DAVID BOWIE SPECIAL ON SAT 1ST JUNE

DAVID BOWIE SPECIAL ON SAT 1ST JUNE

Tickets on sale for the club at The Victoria

GHUM GIG ON SAT 1ST JUNE

GHUM GIG ON SAT 1ST JUNE

Support comes from Alex Chilltown at The Victoria

MAMMOTH PENGUINS GUEST DJ ON SAT 15TH JUNE

MAMMOTH PENGUINS GUEST DJ ON SAT 15TH JUNE

Tickets on sale for the club at The Shacklewell Arms

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #91

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #91

Featuring Mammoth Penguins, Freschard, Savage Mansion and more

BRIGHTON SPECIAL ON SAT 30TH NOV

BRIGHTON SPECIAL ON SAT 30TH NOV

Tickets on sale for the club at Komedia

CLUB DATES

CLUB DATES

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

PROTECTION SPELLS GIG ON FRI 1ST MARCH

Protection Spells headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Friday 1st March at The Victoria.

Entry is free and support comes from Whitelands.

London-trio Protection Spells may only just be getting started but they’re already leaving quite the impression. Their 2017 EP, Daughter of Gold, was an intriguing introduction, while their latest single, Bleed Through Sheet, came good on all that promise. Their take on what they describe as, “witchy dreampop”, has already seen the band support the likes of Jane Weaver and Jess Williamson.

Discussing Bleed Through Sheet, chief songwriter Gwen Austin has suggested it’s one of many songs written about the nativity, in her own words, the track, “imagines the relationship between Mary and the Holy Ghost as heard by Mary’s mother Anne through her bedroom wall”. Musically, the track is an intriguing fusing of sounds, Gwen’s folk-tinged vocals are given a more modern spin through the intricate shoegazey haze created by her bandmates. There’s something both eerie and intriguing about Protection Spells music, expect a lot more people to fall for their incantations in the coming months.

Whitelands is the musical project of Etienne; beginning as something to do at lunchtime in sixth form, before quickly becoming a lot more serious with 2018 seeing the release of both an EP, Old News, and a self-titled debut album. Etienne’s blend of shoegaze and indiepop caught the ears of many, receiving radio play on both sides of the Atlantic as well as a well received set at Indietracks. Closing off a monumental year for Whitelands, Etienne released a brand new single Fluoxetine, a reflection on a personal battle with depression and the wider issue of our societies failure to talk about mental health. The track marked a thrilling new direction from a prolific and intriguing new voice on the DIY-scene.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #89

We’re back with our new music podcast featuring our pick of tracks from the past month.

Hatchie releases her debut album Keepsake on Heavenly Recordings this summer and we kick off with the lead single “Without a Blush”.

The National return with “You Had Your Soul With You” taken from their forthcoming I Am Easy to Find LP and we have the excellent new tracks from Mammoth Penguins and Witching Waves.

Elva is a new venture from Elizabeth Morris of Allo Darlin’ and Ola Innset of Making Marks and Sunturns. We have their first song “Athens” alongside Laura Stevenson and Anna Burch.

Edwyn Collins is set to put out his ninth solo album this month and we lift “Outside” from that plus Foundlings, Hanya and Jeremy Tuplin.

There’s also new material from Teenage Fanclub, Bill Ryder-Jones, Robert Rotifer and Holiday Ghosts.

Also on the podcast there’s Siobhan Wilson, Sad Girls Aquatics Club, We Are All & Alex Kapranos, Two Tribes and Johnny Marr.

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

THE WAVE PICTURES GUEST DJ ON SAT 16TH FEB

We’re back on Saturday 16th February at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston.

Our guest DJ is David Tattersall from The Wave Pictures. The last time he DJed at the club he played a storming set including Jonathan Richman, Aretha Franklin, Lou Reed, Ann Peebles, Bob Dylan, Bette Bright and The Kinks. You can listen to that 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 Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Best Coast . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Concretes . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . Bob Dylan . The Fall . Flowers . Gang of Four . Iggy Pop . Joanna Gruesome . Joy Division . Cate Le Bon . Le Tigre . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Night Flowers . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pulp . The Raincoats . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . Siouxsie and the Banshees . The Slits . Slow Club . Patti Smith . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh. Teleman . Tom Tom Club . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Cheaper advance tickets are on sale at WeGotTickets and DICE. The price is £6 on the door.

SYNTHPOP SPECIAL ON FRI 1ST FEB

We’re back with a Synthpop Special on Friday 1st February at The Victoria.

Our guest DJ is Bob Brown from Shrag. He’s DJed at all of our synthpop nights playing the likes of New Order, LCD Soundsystem, The Human League, Future Islands, Soft Cell, OMD and more. You can listen to one of his past playlists 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.

Associates . The Avalanches . Blancmange . Bronski Beat . The Buggles . Can . The Communards . CSS . The Cure . Daft Punk . Depeche Mode . Devo . 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 . 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 . Tears For Fears . The The . Visage . Wild Nothing . Yazoo

Cheaper advance tickets are on sale at WeGotTickets and DICE. The price is £6 on the door.

GOLD BABY GIG ON FRI 1ST FEB

Gold Baby headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Friday 1st February at The Victoria.

Entry is free and support comes from Cat Apostrophe.

