BELLE AND SEBASTIAN GUEST DJ ON SAT 31ST AUG

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN GUEST DJ ON SAT 31ST AUG

Tickets on sale for the club at Stereo in Glasgow

ROSEHIP TEAHOUSE GIG ON SAT 7TH SEPT

ROSEHIP TEAHOUSE GIG ON SAT 7TH SEPT

Support comes from Nice Church at The Victoria

THE CURE SPECIAL ON SAT 7TH SEPT

THE CURE SPECIAL ON SAT 7TH SEPT

Tickets on sale for the club at The Victoria

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #94

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #94

Featuring Girl Ray, GHUM, Vivian Girls and more

MELBY GIG ON SAT 5TH OCT

MELBY GIG ON SAT 5TH OCT

Support comes from L I P S at The Victoria

AMELIA FLETCHER GUEST DJS ON SAT 21ST SEPT

AMELIA FLETCHER GUEST DJS ON SAT 21ST SEPT

Tickets on sale for the club at The Shacklewell Arms

GIG DATES

Our free entry gig night is on the first Saturday of the month at The Victoria where we promote new bands. We also put on events across London with the best new and established artists.

Bands that have played at our shows include Sweet Baboo, Allo Darlin’, Darren Hayman, The Wave Pictures, The Spook School, Lætitia Sadier, Withered Hand, Rozi Plain, Tigercats, Sea Pinks, Flowers, Peaness, Standard Fare, Night Flowers, Shrag, Stanley Brinks, Evans the Death, The Just Joans, Average Sex, Marine, Firestations, Young Romance, Papernut Cambridge, Freschard, Ralegh Long, Chorusgirl, The Leaf Library, Witching Waves, Seabirds, GHUM, Fever Dream, Mammoth Penguins, Adwaith, Suggested Friends, Just Handshakes, Wolf Girl, Jessica’s Brother, Rotifer, Being There, LUST, Jean K, Winnaretta, Foundlings, The Great Electric, Birdie, Lyys, Red Red Eyes, Jack Hayter, Model Village, David Callahan, Savage Mansion, Pocketbooks, Deerful, The Understudies, Yukka, Emma Kupa, Cosines, Alan Tyler, Red Shoe Diaries, Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something, Two Tribes, Panic Pocket, Mikey Collins, Violet Woods, Schande, The Catenary Wires, Ski Saigon, David Tattersall, Hanya, Enderby’s Room, Alex Chilltown, The Hayman Kupa Band, Jeremy Tuplin, Clingfilm, Secret Power, Worst Place, Adults, Gold Baby, Cat Apostrophe, Protection Spells, Whitelands, and Flirting.

★ Upcoming Dates ★

Saturday 7th September // Rosehip Teahouse + Nice Church // The Victoria // Free Entry

Saturday 5th October // Melby + L I P S // The Victoria // Free Entry

Saturday 7th December // th’sheridans // The Victoria // Free Entry

SCARED TO DANCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

You can like our Facebook page for updates on our club nights and gigs as well as joining our Facebook group to receive notifications about our events.

You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram for daily updates as well as on Mixcloud for our monthly new music podcasts. 

We’re also on Spotify where you’ll find our guest DJs playlists and Songkick where you can track our events.

PAT NEVIN GUEST DJS ON SAT 17TH AUG

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

Our guest DJ is the ex-footballer Pat Nevin. Pat has been a regular DJ at the club over the years so we’re thrilled to welcome him back. Last time he played the likes of Camera Obscura, Allo Darlin’, Chorusgirl, Public Service Broadcasting, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Fall, Talulah Gosh, Alvvays and New Order. You can listen to that playlist 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 . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . Chorusgirl . The Clash . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . The Fall . Flowers . Gang of Four . Hatchie . Hefner . Iggy Pop . Joanna Gruesome . Joy Division . Keel Her . Cate Le Bon . Le Tigre . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Night Flowers . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Patience . Pulp . The Raincoats . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Siouxsie and the Banshees . The Slits . Slow Club . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Teleman . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Tickets are on sale at DICE and WeGotTickets.

DARREN HAYMAN GUEST DJS ON FRI 2ND AUG

We’re back on Friday 2nd August at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston.

Our guest DJ is Darren Hayman. We’re delighted to welcome back one of our favourite songwriters for another DJ set. Since Hefner, Darren has released a string of critically acclaimed solo albums culminating in this years 12 Astronauts project. 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 . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . Chorusgirl . The Clash . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . The Fall . Flowers . Gang of Four . Hatchie . Hefner . Iggy Pop . Joanna Gruesome . Joy Division . Keel Her . Cate Le Bon . Le Tigre . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Night Flowers . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Patience . Pulp . The Raincoats . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Siouxsie and the Banshees . The Slits . Slow Club . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Teleman . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Tickets are on sale at DICE and WeGotTickets.

