HAIKU SALUT ALBUM LAUNCH
with special guests
OWL & MOUSE
TWO WHITE CRANES




The Hangover Lounge and How Does It Feel To Be Loved? present an all-ages afternoon show to launch Haiku Salut's second album.

Haiku Salut + Owl & Mouse + Two White Cranes
Sunday August 9th
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JB, 2pm-5pm, £8 admission, £4 for under 12s. Tickets available here http://www.wegottickets.com/event/324419

Haiku Salut
We're very pleased and proud to present the launch party for Haiku Salut's second album, "Etch And Etch Deep". The follow up to their critically-acclaimed 2013 debut, "Tricolore", the new album sees the Derbyshire trio melt their folk, classical and electronic influences to create a sound that's both inventive and inquisitive, at times more boldly pop, at others startlingly impressionistic. The opening track on the album, "Bleak And Beautiful (All Things)" was called "uniquely stunning" by The Line Of Best Fit, who said: "this tune merges worlds and genres with callous disregard for adhering to the norm. We see techno and minimalist beats coalesce with trad folk melodies; pastoral pop pirouette with carnival-noir accordions, tinkling glocks and ambient synths. It's instrumental post-folk that isn't afraid to tear up the rulebook and begin fresh," while the album itself was hailed as a "vividly coloured sonic canvas" by Popmatters. It's a wonderful, wonderful record and we're looking forward to celebrating its launch at the Hangover Lounge.

http://haikusalut.com/

Owl & Mouse
You wait all year for the launch of a superb album and then two come along at once. July also sees the release of the long-awaited debut album by Owl & Mouse. Formed initially as a solo project for Australian singer-songwriter Hannah Botting, the sister of Bill Botting of Allo Darlin', Owl & Mouse quickly grew into a fully-fledged band, with the addition of sister Jen on backing vocals, Tom on vocals and bass, Emma on keyboards, and Dan on violin. Hannah's early songs were simple, heart-stopping compositions featuring just her gorgeous voice and a strummed ukulele, but Owl & Mouse's 2012 single on Hangover Lounge, "Canvas Bags", announced the arrival of a more ambitious and affecting group, with a deeper understanding of arrangement and harmony. The five piece's debut album, "Departures", sees them continue this journey, with opening single "Worst Kiss" building to a crescendo of cello, brass.and lush harmonies. We've followed this band since their inception and we're overjoyed to see them blossom into such a magnificent group.

http://owlandmousemusic.com/

Two White Cranes
You wait all year for the launch of a superb album and then...hang on, wait...what? Three albums?? Oh yes - Bristol-based singer-songwriter Roxy Brennan has writing beautiful pop songs for a few years now, playing with The Mountain Parade, The Nervy Betters, Trust Fund and Grubs to name just a few. She also performs as a solo artist under the name Two White Cranes and released her self-titled debut on the peerless stitch-stich label in November 2014. Less than a year later, she's ready with the follow up, "Raddison Blue", which comes out on CD on stitch-stitch and on tape on Oddbox on August 1st. Featuring Dan Howard and Joanna Gruesome's Owen Williams, the album's lead single, "So Much Water, So Close To Home" takes its name from a Raymond Carver short story and marries inventive stripped back indie rock with Roxy's mesmerising voice, weaving an evocative tale as it goes. We're looking forward to hearing more from the album on the 9th.

https://twowhitecranes.bandcamp.com/

Photos of previous HDIF Presents nights are here

HDIF Presents I - Sambassadeur/Vermont/Wintergreen
HDIF Presents II - Language Of Flowers/Aujourd'hui Madame/The Postcards
HDIF Presents III - Saturday Looks Good To Me/Spencer DeVere/The Gresham Flyers
HDIF Presents IV - Labrador/The Red Stars/Lucky Soul
HDIF Presents V - Suburban Kids With Biblical Names/Michaelmas/The Bleeding Hearts/Fanfarlo
HDIF Presents VI - Darren Hayman/The Tamborines/Silver Springs
HDIF Presents VII - Tilly And The Wall/Money Can't Buy Music/The Albemarle House
HDIF Presents VIII - Telley/Two Men In A Boat/Molloy/Amida
HDIF Presents IX - Tender Trap/Fosca/Strange Idols

