SYNTHPOP SPECIAL ON SAT 2ND OCT

SYNTHPOP SPECIAL ON SAT 2ND OCT

Early bird tickets now on sale for the club

CIEL GIG ON SAT 2ND OCT

CIEL GIG ON SAT 2ND OCT

Support comes from GN at The Victoria

POND GUEST DJ ON SAT 16TH OCT

POND GUEST DJ ON SAT 16TH OCT

Early bird tickets now on sale for the club

GAIZKA MENDIETA GUEST DJS ON FRI 22ND OCT

GAIZKA MENDIETA GUEST DJS ON FRI 22ND OCT

Early bird tickets now on sale for the club

LAETITIA SADIER GIG ON FRI 22ND OCT

LAETITIA SADIER GIG ON FRI 22ND OCT

Support comes from Gillie at The Victoria

ADWAITH GIG ON SAT 30TH OCT

ADWAITH GIG ON SAT 30TH OCT

Support comes from Whitelands at The Lexington

WITHERED HAND GIG ON FRI 17TH DEC

Scared To Dance presents Withered Hand on Friday 17th December at Moth Club.

Support comes from Molly Linen and tickets are on sale at DICE.

Withered Hand is the nom de plume of Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter Dan Willson, who will be performing with a full band for this performance. Dan started writing songs and singing in his thirties during a period of reflection following the birth of his first child and the death of a close friend. With a wayward tenor and unaffected charm onstage he has come to be celebrated in his adopted country and further afield as a songwriter and lyricist of rare wit and remarkable honesty. 

Alongside activity with his band, Dan is a well-travelled solo musician with a cult following. 2014 saw the release of his strident second album New Gods which propelled Withered Hand into the charts, featuring appearances by friends, luminaries and supporters from the Scottish music scene, from Belle and Sebastian to Frightened Rabbit to The Vaselines and beyond. 2017 heralded Among Horses EP – the result of a collaborative songwriting retreat in Spain. Dan is currently collaborating with Mercury-nominated English songwriter Kathryn Williams on a new album, scheduled for release in 2022.

Molly Linen’s beguiling voice is both emotive yet serene, recalling the dulcet whispered tones of Cat Power, layered upon melodic fingerpicking guitar lines. For fans of This Is The Kit, Anne Briggs and Nick Drake. Molly has received radio support from BBC 6 Music’s Gideon Coe, Marc Riley and Cerys Matthews, as well as BBC Scotland’s Vic Galloway and Roddy Hart. Her new Days Awake EP is out now on Lost Map Records.

CLUB DATES

The club plays post-punk, indiepop, new wave and sixties music and is on the first Saturday of the month at The Victoria and the third Saturday of the month at The Shacklewell Arms.

Those who have guest DJed at the club include former professional footballers Gaizka Mendieta and Pat Nevin, comedians Josie Long and Robin Ince, broadcasters Gideon Coe and Colin Murray, writers Jon Ronson and Pete Paphides and poet laureate Simon Armitage.

Bands and artists who have DJed are Belle and Sebastian, Edwyn Collins, Franz Ferdinand, Public Service Broadcasting, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Pastels, Veronica Falls, Talulah Gosh, Teleman, The Goon Sax, Girl Ray and many more. We also have irregular nights in Berlin, Glasgow and Brighton.

UPCOMING DATES

Saturday 2nd October // Synthpop Special // Tickets

Saturday 16th October // Guest DJs Pond // Tickets

Friday 22nd October // Guest DJ Gaizka Mendieta // Tickets

Saturday 4th December // Guest DJ Simon Armitage // Tickets

Friday 31st December // New Year’s Eve // Tickets

GIG DATES

Our monthly new music gig night is on the first Saturday of the month at The Victoria. We also put on events across London with the best new and established artists.

Bands that have played at our shows include Darren Hayman, Allo Darlin’, bdrmm, Sweet Baboo, The Wave Pictures, Laetitia Sadier, Rozi Plain, Withered Hand, The Spook School, GHUM, Standard Fare, Night Flowers, Shrag, Peaness, Stanley Brinks, Tigercats, Adwaith, Sea Pinks, Flowers, Evans the Death, The Tubs, Chorusgirl, Rosehip Teahouse and many more.

UPCOMING DATES

Saturday 2nd October // CIEL + GN // Free Tickets

Friday 22nd October // Laetitia Sadier + Gillie // Tickets

Saturday 30th October // Adwaith + Whitelands // Tickets

Saturday 4th December // Soot Sprite + Lyys // Free Tickets

Friday 17th December // Withered Hand + Molly Linen // Tickets

GIRL RAY GUEST DJ ON SAT 18TH SEPT

We’re back on Saturday 18th September at The Shacklewell Arms.

Our guest DJs are Girl Ray. We love their new single Give Me Your Love so we’re delighted that Poppy Hankin, Iris McConnell and Sophie Moss will be behind the decks at the club for the first time.

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

Adwaith . Allo Darlin’ . Alvvays . The B-52’s . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Big Joanie . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . Dry Cleaning . Bob Dylan . ESG . The Fall . Future Islands . Gang of Four . Girl Ray . The Goon Sax . Hatchie . Hefner . Hinds . Iggy Pop . Joy Division . Cate Le Bon . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . R.E.M . The Raincoats . Ramones . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . The Slits . Patti Smith . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Early bird tickets are now on sale at DICE.

PULP SPECIAL ON FRI 10TH SEPT

We’re back on Friday 10th September with a Pulp Special at The Victoria.