TIGERCATS GUEST DJ ON SAT 20TH JULY

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

Our guest DJs are Duncan Barrett and Paul Rains from Tigercats. The last time they DJed at the club they played a brilliant set featuring Prince, Pavement, Devo, Kirsty MacColl, Jens Lekman, The Wave Pictures and LCD Soundsystem. 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 . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . Chorusgirl . The Clash . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . The Fall . Flowers . Gang of Four . Hatchie . Hefner . Iggy Pop . Joanna Gruesome . Joy Division . Keel Her . Cate Le Bon . Le Tigre . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Night Flowers . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Patience . Pulp . The Raincoats . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Siouxsie and the Banshees . The Slits . Slow Club . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Teleman . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Tickets are on sale at DICE and WeGotTickets.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #93

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

Belle and Sebastian start us off with “Sister Buddha” from their forthcoming Days of the Bagnold Summer soundtrack album.

Africa Express collaborate on the wonderful “Johannesburg” and we have “Must I Evolve?” by Jav Is… alongside the latest from L I P S and Younghusband.

Frankie Cosmos has announced a new LP called Close It Quietly out on Sub Pop and we feature the lead single “Windows”.

Peaness release “Breakfast” and we have new tracks from Rosehip Teahouse, bdrmm and Melby who play our gig night later this year.

WILDES put out the atmospheric “True Love” plus Molly Linen, Jeremy Warmsley, Great Silkie and Freschard.

Also on the podcast there’s Newmoon, Schande, Gemini Sun, Lightning Bug and Thom Yorke.

You can subscribe to our Mixcloud Select page to support the podcast and the music and artists featured.

MAMMOTH PENGUINS GUEST DJ ON SAT 15TH JUNE

We’re back on Saturday 15th June at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston.

Our guest DJs are Emma Kupa, Mark Boxall and Tom Barden from Mammoth Penguins. The band have just released their third album There’s No Fight We Can’t Both Win on Fika Recordings and they’re playing before the club night. 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.

DAVID BOWIE SPECIAL ON SAT 1ST JUNE

We’re back with our annual David Bowie Special on Saturday 1st June at The Victoria.

Our guest DJ is Bobby Foster from Star Shaped. Except to hear the best from Space Oddity, Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, Young Americans, Low, “Heroes”, Lodger, Let’s Dance and more. We’ll also be projecting The Man Who Fell to Earth. If you have any song requests you can post them in the Facebook event.

We’ll be playing David Bowie alongside our 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 . Neuköln . 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 . Station to Station . Suffragette City . TVC15 . V-2 Schneider . Watch That Man . What In the World . Young Americans . Ziggy Stardust

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

GHUM GIG ON SAT 1ST JUNE

GHUM headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Saturday 1st June at The Victoria.

Entry is free and support comes from Alex Chilltown.

Originally from locations as diverse as Spain, Brazil and the musical hotbed of Essex, GHUM have since gone on to become one of the most exciting bands in the fertile London DIY-scene. The band initially formed when band-member Marina put an advert on Gumtree, and the quarter bonded over a shared love for The Cure, Warpaint and PJ Harvey.

The band caught the ear of many with their self-titled EP back in 2017 and have gone on to take their post-punk-grunge-goth across both the UK and Europe, including dates with the likes of Dream Wife and L.A. Witch as well as taking to the mainstage at last year’s Indietracks Festival. Recent double-A single, I’m the Storm/Undone saw them team up with Everything Sucks Music; harnessing their throbbing bass-lines, complex beats and new wave influenced guitars to their most emotionally honest lyrics to date. A recent sold out show at Bermondsey Social Club confirmed GHUM’s reputation as one of the most exciting new bands London has to offer, and an act you don’t want to miss.

Alex Chilltown is the musical moniker of suburban Londoner Josh Esaw, who started sharing his music with the world back in 2013 and has been making textural, hypnotic, indie-sadcore ever since. Alex Chilltown’s music explores ideas of self-identity and how we can interpret what all the noise around us really means. Josh has always been joined by a revolving cast of musicians to make his musical sketches come true, culminating in the 2017 EP, Eaten Up By Nothing, which saw them catch the ear of everyone from Gold Flake Paint to The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.

With new material coming rapidly onto the horizon, Alex Chilltown is ready to achieve his musical ambitions to embrace complex, weird, and messy ideas, and one day debate Matty from the 1975 on the merits of postmodernism. Unique, intriguing and just a little bit odd, a trip into the world of Alex Chilltown is one well worth taking.