NIGHT FLOWERS GUEST DJ ON SAT 20TH JAN

NIGHT FLOWERS GUEST DJ ON SAT 20TH JAN

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SYNTHPOP SPECIAL ON FRI 2ND FEB

SYNTHPOP SPECIAL ON FRI 2ND FEB

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JEAN K GIG NIGHT ON FRI 2ND FEB

JEAN K GIG NIGHT ON FRI 2ND FEB

Support comes from Winnaretta at The Victoria in Dalston

CLUB NIGHT DATES 2018

CLUB NIGHT DATES 2018

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

GIG NIGHT DATES 2018

GIG NIGHT DATES 2018

Our gig night is on the first Friday of the month at The Victoria

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WITHERED HAND GIG NIGHT ON SAT 16TH DEC

Scared To Dance presents Withered Hand and Papernut Cambridge on Saturday 16th December at The Shacklewell Arms.

Tickets can be bought from WeGotTickets. Full details can be found on the Facebook event. The gig is followed by Scared To Dance: Guest DJ Gideon Coe (BBC 6 Music).

Withered Hand is the songwriting output of Dan Willson. A cult figure in the Scottish music scene since 2009, Willson has released two widely acclaimed albums, New Gods (2014) and Good News (2009) and several lo-fi EPs. He has recorded several BBC radio sessions and played various festivals as well as collaborating with the likes of King Creosote and Eugene Kelly. Currently working towards his third full-length album, Withered Hand continues to tour and play one-off dates in venues from concert halls to living rooms.

Papernut Cambridge is a collective based around Ian Button, formerly of Death in Vegas and Thrashing Doves. Onstage they are represented by Button and an ever-changing cast of musical friends including Darren Hayman, Jack Hayter, Ralegh Long, Robert Rotifer, Robert Halcrow, Citizen Helene and many others. They have released several albums on Gare du Nord Records.

THE SMITHS SPECIAL ON FRI 1ST DEC

We’re back at The Victoria on Friday 1st December and we’re having a Smiths Special.

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

Our guest DJ is Matt Whittle from the club night Mixtape. Expect the best from The Smiths, Hatful of Hollow, Meat Is Murder, The Queen Is Dead, Strangeways, Here We Come and more. If you have any song requests you can post them on the event wall.

We’ll be playing The Smiths throughout the night alongside our usual mix of indiepop, post-punk and new wave music.

Ask . Barbarism Begins at Home . Bigmouth Strikes Again . The Boy With the Thorn in His Side . Cemetry Gates . Death at One’s Elbow . Death of a Disco Dancer . Frankly, Mr Shankly . Girl Afraid . Girlfriend in a Coma . Half a Person . Hand in Glove . Handsome Devil . The Headmaster Ritual . Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now . How Soon Is Now? . I Know It’s Over . I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish . I Want the One I Can’t Have . Is It Really So Strange? . Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me . London . Miserable Lie . Nowhere Fast . Paint a Vulgar Picture . Panic . Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want . Pretty Girls Make Graves . The Queen Is Dead . Reel Around the Fountain . Rush and a Push and the Land Is Ours . Rusholme Ruffians . Shakespeare’s Sister . Sheila Take a Bow . Shoplifters of the World Unite . Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others . Still Ill . Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before . Sweet and Tender Hooligan . That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore . There Is a Light That Never Goes Out . These Things Take Time . This Charming Man . Unhappy Birthday . Vicar in a Tutu . What Difference Does It Make? . What She Said . William, It Was Really Nothing . You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet, Baby . You’ve Got Everything Now

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.

JESSICA’S BROTHER GIG NIGHT ON FRI 1ST DEC

Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits presents Jessica’s Brother and Ski Saigon on Friday 1st December at The Victoria.

Free entry gig followed by Scared To Dance: The Smiths Special club night. Full details can be found on the Facebook event.

Although yet to grace the internet with any recorded material, Jessica’s Brother are already creating waves of excitement via a series of impressive live shows. The London-based trio are fronted by singer-songwriter Tom Charleston, backed by former Ramshackle Union-bassist, Charlie Higgs, and Wave Pictures-drummer, Jonny Helm. Describing their music as guitar, bass, drums and some ooo’s, the band’s take on rock music, infused with Americana influences and a twist of English-gothic darkness has rightly or wrongly drawn comparison with Pavement. This live show will be a first chance to hear material from their recently recorded debut album ahead of its as yet confirmed 2018 release.

