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 lilo at The Lexington

TALKING HEADS SPECIAL ON SAT 6TH NOV

TALKING HEADS SPECIAL ON SAT 6TH NOV

Early bird tickets now on sale for the club

MODERATE REBELS GIG ON SAT 6TH NOV

MODERATE REBELS GIG ON SAT 6TH NOV

Support comes from Fell at The Victoria

PENELOPE ISLES GUEST DJ ON SAT 20TH NOV

PENELOPE ISLES GUEST DJ ON SAT 20TH NOV

Early bird tickets now on sale for the club

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.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #118

Our monthly new music podcast is back with our pick of the best new indie and alternative music.

Ailsa Tully releases her new Holy Isle EP and we start with the sublime “Sheets”.

Future Islands are back with “Peach” and Public Service Broadcasting collaborate with Andreya Casablanca on the Marlene Dietrich inspired “Blue Heaven”.

“How Can I Make It OK?” is the latest single from the recent Wolf Alice LP and EERA puts out “Ladder” from her upcoming album Speak.

Gustaf have announced their debut album Audio Drag for Ego Slobs and we have the lead track “Book” alongside Colleen Green, Squirrel Flower and Lunar Vacation.

Blackaby return with “She’ll Make Some Time on a Monday” plus there’s new music from The Surfing Magazines, Life Model, Tacsidermi and Pynch.

Also on the podcast there’s Jessica’s Brother, Carpet, Duncan Barrett, Group Listening, Caitlin Rose and Ralegh Long.

You can support the podcast and the artists featured by subscribing to our Mixcloud Select page.

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.

PETE ASTOR GIG ON THURS 19TH AUG

Scared To Dance presents Pete Astor on Thursday 19th August at The Victoria.

Support comes from David Lance Callahan and you can get your free tickets at DICE.

Pete Astor was singer songwriter in early Creation Records trailblazers The Loft and The Weather Prophets, releasing records that helped define the sound of the label and the emerging indie genre. He has gone on to a solo career, writing, recording and releasing records on a range of labels including Matador, Heavenly, Warp and Fortuna POP!

Cherry Red Records have just released a definitive collection by The Loft, Ghost Trains & Country Lanes. He recently released You Made Me, his new record of covers, marking a life in music, singing the songs of Cat Power, Billy Idol, Richard Thompson and Elvis Presley, to name a few. He is joined onstage by multi-instrumentalist Ian Button (Wreckless Eric, Death in Vegas, Papernut Cambridge) and Andy Strickland (The Loft, The Caretaker Race) to perform songs from the present, the past and, most importantly, the future.

David Lance Callahan is the frontman of The Wolfhounds. The band released four LPs in their first incarnation until 1990 including a spot on the NME’s legendary C86 compilation. Callahan resurfaced with the much-lauded Moonshake and has collaborated with members of Stereolab and PJ Harvey. Since reforming The Wolfhounds in 2005, they returned with two well-received albums. He is set to release his long-awaited solo album English Primitive I later this year.

THE GOON SAX GUEST DJ ON FRI 13TH AUG

We’re back on Friday 13th August at The Victoria.

Our guest DJs are The Goon Sax. Louis Forster, James Harrison and Riley Jones from the band will be playing records at the club for the first time back off the release of their brilliant new album Mirror II.

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. 

YUMI AND THE WEATHER GIG ON FRI 13TH AUG

Yumi and the Weather headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits monthly gig night on Friday 13th August.

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

Our headliners are Yumi and the Weather, the musical pseudonym of Brighton-based vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and producer Ruby Taylor. The project first burst onto the scene back in 2013 with the acclaimed debut EP, All We Can. The subsequent eight years have seen Yumi head out on tour with British Sea Power, perform at a number of festivals and gather heavy radio support from a wide variety of outlets including BBC 6 Music and Radio X. Last year saw the release of her fantastic self-produced EP, Some Days, released via Small Pond Records.

 Some Days was something of a sonic departure for Yumi and the Weather, incorporating elements of ethereal 80s synth-rock, 60s soul, and New Romantic pop, weaving Ruby’s influences into a bold vision of exactly what she wanted her music could be. Citing inspiration from artists as diverse as Alvvays, Bruce Springsteen and A-ha, Some Days was the sound of Rose facing up to a pandemic and a wave of political unrest and hitting back with the power of creativity. A compelling snapshot of the world it was made in, that remains just as relevant and exciting in the here and now.

Based out of London, nudista are the duo of Spanish-born vocalist Pilar Matji Cabello and guitarist Robbie Carman. Bonding over a shared love of Yo La Tengo, Phoebe Bridgers and Neil Young the pair formed nudista. Freshly signed to Sad Club Records, the band recently shared their new single, “Confess”, which blurred the lines between the dreaminess of Mazzy Star and the urgency of Alvvays. With the track catching the ear of the likes of Clash and God Is In TV, nudista are a band on the rise.

TALKING HEADS SPECIAL ON FRI 6TH AUG

We’re back with a Talking Heads Special on Friday 6th August at The Victoria.

Our guest DJ is Jessica Gladstone from Hot Gossip. Expect to hear the best from Talking Heads: 77, More Songs About Buildings and Food, Fear of Music, Remain in Light, Speaking in Tongues and more.

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

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

Early bird tickets are now on sale at DICE.

WITHERED HAND GIG ON FRI 6TH AUG

Scared To Dance presents Withered Hand on Friday 6th August at The Victoria.

Support comes from Thallo 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 solo 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.

With songs in both Welsh and English, Thallo’s rich, expressive sound is carefully weaved between voice and instruments in intricate arrangements. Her songwriting entwines archaic Welsh folklore with personal, poetic lyrics. Her music tells captivating stories through beautiful melodies, succeeding in creating an entirely unique experience. Her debut Nhw EP gained support from Huw Stephens whilst new single Pressed and Preserved has had backing from BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music.