GAIZKA MENDIETA GUEST DJS ON SAT 19TH OCT

GAIZKA MENDIETA GUEST DJS ON SAT 19TH OCT

Tickets on sale for the club at The Shacklewell Arms

SCARED TO DANCE IS 10 ON SAT 2ND NOV

SCARED TO DANCE IS 10 ON SAT 2ND NOV

Tickets on sale for our anniversary night at The Victoria

BRIGHTON SPECIAL ON SAT 30TH NOV

BRIGHTON SPECIAL ON SAT 30TH NOV

Tickets on sale for the club at Komedia

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #96

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #96

Featuring Foundlings, Nick Cave, The National and more

THE TUBS GIG ON SAT 7TH DEC

THE TUBS GIG ON SAT 7TH DEC

Support comes from th’sheridans at The Victoria

CLUB DATES

CLUB DATES

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

TIGERCATS GUEST DJ ON SAT 20TH JULY

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

Our guest DJs are Duncan Barrett and Paul Rains from Tigercats. The last time they DJed at the club they played a brilliant set featuring Prince, Pavement, Devo, Kirsty MacColl, Jens Lekman, The Wave Pictures and LCD Soundsystem. You can listen to that 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 . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . Chorusgirl . The Clash . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . The Fall . Flowers . Gang of Four . Hatchie . Hefner . Iggy Pop . Joanna Gruesome . Joy Division . Keel Her . 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 . Pulp . The Raincoats . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Siouxsie and the Banshees . The Slits . Slow Club . 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.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #93

Our podcast is back with the best new tracks from the past month.

Belle and Sebastian start us off with “Sister Buddha” from their forthcoming Days of the Bagnold Summer soundtrack album.

Africa Express collaborate on the wonderful “Johannesburg” and we have “Must I Evolve?” by Jav Is… alongside the latest from L I P S and Younghusband.

Frankie Cosmos has announced a new LP called Close It Quietly out on Sub Pop and we feature the lead single “Windows”.

Peaness release “Breakfast” and we have new tracks from Rosehip Teahouse, bdrmm and Melby who play our gig night later this year.

WILDES put out the atmospheric “True Love” plus Molly Linen, Jeremy Warmsley, Great Silkie and Freschard.

Also on the podcast there’s Newmoon, Schande, Gemini Sun, Lightning Bug and Thom Yorke.

You can subscribe to our Mixcloud Select page to support the podcast and the music and artists featured.

MAMMOTH PENGUINS GUEST DJ ON SAT 15TH JUNE

We’re back on Saturday 15th June at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston.

Our guest DJs are Emma Kupa, Mark Boxall and Tom Barden from Mammoth Penguins. The band have just released their third album There’s No Fight We Can’t Both Win on Fika Recordings and they’re playing before the club night. 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.

DAVID BOWIE SPECIAL ON SAT 1ST JUNE

We’re back with our annual David Bowie Special on Saturday 1st June at The Victoria.

Our guest DJ is Bobby Foster from Star Shaped. 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 also be projecting The Man Who Fell to Earth. If you have any song requests you can post them in the Facebook event.

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

Absolute Beginners . A New Career In a New Town . Always Crashing In the Same Car . Andy Warhol . Ashes to Ashes . Be My Wife . Beauty and the Beast . Blue Jean . Boys Keep Swinging . Breaking Glass . Changes . China Girl . Cracked Actor . D.J . Diamond Dogs . Drive-In Saturday . Fame . Fantastic Voyage . Fashion . Fill Your Heart . Five Years . Golden Years . Heroes . The Jean Genie . John, I’m Only Dancing . Kooks . Let’s Dance . Let’s Spend the Night Together . Life on Mars? . The Man Who Sold the World . Modern Love . Neuköln . Oh! You Pretty Things . Queen Bitch . Rebel Rebel . Rock ’N’ Roll Suicide . Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) . Sorrow . Sound and Vision . Space Oddity . Speed of Life . Starman . Station to Station . Suffragette City . TVC15 . V-2 Schneider . Watch That Man . What In the World . Young Americans . Ziggy Stardust

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

GHUM GIG ON SAT 1ST JUNE

GHUM headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Saturday 1st June at The Victoria.

Entry is free and support comes from Alex Chilltown.

Originally from locations as diverse as Spain, Brazil and the musical hotbed of Essex, GHUM have since gone on to become one of the most exciting bands in the fertile London DIY-scene. The band initially formed when band-member Marina put an advert on Gumtree, and the quarter bonded over a shared love for The Cure, Warpaint and PJ Harvey.

The band caught the ear of many with their self-titled EP back in 2017 and have gone on to take their post-punk-grunge-goth across both the UK and Europe, including dates with the likes of Dream Wife and L.A. Witch as well as taking to the mainstage at last year’s Indietracks Festival. Recent double-A single, I’m the Storm/Undone saw them team up with Everything Sucks Music; harnessing their throbbing bass-lines, complex beats and new wave influenced guitars to their most emotionally honest lyrics to date. A recent sold out show at Bermondsey Social Club confirmed GHUM’s reputation as one of the most exciting new bands London has to offer, and an act you don’t want to miss.

Alex Chilltown is the musical moniker of suburban Londoner Josh Esaw, who started sharing his music with the world back in 2013 and has been making textural, hypnotic, indie-sadcore ever since. Alex Chilltown’s music explores ideas of self-identity and how we can interpret what all the noise around us really means. Josh has always been joined by a revolving cast of musicians to make his musical sketches come true, culminating in the 2017 EP, Eaten Up By Nothing, which saw them catch the ear of everyone from Gold Flake Paint to The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.

With new material coming rapidly onto the horizon, Alex Chilltown is ready to achieve his musical ambitions to embrace complex, weird, and messy ideas, and one day debate Matty from the 1975 on the merits of postmodernism. Unique, intriguing and just a little bit odd, a trip into the world of Alex Chilltown is one well worth taking.

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?”