GHUM GUEST DJ ON SAT 22ND FEB

GHUM GUEST DJ ON SAT 22ND FEB

Tickets on sale for the club at The Shacklewell Arms

SUDS GIG ON SAT 7TH MARCH

SUDS GIG ON SAT 7TH MARCH

Support comes from Sprinters at The Victoria

TALKING HEADS SPECIAL ON SAT 7TH MARCH

TALKING HEADS SPECIAL ON SAT 7TH MARCH

Tickets on sale for the club at The Victoria

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #99

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #99

Featuring Wild Nothing, CIEL, Wire, Hinds and more

ADWAITH GIG ON SAT 4TH APRIL

ADWAITH GIG ON SAT 4TH APRIL

Support comes from Rose Tiger at The Victoria

CLUB DATES

CLUB DATES

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

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #98

We end the year with our pick of the best new tracks on our monthly podcast.

HUSSY is the avant-garde dreampop project of Sophie Nicole Ellison. She releases her superb new single “YLMD”.

Welsh Music Prize winners Adwaith return with a double a-side and we feature “Orange Sofa” alongside “Black Tar” from the forthcoming Mission Bells LP by The Proper Ornaments.

Hot Chip release “Positive” from their latest album and we have the excellent “Slumlord” from Baxter Dury.

“Lilac” is the first new music we’ve heard from Porridge Radio since signing to Secretly Canadian and Cheerbleederz put out “Say 2 U”.

Fortitude Valley is a new band featuring members of Tigercats, Martha and Night Flowers and we have their debut single “Wreck”. There’s also new tracks from Fanclub, The Leaf Library, Iggy Pop and Hanya.

Also on the podcast there’s Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage, Sprinters, DIIV, Wednesday, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Jeremy Warmsley, Northwest and Jarvis Cocker.

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WITHERED HAND GIG ON SAT 21ST DEC

We’re delighted to present Withered Hand performing Good News on Saturday 21st December at The Shacklewell Arms.

Ticket includes entry to Scared To Dance club night with Withered Hand guest DJing immediately after the gig. On sale at DICE and WeGotTickets. Support comes from Darren Hayman.

Withered Hand is the songwriting output of Dan Willson. A cult figure in the Scottish music scene since 2009, Dan has released two widely acclaimed albums, New Gods (2014) and Good News (2009) and several lo-fi EPs. Currently working towards his third full length album, Withered Hand continues to tour in the UK and further afield, playing in venues ranging from concert halls to living rooms.

This solo acoustic performance celebrates ten years since his debut LP Good News was released and he will be performing it in full, followed by a Christmas pick n mix of other Withered Hand songs.

Darren Hayman is a thoughtful, concise and detailed songwriter. He eschews the big, the bright and the loud for the small, twisted and lost. For 15 years, and over 14 albums, Hayman has taken a singular and erratic route through England’s tired and heartbroken underbelly.

THE TUBS GIG ON SAT 7TH DEC

The Tubs headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Saturday 7th December at The Victoria.

Support comes from th’sheridans and you can get your free tickets at DICE.

The Tubs are the new project formed by of Owen ‘O’ Williams and George ‘GN’ Nicholls, best known as two of the primary songwriters in Joanna Gruesome. Also featuring members of Flowers and Garden Centre, The Tubs have impressed live audiences supporting the likes of Flasher, Porridge Radio and Public Practice, and the band recently shared their debut single Silver Moon.

Citing an eclectic mix of influences from British folk to post-punk, perhaps the sound that most comes across in Silver Moon is the sort of jangling guitar music, more often seen emanating from Australia via the likes of The Goon Sax or Terry. While this is only the start for The Tubs, this already feels like the start of something truly exciting.

th’sheridans are the London-based duo consisting of Adam Sherif and Julia Oertli. The band describe themselves as a “DIY incongru-pop outfit” and are inspired by food, dating, small towns and “using radical softness as a response to everyday racism and sexism”.

There’s a winning simplicity and honesty to the music th’sheridans make; at a time when everything is loud and frenetic, they offer quiet contemplation and a moment away from the churn. Equally influenced by folk, riot grill and Klezmer Music, their live show promises everything from car boot sale drum machines to sassy high kicks and is entirely unmissable.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #97

We’re back with our monthly new music podcast.

We start with Basic Plumbing, the solo project of the late Patrick Doyle of Veronica Falls and Boys Forever.

Tragically, Patrick passed away shortly after the release of his last single. His family have been keen to realise Patrick’s plan for the album release with profits from sales going to the charities LA’s LGBT Centre and CALM. We miss him terribly.

Ex-Vöid are back with the brilliant “Only One” on their new Prefect Records label and there’s a welcome return for post-punk legends Wire.

Jeanines put out “Winter in the Dark” from their debut LP on Slumberland Records and there’s the latest from Vivian Girls, Pixies, Night Flowers and Alex Chilltown.

We preview the new Spinning Coin album with “Feel You More Than World Right Now” alongside Gruff Rhys, Freschard, The Orielles and Tree Trunks.

Also on the podcast there’s Torres, Bat For Lashes, Margaux, The Just Joans, Cold, Cold Heart, Matt Berninger and The Understudies.

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SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #96

Our new music podcast is back with our selection from the past month.

