Dancer headline the Scared To Dance and For The Rabbits monthly showcase gig night on Saturday 4th May.

Support comes from The Last Whole Earth Catalog at The Victoria and you can get your free tickets on DICE.

After two fantastic EPs, Glasgow’s Dancer recently took the next logical step with the release of their sparkling debut album, 10 Songs I Hate About You, via Meritorio Records. Written over a year, and recorded in just one weekend at the legendary Green Door Studio with producer Ronan Fay, 10 Songs I Hate About You was the band’s attempt to take what came before and reform it into a blueprint for what Dancer could be. The songs carry the same skittering rhythms and stop-start guitars you know and love, only now with greater accessibility, one could almost term pop.

Fronted by the stunning sing-speak vocal stylings of Gemma Fleet, Dancer’s comedically savvy lyrics seem to simultaneously look back and forwards, fractured memories of growing up in the 1990s colliding with the technological breakdown of modern times and, “the simplicity of love in a time of madness”. Backed by Chris Taylor’s keys and guitars (combined live into something we’re reliably informed resembles a homemade keytar), the rhythmic textural drums of Gavin Murdoch and Andrew Doig’s elastic, knowingly wonky bass-lines, creating Dancer’s signature sound that throws back to the joyous edges of post-punk with a dash of 80’s pop and a final perfect seasoning of modern Glasgow entirely their own.

The project of Daniel HCW Parr, The Last Whole Earth Catalogue have been active since 2012, shifting from lo-fi anti-folk into something more ambitious, stitching together elements of everything from rock to jazz and Bulgarian wedding music to glitchy electronics. Most recently the band shared “If Only”, a song of intimacy and instrumental ambition about the helplessness of trying to remain positive in the face of the world’s larger problems and striving to control the controllables within our own lives. Having already shared live stages with the likes of Tapir! and Mary in the Junkyard, their live shows are quickly becoming one of the London scene’s best-kept secrets.