Originally the brainchild of London-based lead-singer Rhys Griffiths, Ski Saigon has now expanded to a quintet featuring members of Mooncreatures, Grubs and Tigercats. Their sound is one of bright guitars, burbling dreamy-synths and muffled, muted vocals. Ski Saigon burst onto the scene last year, with their well-received debut EP, released via a 32-page short story by Art Is Hard Records. They’ve recently shared their first material as a five-piece, in the shape of new single “Iran Tourist Dream”, a tantalising glimpse of where the music of this most intriguing new act is headed next.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #74

Our monthly new music selection is back as we pick the best tracks for our November podcast.

Slow Club’s Charles Watson releases his debut solo outing “No Fanfare”.

Totally put out “Moonlit Memory” on 7″ and we lift “Not My Baby” from the exceptional sophomore album from Alvvays.

Ski Saigon play our gig night at The Victoria tomorrow and we have the superb “Iran Tourist Dream”. Firestations are readying their second LP out soon on Lost Map and we preview it with “Build a Building”.

Spinning Coin have released one of our picks of the year with Permo and we take “Sleepless” from that alongside “Tailwind” by Elva.

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile give us “Continental Breakfast” whilst Ezra Furman returns with “Love You So Bad”. Plus we have the latest from Joan As Police Woman, Django Django and The War on Drugs.

Also on the podcast there’s Baxter Dury, Martha, Onsind, Suggested Friends, Pinkshinyultrablast, Silent Forum, Math and Physics Club and Freschard & Stanley Brinks.

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

GLASGOW SPECIAL ON SAT 25TH NOV

Scared To Dance is back at Stereo Cafe Bar in Glasgow on Saturday 25th November.

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

Our guest DJ is Stephen McRobbie from The Pastels. We’ve been fans of The Pastels for many years so we’re thrilled to have Stephen DJ at the club for the first time. He’ll be on the decks at midnight. Song requests can be posted on the event wall.

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 . Bob Dylan . The Fall . Gang of Four . Hefner . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Joy Division . The Kinks . LCD Soundsystem . 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 . Patti Smith . The Smiths . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Television . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire

To guarantee entry you can buy tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.

TIGERCATS GUEST DJ ON SAT 18TH NOV

We’re back at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston on Saturday 18th November.

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 Tigercats. They played a fanstastic DJ set at the club earlier this year playing the likes of Talking Heads, The B-52’s, David Bowie, Dexys Midnight Runners, Lou Reed, Pavement, The Stooges and The Modern Lovers. You can listen to that on our Spotify page. Song requests can be posted on the event wall.

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 . Bob Dylan . The Fall . Gang of Four . Hefner . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Joy Division . The Kinks . LCD Soundsystem . 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 . Patti Smith . The Smiths . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Television . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire

Our last night at The Shacklewell Arms sold out. To guarantee entry you can buy tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.

SYNTHPOP SPECIAL ON FRI 3RD NOV

Our Synthpop Special returns on Friday 3rd November 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 earlier this year playing a brilliant set which you can listen to on Spotify. He’ll be on the decks at 10:30pm. If you have any song requests you can post them on the event wall.

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

Animal Collective . Associates . The Avalanches . Blancmange . Bronski Beat . The Buggles . The Communards . CSS . Daft Punk . Depeche Mode . Devo . DIIV . 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 . Neon Neon . 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 . The The . Visage . Wild Nothing . Yazoo

The last time we did this it sold out. You can guarantee getting in by buying advance tickets for £6 at WeGotTickets.

LYYS GIG NIGHT ON FRI 3RD NOV

Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits presents Lyys and Yukka on Friday 3rd November at The Victoria.

Free entry gig followed by Scared To Dance: Synthpop Special club night. Full details can be found on the Facebook event.

Lyys is an electronic, dream-pop musician working out of her bedroom in South London. Inspired by everyone from the Cocteau Twins to early Madonna, her sound is one of reverberating guitars, cold distant pulses of synth and a honeyed vocal equal parts Stevie Nicks and Patience’s Roxanne Clifford. Lyys’ set will showcase her soon to be released debut EP, “Darling Enemy” which has received support from the likes of The Line of Best Fit, Clash and Amazing Radio.

