TALKING HEADS SPECIAL ON SAT 11TH MAY

TALKING HEADS SPECIAL ON SAT 11TH MAY

Tickets on sale for the club at The Victoria

COLIN MURRAY GUEST DJS ON SAT 18TH MAY

COLIN MURRAY GUEST DJS ON SAT 18TH MAY

Tickets on sale for the club at The Shacklewell Arms

GHUM GIG ON SAT 1ST JUNE

GHUM GIG ON SAT 1ST JUNE

Support comes from Alex Chilltown at The Victoria

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #90

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #90

Featuring Patience, The Ballet, Cate Le Bon and more

CLUB DATES

CLUB DATES

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

GIG DATES

GIG DATES

Our free entry gig night is on the first Saturday of the month at The Victoria

JOY DIVISION & NEW ORDER SPECIAL ON SAT 6TH APRIL

We’re having a Joy Division & New Order Special on Saturday 6th April at The Victoria.

Our guest DJs are Helen King and Bob Brown from Shrag. Expect to hear the best from Unknown Pleasures, Closer, Movement, Power, Corruption & Lies, Low-Life, Brotherhood, Technique, Republic and more. If you have any song requests you can post them in the Facebook event.

We’ll be playing Joy Division & New Order alongside indiepop, post-punk and new wave 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

Cheaper advance tickets are on sale at WeGotTickets and DICE. The price is £6 on the door.

AVERAGE SEX GIG ON SAT 6TH APRIL

Average Sex headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Saturday 6th April at The Victoria.

Entry is free and support comes from Secret Power.

Over the last few years London-based quintet Average Sex have emerged as one of the fastest rising bands on the UK indie-scene. They make youthful, exhilarating power-pop gems, telling instantly relatable stories of finding love, falling out of love and living your best life.

The band have so far shared a pair of well received EP’s on Tim Burgess’ O Genesis Recordings. Their debut Ice Cream EP drew comparisons to the likes of Alvvays and The Shop Assistants and last year’s Melodie EP saw the band tour Europe with The Charlatans.

Formed in 2017 Secret Power have since expanded to a three piece band and honed their live show playing sets around Brighton and London. This year looks like it’s going to be a break-out one for the band, with a slot supporting Big Joanie on their upcoming UK tour, as well as the release of their debut EP on For the Sake of Tapes.

The EP is a showcase of the variety of influences that collide to create Secret Power’s sound; from angular post-punk to girl group harmonies and a love for all things reverby.

ALLO DARLIN’ GUEST DJ ON SAT 16TH MARCH

We’re back on Saturday 16th March at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston.

Our guest DJs are Elizabeth Morris, Paul Rains, Bill Botting and Mikey Collins from Allo Darlin’. The band played a huge role in us starting the club night 10 year’s ago so we’re delighted to welcome them back for this DJ set. Expect to hear the likes of Blondie, Eux Autres, The Beach Boys, Weezer and Paul Simon from them. You can listen to one of their past playlists on our Spotify page 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 . Hatchie . 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 . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Cheaper advance tickets are on sale at WeGotTickets and DICE. The price is £6 on the door.

THE BEATLES SPECIAL ON FRI 1ST MARCH

We’re back with The Beatles Special on Friday 1st March at The Victoria.

Our guest DJ is Sean Price from the indie label Fortuna POP! who has been a regular at the club over the years. Expect to hear the best from A Hard Day’s Night, Help!, Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s, The White Album and Abbey Road and more. If you have any song requests you can post them in the Facebook event.

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

A Day in the Life . A Hard Day’s Night . And Your Bird Can Sing . Baby You’re a Rich Man . Back in the U.S.S.R . The Ballad of John and Yoko . Can’t Buy Me Love . Come Together . Day Tripper . Drive My Car . Eight Days a Week . Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey . Get Back . Getting Better . Got to Get You Into My Life . Help! . Here Comes the Sun . Hey Bulldog . I Am the Walrus . I Saw Her Standing There . I Should Have Known Better . I Want to Hold Your Hand . I’ve Just Seen a Face . Lady Madonna . Lovely Rita . Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds . Money (That’s What I Want) . Paperback Writer . Please Mister Postman . Revolution . Rock and Roll Music . Roll Over Beethoven . Savoy Truffle . She Loves You . Taxman . Ticket to Ride . Tomorrow Never Knows . Twist and Shout . We Can Work It Out . Within Without You

Cheaper advance tickets are on sale at WeGotTickets and DICE. The price is £6 on the door.

PROTECTION SPELLS GIG ON FRI 1ST MARCH

Protection Spells headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Friday 1st March at The Victoria.

Entry is free and support comes from Whitelands.

London-trio Protection Spells may only just be getting started but they’re already leaving quite the impression. Their 2017 EP, Daughter of Gold, was an intriguing introduction, while their latest single, Bleed Through Sheet, came good on all that promise. Their take on what they describe as, “witchy dreampop”, has already seen the band support the likes of Jane Weaver and Jess Williamson.

