ES GIG ON SAT 4TH JUNE

ES GIG ON SAT 4TH JUNE

Support comes from Adult Nephew at The Victoria

DAVID BOWIE SPECIAL ON SAT 4TH JUNE

DAVID BOWIE SPECIAL ON SAT 4TH JUNE

We’ll be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Ziggy Stardust

ADWAITH GIG ON TUES 5TH JULY

ADWAITH GIG ON TUES 5TH JULY

Support comes from Cerys Hafana at Moth Club

EX-VÖID GIG ON FRI 15TH JULY

EX-VÖID GIG ON FRI 15TH JULY

Support comes from Hot Puds and Eli Vor at The Ivy House

ANNIE TAYLOR GIG ON SAT 1ST OCT

ANNIE TAYLOR GIG ON SAT 1ST OCT

The Zürich band play a free show at The Victoria

PETE ASTOR GIG ON SAT 5TH NOV

PETE ASTOR GIG ON SAT 5TH NOV

Support comes from lilo at The Victoria

TIGERCATS GUEST DJ ON SAT 21ST MAY

We’re back on Saturday 21st May at The Shacklewell Arms.

Our guest DJs are Tigercats. Giles Barrett and Paul Rains from the band will be playing records at the club off the back of the release of their New Works EP out now on Fika Recordings.

We’ll be playing post-punk, indiepop, new wave and art rock music.

Adwaith . Alvvays . The B-52’s . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Big Joanie . Blondie . David Bowie . The Bug Club . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . Dry Cleaning . Bob Dylan . Brian Eno . Ex-Vöid . The Fall . Gang of Four . Girl Ray . The Go-Betweens . Hefner . Hinds . Iggy Pop . Joy Division . Cate Le Bon . The Lemonheads . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Orange Juice . Penelope Isles . Pixies . Porridge Radio . Pulp . R.E.M . Ramones . Roxy Music . The Shop Assistants . Simple Minds . The Slits . Patti Smith . Talking Heads . The Tubs . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Wet Leg . Wire

Early bird tickets are now on sale at DICE.

TALKING HEADS SPECIAL ON SAT 7TH MAY

We’re back on Saturday 7th May with a Talking Heads Special at The Victoria.

Our guest DJ is Finn Kidd from Hatcham Social. Expect to hear the best from Talking Heads: 77, More Songs About Buildings and Food, Fear of Music, Remain in Light, Speaking in Tongues and more.

We’ll be playing Talking Heads alongside post-punk, indiepop, new wave and art rock music.

And She Was . Artists Only . The Big Country . 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 . Found a Job . Girlfriend Is Better . The Girls Want to Be With the Girls . Heaven . I Zimbra . I’m Not in Love . Life During Wartime . Love For Sale . Making Flippy Floppy . Memories Can’t Wait . (Nothing But) Flowers . Once in a Lifetime . Psycho Killer . Pull Up the Roots . Pulled Up . Puzzlin’ Evidence . Radio Head . Road to Nowhere . Sax and Violins . Slippery People . Stay Hungry . Stay Up Late . Swamp . Take Me to the River . Television Man . Tentative Decisions . Thank You For Sending Me An Angel . This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) . Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town . What a Day That Was . Wild Wild Life

Early bird tickets are now on sale at DICE.

SAVAGE MANSION GIG ON SAT 7TH MAY

Savage Mansion headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits monthly gig night on Saturday 7th May.

Support comes from Big Dipper at The Victoria and you can get your free tickets at DICE.

Savage Mansion have come a long way since their break-out album, Revision Ballads, with 2020’s critically lauded follow up Weird Country. When their touring plans hit an inevitable bump in the road, the band doubled down heading to Glasgow’s Chime Studio to make the fabulous third album, Golden Mountain, Here I Come.

Released via Lost Map, the album is their most collaborative and ambitious record to date. The record takes the DIY-garage rock of their previous material, yet dips its toe into a vast array of genres whether it’s the James Brown-like funk of “The Crucible” or the new wave swagger of “Plans”. For all the experimental edge, what remains so key to Savage Mansion’s charms is the razor-sharp lyricism, whether cutting down the ruling classes on “Football Weather” or urging us to maintain the collective spirit in the face of those that wish to divide us on “Life More Abundant”.

Based out of London via Atlanta, Big Dipper released their self-titled debut album in April last year. Recorded in Hackney, it was a collection of stamping rock ‘n’ roll glamour, bringing to mind everything from MC5 to Jonathan Richman. Now expanded to a four-piece band, and having recently released their brilliantly strutting new single, “Just Love”, Big Dipper’s thrilling retro-kicks are not to be missed.

EX-VÖID GUEST DJ ON SAT 16TH APRIL

We’re back on Saturday 16th April at The Shacklewell Arms.

Our guest DJs are Ex-Vöid. Alanna McArdle and Owen Williams from the band will be playing records at the club for the first time off the back of the release of their new album Bigger Than Before.

We’ll be playing post-punk, indiepop, new wave and art rock music.

Adwaith . Alvvays . The B-52’s . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Big Joanie . Blondie . David Bowie . The Bug Club . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . Dry Cleaning . Bob Dylan . Brian Eno . Ex-Vöid . The Fall . Gang of Four . Girl Ray . The Go-Betweens . Hefner . Hinds . Iggy Pop . Joy Division . Cate Le Bon . The Lemonheads . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Orange Juice . Penelope Isles . Pixies . Porridge Radio . Pulp . R.E.M . Ramones . Roxy Music . The Shop Assistants . Simple Minds . The Slits . Patti Smith . Talking Heads . The Tubs . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Wet Leg . Wire

Early bird tickets are now on sale at DICE.