Yukka is London based electronic-musician Jacob Mayfield, formerly of Victoria & Jacob. Memorably described by Lauren Laverne as, “Kings of Convenience being remixed by Boards of Canada”, Yukka’s music is built around intricate electronic beats, analog synths and field recordings. The resultant sound is a hugely organic electronic experience, bringing to mind the likes of Ulrich Schnauss or Broadcast. Expect to hear material from last year’s debut EP, A Long Way, as well as some much anticipated new material.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #73

It’s our October podcast featuring the best new alternative music from the past month.

Teleman release their Fünf EP on Moshi Moshi Records soon and we start with the brilliant “Bone China Face”.

Franz Ferdinand are back with catchy as hell “Always Ascending” and our favourites The Spook School tackle abusive relationships on “Still Alive”.

Average Sex ready their forthcoming EP with the lead track “Ugly Strangers” and The Breeders put out their first new material since 2008 with “Wait in the Car”.

We have the latest from Fever Dream, Schande and Shopping whilst Wild Beasts bow out with “Punk Drunk and Trembling” plus the return of Fever Ray.

Lyys and Yukka play our new gig night in London on Friday, The Great Electric give us “Night Music” and Brian Eno & Kevin Shields collaborate on “Only Once Away My Son”.

Also on the podcast there’s Cold, Cold Heart, Belle and Sebastian, First Aid Kit, Tugboat Captain, Emma Kupa and The Just Joans.

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

COLIN MURRAY GUEST DJS ON SAT 21ST OCT

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

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

Our guest DJ is the broadcaster Colin Murray. He DJed at the club earlier this year playing a fantastic set including The National, Modest Mouse, The Undertones, The Postal Service, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Roxy Music and Chuck Berry. You can listen to that on our Spotify page. Song requests can be posted on the event wall.

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 . Bob Dylan . The Fall . Gang of Four . Hefner . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Joy Division . The Kinks . LCD Soundsystem . 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 . Patti Smith . The Smiths . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Television . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire

Our last night at The Shacklewell Arms sold out. To guarantee entry you can buy tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.

SWEDISH SPECIAL ON FRI 6TH OCT

Our Swedish Special is back on Friday 6th October at The Victoria.

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

Our guest DJs are our regular Swedish music specialists Jenny Brinck and Ylwa Wirling who will be over from Gothenburg for this DJ set. Check out what they played last time on Spotify. If you have any song requests you can post them on the Facebook event wall.

We’ll be playing Swedish music throughout the night.

ABBA . Acid House Kings . Mattias Alkberg . Bad Cash Quartet . Marit Bergman . bob hund . Brainpool . Broder Daniel . Caesars . The Cardigans . Pelle Carlberg . Neneh Cherry . Club 8 . The Concretes . David & the Citizens . Dungen . Ebba Grön . The Embassy . First Aid Kit . Goat . Hello Saferide . Håkan Hellström . The Hives . Honey Is Cool . I’m From Barcelona . [ingenting] . Irene . Kent . The Knife . Laakso . The Legends . Jens Lekman . Lykke Li . Veronia Maggio . The Mary Onettes . Peter Bjorn and John . Popsicle . The Radio Dept . Robyn . Roxette . Sambassadeur . Shout Out Louds . The Soundtrack of Our Lives . Suburban Kids With Biblical Names . Taken By Trees . Those Dancing Days . Vit Päls . The Wannadies . Jenny Wilson . Yvonne

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 #72

Our September podcast is back featuring our selection of new music.

Morrissey releases “Spent the Day in Bed” as the lead single from the forthcoming Low In High School album.

PINS put out a 7” vinyl with “Serve the Rich” on their Haus of Pins label. We have “Day I Die” from The National and we lift “Turn No More” featuring James Dean Bradfield from the excellent Public Service Broadcasting Every Valley LP.

Papernut Cambridge release “Riviera” from their instrumental Mellotron Phase: Volume 1 album. The Leaf Library are back too with the superb “City in Reverse” out next month on WIAIWYA.

Nat Johnson returns with “Formicarium” as does Karla Kane with “The Weight of Acorns”.

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile collaborate on “Over Everything” and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and ex-Dum Dum Girls frontwoman Kristin Kontrol also have new material.

Also on the podcast there’s Stars, She Sir, Airiel, Suggested Friends, The Lovely Eggs, Nervous Twitch, Slice, Kaufman and Tigercub.

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