ADWAITH GIG ON TUES 5TH JULY

ADWAITH GIG ON TUES 5TH JULY

Support comes from Cerys Hafana at Moth Club

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #128

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #128

Featuring Naima Bock, Opus Kink, Hallan, Melin Melyn and more

EX-VÖID GIG ON FRI 15TH JULY

EX-VÖID GIG ON FRI 15TH JULY

Support comes from Hot Puds and Eli Vor at The Ivy House

ELIS JAMES GUEST DJS ON SAT 16TH JULY

ELIS JAMES GUEST DJS ON SAT 16TH JULY

The comedian is back at The Shacklewell Arms

ANNIE TAYLOR GIG ON SAT 1ST OCT

ANNIE TAYLOR GIG ON SAT 1ST OCT

Support comes from Ben Maier at The Victoria

PETE ASTOR GIG ON SAT 5TH NOV

PETE ASTOR GIG ON SAT 5TH NOV

Support comes from lilo at The Victoria

EX-VÖID GIG ON SAT 5TH MARCH

Ex-Vöid headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits monthly gig night on Saturday 5th March.

Support comes from Buggs at The Victoria and you can get your free tickets at DICE.

Ex-Vöid were formed back in 2018 by Alanna McArdle and Owen “O” Williams from the Welsh Music Prize-winning punk group Joanna Gruesome. The band have since expanded to their current four-piece line-up and have already shared stages with the likes of Waxahatchee and Speedy Ortiz. They shared their self-titled EP back in 2018, an enticing three-track collection of power pop that served as a reminder of the musical magic that comes when McArdle and Williams get together. The band recently returned with a new single, “Churchyard”, the first taster of their debut album, Bigger Than Before, which is out on 25th March as a joint release by Don Giovanni Records and Prefect Records.

With a hook-laden blend of melody and jangle, the band have drawn comparison to the likes of The Lemonheads and Teenage Fanclub, even if they claim to exclusively take influence from Black Sabbath’s “Into the Void”, The Raincoat’s “The Void” and the Washington DC hardcore punk group VOID.

Hailing from South East London, Buggs (formerly BUGS) first emerged in the spring of 2020 with their debut single, “Nick Gowland”, released via Sad Club Records. With a sound pitched somewhere between The Breeders and The Beach Boys, the band have already caught the ear of Green Man Festival who invited them to play last summer, which coincided with the release of their second single, “Flaws”. Combining forensic introspection, with surrealist imagery and flourishes of comedic joy, the band use song to explore the best and worst of human nature and deliver it via the medium of song. With a live show not to be missed, Buggs might just be your new favourite band.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #124

Our monthly new music podcast returns with our pick of the best new indie and alternative music.

Adwaith release the lead track “ETO” from their forthcoming second album out this summer on Libertino Records.

Porridge Radio preview their new LP Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder to the Sky with “Back to the Radio” and Wet Leg have a new single with “Angelica”.

Cate Le Bon has released one of our favourite albums of the year so far in Pompeii and we lift “Remembering Me” from it and Ailsa Tully is back with the beautiful “Salt Glaze”.

Future Islands put out “King of Sweden” and Los Bitchos continue their fine run of singles with “The Link Is About to Die”.

Franz Ferdinand have a greatest hits album coming next month and one of the two new tracks “Curious” is featured alongside Chubby and the Gang, Big Dipper, crush and Japanese Television.

Also on the podcast there’s Jeanines, Langkamer, The Reds, Pinks & Purples, nudista, Big Thief, Imarhan, Dana Gavanski and Group Listening.

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

BDRMM GUEST DJ ON SAT 19TH FEB

We’re back on Saturday 19th February at The Shacklewell Arms.

Our guest DJs are bdrmm. Ryan Smith from the band will be behind the decks for the first time. We’re big fans of the band’s debut LP which was lauded by Rough Trade as one of their albums of the year.

We’ll be playing post-punk, indiepop, new wave and sixties music.

Adwaith . Alvvays . The B-52’s . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Big Joanie . Blondie . David Bowie . The Bug Club . The Clash . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . Dry Cleaning . Bob Dylan . ESG . The Fall . Gang of Four . Girl Ray . The Go-Betweens . Hefner . Hinds . Iggy Pop . Joy Division . Cate Le Bon . The Lemonheads . Los Bitchos . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Orange Juice . Penelope Isles . Pixies . Porridge Radio . Pulp . R.E.M . The Raincoats . Ramones . Roxy Music . The Shop Assistants . The Slits . Patti Smith . Talking Heads . The Tubs . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Wet Leg . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Our last club night at The Shacklewell Arms sold out. Early bird tickets are now on sale at DICE.

DAVID BOWIE SPECIAL ON SAT 5TH FEB

We’re back on Saturday 5th February with a David Bowie Special at The Victoria.

Our guest DJ is Finn Kidd from Hatcham Social. 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 be playing David Bowie alongside post-punk, indiepop and new wave music.

A New Career In a New Town . Absolute Beginners . Ashes to Ashes . Be My Wife . Beauty and the Beast . Blue Jean . Boys Keep Swinging . Breaking Glass . Changes . China Girl . D.J . Diamond Dogs . Drive-In Saturday . Fame . Fantastic Voyage . Fashion . Golden Years . “Heroes” . The Jean Genie . John, I’m Only Dancing . Let’s Dance . Life on Mars? . The Man Who Sold the World . Modern Love . Moonage Dream . Oh! You Pretty Things . Queen Bitch . Rebel Rebel . Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) . Sorrow . Sound and Vision . Space Oddity . Starman . Station to Station . Suffragette City . TVC15 . V-2 Schneider . Watch That Man . Young Americans . Ziggy Stardust

Early bird tickets are now on sale at DICE.

