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The Courtesan, Saturday October 7th




How Does It Feel To Be Loved?
Saturday October 7th
The Courtesan, 69-73 Atlantic Road, Brixton SW9 8PU. 11pm-3am. £4 members, £6 non members, £6 advance ticket.

Advance tickets here www.wegottickets.com/event/413330

We're delighted to announce that HDIF is returning to Brixton for a one-off night on Saturday October 7th. We orignally ran in Brixton for 12 wonderful years at the Canterbury Arms, from 2003 until the pub closed in 2015, by which point we were Brixton's longest running indie club. We now run monthly at The Phoenix in central London, but we couldn't resist heading south to SW9 for this one-off night.

The Courtesan is the latest addition to Brixton's ever-evolving nightlife scene. A dim sum restaurant during the day, in the evening it transforms into an artistic speakeasy, hosting cabaret, live music, and club nights. The main room has a gorgeous wooden dancefloor and a capacity of 120, and there's also an intimate basement bar that can be opened on the busier nights. I've spent the past few years looking at lots of possible spaces for HDIF in south London, and was instantly struck by the character and atmosphere of The Courtesan. I'm looking forward to putting that wooden dancefloor to the test!

The night opens at 11pm and closes at 3am. If we all feel that the space works well, then we may add additional dates in the future. Our guest DJs for this night are David and Franic of The Wave Pictures.

Membership is free from membership@howdoesitfeel.co.uk

Membership is free and registration 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're applying for more than one membership, please include an email address per person. These are strictly for the HDIF 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 11pm.




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 2017 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: