GIRLS TO THE FRONT SPECIAL ON FRI 7TH APRIL

GIRLS TO THE FRONT SPECIAL ON FRI 7TH APRIL

Click going on the Facebook event for cheaplist entry at The Victoria

PAT NEVIN GUEST DJS ON SAT 22ND APRIL

PAT NEVIN GUEST DJS ON SAT 22ND APRIL

Click going on the Facebook event for cheaplist entry at The Shacklewell Arms

BERLIN SPECIAL ON SAT 10TH JUNE

BERLIN SPECIAL ON SAT 10TH JUNE

We’ll be at Loophole with guest DJing from What Difference Does It Make

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #65

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #65

Featuring Future Islands, Depeche Mode, Sacred Paws and more

DJING AT MARTHA AT THE SCALA

DJING AT MARTHA AT THE SCALA

We’ll be playing records at the Fortuna Pop! 20 Years of Trouble show

SCARED TO DANCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

SCARED TO DANCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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GIDEON COE GUEST DJS ON FRI 3RD FEB

We’re back on Friday 3rd February at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston!

You can click going on the Facebook event before doors open to get on our £4 cheaplist.

Our guest DJ is Gideon Coe from BBC Radio 6 Music! Gideon has been a regular DJ at the club over the years. Expect to hear the likes of The Clash, The Pastels, New Order, McCarthy, Allo Darlin’, The Jesus and Mary Chain and Belle and Sebastian. You can listen to his last DJ set on Spotify. If you have any song requests you can post them on the 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 . Best Coast . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Depeche Mode . Dexys Midnight Runners . The Fall . Gang of Four . Hefner . The Jam . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Joy Division . The Kinks . Cate Le Bon . Jens Lekman . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . Neutral Milk Hotel . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . The Slits . Slow Club . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . The Wave Pictures . Wire . Withered Hand

You can guarantee getting in by buying advance tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #64

We start the new year with the best 20 songs from the past month on our January podcast!

Jens Lekman releases his fourth album Life Will See You Now soon and we kick off with with “What’s That Perfume That You Wear?”

The New Pornographers return with “High Ticket Attractions” whilst The Shins tease “Name For You” from the upcoming Heartworms LP.

British Sea Power give us the fantastic “Bad Bohemian” and Arcade Fire collaborate with Mavis Staples on the one-off track “I Give You Power”.

Los Campesinos! put out their second single from their Sick Scenes album and we have the brilliant “Same Place” by Peaness and “Short Elevated Period” from Wire.

PINS have Iggy Pop featuring on a new track “Aggrophobe” plus there’s the latest from The xx and the Lætitia Sadier Source Ensemble.

Also on the podcast there’s Dirty Projectors, KEEL HER, Stanley Brinks & The Old Time Kaniks, Desperate Journalist, Gnoomes, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, of Montreal, Father John Misty and Ed Dowie.

You can subscribe to our Mixcloud page for all of our monthly podcasts.

TALKING HEADS SPECIAL ON FRI 20TH JAN

We’re back at The Victoria on Friday 20th January and we’re having a Talking Heads Special!

You can click going on the Facebook event before doors open to get on our £4 cheaplist.

Our guests DJs are Brian Bryden and Bree Wright from The Understudies. They DJed for us last year and they’re big fans of David Byrne and co. Check out what they played last time on our Spotify page. They’ll be DJing from 10:30pm so except 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 on the event wall!

We’ll be playing Talking Heads alongside our usual 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 either join the event to get in on our £4 cheaplist or you can buy tickets in advance for £6 to guarantee getting in from WeGotTickets.

SLOW CLUB GUEST DJ ON FRI 6TH JAN

We’re back on Friday 6th January at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston!

You can click going on the Facebook event before doors open to get on our £4 cheaplist.

Our guest DJ is Charles Watson from Slow Club! The last time we had him at the club he played a storming set featuring Roxy Music, Lou Reed, Jonathan Richman, Camera Obscura, LCD Soundsystem, Pulp and Iggy Pop. You can listen to that playlist on our Spotify page. He’ll be DJing at midnight. If you have any requests you can post them on the 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 . Best Coast . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Depeche Mode . Dexys Midnight Runners . The Fall . Gang of Four . Hefner . The Jam . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Joy Division . The Kinks . Cate Le Bon . Jens Lekman . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . Neutral Milk Hotel . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . The Slits . Slow Club . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . The Wave Pictures . Wire . Withered Hand

You can guarantee getting in by buying advance tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.

DJING AT MARTHA AT THE LEXINGTON

We’ll be DJing at the seventh and final annual Fortuna Pop! Winter Sprinter on Wednesday 4th January. Martha headline with support from Radiator Hospital and Average Sex.

The Sprinter kicks off on Tuesday 3rd January with Ultimate Painting, The Wharves and Girl Ray. On Thursday 5th January there’s Haiku SalutTrust Fund and Totally. Then on the final night The Just Joans play with Expert Alterations and Bill Botting & The Two Drink Minimums.

Tickets can be bought for each night or as a season ticket and stage times can be found on the Facebook event.

