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How Does It Feel To Be Loved?
31st December 2019
Nambucca, 596 Holloway Rd, London N7 6LB, map of the venue here, 9pm-5am, £10

Advance tickets here http://www.wegottickets.com/event/482534

Named one of London's best indie clubs by Time Out and hailed as "legendary" by NME, How Does It Feel To Be Loved? is a long-running indie pop and soul club night, playing The Smiths to The Supremes, Belle & Sebastian to The Beach Boys, Dexys to Dusty, and more. We've DJ-ed at End Of The Road, ATP and Indietracks festivals, and have been running popular New Year's Eve nights in London since 2005.

We're delighted that Time Out has once again named our NYE night one of the best NYE parties in London. In the issue published on 17/12/19, they said: "The long-running indie and soul night heads to Holloway Road for its NYE bash this year. Expect to hear everything from The Smiths to The Supremes and to be in good company: the HDIF NYE party always sells out".

In 2016, our NYE party was named the number one NYE party in London by Time Out. They said: "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." You can read the full review here

Guest DJ: Sean Price of Fortuna POP!

Our NYE parties always sell out in advance so an advance ticket is advised.

This year's venue

After storming NYE parties at Nambucca in 2017 and 2018, we're very pleased to announce that we'll be returning to Nambucca for NYE 2019! Gorgeously refurbished with a superb soundsystem and a wonderful wooden dancefloor, Nambucca is perfect for New Year's Eve - a lovely open layout which means that everyone will feel part of the party, and the perfect shape, a square-ish rectangle not unlike a slightly bigger version of The Phoenix.

Nambucca is at 596 Holloway Rd, London N7 6LB, which is 8-10 minutes walk from both Archway and Holloway Road tube stations and nearer still to Upper Holloway train station. As usual, the night tube will run all night on New Year's Eve. We open at 9pm and close at 5am.





We play:

The Smiths * The Supremes * Belle & Sebastian * Dusty Springfield * The Magnetic Fields * Love * Orange Juice * The Ronettes * Aztec Camera * Beach Boys * The Temptations * Velvet Underground * Felt * The Shangri-Las * Allo Darlin' * Otis Redding * The Field Mice * Dexys Midnight Runners * Camera Obscura * The Four Tops * The Go-Betweens * 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

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:



Photos from previous HDIF New Year's Eve parties are here:

31st December 2018
31st December 2017
31st December 2016
31st December 2015

31st December 2014
31st December 2013
31st December 2012
31st December 2011
31st December 2010
31st December 2008
31st December 2007
31st December 2006
31st December 2005