Formed back in the early months of 2018, Gold Baby are a collection of old friends who met while playing in various bands and solo guises on the North London DIY scene. Through a string of well received shows, and a handful of impressive singles, they have already caught the ear of burgeoning audience. The band have recently been in the studio working on further material to be shared with the world in the early months of this year.

Gold Baby’s sound is one that fuses slacker-rock and dance floor ready indie; jangling guitar lines and tight rhythms create a base atop which vocalist Siân Alex’s lush vocals can shimmer and shine. Recent single Maggots showcased their lyrical sincerity, recalling the likes of Hop Along or Courtney Barnett as Siân detailed the feeling of never quite living up to your own expectations. With their perfect recollections of the insecurities and instabilities of finding your place in the world, Gold Baby seem to be a band ready to grasp whatever opportunities come their way.

Cat Apostrophe are a four-piece bands from Leeds who deal in radically soft pop. The band have been making music for over a decade now, releasing a series of well received EPs as well as playing shows with DIY favourites including The Spook School, Wolf Girl and Dream Wife. With new material on the horizon expect to hear more slow, sad songs about awkward sex, surviving and finding glimmers of hope in the hardest of places.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #88

We start 2019 with the our pick of the best songs from the past month on our new music podcast.

Sacred Paws are back with a new album and we have the first single “Brush Your Hair”.

Wild Nothing, the dream pop project of Jack Tatum, release the stand alone “Blue Wings” and we lift “Hope Springs” from the debut Secret Power EP.

The Wave Pictures continue their string of excellent singles with “Shelly” out now on Moshi Moshi Records and there’s the majestic new tracks from Rozi Plain and Lucy Rose.

Jeremy Warmsley is writing and recording twelve tracks throughout the year, one for every month of the year and we have “January”.

Girlpool put out “What Chaos Is Imaginary” and the Protection Spells release “Bleed Through Sheet” alongside the latest from Beirut, Lambchop and Anteloper.

Also on the podcast there’s We Show Up On Radar, Store Front, Julia Meijer, Abjects, Interpol, Molar, Ex Hex and Du Blonde.

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

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN GUEST DJ ON SAT 19TH JAN

We’re back on Saturday 19th January at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston.

Our guest DJ is Chris Geddes from Belle and Sebastian. We’re big fans of the band so we’re thrilled to welcome him to the club for the first time. He’ll be DJing from midnight and 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 Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Best Coast . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Concretes . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . Bob Dylan . The Fall . Flowers . Gang of Four . Iggy Pop . Joanna Gruesome . Joy Division . Cate Le Bon . Le Tigre . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Night Flowers . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pulp . The Raincoats . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . Siouxsie and the Banshees . The Slits . Slow Club . Patti Smith . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh. Teleman . Tom Tom Club . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Advance tickets have sold out. There will be a limited number available on the door.

PULP SPECIAL ON SAT 12TH JAN

We start the year with a Pulp Special on Saturday 12th January at The Victoria.

Our guest DJ is Bobby Foster from London’s top Britpop night Star Shaped. We’ll also have ex-footballer Pat Nevin on co-DJing duties. Expect to hear the best from It, Freaks, Separations, His ‘N’ Hers, Different Class, This Is Hardcore and We Love Life and more. If you have any song requests you can post them in the Facebook event.

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

A Little Soul . Acrylic Afternoons . After You . Babies . Bad Cover Version . Bar Italia . Common People . Countdown . Death II . Disco 2000 . Dishes . Do You Remember the First Time? . Don’t You Want Me Anymore? . 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 . Last Day of the Miners’ Strike . Lipgloss . Little Girl (With the Blue Eyes) . Looking For Life . Master of the Universe . Mile End . Mis-Shapes . Monday Morning . My Legendary Girlfriend . My Lighthouse . P.T.A. . Party Hard . Pencil Skirt . Pink Glove . Razzmatazz . Seconds . She’s a Lady . Something Changed . Sorted For E’s & Wizz . Sunrise . Sylvia . The Day After the Revolution . The Fear . The Trees . They Suffocate At Night . This Is Hardcore . TV Movie . Underwear

Cheaper advance tickets are on sale at WeGotTickets and DICE. The price is £6 on the door.

LIFE MODEL GIG ON SAT 12TH JAN

Life Model headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Saturday 12th January at The Victoria.

Entry is free and support comes from The Tubs.

Formed back in 2012, Glasgow’s Life Model are in some ways a testament to the art of taking your time. The quartet’s take on dream pop has seen them gradually accrue a sizeable audience with ever more impressive releases. Their 2017 EP, Lucky, released via Durham’s Frux Tapes label, was a fantastic and fascinating collection, while Real Estate, their offering on a recent split single with fellow-Glaswegian’s Home Economics, was to our ears, their finest track to date.

Making textural soundscapes that hark back to the glory days of shoegaze, Life Model revel in a world of reverberating guitars, crashing drum hits and glorious rumbles of bass. In the centre of all the chaotic noise, Sophie Evans’ vocal adds a crystalline shimmer, that is deserving of the frequent comparisons it receives with The Sundays’ Harriet Wheeler and the Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser.

The Tubs are members of Joanna Gruesome, The Snivellers, Garden Centre and Flowers who try to find the Antipodean Sound. They aim for The Clean, Dick Diver and The Stroppies, misfire and land in strange territory. Here they find The Cleaners from Venus wandering around, and offer them a Tubsmans Salute.