Discussing Bleed Through Sheet, chief songwriter Gwen Austin has suggested it’s one of many songs written about the nativity, in her own words, the track, “imagines the relationship between Mary and the Holy Ghost as heard by Mary’s mother Anne through her bedroom wall”. Musically, the track is an intriguing fusing of sounds, Gwen’s folk-tinged vocals are given a more modern spin through the intricate shoegazey haze created by her bandmates. There’s something both eerie and intriguing about Protection Spells music, expect a lot more people to fall for their incantations in the coming months.

Whitelands is the musical project of Etienne; beginning as something to do at lunchtime in sixth form, before quickly becoming a lot more serious with 2018 seeing the release of both an EP, Old News, and a self-titled debut album. Etienne’s blend of shoegaze and indiepop caught the ears of many, receiving radio play on both sides of the Atlantic as well as a well received set at Indietracks. Closing off a monumental year for Whitelands, Etienne released a brand new single Fluoxetine, a reflection on a personal battle with depression and the wider issue of our societies failure to talk about mental health. The track marked a thrilling new direction from a prolific and intriguing new voice on the DIY-scene.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #89

We’re back with our new music podcast featuring our pick of tracks from the past month.

Hatchie releases her debut album Keepsake on Heavenly Recordings this summer and we kick off with the lead single “Without a Blush”.

The National return with “You Had Your Soul With You” taken from their forthcoming I Am Easy to Find LP and we have the excellent new tracks from Mammoth Penguins and Witching Waves.

Elva is a new venture from Elizabeth Morris of Allo Darlin’ and Ola Innset of Making Marks and Sunturns. We have their first song “Athens” alongside Laura Stevenson and Anna Burch.

Edwyn Collins is set to put out his ninth solo album this month and we lift “Outside” from that plus Foundlings, Hanya and Jeremy Tuplin.

There’s also new material from Teenage Fanclub, Bill Ryder-Jones, Robert Rotifer and Holiday Ghosts.

Also on the podcast there’s Siobhan Wilson, Sad Girls Aquatics Club, We Are All & Alex Kapranos, Two Tribes and Johnny Marr.

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

THE WAVE PICTURES GUEST DJ ON SAT 16TH FEB

We’re back on Saturday 16th February at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston.

Our guest DJ is David Tattersall from The Wave Pictures. The last time he DJed at the club he played a storming set including Jonathan Richman, Aretha Franklin, Lou Reed, Ann Peebles, Bob Dylan, Bette Bright and The Kinks. You can listen to that on our Spotify page. 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 are on sale at WeGotTickets and DICE. The price is £6 on the door.

SYNTHPOP SPECIAL ON FRI 1ST FEB

We’re back with a Synthpop Special on Friday 1st February at The Victoria.

Our guest DJ is Bob Brown from Shrag. He’s DJed at all of our synthpop nights playing the likes of New Order, LCD Soundsystem, The Human League, Future Islands, Soft Cell, OMD and more. You can listen to one of his past playlists on Spotify. If you have any song requests you can post them in the Facebook event.

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

Associates . The Avalanches . Blancmange . Bronski Beat . The Buggles . Can . The Communards . CSS . The Cure . Daft Punk . Depeche Mode . Devo . 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 . 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 . Tears For Fears . The The . Visage . Wild Nothing . Yazoo

Cheaper advance tickets are on sale at WeGotTickets and DICE. The price is £6 on the door.

GOLD BABY GIG ON FRI 1ST FEB

Gold Baby headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Friday 1st February at The Victoria.

Entry is free and support comes from Cat Apostrophe.

Formed back in the early months of 2018, Gold Baby are a collection of old friends who met while playing in various bands and solo guises on the North London DIY scene. Through a string of well received shows, and a handful of impressive singles, they have already caught the ear of burgeoning audience. The band have recently been in the studio working on further material to be shared with the world in the early months of this year.

Gold Baby’s sound is one that fuses slacker-rock and dance floor ready indie; jangling guitar lines and tight rhythms create a base atop which vocalist Siân Alex’s lush vocals can shimmer and shine. Recent single Maggots showcased their lyrical sincerity, recalling the likes of Hop Along or Courtney Barnett as Siân detailed the feeling of never quite living up to your own expectations. With their perfect recollections of the insecurities and instabilities of finding your place in the world, Gold Baby seem to be a band ready to grasp whatever opportunities come their way.

Cat Apostrophe are a four-piece bands from Leeds who deal in radically soft pop. The band have been making music for over a decade now, releasing a series of well received EPs as well as playing shows with DIY favourites including The Spook School, Wolf Girl and Dream Wife. With new material on the horizon expect to hear more slow, sad songs about awkward sex, surviving and finding glimmers of hope in the hardest of places.