Our guest DJ is Bobby Foster from the UK’s top Britpop night Star Shaped. Expect to hear the best from It, Freaks, Separations, His ‘N’ Hers, Different Class, This Is Hardcore and We Love Life and more.

We’ll be playing Pulp alongside indiepop, post-punk and new wave music.

A Little Soul . Acrylic Afternoons . After You . Babies . Bar Italia . Common People . Countdown . Death II . Disco 2000 . Dishes . Do You Remember the First Time? . F.E.E.L.I.N.G.C.A.L.L.E.D.L.O.V.E . Glory Days . Happy Endings . Have You Seen Her Lately? . Help the Aged . I Spy . I Want You . I’m a Man . Joyriders . Lipgloss . Master of the Universe . Mis-Shapes . Monday Morning . My Legendary Girlfriend . My Lighthouse . Party Hard . Pencil Skirt . Pink Glove . Razzmatazz . She’s a Lady . Something Changed . Sorted For E’s & Wizz . Sunrise . Sylvia . The Fear . The Trees . This Is Hardcore . TV Movie . Underwear

Early bird tickets are now on sale at DICE.

HADDA BE GIG ON FRI 10TH SEPT

Hadda Be headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits monthly gig night on Friday 10th September.

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

Hadda Be formed back in 2018, splitting their time between their two hometowns of South London and Brighton. Known originally as Foundlings, Hadda Be won acclaim with their early singles and eponymous EP gaining support from radio DJs and online tastemakers alike. With a new name, lifted from the Allen Ginsburg poem, Hadda Be Playing on the Radio, the band recently released their debut full-length record, Another Life via Last Night From Glasgow.

Aptly titled, Another Life is a thrilling fresh start for the band. Recorded in just five days at Brighton Road Studios, Another Life is a record inspired by the joy of playing live. The eleven tracks capture the raw energy and noisy thrills of the band’s stage show, drawing comparisons with everyone from Shrag and Elastica to Pixies and Siouxie and the Banshees. The band’s long-awaited return to the London stage is an event that you won’t want to miss.

Lola Wild are the London based duo of vocalist Sian Barnett and multi-instrumentalist George Godfrey. Formed in early 2020, the band are gearing up for the release of their Strange Shapes EP. Debut single Sand set the scene with its Spaghetti Western take on dreampop, while the band’s most recent offering Mirabella walked the line between the retro pop of Unloved and the atmospheric noir of Timber Timbre.

DAVID BOWIE SPECIAL ON FRI 3RD SEPT

We’re back on Friday 3rd September with a David Bowie Special at The Victoria.

Our guest DJ is Finn Kidd from Hatcham Social. 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 be playing David Bowie alongside indiepop, post-punk and new wave music.

A New Career In a New Town . Absolute Beginners . Ashes to Ashes . Be My Wife . Beauty and the Beast . Blue Jean . Boys Keep Swinging . Breaking Glass . Changes . China Girl . D.J . Diamond Dogs . Drive-In Saturday . Fame . Fantastic Voyage . Fashion . Golden Years . “Heroes” . The Jean Genie . John, I’m Only Dancing . Let’s Dance . Life on Mars? . The Man Who Sold the World . Modern Love . Moonage Dream . Oh! You Pretty Things . Queen Bitch . Rebel Rebel . Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) . Sorrow . Sound and Vision . Space Oddity . Starman . Station to Station . Suffragette City . TVC15 . V-2 Schneider . Watch That Man . Young Americans . Ziggy Stardust

Early bird tickets are now on sale at DICE.

THE TUBS GIG ON FRI 3RD SEPT

Scared To Dance presents The Tubs on Friday 3rd September at The Victoria.

Support comes from Fan Fiction and you can get your free tickets at DICE.

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 seasoned by nonchalant Newell-influenced pop hooks & contemporary antipodean indie bands (Twerps/The Goon Sax, et al).

They hit the ground running, releasing the I Don’t Know How It Works 7-inch on Prefect Records in early 2020 and playing gigs with UK colleagues like Porridge Radio, Ex-Vöid and Marcel Wave, as well as support for Flasher & Public Practice. After a few line-up shuffles, they recruited Max Warren (bass), Steve Stonholdt (guitar) and Matthew Green (drums) to solidify the current line-up. Their new Names EP is out now on Trouble In Mind and Prefect Records.

Sam Lewis Valenzuela is an Anglo-Chilean songwriter who’s been making music since the early noughties. First as Being There, who released a record on Young & Lost Club and toured with Noah and the Whale, and then as one half of bedroom electronic pop duo Tree Trunks, who’ve been featured on BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music. He’s also played in Rozi Plain’s band (and a bunch others you might know). Here he’s playing as Fan Fiction, exploring covers and new songs he wrote that helped him get through lockdown – and having his first baby.

PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING GUEST DJ ON SAT 21ST AUG

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

Our guest DJ is J. Willgoose Esq. from Public Service Broadcasting. The band are set to release their fourth studio album Bright Magic next month so we’re thrilled to welcome him for a DJ set at the club for the first time.

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

Adwaith . Allo Darlin’ . Alvvays . The B-52’s . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Big Joanie . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . Dry Cleaning . Bob Dylan . ESG . The Fall . Future Islands . Gang of Four . Girl Ray . The Goon Sax . Hatchie . Hefner . Iggy Pop . Joy Division . Cate Le Bon . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . R.E.M . The Raincoats . Ramones . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . The Slits . Patti Smith . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Early bird tickets are now on sale at DICE.