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The Albany, Saturday November 3rd



How Does It Feel To Be Loved? C86 Special
Saturday November 3rd
The Albany, 240 Great Portland Street, London W1W 5QU, 9pm-2am, £4 members, £6 non members, £6 advance ticket. Advance tickets here www.wegottickets.com/event/442555.
Membership is free and available here. Map of the venue here

C86 Special

We're very happy to announce that we're having a one-off C86 Special night at The Albany pub, opposite Great Portland Street tube station. A vinyl-only celebration of jangly and noisy indiepop from the 1980s, the C86 special will feature songs by the likes of The Field Mice, Talulah Gosh, Razorcuts, The Flatmates, The Pooh Sticks, The Pastels, Another Sunny Day, The Shop Assistants and The Sea Urchins, to name just a few, as well as tracks from the seminal C86 compilation. We last held a C86 Special at the Sarah Records Exhibition in Bristol in 2014, so we're really looking forward to doing this once again.

The playlist from the first C86 Special in 2011 is here
Photos of the night are here

Membership is free and registration for a membership card closes at 5pm on the night. Membership is not available on the night itself. All members receive a laminated membership card and are added to our mailing list.
If you miss the 5pm deadline, you can apply for temporary membership. You won't get a card but you'll be added to the membership list for the night. Applications for the temporary list close at 9pm.




Expect to hear:

Another Sunny Day * The Bodines * The Brilliant Corners * The Close Lobsters * The Clouds * The Corn Dollies * The Farmer's Boys * The Flatmates * The Field Mice * The Go Betweens * The Groove Farm * The Haywains * The Hit Parade * The House Of Love * The Housemartins * James Dean Driving Experience * The Jasmine Minks * The June Brides * Kitchens Of Distinction * The Loft * McCarthy * Monochrome Set * The Motorcycle Boy * My Bloody Valentine * The Orchids * The Pooh Sticks *The Pastels * Primal Scream * The Sea Urchins * The Shop Assistants * The Siddeleys * Strawberry Switchblade * The Trashcan Sinatras * The Wake * The Waltones * The Wolfhounds * The Wedding Present * 14 Iced Bears

Reviews of How Does It Feel To Be Loved?:

"This hugely popular night knows there are few better ways to enter the new year than with a soundtrack of classic sixties soul and the most danceworthy janglepop and shimmering indie tunes." - Time Out

“A speakeasy for anyone who suspects that their life is one big Smiths song' - Big Issue
'Absolutely the best night in the whole of the world!” - The Guardian
“Much-loved indie pop institution” - The Quietus
“Legendary indie club” - NME
"How Does It Feel To Be Loved has, since 2002, easily been one of London’s best club nights. Its unpretentious and welcoming nature, often fuelled with everything from Belle & Sebastian and Orange Juice to Tamla Motown and Dusty Springfield, swipes away any negative connotations our capital has for being a cold, brutal and rather heartless place." - Music OMH
"With a tag-line of ‘From the Smiths to the Supremes’ it’s the music policy that shapes How Does It Feel To Be Loved?; indie-pop and soul draw a quietly hip bunch of revelers. Best of all they are just so friendly; no aggro or posturing here – it’s all crooked smiles and handclaps." - For Folk's Sake
"With a decade of great nights under its belt How Does it Feel to Be Loved? is one of London's most enduring and influential underground indie get-togethers." Flavorpill

HDIF Podcasts:

Throw a party in your living room with the latest HDIF podcast. The podcasts have a variety of themes - some feature songs that were played at the most recent club night, and some are new music specials focussing on indie pop.

You can listen to them here: