YUMI AND THE WEATHER GIG ON SAT 26TH JUNE

YUMI AND THE WEATHER GIG ON SAT 26TH JUNE

Support comes from GN at The Victoria

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #113

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #113

Featuring John Grant, Dry Cleaning, NewDad and more

WITHERED HAND GIG ON FRI 2ND JULY

WITHERED HAND GIG ON FRI 2ND JULY

Support comes from Ailsa Tully at The Victoria

DJ SET AT PAPER DRESS VINTAGE

DJ SET AT PAPER DRESS VINTAGE

Socially distanced DJ set on Friday 14th May

CLUB DATES

CLUB DATES

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

GIG DATES

GIG DATES

New music gig night is monthly at The Victoria

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #112

Our monthly podcast returns with our pick of the best new alternative music.

Kiwi Jr. are back with their superb second album we kick off with “Maid Marian’s Toast”.

Sun June have released one of our favourite records of the year and we lift “Everything I Had” from it whilst labelmate Katy Kirby puts out her debut LP Cool Dry Place and and we feature “Portals”.

“No More” is taken from the wonderful Yumi and the Weather EP and Stereolab return with a reworking of “The Super It” from their Electrically Possessed compilation on Duophonic Records.

Pictish Trail shares his new track “Dream Wall” and Darren Hayman releases “Saturday” from his instrumental Music to Watch News By EP.

Hand Habits’ latest single “4th of July” sits alongside new songs from Freschard, The Natvral, Dinosaur Jr., CIEL and Ski Saigon.

Also on the podcast there’s Adwaith & Massimo Silverio, Lean Logic, Lyys, Horsegirl, Melby, Buffet Lunch and Nightshift.

You can support the podcast and the artists featured by subscribing to our Mixcloud Select page.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #111

We kick off the year with our pick of the best new alternative music on our monthly podcast.

Dry Cleaning are back with the excellent “Scratchcard Lanyard” from their forthcoming debut album on 4AD.

Goat Girl release “The Crack” taken from their On All Fours LP and we have an exclusive single from Hadda Be with “Another Life”.

NewDad put out the breezy “I Don’t Recognise You” and Black Country, New Road share “Track X” from their highly-anticipated For the First Time album.

We lift “Old Ways” from Bleach Lab’s upcoming A Calm Sense of Surrounding EP and there’s the gorgeous “HST Exeter to Newton Abbot 1990” from Ciclismo and “First Light” by James Johnston & Steve Gullick.

Firestations return with “The Circular” and there’s new material from Ian Sweet, Yung, Ailsa Tully, Mint Julep and Ed Dowie.

Also on the podcast there’s Sister Wives, Outlaw Boogie, Kindsight, Wy, Renée Reed and The Antlers.

You can support the podcast and the artists featured by subscribing to our Mixcloud Select page.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #110

We say goodbye to 2020 with our final new music podcast of the year.

Sun June release their sophomore LP Somewhere on Keeled Scales early next year and we have the brilliant “Bad Girl”.

Tacsidermi is a new band comprised of Gwenllian Anthony from Adwaith and Matthew Kilgariff and they put out their debut single “Gwir”.

Kiwi Jr. are back with “Cooler Returns” from the album of the same name out next month on Sub Pop Records.

GN is the solo venture of George Nicholls from Joanna Gruesome and The Tubs. He releases his first 7″ “Home Business” on Prefect Records.

We lift “The More I Hear the Less I Believe” from Yumi and the Weather’s Some Days EP and there’s new material from Teleman’s Tom Sanders, Freschard and This Is the Kit.

Melby return with “Common Sense” and there’s the latest from The Paranoyds, Nightshift, Madisyn Whajne, Drew Citron and Mt. Misery.

Also on the podcast there’s Katy Kirby, Esther Rose, Jeremy Tuplin, Karima Walker, Darren Hayman and Ed Dowie.

You can support the podcast and the artists featured by subscribing to our Mixcloud Select page.

RECORDS OF THE YEAR 2020

Well it’s been a strange year here at Scared To Dance. Sadly we haven’t been able to host any events since March and we still don’t know when we will again. We’re just about hanging in there.

Usually at this time of year we would be gearing up for our big New Year’s Eve night. In the absence of that, here’s a list of records we’ve enjoyed in 2020. We encourage you to buy directly from the artists, their labels or from independent record stores if you can.

We hope to be back with things looking a little brighter next year.
 