ADWAITH GIG ON WED 13TH APRIL

Scared To Dance presents Adwaith on Wednesday 13th April at Sebright Arms.

Support comes from The Tubs and tickets are on sale at DICE.

One of our favourite new bands of recent years, we clearly aren’t the only ones who’ve noticed the brilliance of South Wales-trio Adwaith. Their acclaimed debut album, Melyn, drew near universal critical acclaim, culminating in the band winning 2019’s Welsh Music Prize. The band have wasted no time in following up on Melyn’s success, releasing a series of new tracks that hint at where their fascinating music is headed next.

Describing Adwaith’s sound is a difficult task, each track is equally likely to be a slice of perfect post-punk, an ethereal soundscape or a swampy blast of ravey psychedelica. With an eclectic, magpie-like approach to songwriting, Adwaith manage to create a sound entirely their own, and one that looks set to propel them as far as their ambition and imagination can take them. More than just the future of Welsh-music, Adwaith might just be the future of music as we know it.

The Tubs were formed in 2019 by Owen Williams and George Nicholls, formerly of much-loved Welsh pop band Joanna Gruesome. The two hunkered down in rural North Wales to expand on the fuzzy, hook-laden sounds they propagated in their former outfit, this time incorporating elements of post-punk, traditional British folk, and guitar jangle.

They hit the ground running, releasing the I Don’t Know How It Works 7-inch in early 2020 and playing gigs with UK colleagues like Porridge Radio, Ex-Vöid and Marcel Wave. Their brilliant four-track Names EP came out last year on Trouble In Mind and Prefect Records.

STANLEY BRINKS & FRESHCHARD GIG ON TUES 12TH APRIL

Scared To Dance presents Stanley Brinks & Freschard on Tuesday 12th April at Sebright Arms.

They will be playing a joint headline set as well as solo sets. Tickets are on sale at DICE.

Stanley Brinks began performing officially as André Herman Düne in 1999, sharing lead vocals, guitar playing and songwriting with his brother David in the band Herman Düne for a number of years. They released several albums and toured extensively in UK, gaining and owing a lot to great support from John Peel. He has used many monikers for various side-projects, but since leaving Herman Düne in 2006, he has been known solely as Stanley Brinks.

Born in Paris, Stanley has been living between New York, San Francisco, Malta and Berlin for about a decade, always on the move. He has recorded more than 100 albums, collaborated with the New York anti-folk scene on several occasions, recorded and toured with traditional Norwegian musicians, and played with The Wave Pictures.

Freschard grew up in a farm in Burgundy. Aged 18 she moved to Paris where she baked pies and cakes in a cafe. There, a local musician and regular customer called Stanley Brinks wrote a few songs for her to sing. Homeless in Paris, she saved up just enough money to get herself a ticket to New York. There she found an old electric guitar and started writing her own songs. In 2004 she moved to Berlin, where she recorded her first LP, Alien Duck. Her second album, Click Click, recorded in 2006, features electric guitar by Stanley Brinks.

On her third album, she plays the drums herself. On her fourth “Shh…” she also plays the flute, and she breaks out the washboard on her fifth Boom Biddy Boom. Together they release Lion Heart on Fika Recordings and WIAIWYA in 2022, a follow up to 2018’s Midnight Tequila.

THE BEATLES SPECIAL ON SAT 2ND APRIL

We’re back on Saturday 2nd April with The Beatles Special at The Victoria.

Our guest DJ is Paolo Ruiu. Expect to hear the best from A Hard Day’s NightHelp!, Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s, The White Album, Abbey Road, Let It Be and more.

We’ll be playing The Beatles alongside sixties, indiepop, post-punk and new wave 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

Early bird tickets are now on sale at DICE.

FLIRTING. GIG ON SAT 2ND APRIL

flirting. headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits monthly gig night on Saturday 2nd April.

Support comes from Dunebug at The Victoria and you can get your free tickets at DICE.

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”.

Back in 2018, the band 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.

Dunebug is the London-based project of Manchester born songwriter Chi Limpiroj. Having first appeared in 2019 with her self-titled EP, Chi has followed up with a series of increasingly fabulous singles. Their most recent offering “Lie to Me” paired dreampop perfection with the dangers of casual relationships, while “Impossible With You” was a stunning re-imagination of a retro pop sound that nodded to the likes of Martha Ffion and Living Hour. Time spent with Dunebug is time well spent, as her music enters your ears it instantly feels like the start of a beautiful friendship.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #125

Our monthly podcast is back with our pick of the best new indie and alternative music.

Belle and Sebastian release “Unnecessary Drama” from A Bit of Previous, their first full-length LP in seven years.

Ex-Vöid put out the brilliant “No Other Way” and Arcade Fire return with “The Lightning I, II” from their upcoming album WE.

“Roll the Dice” is the latest single from Sunflower Bean and Pixies release their first new song in two years with “Human Crime”.

GHUM are back with “Some People” from their forthcoming album Bitter and The Wave Pictures release “Never Let You Down”.

We feature “Night” by Stanley Brinks & Freschard from Lion Heart plus there’s new material from Butcher Boy and Ezra Furman.

Gwenno is back with “An Stevel Nowydh” from the newly announced Tresor alongside Pond, Gruff Rhys and Warmduscher.

Also on the podcast there’s The GN Band, CIEL, Tree Trunks, Moon Panda, Trust Fund and Beneather.

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