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SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #100

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #100

Featuring The Tubs, Adwaith, Baxter Dury and more

CLUB DATES

CLUB DATES

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

GIG DATES

GIG DATES

Our gig night is on the first Saturday of the month at The Victoria

TALKING HEADS SPECIAL ON SAT 7TH MARCH

TALKING HEADS SPECIAL ON SAT 7TH MARCH

Tickets on sale for the club at The Victoria

SUDS GIG ON SAT 7TH MARCH

SUDS GIG ON SAT 7TH MARCH

Support comes from Sprinters at The Victoria

BDRMM GIG ON SAT 11TH JAN

bdrmm headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Saturday 11th January at The Victoria.

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

Hailing from Hull, bdrmm are a quintet who infuse what they describe as introverted small-town sketches, with the lush, musical expanse of shoegaze and dreampop. After catching the ear of many with a handful of self-released singles, the band recently teamed up with cult shoegaze label, Sonic Cathedral for the release of their sublime debut EP, If Not, When?

Describing their sound as, “slacker-shoegaze”, on If Not, When?, bdrmm take influences from the dreamy-soundscapes of Beach House, the jangly tones of DIIV and more recently a healthy dose of driving post-punk, in doing so creating a sound all of their own. Having gained fans in the likes of Huw Stevens, Steve Lamacq and John Kennedy, bdrmm’s ability to make adolescent disconnection sound this broad and exciting, marks them out as a band not to be missed.

Originally from Groningen in Holland, CIEL have now made Brighton their home and have been winning over audiences with their dreampop snapshots ever since. The band released their debut EP back in 2017 and have recently been squirrelled away working on new music. Having previously supported the likes of Penelope Isles, Marika Hackman and Sasami, CIEL will provide the perfect accompaniment for a night of getting lost in glorious shimmering reverb.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #98

We end the year with our pick of the best new tracks on our monthly podcast.

HUSSY is the avant-garde dreampop project of Sophie Nicole Ellison. She releases her superb new single “YLMD”.

Welsh Music Prize winners Adwaith return with a double a-side and we feature “Orange Sofa” alongside “Black Tar” from the forthcoming Mission Bells LP by The Proper Ornaments.

Hot Chip release “Positive” from their latest album and we have the excellent “Slumlord” from Baxter Dury.

“Lilac” is the first new music we’ve heard from Porridge Radio since signing to Secretly Canadian and Cheerbleederz put out “Say 2 U”.

Fortitude Valley is a new band featuring members of Tigercats, Martha and Night Flowers and we have their debut single “Wreck”. There’s also new tracks from Fanclub, The Leaf Library, Iggy Pop and Hanya.

Also on the podcast there’s Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage, Sprinters, DIIV, Wednesday, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Jeremy Warmsley, Northwest and Jarvis Cocker.

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

WITHERED HAND GIG ON SAT 21ST DEC

We’re delighted to present Withered Hand performing Good News on Saturday 21st December at The Shacklewell Arms.

Ticket includes entry to Scared To Dance club night with Withered Hand guest DJing immediately after the gig. On sale at DICE and WeGotTickets. Support comes from Darren Hayman.

Withered Hand is the songwriting output of Dan Willson. A cult figure in the Scottish music scene since 2009, Dan has released two widely acclaimed albums, New Gods (2014) and Good News (2009) and several lo-fi EPs. Currently working towards his third full length album, Withered Hand continues to tour in the UK and further afield, playing in venues ranging from concert halls to living rooms.

This solo acoustic performance celebrates ten years since his debut LP Good News was released and he will be performing it in full, followed by a Christmas pick n mix of other Withered Hand songs.

Darren Hayman is a thoughtful, concise and detailed songwriter. He eschews the big, the bright and the loud for the small, twisted and lost. For 15 years, and over 14 albums, Hayman has taken a singular and erratic route through England’s tired and heartbroken underbelly.

THE TUBS GIG ON SAT 7TH DEC

The Tubs headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Saturday 7th December at The Victoria.

Support comes from th’sheridans and you can get your free tickets at DICE.

The Tubs are the new project formed by of Owen ‘O’ Williams and George ‘GN’ Nicholls, best known as two of the primary songwriters in Joanna Gruesome. Also featuring members of Flowers and Garden Centre, The Tubs have impressed live audiences supporting the likes of Flasher, Porridge Radio and Public Practice, and the band recently shared their debut single Silver Moon.

Citing an eclectic mix of influences from British folk to post-punk, perhaps the sound that most comes across in Silver Moon is the sort of jangling guitar music, more often seen emanating from Australia via the likes of The Goon Sax or Terry. While this is only the start for The Tubs, this already feels like the start of something truly exciting.

th’sheridans are the London-based duo consisting of Adam Sherif and Julia Oertli. The band describe themselves as a “DIY incongru-pop outfit” and are inspired by food, dating, small towns and “using radical softness as a response to everyday racism and sexism”.

There’s a winning simplicity and honesty to the music th’sheridans make; at a time when everything is loud and frenetic, they offer quiet contemplation and a moment away from the churn. Equally influenced by folk, riot grill and Klezmer Music, their live show promises everything from car boot sale drum machines to sassy high kicks and is entirely unmissable.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #97

We’re back with our monthly new music podcast.

We start with Basic Plumbing, the solo project of the late Patrick Doyle of Veronica Falls and Boys Forever.

Tragically, Patrick passed away shortly after the release of his last single. His family have been keen to realise Patrick’s plan for the album release with profits from sales going to the charities LA’s LGBT Centre and CALM. We miss him terribly.

Ex-Vöid are back with the brilliant “Only One” on their new Prefect Records label and there’s a welcome return for post-punk legends Wire.

Jeanines put out “Winter in the Dark” from their debut LP on Slumberland Records and there’s the latest from Vivian Girls, Pixies, Night Flowers and Alex Chilltown.

We preview the new Spinning Coin album with “Feel You More Than World Right Now” alongside Gruff Rhys, Freschard, The Orielles and Tree Trunks.

Also on the podcast there’s Torres, Bat For Lashes, Margaux, The Just Joans, Cold, Cold Heart, Matt Berninger and The Understudies.

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

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #96

Our new music podcast is back with our selection from the past month.

Foundlings kick us off with their new single “I Love You All” ahead of their debut album next year.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds release Ghosteen and we lift the beautiful “Bright Horses” from that alongside The National.

The Pictish Trail will put out their Thumb World LP on Fire Records and we preview that with “Slow Memories”.

The Leaf Library return with “Hissing Waves” from The World Is a Bell which is out at the end of the month and there’s also the latest singles from Girl Ray and DIIV.

Podcasts are a new Oslo-based band featuring former members of Trust Fund and they put out their first 7″ “Dragging the Lake” plus Oort Clod, Suggested Friends, Iggy Pop and LUMER.

Also on the podcast there’s Roxy Girls, Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage, Gold Baby, Soot Sprite, Leisure Tank, Painter, Ralegh Long & Kyle McEvoy and Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith.

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