BELLE AND SEBASTIAN GUEST DJ ON SAT 31ST AUG

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN GUEST DJ ON SAT 31ST AUG

Tickets on sale for the club at Stereo in Glasgow

ROSEHIP TEAHOUSE GIG ON SAT 7TH SEPT

ROSEHIP TEAHOUSE GIG ON SAT 7TH SEPT

Support comes from Nice Church at The Victoria

THE CURE SPECIAL ON SAT 7TH SEPT

THE CURE SPECIAL ON SAT 7TH SEPT

Tickets on sale for the club at The Victoria

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #94

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #94

Featuring Girl Ray, GHUM, Vivian Girls and more

MELBY GIG ON SAT 5TH OCT

MELBY GIG ON SAT 5TH OCT

Support comes from L I P S at The Victoria

AMELIA FLETCHER GUEST DJS ON SAT 21ST SEPT

AMELIA FLETCHER GUEST DJS ON SAT 21ST SEPT

Tickets on sale for the club at The Shacklewell Arms

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #92

Our monthly podcast is back with our selection of the best new music.

Hot Chip are set to release their seventh album A Bath Full of Ecstasy and we begin with the magnificent “Melody of Love”.

Cate Le Bon returns with “Home to You” from Reward and there’s the latest single from Patience.

Trash Kit put out “Horizon” from their forthcoming LP on Upset the Rhythm and we have the brilliant “Get Up” from GHUM’s The Coldest Fire EP.

Ezra Furman and Sleater-Kinney are readying new albums and we feature “Calm Down aka I Should Not Be Alone” and “Hurry on Home”.

There’s the new Pixies track “On Graveyard Hill” plus Seablite, Richard Hawley, Keel Her, Whitelands and Rozi Plain.

Also on the podcast there’s Stanley Brinks & The Wave Pictures, Darren Hayman, Ralegh Long, Goddesses, The Leaf Library, The Ballet and Alice Hubble.

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

COLIN MURRAY GUEST DJS ON SAT 18TH MAY

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

Our guest DJ is the broadcaster Colin Murray. He’s DJed at the club on three previous occasions playing excellent sets. Expect to hear the likes of The National, Modest Mouse, Hefner, The Postal Service, Roxy Music and Chuck Berry from him. 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 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 . Hatchie . 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 . 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.

TALKING HEADS SPECIAL ON SAT 11TH MAY

We’re back on Saturday 11th May at The Victoria and we’re having a Talking Heads Special.

Our guest DJ is Finnigan Kidd from Average Sex. 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 also be projecting Stop Making Sense. If you have any song requests you can post them in the Facebook event.

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

And She Was . Artists Only . 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 . New Feeling . (Nothing But) Flowers . Once in a Lifetime . Paper . 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

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

SAVAGE MANSION GIG ON SAT 11TH MAY

Savage Mansion headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Saturday 11th May at The Victoria.

Entry is free and support comes from Schande.

Savage Mansion is the current project of Glasgow-based purveyor of scuzzy slacker rock, Craig Angus. Originally working under the Poor Things moniker, Craig became a well established figure on the Glasgow DIY-scene, carrying much of the excitement and energy from that world into his own musical output. After crashing into our musical consciousness with debut EP, Document, back in 2018, Savage Mansion’s place at the forefront of British guitar-music was cemented with the sparkling debut album, Revision Ballads, released back in February on Lost Map.

Revision Ballads is an album unafraid to wear it’s influences proudly for the world to see; The Velvet Underground’s no-fi swagger, Pavement’s easy, sing-speak vocals, R.E.M.’s shimmering guitar tones. Lyrically the tracks are literate and often quietly comical, flittering from Elwood’s personal musings on childhood tormentors to the more politically charged Dog O’Tears, Craig’s rambling response to the rise of xenophobia on our streets. Breathing new life into their timeless influences, Savage Mansion might just be your new favourite band.

Schande started back in 2002 as the solo project of principle songwriter, Jen Schande, before quickly expanding into a full band courtesy of a steady stream of mostly three-lettered named band members (current bandmates Gio and Cat are prime examples). Their latest offering of driving-melodic indie rock came recently in the shape of a brand new EP, Pedigree, released via Everything Sucks Music.

Pedigree was penned during a period where Jen was struggling with her mental health issues, a theme explored across the record. Clearly You Do muses on the isolation affect of anxiety, Fancy Trolley reflects on the exhaustion that comes from panic attacks, while Community Theatre is a celebration of seeking help. While Pedigree, comes from a place of darkness, it is not a record that wants to glorify that, instead it is laced with a hidden positivity, the feeling that we all deserve to be hopeful that things can get better. With that positive, determined attitude to overcome challenges and struggles, what’s next for Schande? “What isn’t?”

