COVID-19 UPDATE

COVID-19 UPDATE

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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

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 artists 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 artists featured by subscribing to our Mixcloud Select page.

MELBY GIG ON SAT 5TH OCT

Melby headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Saturday 5th October at The Victoria.

Support comes from L I P S and you can get your free ticket at DICE.

Stockholm psych-pop act Melby first emerged back in 2016 with their ear catching debut single Human and they haven’t really stopped impressing since. A steady stream of excellent singles and acclaimed EP’s followed, culminating earlier this year with the release of their debut album, None of This Makes Me Worry.

Taking influence from a vast variety of genres, Melby’s sound is one of glistening melodies and expansive rhythms, dreamy-pop songs given an emotional depth by Matilda Wiezell’s soaring, enchanting vocal style. None of This Makes Me Worry was, according to the band, the closest they’ve got to capturing the energy and dynamism of their live show, on that evidence Melby are a band not to be missed.

The latest wonderful act to emerge from the fertile Falmouth music scene are dreamy-indie types L I P S, who released their self-titled, debut EP earlier this year through Chicago-based label Sunday Records.

A hugely impressive debut; L I P S is a sublimely recorded collection of classic-pop songs given a modern twist, a record equally like to draw admiring glances from fans of The Sundays and Alvvays as it does from their more underground peers like Worst Place and Foundlings. Part of a current wave of brilliant indiepop coming to the forefront of the UK’s musical underground, L I P S are on the verge of something very special.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #95

Our new music podcast returns with our pick of tracks from the past month.

Adwaith are releasing a double a-side on Libertino Records and we kick off with “Wine Time”.

Night Flowers are set to put out their second album and we have the title track “Fortune Teller” alongside the farewell single from The Spook School and the latest Average Sex offering.

The Tubs are a new band featuring members of Joanna Gruesome and Flowers and we have their superb debut 7″ “Silver Moon”.

“Grime 4 Corbyn” is taken from The State of Emergency Is the Norm EP by Nice Church and there’s “Catfish Kate” from the forthcoming Pixies LP.

Cate Le Bon puts out “Mother’s Mother’s Magazines” and there’s Spinning Coin, Frankie Cosmos, Mermaidens and Bat For Lashes.

Also on the podcast there’s Duncan Barrett, Darren Hayman, Belle and Sebastian, The Understudies, Molly Linen, Jeremy Tuplin, Dana Gavanski and Modern Nature.

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

ROSEHIP TEAHOUSE GIG ON SAT 7TH SEPT

Rosehip Teahouse headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits gig night on Saturday 7th September at The Victoria.

Support comes from Nice Church and you can get your free ticket at DICE.

Hailing from Cardiff, Rosehip Teahouse, started life back in 2015 as the bedroom-pop project of guitarist and vocalist, Faye Rogers. Now expanded into a full-band, they have impressed with their sparkling take on DIY-pop, which has seen the band pack out their own headline tour and bag a high profile slot at Indietracks.

Musically, Rosehip Teahouse inhabit a world of melancholic beauty. Recalling the likes of Let’s Buy Happiness or a less frenetic Mothers. A band in that thrilling early stage; full of creativity and fearlessness, simultaneously making you long to hear what comes next and simply enjoy where they already are.

Born in a South Edinburgh barn circa 2015, Nice Church are ever evolving collective of musicians split between Scotland’s two biggest cities, with influences as diverse as Stanley Brinks, Erasure and Cats (the animals not the musical). They first emerged back in 2018, with their debut album, Chord on Cord, a record they followed up this April with their self-titled second offering.

An eclectic collection melding elements of anti-folk, slacker rock and anti-folk, Nice Church saw the band expand both their ambition and their musical horizons. Paired with a comedic pessimism that came up with song titles like Everything Is Terrible and The One Day the Sun Came Out, Nice Church are a delightful and defiantly independent treasure.