many years playing the likes of The Clash, The Flatmates, Belle and Sebastian, The Popguns, Violent Femmes, Blondie, The Pastels and Allo Darlin’. You can listen to his past playlists 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 . Best Coast . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Concretes . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . Bob Dylan . The Fall . Flowers . Gang of Four . 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 . Pulp . The Raincoats . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . Siouxsie and the Banshees . The Slits . Slow Club . Patti Smith . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh. Teleman . Tom Tom Club . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

The last time Gideon Coe DJed it sold out so we recommend buying tickets in advance. They’re £5 from WeGotTickets. The price is £6 on the door.

DAVID BOWIE SPECIAL ON FRI 2ND NOV

We’re back at The Victoria on Friday 2nd November with a David Bowie Special.

Our guest DJs are Adrian Fleet and Cat Loye from Fever Dream. Except to hear the best from Space Oddity, Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, Aladdin Sane, Young Americans, Low, “Heroes”, Lodger, Let’s Dance and more. If you have any song requests you can post them in the Facebook event.

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

Absolute Beginners . A New Career In a New Town . Always Crashing In the Same Car . Andy Warhol . Ashes to Ashes . Be My Wife . Beauty and the Beast . Blue Jean . Boys Keep Swinging . Breaking Glass . Changes . China Girl . Cracked Actor . D.J . Diamond Dogs . Drive-In Saturday . Fame . Fantastic Voyage . Fashion . Fill Your Heart . Five Years . Golden Years . Heroes . The Jean Genie . John, I’m Only Dancing . Kooks . Let’s Dance . Let’s Spend the Night Together . Life on Mars? . The Man Who Sold the World . Modern Love . The Next Day . Oh! You Pretty Things . Queen Bitch . Rebel Rebel . Rock ’N’ Roll Suicide . Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) . Sorrow . Sound and Vision . Space Oddity . Speed of Life . Starman . The Stars (Are Out Tonight) . Suffragette City . TVC15 . Under Pressure . V-2 Schneider . Watch That Man . Young Americans . Ziggy Stardust

You can buy cheaper advance tickets for £5 from WeGotTickets which guarantees entry. The price is £6 on the door.

WITCHING WAVES GIG ON FRI 2ND NOV

Witching Waves headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Friday 2nd November at The Victoria.

Entry is free and support comes from Clingfilm.

Since their formation back in 2013 noise pop act Witching Waves have established themselves as one of the most intriguing acts on the UK’s vibrant DIY scene. Originally a duo, featuring guitarist Mark Jasper and drummer Emma Wigham, the band are now joined by bassist, Estella Adeyeri, known for her work with Big Joanie, Junk and Charmpit. The debut Witching Waves album, Fear of Falling Down, was released on the legendary Soft Power Recordings back in 2014, and was a rapid success, long sold-out before it’s 2017 re-release on Odd Box Records. They returned in 2016 with the superb Crystal Cafe, drawing comparison with everyone from Sonic Youth to The Cure.

The band have recently left London behind, swapping Hackney for the Yorkshire hills, so while we all wait for album number three, why not come celebrate the return of one of the most thrilling and energetic live bands this country has to offer.

Support for the evening comes from Clingfilm, the new project from Dan Moss, previously of the Fortuna POP! signed act, Evans the Death. The debut Clingfilm EP was shared in April this year; three tracks that showcased a discordant electronic sound, reminiscent of acts like Liars or Public Imagine Ltd. A follow up, Clingfilm II arrived just a month later in May, while a new single, Trying 2 Make It Work, featuring poet Elise Hadgraft, showcased another side to Clingfilm’s sound. Having already supported the likes of Wesley Gonzalez and Menstrual Cramps, Clingfilm are a live act not to be missed.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #85

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

Young Romance start us off with “Dark of My Shadow” from their forthcoming Don’t Look LP on Banquet Records.

Hatchie have a song out on the Adult Swim single’s series and we feature “Adored” alongside the latest from Wild Nothing.

B.E.D is a new band featuring Baxter Dury, Etienne de Crécy and Delilah Holliday of Skinny Diet Girl and we have their debut release “White Coats”.

We lift the wonderful “Limited Edition Heart” from Gruff Rhys’ latest album and there’s new songs from Teleman, Interpol and Worst Place.

The Lemonheads have an LP of covers coming out next year and we hear their take on Yo La Tengo’s “Can’t Forget” next to Whoa Melodic and Famous Problems.

Wolf Girl are back with “Dream Partner” plus Gold Baby, Beirut, Hanya and Julia Holter.

Also on the podcast there’s Saint Etienne, Moderate Rebels, Clingfilm and Peel Dream Magazine.

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

BERLIN SPECIAL ON SAT 27TH OCT

We’re back in Berlin on Saturday 27th October at Loophole.

Our guest DJs are What Difference Does It Make. They’ve DJed at all of our previous nights in Berlin. Expect to hear The Smiths, The Velvet Underground, Veronica Falls, The Clash, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Go-Go’s, Devo, The Cure, New Order and more from them. You can listen to their past DJ sets at the club 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 . Best Coast . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Concretes . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . Bob Dylan . The Fall . Flowers . Gang of Four . 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 . Pulp . The Raincoats . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . Siouxsie and the Banshees . The Slits . Slow Club . Patti Smith . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh. Teleman . Tom Tom Club . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

The price is €5 on the door.

PAT NEVIN GUEST DJS ON SAT 20TH OCT

We’re back on Saturday 20th October at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston.

Our guest DJ is the ex-footballer Pat Nevin. Pat has been a frequent DJ at the club since our inception so we’re delighted to welcome him back. Last time out he played the likes of Aztec Camera, The Slits, Public Service Broadcasting, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Kirsty MacColl, Yo La Tengo, The Only Ones, The Beat and The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu. You can listen to that 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 . Best Coast . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Concretes . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . Bob Dylan . The Fall . Flowers . Gang of Four . 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 . Pulp . The Raincoats . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . Siouxsie and the Banshees . The Slits . Slow Club . Patti Smith . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh. Teleman . Tom Tom Club . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

The last time Pat Nevin DJed it sold out so we recommend buying tickets in advance. They’re £5 from WeGotTickets. The price is £6 on the door.

TALKING HEADS SPECIAL ON FRI 5TH OCT

We’re back at The Victoria on Friday 5th October and we’re having a Talking Heads Special.

Our guest DJ is Finnigan Kidd from Average Sex. 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 in the Facebook event.

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 buy cheaper advance tickets for £5 from WeGotTickets which guarantees entry. The price is £6 on the door.