Four nights, twelve bands, DJs, the perfect antidote to the post-Christmas in the intimate surroundings of The Lexington. For the final sprinter, and with the Fortuna Pop! Twenty Years of Trouble shows in March looming, they’ve booked some of their favourite bands not on the Fortuna Pop! label (and one that is) for this unmissable curtain-raiser to the year.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #63

It’s our final podcast of the year as we compile our favourite new songs from the past month on our December podcast!

We say goodbye to one of our favourite bands Allo Darlin’ who bow out with the brilliant “Hymn On the 45”.

The Jesus and Mary Chain will be releasing their first album in 18 years, Damage and Joy, and we lift “Amputation” from that. We also have the latest from King Creosote and The Hidden Cameras who have released excellent LPs this year.

Bill Botting & The Two Drink Minimums cover “Graceland” from their upcoming debut album and Enderby’s Room return with “Lakeside”.

The Proper Ornaments are back with “Cremated (Blown Away)” from their forthcoming LP Foxhole plus new singles from Neil Young, The Wave Pictures, Papernut Cambridge, The Wharves, Totally and Ultimate Painting.

Also on the podcast there’s a festive offering from Night Flowers plus Tennis, Delay Trees, The Pictish Trail, Kristin Kontrol, Wild Beasts and Joe Goddard.

You can subscribe to our Mixcloud page for all of our monthly podcasts.

THE TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2016

1. TELEMAN – BRILLIANT SANITY

Track Picks: “Düsseldorf”, “Tangerine”, “Drop Out”
Label: Moshi Moshi Records
Release Date: 8th April 2016
Listen: Spotify

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2. BOYS FOREVER – BOYS FOREVER

Track Picks: “Poisonous”, “Voice In My Head”, “Brian”
Label: Amour Foo
Release Date: 5th August 2016
Listen: Spotify

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3. KING CREOSOTE – ASTRONAUT MEETS APPLEMAN

Track Picks: “You Just Want”, “Melin Wynt”, “Wake Up To This”
Label: Domino
Release Date: 2nd September 2016
Listen: Spotify

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4. CATE LE BON – CRAB DAY

Track Picks: “Crab Day”, “Love Is Not Love”, “Wonderful”
Label: Drag City
Release Date: 15th April 2016
Listen: Spotify

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5. FLOWERS – EVERYBODY’S DYING TO MEET YOU

Track Picks: “Pull My Arm”, “Ego Loss”, “Russian Doll”
Label: Fortuna Pop!
Release Date: 12th February 2016
Listen: Spotify

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6. SEA PINKS – SOFT DAYS

Track Picks: “(I Don’t Feel Like) Giving In”, “Ordinary Gaze”, “Yr Horoscope”
Label: CF Records
Release Date: 8th January 2016
Listen: Spotify

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7. WILD NOTHING – LIFE OF PAUSE

Track Picks: “Reichpop”, “Lady Blue”, “TV Queen”
Label: Bella Union
Release Date: 19th February 2016
Listen: Spotify

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8. DAVID BOWIE – BLACKSTAR

Track Picks: “Blackstar”, “Sue (Or In a Season of Crime)”, “I Can’t Give Everything Away”
Label: RCA
Release Date: 8th January 2016
Listen: Spotify

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9. PAPERNUT CAMBRIDGE – LOVE THE THINGS YOUR LOVER LOVES

Track Picks: “Love The Things Your Lover Loves”, “Chartreuse”, “We Are the Nut”
Label: Gare du Nord Records
Release Date: 13th May 2016
Listen: Spotify

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10. ALEXIS TAYLOR – PIANO

Track Picks: “I’m Ready”, “Without Your Name”, “Don’t Make My Brown Eyes Blue”
Label: Moshi Moshi Records
Release Date: 10th June 2016
Listen: Spotify

 HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Steven James Adams – Old Magick
Pete Astor – Spilt Milk

The Avalanches – Wildflower
Bat For Lashes – The Bride
Boys – Love On Tour EP
Billy Bragg & Joe Henry – Shine A Light: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad
Jarvis Cocker – Music From Likely Stories EP
Cosines – Transitions EP
Deerful – Staying Still EP
DIIV – Is The Is Are
Emmy the Great – Second Love
Evans the Death – Vanilla
Fear of Men – Fall Forever

Freschard – Sunday Night
Darren Hayman – Thankful Villages Volume 1
Hinds – Leave Me Alone
Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression
Nat Johnson – The Liberty System EP
Ralegh Long – We Are In The Fields EP
LUST – Lovender EP
Mystery Jets – Curve Of The Earth
of Montreal – Innocence Reaches
Pinkshinyultrablast – Grandfeathered
The Radio Dept. – Running Out Of Love

Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
Robert Rotifer – If We Hadn’t Had You EP
Savages – Adore Life
Slow Club – One Day All Of This Won’t Matter Anymore
Sweet Baboo – Dennis EP
The Tuts – Update Your Brain
Ultimate Painting – Dusk
The Wave Pictures – Bamboo Diner In The Rain
Wild Beasts – Boy King
Wire – Nocturnal Koreans
Wolf Girl – We Tried
Woodpigeon – T R O U B L E
Young Romance – Another’s Blood
YUKKA – A Long Way EP

SHRAG GUEST DJ ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

Scared To Dance will be seeing in 2017 at The Victoria in Dalston!