Foundlings kick us off with their new single “I Love You All” ahead of their debut album next year.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds release Ghosteen and we lift the beautiful “Bright Horses” from that alongside The National.

The Pictish Trail will put out their Thumb World LP on Fire Records and we preview that with “Slow Memories”.

The Leaf Library return with “Hissing Waves” from The World Is a Bell which is out at the end of the month and there’s also the latest singles from Girl Ray and DIIV.

Podcasts are a new Oslo-based band featuring former members of Trust Fund and they put out their first 7″ “Dragging the Lake” plus Oort Clod, Suggested Friends, Iggy Pop and LUMER.

Also on the podcast there’s Roxy Girls, Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage, Gold Baby, Soot Sprite, Leisure Tank, Painter, Ralegh Long & Kyle McEvoy and Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith.

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MELBY GIG ON SAT 5TH OCT

Melby headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Saturday 5th October at The Victoria.

Support comes from L I P S and you can get your free ticket at DICE.

Stockholm psych-pop act Melby first emerged back in 2016 with their ear catching debut single Human and they haven’t really stopped impressing since. A steady stream of excellent singles and acclaimed EP’s followed, culminating earlier this year with the release of their debut album, None of This Makes Me Worry.

Taking influence from a vast variety of genres, Melby’s sound is one of glistening melodies and expansive rhythms, dreamy-pop songs given an emotional depth by Matilda Wiezell’s soaring, enchanting vocal style. None of This Makes Me Worry was, according to the band, the closest they’ve got to capturing the energy and dynamism of their live show, on that evidence Melby are a band not to be missed.

The latest wonderful act to emerge from the fertile Falmouth music scene are dreamy-indie types L I P S, who released their self-titled, debut EP earlier this year through Chicago-based label Sunday Records.

A hugely impressive debut; L I P S is a sublimely recorded collection of classic-pop songs given a modern twist, a record equally like to draw admiring glances from fans of The Sundays and Alvvays as it does from their more underground peers like Worst Place and Foundlings. Part of a current wave of brilliant indiepop coming to the forefront of the UK’s musical underground, L I P S are on the verge of something very special.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #95

Our new music podcast returns with our pick of tracks from the past month.

Adwaith are releasing a double a-side on Libertino Records and we kick off with “Wine Time”.

Night Flowers are set to put out their second album and we have the title track “Fortune Teller” alongside the farewell single from The Spook School and the latest Average Sex offering.

The Tubs are a new band featuring members of Joanna Gruesome and Flowers and we have their superb debut 7″ “Silver Moon”.

“Grime 4 Corbyn” is taken from The State of Emergency Is the Norm EP by Nice Church and there’s “Catfish Kate” from the forthcoming Pixies LP.

Cate Le Bon puts out “Mother’s Mother’s Magazines” and there’s Spinning Coin, Frankie Cosmos, Mermaidens and Bat For Lashes.

Also on the podcast there’s Duncan Barrett, Darren Hayman, Belle and Sebastian, The Understudies, Molly Linen, Jeremy Tuplin, Dana Gavanski and Modern Nature.

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ROSEHIP TEAHOUSE GIG ON SAT 7TH SEPT

Rosehip Teahouse headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Saturday 7th September at The Victoria.

Support comes from Nice Church and you can get your free ticket at DICE.

Hailing from Cardiff, Rosehip Teahouse, started life back in 2015 as the bedroom-pop project of guitarist and vocalist, Faye Rogers. Now expanded into a full-band, they have impressed with their sparkling take on DIY-pop, which has seen the band pack out their own headline tour and bag a high profile slot at Indietracks.

Musically, Rosehip Teahouse inhabit a world of melancholic beauty. Recalling the likes of Let’s Buy Happiness or a less frenetic Mothers. A band in that thrilling early stage; full of creativity and fearlessness, simultaneously making you long to hear what comes next and simply enjoy where they already are.

Born in a South Edinburgh barn circa 2015, Nice Church are ever evolving collective of musicians split between Scotland’s two biggest cities, with influences as diverse as Stanley Brinks, Erasure and Cats (the animals not the musical). They first emerged back in 2018, with their debut album, Chord on Cord, a record they followed up this April with their self-titled second offering.

An eclectic collection melding elements of anti-folk, slacker rock and anti-folk, Nice Church saw the band expand both their ambition and their musical horizons. Paired with a comedic pessimism that came up with song titles like Everything Is Terrible and The One Day the Sun Came Out, Nice Church are a delightful and defiantly independent treasure. 

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #94

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

We start with Girl Ray and “Show Me More”, the lead single from their sophomore album Girl.

GHUM continue their rise with the superb “Saturn” and there’s the welcome return of Vivian Girls who are back after an eight year hiatus with “Sick”.

Suggested Friends are set to release their second LP and we lift “Cygnets” from Turtle Taxi and we have “Skin Game” by DIIV.

Gruff Rhys has just announced his the Welsh language album Pang! on Rough Trade Records and we have the title track alongside Pip Blom, The National, Holy Now and Ezra Furman.

There’s the excellent “Mae’n Hawdd” from Ynys plus Gold Baby, Queen of Jeans and Iggy Pop.

Also on the podcast there’s Dry Cleaning, Sleater-Kinney, Rose Ette, Cat Apostrophe, FELL and Common or Garden.

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