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #91

Our podcast returns with our selection of the best new music from the past month.

Mammoth Penguins release their new album There’s No Fight We Can’t Both Win and we kick off with “You Just Carry On”.

Freschard is back with the fantastic “Fire” from one of our favourite LPs of the year.

Savage Mansion and Schande play our gig night this month and we have their latest tracks “Do You Say Hello to Your Neighbours?” and “Clearly You Do”.

L I P S have put out their brilliant self-titled EP on Sunday Records and we lift “Sunken” from that plus there’s “S.L.E.E.P” from Annie Taylor.

We have “Light Year’s” from The National and the beautiful “Not Because It’s Easy, But Because It’s Hard” by Jens Lekman from his recent Correspondence album with Annika Norlin.

Plus there’s the latest from Sacred Paws, Rose Elinor Dougall, Witching Waves, Tempertwig, Personal Best and Courtney Barnett.

Also on the podcast there’s Hatchie, Jeanines, Elva, Edwyn Collins, Amy Studt and David Callahan.

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

KEEL HER GUEST DJ ON SAT 20TH APRIL

We’re back on Saturday 20th April at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston.

Our guest DJ is Rose Keeler-Schäffeler from Keel Her. Set to release her second album With Kindness on O Genesis Recordings this summer, this will be her first DJ set at the club. 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 . Hatchie . 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 . 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.

BERLIN SPECIAL ON SAT 13TH APRIL

We’re back in Berlin on Saturday 13th April at Marie-Antoinette.

Our guest DJs are What Difference Does It Make. They’ve DJed at all of our previous nights in Berlin. Expect to hear The Smiths, Veronica Falls, The Slits, The Fall, Delta 5, Devo, The Cure, New Order and more from them. You can listen to their previous playlist 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 . Hatchie . 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 . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex

The price is 5€ on the door.

JOY DIVISION & NEW ORDER SPECIAL ON SAT 6TH APRIL

We’re having a Joy Division & New Order Special on Saturday 6th April at The Victoria.

Our guest DJs are Helen King and Bob Brown from Shrag. Expect to hear the best from Unknown Pleasures, Closer, Movement, Power, Corruption & Lies, Low-Life, Brotherhood, Technique, Republic and more. If you have any song requests you can post them in the Facebook event.

We’ll be playing Joy Division & New Order alongside indiepop, post-punk and new wave music.

Age of Consent . Atmosphere . Atrocity Exhibition . Bizarre Love Triangle . Blue Monday . Broken Promise . Ceremony . Chosen Time . Colony . Confusion . Crystal . Dead Souls . Digital . Disorder . Ecstasy . Everything’s Gone Green . Fine Time . Heart and Soul . Incubation . Insight . Interzone . Isolation . Krafty . Love Vigilantes . Love Will Tear Us Apart . Novelty . People on the High Line . The Perfect Kiss . Procession . Regret . Restless . Round & Round . Shadowplay . She’s Lost Control . Shellshock . Singularity . 60 Miles an Hour . Spooky . State of the Nation . Sub-culture . Temptation . These Days . Touched By the Hand of God . Transmission . True Faith . Tutti Frutti . Warsaw . Way of Life . World (The Price of Love) . Your Silent Face

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

AVERAGE SEX GIG ON SAT 6TH APRIL

Average Sex headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Saturday 6th April at The Victoria.

Entry is free and support comes from Secret Power.

Over the last few years London-based quintet Average Sex have emerged as one of the fastest rising bands on the UK indie-scene. They make youthful, exhilarating power-pop gems, telling instantly relatable stories of finding love, falling out of love and living your best life.

The band have so far shared a pair of well received EP’s on Tim Burgess’ O Genesis Recordings. Their debut Ice Cream EP drew comparisons to the likes of Alvvays and The Shop Assistants and last year’s Melodie EP saw the band tour Europe with The Charlatans.

Formed in 2017 Secret Power have since expanded to a three piece band and honed their live show playing sets around Brighton and London. This year looks like it’s going to be a break-out one for the band, with a slot supporting Big Joanie on their upcoming UK tour, as well as the release of their debut EP on For the Sake of Tapes.

The EP is a showcase of the variety of influences that collide to create Secret Power’s sound; from angular post-punk to girl group harmonies and a love for all things reverby.