Albums
 
Oceanator – Things I Never Said
Future Islands – As Long As You Are 
Kiwi Jr. – Football Money
bdrmm – Bedroom
LYR – Call in the Crash Team
Dana Gavanski – Yesterday Is Gone
Wire – Mind Hive
Pictish Trail – Thumb World
Loaver – Fern 
Pottery – Welcome to Bobby’s Motel
Hinds – The Prettiest Curse
Shirley Collins – Heart’s Ease
Tree Trunks – Spirit
Brian Eno – Film Music 1976-2020
Death Valley Girls – Under the Spell of Joy
PINS – Hot Slick
The Magnetic Fields – Quickies 
Basic Plumbing – Keeping Up Appearances
Martha Ffion – Nights to Forget
Bob Dylan – Rough and Rowdy Ways
Annie Taylor – Sweet Morality
James Dean Bradfield – Even in Exile
Darren Hayman – Home Time
The Proper Ornaments – Mission Bells
Neil Young – Homegrown
Duncan Barrett – Raise the Effra!
JARV IS… – Beyond the Pale
Tom Sanders – Only Magic
Belle and Sebastian – What to Look For in Summer
Perfume Genius – Set My Heart On Fire Immediately
Savage Mansion – Weird Country
Tugboat Captain – Rut
Freschard – Five Mountains
Paul McCartney – McCartney III
The Luxembourg Signal – The Long Now
Tiña – Positive Mental Health
Matt Berninger – Serpentine Prison
 
EPs
 
Why Bonnie – Voice Box
CIEL – Movement
Moon Panda – Make Well
Rosehip Teahouse – Fine
SUDS – The View From My Ceiling

Store Front – Task
Cate Le Bon & Group Listening – Here It Comes Again
Firestations – Automatic Tendencies

Wild Nothing – Laughing Gas
Cheerbleederz – Lobotany
Ralegh Long – Simple Songs
Yumi and the Weather – Some Days

 
Singles
 
Big Joanie – Cranes in the Sky
Adwaith – Lan Y Môr
The Tubs – I Don’t Know How It Works
Hanya – Texas
Hot Chip – Straight to the Morning (Ft. Jarvis Cocker)
Soot Sprite – It’s Summer and I Don’t Feel Like Smiling

Melby – Things I Do When I’m Alone
The Radio Dept. – You’re Lookin’ at My Guy

Flowers – Erik
GN – Home Business
Massage – Michael Is My Boyfriend
King Creosote – Susie Mullen
Michael Stipe & Big Red Machine – No Time For Love Like Now
Peaness – Kaizen 
Jetstream Pony – It’s Fine
Red Shoe Diaries – Hiding in the Cinema
Rachel Aggs – New Beat
Tacsidermi – Gwir

Dirty Projectors – Overlord
Shade Ray – Emperor
Ynys – Aros Am Byth
Emma Kupa – Nothing at All
Fear of Men – Into Strangeness
Alex Chilltown – Barely Awake
Lyys – I Don’t Fight 
Jeffrey Lewis – Keep Chill in the East Vill

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #109

Our monthly new music podcast is back.

We begin with CIEL who release their fantastic new single “All My Life”.

Hot Chip collaborate with Jarvis Cocker on the disco-flavoured “Straight to the Morning” and fellow Domino labelmate King Creosote releases his first new music in four years with the breathless “Susie Mullen”.

“Born in a War” is taken from the latest Future Islands LP and we have “Sad Cowboy”, the lead track from Goat Girl’s forthcoming On All Fours.

Oceanator has released one of our favourite albums of the year and we lift the driving “I Would Find You” from it alongside The Luxembourg Signal, Tiña and Eades.

Hanya continue their fine run of singles with “Monochrome” and there’s also new material Kindsight, Tugboat Captain and Rosehip Teahouse.

Also on the podcast there’s Ailsa Tully, The Antlers, The Attendant, Sister Wives, Circe and Late Night Final.

You can support the podcast and the artists featured by subscribing to our Mixcloud Select page.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #108

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

Shade Ray kick us off with their debut single “Emperor”. It’s their first release under their new moniker having previously released music as Marine.

This Is the Kit’s new album Off Off On is out now on Rough Trade Records and we have “Coming to Get You Nowhere” alongside “Pure Emotion” by Tree Trunks.

Big Joanie have signed to Kill Rock Stars and they put out “Cut Your Hair” plus we have “Hypnagogia” from the new Death Valley Girls LP Under the Spell of Joy.

Flowers return with “Erik” on one of our favourite indie labels Slumberland Records and we lift “Small Island” from the new Firestations EP.

There’s Gerard Black, Rozi Plain & Jamie Whitby-Coles collaboration “Beiggy” plus new material from Slow Weather, Tré Burt, Tenci, Sun June and Loaver.

Also on the podcast there’s Yumi and the Weather, Smokescreens, Sulka, Lyys, Gold Baby, Swallow Cave and Nancy Gaffield and The Drift.

You can support the podcast and the artists featured by subscribing to our Mixcloud Select page.