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The Phoenix, Saturday April 15th


Our 15th Birthday Party with very special guest DJ Kevin Rowland.

The legendary Dexys frontman makes a very welcome return to HDIF to help us celebrate 15 years of indie pop, northern soul, 60s girl groups and more. Kevin has DJ-ed at HDIF four times now and each night was absolutely incredible. As well as playing an immaculate selection of music, spanning from Toots And The Maytals and David Bowie to T Rex and the Stooges, Kevin also sang along with some of the songs, making the night more like an intimate gig than a regular club. We're looking forward to seeing what he has in store for us this time around!

Advance tickets here https://www.wegottickets.com/event/390167

Photos of Kevin's previous appearances at HDIF are here:

Kevin Rowland DJ-ing at HDIF in 2016 - http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk/july162016a.html
Kevin Rowland DJ-ing at HDIF in 2011 - http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk/july162011a.html
Kevin Rowland DJ-ing at HDIF in 2009 - http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk/nov62009a.html
Kevin Rowland DJ-ing at HDIF in 2007 - http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk/feb22007a.html


How Does It Feel To Be Loved?
Saturday April 15th, 2017
The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, London W1. 9pm-3am, £4 members £6 non-members. Membership is free! Register here: http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk/membership.html

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

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