COVID-19 UPDATE

COVID-19 UPDATE

All events cancelled until further notice

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #103

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #103

Featuring Annie Taylor, bdrmm, PINS 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

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #102

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #102

Featuring Pottery, Pictish Trail, Why Bonnie and more

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #101

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #101

Featuring SUDS, bdrmm, Hinds and more

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #99

We kick off the year with our pick of the best new music on our monthly podcast.

Wild Nothing, the dreampop project of Jack Tatum, are back with “Blue Wings” taken from their Laughing Gas EP on Captured Tracks.

CIEL’s new single “The Shore” is taken from the bands upcoming Movement EP which is out this spring. Wire return with “Primed and Ready” from Mind Hive and Bad Plumbing posthumously release “Bad Mood”.

SUDS are set to play our gig night and we have their latest single “You’ll Feel Better” and Belle and Sebastian put out “There Is and Everlasting Song”.

Savage Mansion have announced their second album Wild Country on Lost Map and we feature “Karaoke” alongside Sacred Paws and Hinds.

The Orielles release Space Samba (Disco Volador Theme) and there’s the latest from Peaness, Shopping, Torres and Dana Gavanski.

Also on the podcast there’s Anna Burch, Alex Chilltown, Gold Baby, Darren Hayman, European Sun and The Just Joans.

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

TIGERCATS GUEST DJ ON SAT 18TH JAN

We’re back on Saturday 18th January at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston.

Our guest DJs are Duncan Barrett and Paul Rains from Tigercats. Last time they DJed at the club they played a brilliant set including Blondie, The Slits, Sonic Youth, Pixies, Pavement, Jonathan Richman and The Beach Boys. You can listen to one of his past DJ sets on Spotify. 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 B-52’s . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . Chorusgirl . The Clash . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . The Fall . Flowers . Gang of Four . Hefner . 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 . Patience . Pixies . Pulp . The Raincoats . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Siouxsie and the Banshees . The Slits . Patti Smith . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh. Teleman . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Tickets are on sale at DICE and WeGotTickets.

PULP SPECIAL ON SAT 11TH JAN

We kick off the year with our Pulp Special on Saturday 11th January at The Victoria.

Our guest DJ is Bobby Foster from London’s top Britpop night Star Shaped. You can listen to what he played at our last Pulp night on Spotify. 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

Tickets are on sale at DICE and WeGotTickets.

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 artists 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.