All of our past New Year’s Eve nights have sold out so make sure you get your tickets in advance.

Our guest DJ is Bob Brown from the band Shrag! He has been regular DJ at the club over the years turning in fantastic sets each time. You can listen to one of his past DJ sets on our Spotify page. If you have any song requests, you can post them on 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 . Best Coast . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Depeche Mode . Dexys Midnight Runners . The Fall . Gang of Four . Hefner . The Jam . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Joy Division . The Kinks . Cate Le Bon . Jens Lekman . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . Neutral Milk Hotel . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . The Slits . Slow Club . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . The Wave Pictures . Wire . Withered Hand

We have 20 early bird tickets available then they’ll be the usual NYE price. They are available from WeGotTickets.

JOSIE LONG GUEST DJS ON FRI 16TH DEC

We return to The Victoria in Dalston on Friday 16th December!

You can click going on the Facebook event before doors open to get on our £4 cheaplist.

Our guest DJ is the comedian Josie Long! Josie has DJed for us on six occasions becoming a regular at the club. Her past guest sets have included the likes of Belle and Sebastian, Paul Simon, Slow Club, Billy Bragg, The Smiths, Pulp, The Cure, X-Ray Spex, Neutral Milk Hotel, Standard Fare and Le Tigre. You can listen to them on our Spotify page. If you have any song requests, feel free to post them on the 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 . Best Coast . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Depeche Mode . Dexys Midnight Runners . The Fall . Gang of Four . Hefner . The Jam . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Joy Division . The Kinks . Cate Le Bon . Jens Lekman . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . Neutral Milk Hotel . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . The Slits . Slow Club . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . The Wave Pictures . Wire . Withered Hand

If you prefer to buy tickets in advance to guarantee getting in you can get them for £6 at WeGotTickets.

DJING AT ALLO DARLIN’ AT MOTH CLUB

One of our favourite bands, and one of the reasons we started Scared To Dance, Allo Darlin’ are calling it a day.

They’re going to be playing three final shows in December to say goodbye. We’ll be DJing at the penultimate gig at Moth Club on Saturday 10th December where support comes from our friends The Hayman Kupa Band.

The final show takes place at the Scala on Sunday 11th December with Josie Long and Bill Botting & The Two Drink Minimums. There’s also The Hangover Lounge before the gig at The Water Rats.

SWEDISH SPECIAL ON FRI 2ND DEC

Our Swedish Special is back on Friday 2nd December and this time we’ll be at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston!

You can get in on our £4 cheaplist by joining the Facebook event before doors open.

Our guest DJs are our regular Swedish music specialists Jenny Brinck and Ylwa Wirling who will be over from Gothenburg for this DJ set. You can listen to one of their past DJ sets on our Spotify page. If you have any song requests then feel free to post them on the Facebook event wall!

We’ll be playing 100% Swedish music throughout the night like this.

ABBA . Acid House Kings . Mattias Alkberg . Bad Cash Quartet . Marit Bergman . bob hund . Brainpool . Broder Daniel . Caesars . The Cardigans . Pelle Carlberg . Neneh Cherry . Club 8 . The Concretes . David & the Citizens . Dungen . Ebba Grön . The Embassy . First Aid Kit . Goat . Hello Saferide . Håkan Hellström . The Hives . Honey Is Cool . I’m From Barcelona . [ingenting] . Irene . Kent . The Knife . Laakso . The Legends . Jens Lekman . Lykke Li . Veronia Maggio . The Mary Onettes . Peter Bjorn and John . Popsicle . The Radio Dept . Robyn . Roxette . Sambassadeur . Shout Out Louds . The Soundtrack of Our Lives . Suburban Kids With Biblical Names . Taken By Trees . Those Dancing Days . Vit Päls . The Wannadies . Jenny Wilson . Yvonne

You can either join the event to get in on our £4 cheaplist or you can buy tickets in advance for £6 to guarantee getting in from WeGotTickets.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #62

We’re back with our November podcast featuring our pick of the best songs from the past month!

Suggested Friends kick things off with their brilliant single “Chicken”.

Young Romance’s debut album Another’s Blood is out now and we lift “Above the Wall” from that whilst Yassassin put out their second 7” with “Pretty Face”.

Peaness are a new band from Chester who have released “Seafoam Islands” on Odd Box Records and there’s a return for Rose Elinor Dougall who has an LP out on Vermillion Records early next year.

We have the latest tracks from Cate Le Bon and Fear of Men whilst Xiu Xiu are back with “Wondering”.

Our Swedish Special returns to the club on Friday and we feature Dungen’s “Achmed flyger” and there’s a preview from the forthcoming Los Campesinos! album.

Also on the podcast there’s Year of Birds, The Holiday Crowd, The Bellamys, The xx, Emmy the Great, Laura Marling, Ramesh, Woodpigeon, The Proper Ornaments and Stanley Brinks & The Old Time Kaniks.

You can subscribe to our Mixcloud page for all of our monthly podcasts.