PAT NEVIN GUEST DJS ON SAT 20TH OCT

PAT NEVIN GUEST DJS ON SAT 20TH OCT

Tickets on sale for the club at The Shacklewell Arms

BERLIN SPECIAL ON SAT 27TH OCT

BERLIN SPECIAL ON SAT 27TH OCT

Tickets available on the door for the club at Loophole

DAVID BOWIE SPECIAL ON FRI 2ND NOV

DAVID BOWIE SPECIAL ON FRI 2ND NOV

Tickets on sale for the club at The Victoria

WITCHING WAVES GIG ON FRI 2ND NOV

WITCHING WAVES GIG ON FRI 2ND NOV

Support comes from Clingfilm at The Victoria

AVERAGE SEX GUEST DJ ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

AVERAGE SEX GUEST DJ ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

Tickets on sale for the club at The Victoria

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #84

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #84

Featuring Chorusgirl, Adwaith, Public Service Broadcasting and more

TALKING HEADS SPECIAL ON FRI 5TH OCT

We’re back at The Victoria on Friday 5th October and we’re having a Talking Heads Special.

Our guest DJ is Finnigan Kidd from Average Sex. Expect to hear the best from More Songs About Buildings and Food, Remain in Light, Fear of Music, Speaking in Tongues, Stop Making Sense and more. If you have any song requests you can post them in the Facebook event.

We’ll be playing Talking Heads alongside our mix of indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music.

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

You can buy cheaper advance tickets for £5 from WeGotTickets which guarantees entry. The price is £6 on the door.

FOUNDLINGS GIG ON FRI 5TH OCT

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

Entry is free and support comes from Adults.

Foundlings are a South East London/Brighton based band who play melodic, guitar-driven, indie-rock music. The influences of the band range from post-punk and 80’s and 90’s indie to modern alternative jams, such as Parquet Courts, Courtney Barnett, Haley Bonar and Alvvays.

The band self-released their debut single Misery in March this year receiving airplay from BBC 6 Music, BBC Introducing in the South and Amazing Radio. In July, the band completed their first UK tour in support of their new single Horizon. Foundlings are just getting started and they sound all the better for it.

Indiepop quartet Adults came to the attention of many last year with MSN, their contribution to the Art Is Hard Singles Club. The band initially bonded over, “desperately trying to be adults and desperately trying to rip off other bands”, however they soon stumbled upon their own sound, as showcased on their recent debut cassette, The Weekend Was Almost Always Over.

Dealing in a similarly energetic and scratchy take on indie to bands like Los Campesinos! and Johnny Foreigner, Adults’ sound is built around wiry guitar-line, shout along girl-boy vocals and frenetic drum beats.

DOUGIE ANDERSON GUEST DJS ON SAT 22ND SEPT

We’re back on Saturday 22nd September at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston.

Our guest DJ is the broadcaster, writer and filmmaker Dougie Anderson. Dougie has been a regular at the club over the years DJing on five previous occasions. Expect to hear the likes of Lou Reed, The Beatles, Ramones, The Fall, Teenage Fanclub, Joy Division, Camera Obscura, David Bowie, The Modern Lovers, Belle and Sebastian and Franz Ferdinand from him. You can listen to one of his previous DJ sets on our Spotify page. 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 Beach Boys . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Depeche Mode . Bob Dylan . The Fall . Future Islands . Gang of Four . Hefner . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Joy Division . The Kinks . LCD Soundsystem . Jens Lekman . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Night Flowers . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . Sacred Paws . The Shins . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . The Slits . Slow Club . Patti Smith . The Smiths . The Stooges . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Teleman . Television . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire

The last time Dougie Anderson DJed it sold out so we recommend buying tickets in advance. They’re £5 from WeGotTickets. The price is £6 on the door.

SYNTHPOP SPECIAL ON FRI 7TH SEPT

Our Synthpop Special returns on Friday 7th September to The Victoria in Dalston.

Our guest DJ is Bob Brown from Shrag. He DJed at our Synthpop Special earlier this year playing a fantastic set featuring Kraftwerk, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Soft Cell, LCD Soundsystem, The Postal Service, Gary Numan and more. 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 synthpop, krautrock and electronic inspired music from the past to the present day.

Animal Collective . Associates . The Avalanches . Blancmange . Bronski Beat . The Buggles . The Communards . CSS . Daft Punk . Depeche Mode . Devo . DIIV . Django Django . Electronic . Brian Eno . Erasure . Eurythmics . FFS . Fiction Factory . Future Islands . Heaven 17 . The Horrors . Hot Chip . The Human League . Japan . Joy Division . The Knife . Kraftwerk . La Roux . Ladyhawke . LCD Soundsystem . Neon Neon . Neu! . New Order . Gary Numan . of Montreal . Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark . Pet Shop Boys . The Postal Service . The Radio Dept . Saint Etienne . Simple Minds . Soft Cell . Sparks . Stereolab . Donna Summer . The The . Visage . Wild Nothing . Yazoo

You can buy cheaper advance tickets for £5 from WeGotTickets which guarantees entry. The price is £6 on the door.

