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HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE LOVED?
22ND BIRTHDAY PARTY

The Phoenix, Friday April 19th

 

How Does It Feel To Be Loved? 22nd Birthday Party
Friday April 19th
The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PP. 9pm-3am. £5 mailing list members, £6 non members, £6 advance ticket. Advance tickets here -
https://www.wegottickets.com/event/601972

Happy birthday to us! Come and help us celebrate 22 years of dancing to indie pop, northern soul, Motown, 60 girl groups and more.

There will be a live audio stream here - http://mixlr.com/hdif/ - and a chat room.

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 price tickets are availabl
e to our mailing list members. To join the mailing list, click here


 

 

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

Future dates

Friday April 19th - Our 22nd Birthday party! -
Tickets here - https://www.wegottickets.com/event/601972
Friday May 17th
- Tickets here - https://www.wegottickets.com/event/601974

About The Phoenix:

The Phoenix is on Cavendish Square in central London, a few mintues walk from Oxford Circus tube station. We have a gorgeous wooden dancefloor, a superb sound system, and drinks are at pub prices. HDIF has been at The Phoenix since 2005.

About How Does It Feel To Be Loved?

How Does It Feel To Be Loved? (often abbreviated to HDIF) has been running in London since 2002. We play indie pop, northern soul, Motown, and 60s girl groups at our nights - we love pop, we love guitars that jangle, we love foot stomping melodies and huge choruses. Over the years, we've had tons of fantastic guest DJs appear at the club, including Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian, David Gedge of The Wedding Present, Kevin Rowland of Dexys, Tracyanne Campbell of Camera Obscura, Norman Blake of Teenage Fanclub, Jeffrey Lewis, and lots more (full list here). We also produce monthly podcasts (which are here), and run an all-ages family version of the club on the last Sunday afternoon of the month (info here). We've been called "legendary" by the NME, "an institution" by Time Out and The Quietus, "impeccable" by Londonist, and "the best night in the whole of the world" by The Guardian. We've been part of the line up of the End Of The Road festival since 2011. We do it because we love it.

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/