CRUSH GIG ON SAT 5TH FEB

crush headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits monthly gig night on Saturday 5th February.

Support comes from Bastien at The Victoria and you can get your free tickets at DICE.

A quartet based out of Manchester, crush describe their sound as heady and hypnotic. Their music glances back to the shoegaze behemoths of the 1990s while adding a modern flair reminiscent of contemporaries like Soot Sprite or Life Model.

The band formed in 2018 while studying at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute and have been building a name for themselves ever since with a series of increasingly well-received singles, with the jangling flourish of recent offerings “So Strange” and “Chewed” giving a tantalising glimpse of where their music is headed next. Having already shared stages with the likes of NewDad and bdrmm, their live show promises to be one not to be missed.

Formed in London one week prior to lockdown, Bastien spent much of their first year writing remotely – swapping demos and finding common influences. Blending elements of new wave, soft rock, psych and jangle pop, the five-piece are gearing up to release their first single “Empty House” in March, while establishing their presence on the London circuit.

WITHERED HAND GIG ON FRI 4TH FEB

Scared To Dance presents Withered Hand on Friday 4th February at Moth Club.

Support comes from Molly Linen and tickets are on sale at DICE.

Withered Hand is the nom de plume of Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter Dan Willson, who will be performing with a full band for this performance. Dan started writing songs and singing in his thirties during a period of reflection following the birth of his first child and the death of a close friend. With a wayward tenor and unaffected charm onstage he has come to be celebrated in his adopted country and further afield as a songwriter and lyricist of rare wit and remarkable honesty. 

Alongside activity with his band, Dan is a well-travelled solo musician with a cult following. 2014 saw the release of his strident second album New Gods which propelled Withered Hand into the charts, featuring appearances by friends, luminaries and supporters from the Scottish music scene, from Belle and Sebastian to Frightened Rabbit to The Vaselines and beyond. 2017 heralded Among Horses EP – the result of a collaborative songwriting retreat in Spain. Dan is currently working on a new Withered Hand album, scheduled for release in 2022.

Molly Linen’s beguiling voice is both emotive yet serene, recalling the dulcet whispered tones of Cat Power, layered upon melodic fingerpicking guitar lines. For fans of This Is The Kit, Anne Briggs and Nick Drake. Molly has received radio support from BBC 6 Music’s Gideon Coe, Marc Riley and Cerys Matthews, as well as BBC Scotland’s Vic Galloway and Roddy Hart. Her new Days Awake EP is out now on Lost Map Records.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #123

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

Ex-Vöid have announced their debut album Bigger Than Before on Don Giovanni Records and Prefect Records and we have the lead single “Churchyard”.

One of our favourite new bands The Bug Club put out “Intelectuals (Money Version)” and The Wave Pictures tease their first album in four years with “Flight From Destruction”.

Parquet Courts release “Watching Strangers Smile” and we lift “Fatso” from the upcoming Warmduscher LP.

Hatchie returns with “Quicksand” and we have the fantastic “Figure Skater” from Charles Watson’s forthcoming album Yes and “The Reason” from Tigercats.

Pavement share the previously unreleased “Be the Hook” and Savage Mansion are back with “The Crucible” alongside Pictish Trail, Fluid Tower and NewDad.

Also on the podcast there’s Honeyglaze, Kindsight, Paolo Ruiu, Beneather, Sun June, Widowspeak and lilo.

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

ELIS JAMES GUEST DJS ON SAT 22ND JAN

We’re back on Saturday 22nd January at The Shacklewell Arms.

Our guest DJ is Elis James. We’re thrilled to welcome the comedian, broadcaster and actor to the club for the first time for what promises to be a special guest DJ set.

We’ll be playing post-punk, indiepop, new wave and sixties music.

Adwaith . Alvvays . The B-52’s . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Big Joanie . Blondie . David Bowie . The Bug Club . The Clash . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . Dry Cleaning . Bob Dylan . ESG . The Fall . Gang of Four . Girl Ray . The Go-Betweens . Hefner . Hinds . Iggy Pop . Joy Division . Cate Le Bon . The Lemonheads . Los Bitchos . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Orange Juice . Penelope Isles . Pixies . Porridge Radio . Pulp . R.E.M . The Raincoats . Ramones . Roxy Music . The Shop Assistants . The Slits . Patti Smith . Talking Heads . The Tubs . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Wet Leg . Wire . X-Ray Spex

Early bird tickets are now on sale at DICE.

SUEP GIG ON FRI 14TH JAN

SUEP headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits monthly gig night on Friday 14th January.

Support comes from Paolo Ruiu at The Victoria and you can get your free tickets at DICE.

With a debut single “Domesticated Dream” described by BBC 6 Music’s Marc Riley as “perfect pop”, London’s SUEP are a band making an instant impact. Featuring members of Porridge Radio, Garden Centre and Joanna Gruesome, SUEP were, in their own words, “borne out of a near-decade of wearing silly clothes and deconstructing pop together”. Teaming up with the Memorials of Distinction for the release of their new single “Misery”, SUEP are a band you won’t want to miss.

A second-generation Sardinian-Brit raised in the London suburbs, Paolo Ruiu first came to the world’s attention as one half of the critically lauded duo Young Romance. With the band’s touring plans curtailed, Paolo took the time to explore his musical desires as a solo artist, sharing several singles throughout 2021. Those tracks are now set to be drawn together as his debut EP, Low, due out later this month. Written and recorded in Ruiu’s home studio on a desk used by Pink Floyd and a Tascam 424 cassette recorder, Low is a celebration of analogue recording, featuring elements of 70’s psychedelia, lo-fi indie and vocals smothered with delightful waves of echo.