MIKEY COLLINS GIG ON FRI 7TH SEPT

Mikey Collins headlines the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Friday 7th September at The Victoria.

Entry is free and support comes from Worst Place.

Mikey Collins found fame and cult acclaim as the drummer in indiepop behemoths Allo Darlin’. By the time the much loved band parted ways in 2016, Mikey was already hard at work in his Big Jelly Studios in Ramsgate, working on the songs that would go on to become his debut album.

Recently released on Fika Recordings, Mikey’s record, Hoick, is largely inspired by his relocation from London to the Kent coast; ruminations on living by the sea and building a new community in a new town. Musically, it keeps the pop-tinged heart of his old band, and, through the addition of disco rhythms and RnB grooves, moves his sound into intriguing new directions. Live he’s backed by a crack team of musical heroes who bring his intricate musical ideas to life.

Fresh from opening up the main stage at this year’s Indietracks, Worst Place are an East London-based quartet whose music blends dreamy shoegaze and fuzzy indiepop. The band originally formed back in 2016 and after spending their formative days locked away in rehearsal rooms and recording studios, have emerged as one of the most exciting new bands on the London scene.

Their debut single, Dreamer, came out in 2017 as part of the Art is Hard postcard club, and much of 2018 has been spent plotting their debut EP, which should be due in the near future.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #83

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

Gruff Rhys releases his fifth solo album Babelsberg on Rough Trade Records and we kick off with “The Club”.

We hear another preview from the forthcoming LP from Teleman with the wonderful “Song For a Seagull” and there’s the latest from Wild Nothing and Yukka.

Tree Trunks put out their second EP through Phone Home Records next month and we lift the title track “For Real” alongside the brilliant “Planet Thanet” by Tigercats.

Sea Pinks and Young Romance are readying new albums and we feature “Watermelon Sugar (Alcohol)” and “Alice”.

Colleen Green returns with “Let Go” plus there’s new material from Interpol, Art Brut, Average Sex, Trust Fund, The Just Joans and Calvin Johnson.

Also on the podcast there’s Amber Arcades, Life Pass Filter, Tony Molina, Marissa Nadler and Peel Dream Magazine.

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NIGHT FLOWERS GUEST DJ ON SAT 18TH AUG

We’re back on Saturday 18th August at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston as part of the venue’s 7th birthday celebrations.

Our guest DJ is Greg Ullyart from Night Flowers. He’s DJed at the club on many occasions so expect Weezer, Blur, Alvvays, Elastica, Pulp, Teenage Fanclub, The Cranberries, Hole, The Lemonheads, Pavement, Big Star and more. You can listen one of their past playlists on our Spotify page. 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 Beach Boys . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Depeche Mode . Bob Dylan . The Fall . Future Islands . Gang of Four . Hefner . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Joy Division . The Kinks . LCD Soundsystem . Jens Lekman . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Night Flowers . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . Sacred Paws . The Shins . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . The Slits . Slow Club . Patti Smith . The Smiths . The Stooges . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Teleman . Television . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire

You can buy cheaper advance tickets for £5 from WeGotTickets which guarantees entry. The price is £6 on the door.

BERLIN SPECIAL ON SAT 4TH AUG

We’re back in Berlin on Saturday 4th August at Marie-Antoinette.

Our guest DJs are What Difference Does It Make. They’ve DJed at all of our previous nights in Berlin. Expect to hear The Smiths, The Velvet Underground, Veronica Falls, The Clash, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Go-Go’s, Devo, The Cure, New Order and more from them. You can listen to their previous playlist on our Spotify page. 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 Beach Boys . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Depeche Mode . Bob Dylan . The Fall . Future Islands . Gang of Four . Hefner . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Joy Division . The Kinks . LCD Soundsystem . Jens Lekman . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Night Flowers . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . Sacred Paws . The Shins . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . The Slits . Slow Club . Patti Smith . The Smiths . The Stooges . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Teleman . Television . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire

The price is €5 on the door.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #82

Our new music selection is back with our latest podcast.

Flowers release the ethereal “Long Song” as part of the WIAIWYA Seven at 77 series.

We lift “Anyone (Other Than Ü)” from the Ex-Vöid EP alongside an exclusive version of Papernut Cambridge’s “House of Pink Icing/Icing Dub”.

Massage are a new L.A. quintet that formed around ex-Pains of Being Pure at Heart bassist Alex Naidus and we preview their debut release “Gee” taken from their album Oh Boy.

The Goon Sax return with “Make Time 4 Love” from the upcoming We’re Not Talking LP plus there’s new tracks from John Grant, Animal Collective and Self Esteem.

Hatchie is back with “Sure” and so too is Jonathan Bree with “Say You Love Me Too”. There’s also the latest from Drinks, Flirting, Value Void and Jessica’s Brother.

Also on the podcast there’s Wolf Girl, Mudhoney, Basement Revolver, The Lovely Eggs, Mikey Collins and a send off for Fortuna POP! with a cover of Comet Gain’s “You Can Hide Your Love Forever”.

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