Sat 7th Dec The Just Joans + The Understudies + Emma Kupa at Dalston Victoria

Scared To Dance Presents THE JUST JOANS + THE UNDERSTUDIES + EMMA KUPA Saturday 7th December at Dalston VictoriaTickets available at THE JUST JOANS Scotland’s finest make a long-awaited return to London for this rare full band show. Marking the release of their new EP 6.9 Love Songs the band have now expanded to a six piece amassing an enthusiastic following with each gig festival appearance and through their steady output of mini-albums and EPs on WeePOP records. They write songs about being “lonely thoroughly bored and yearning for something more…” and after their brilliant acoustic set at Indietracks Festival this year featuring modern day indiepop classics like “If You Don’t Pull…” “What Do We Do Now?” and “Durex Puppy” we can’t wait for this gig. They’ve even promised one or two Christmas songs. THE UNDERSTUDIES A standout band amongst the UK’s independent music scene The Understudies have been gaining a prolific live reputation over the past few of years. They’ve been favourably compared to the Tindersticks Butcher Boy and Felt with Drowned In Sound saying “their sophisticated indiepop is a blessing.” With the addition of two new members fleshing out their sound since their well-received EPs Wanting vs Getting and Press Play for Songs by The Understudies their debut album will be out next year on the Berlin-based Firestation Records. EMMA KUPA Former Standard Fare front woman and now with Without Feathers and Mammoth Penguins. Kupa has been described as having an “endearingly sideways yowl one that often finishes lines on an unexpected upward lilt” (Pitchfork) writing songs that are “clear-cut fun delivered at a frantic pace with a healthy dose of bittersweet angst” (BBC) and someone who “once again deserves and gets center stage” (AllMusic). Her solo performances are always a joy and are not to be missed. For more on Scared To Dance gigs and clubs visit”

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  1. Here are the stage times for Saturday night! The music will be finished by 11pm for those of you who need to catch trains home. 8pm Doors Open 8:15pm Emma Kupa 9pm The Understudies 10pm The Just Joans We’ll also have DJing from Dougie Anderson and there’s still some tickets available for £6 at

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