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HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE LOVED?
The Phoenix, Saturday October 30th
Halloween Party

 

 

How Does It Feel To Be Loved?
Saturday October 30th
The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PP. 9pm-3am. £4 members, £6 non members, £6 advance ticket. Advance tickets here https://www.wegottickets.com/event/524403

There will be a live audio stream here - http://mixlr.com/hdif/ - and a chat room. We'll also be streaming the set to our VR world on Altspace. More info on that here

When better to celebrate Halloween than at the witching hour itself? Dance yourself towards midnight with our regular mix of indie and northern soul, and then turn into a whirling dervish when the 30th turns into the 31st with unearthly indie pop, ghoulish girl groups, spooky soul, graveyard smashes, and as many versions of "There's A Ghost In My House" as we can manage (probably two). If you feel like dressing up, then please do. If you prefer to stick to your usual stylish attire, that's cool too.

Please note that we ask for Covid pass or proof of recent lateral flow test or immunisation for entry. There's more info on the Covid Safety Precautions here

All of our live streams are free of charge, but if you'd like to make a donation, that would be very welcome. You can do that here


Membership for the club is free and available 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.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We play:

Belle & Sebastian * Dusty Springfield * The Magnetic Fields * Love * Orange Juice * The Ronettes * Ramones * The Supremes * Aztec Camera * Beach Boys * Buzzcocks * The Cure * The Temptations * Velvet Underground * Felt * The Shangri-Las * R.E.M. * Allo Darlin' * Otis Redding * The Field Mice * Dexys Midnight Runners * Camera Obscura * The Four Tops * The Go-Betweens * Pixies * Tammi Terrell * Jens Lekman * Jonathan Richman * Le Tigre * Pat Powdrill * The Sea Urchins * Sleater-Kinney * Os Mutantes * Neutral Milk Hotel * The Left Banke * The Associates * Martha Reeves & The Vandellas * Thee Oh Sees * Teenage Fanclub * The Pastels * Shop Assistants

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:

https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/