Since 2009, Scared To Dance has become London’s premier club night for indiepop, spearheading a resurgent indie scene, thanks to the enthusiasm of its founder Paul Richards.
He hosts a phenomenal night at Kings Cross Social Club on Saturday 28 January with seven DJs playing seven songs each as part of Where Its At Is where You Are’s 7777777 singles club project which saw monthly releases of a special vinyl.
Guest DJs include indie legends Robert Rotifer, Tender Trap and Franz Ferdinand’s Nick McCarthy. They join a formidable history of guests such as Robin Ince and footballer turned indie superstar Pat Nevin, playing perfect indiepop from Joy Division and Depeche Mode to Wave Pictures and Standard Fare.
Fans are invited to make song suggestions through their Facebook page as well as picking up Scared to Dance fanzines and membership cards on the night, creating an atmosphere even the shyest wallflower can enjoy.
Indiepop is thriving in London with wonderful bands such as Allo Darlin’ and events such as London Popfest. Historically every scene needs its club, be that Trash for noughties electro or Blitz for the New Romantics, Scared to Dance is the club for indiepop.
As well as being a bi-monthly club, Scared to Dance promotes gigs including an excellent Shrag show featuring our Ones to Watch Fever Dream, which are essential events for any discerning music fan.
There is a real buzz around the London indiepop scene and it feels as if everything is about to take off, like a second wave of indiepop. I’m not sure if anyone else feels that, but I certainly do.