HDIF Presents X - Irene/Mon Fio/Stars Of Aviation/Shimura Curves
HDIF Presents XI - Sportique/Salty Pirates/The Ghosts/The Cut-Outs
HDIF Presents XII - Scarlet's Well/Helene/Pocketbooks/H Bird
HDIF Presents XIII - Lucky Soul/Irene/Language Of Flowers/Gresham Flyers
HDIF Presents XIV - I'm From Barcelona/Suburban Kids With Biblical Names/Strange Idols
HDIF Presents XV - Francois/Amida/The Steadies/The Darlings
HDIF Presents XVI - Butcher Boy/Stars Of Aviation/Pocketbooks
HDIF Presents XVII - Butcher Boy/Cats On Fire/Shimura Curves
HDIF Presents XVIII - Saturday Looks Good To Me/Lucky Soul Lounge Show/The School/Chris Bathgate
HDIF Presents XIX - Band Of Holy Joy/Rosie Taylor Project/The Crisps/Roadside Poppies
HDIF Presents XX - Cats On Fire/The Sunny Street/The Brights/Brontosaurus Chorus
HDIF Presents XXI - The Lodger/My Sad Captains/Arctic Circle/The Bikinis
HDIF Presents XXII - Butcher Boy/Brontosaurus Chorus/AWWBLOT?/Plans And Apologies
HDIF Presents XXIII - The Brunettes/The School/Wake The President/The Deirdres
HDIF Presents XXIV - Darren Hayman and Jack Hayter/Saturday Looks Good To Me/The Voluntary Butler Scheme
HDIF Presents XXV - Darren Hayman and Jack Hayter/Saturday Looks Good To Me/Rotifer
HDIF Presents XXVI - Stars Of Aviation/Brontosaurus Chorus/The Rocky Nest/Honey Pine Dresser
HDIF Presents XXVII - Even As We Speak/Mexican Kids At Home/Hong Kong In The 60s/The Give It Ups
HDIF Presents XXVIII - Darren Hanlon/The Understudies/Honey Pine Dresser
HDIF Presents XXIX - The Bank Holidays/Help Stamp Out Loneliness/The Mai 68s/Hissing At Swans
HDIF Presents XXX - Shrag/The Gresham Flyers/Bonne Idee/The Empty Set
HDIF Presents XXXI - Pelle Carlberg/The School/Arctic Circle/The Noughts And Crosses Band
HDIF Presents XXXII - The Madrigals/Electrophonvintage/The Puncture Repair Kit/Lost Left
HDIF Presents XXXIII - The Ballet/Help Stamp Out Loneliness/Pocketbooks
HDIF Presents XXXIV - Hearts!Attack/Mountain Parade/Moustache Of Insanity/Monster Bobby
HDIF Presents XXXV - Butcher Boy/The Empty Set
HDIF Presents XXXVI - Esiotrot/Hexicon/Allo Darlin'/Beacons
HDIF Presents XXXVII - Abdoujaparov/Brontosaurus Chorus/AWWBLOT?/The Ethical Debating Society
HDIF Presents XXXVIII - Butcher Boy/Cats On Fire/Pocketbooks
HDIF Presents XXXIX - Veronica Falls/The 18 Carat Love Affair/Mascot Fight/The Give It Ups
HDIF Presents XXXX - Pocketbooks/Northern Portrait/Standard Fare/Moustache Of Insanity
HDIF Presents XXXXI - White Town/Arthur And Martha/The Cavalcade/Honey Pine Dresser
HDIF Presents XXXXII - Tender Trap/MJ Hibbett & The Validators/Leaving Mornington Crescent/Hissing At Swans
HDIF Presents XXXXIII - God Help The Girl/Pocketbooks
HDIF Presents XXXXIV - Allo Darlin'/This Many Boyfriends/Of Mice And Mental Arithmetic/King And The Olive Fields
HDIF Presents XXXXV - Betty And The Werewolves/I Know I Have No Collar/The Puncture Repair Kit/Enderby's Room
HDIF Presents XXXXVI - The Loves/The Mai 68s/King And The Olive Fields/Funsize Lions
HDIF Presents XXXXVII - Easter Sun/Red Shoe Diaries/Tigercats/The Sunny Street
HDIF Presents XXXXVIII - Stars Of Aviation/Moustache Of Insanity/The Werewandas/Tracey's Love
HDIF Presents XXXXIX - Tender Trap/Shrag/Betty & The Werewolves/Antarctica Takes It!/Pocketbooks
HDIF Presents L- Ray Rumours/The Madrigals
HDIF Presents LI - Lost Left/The Racket/Frozy/Panther Society
HDIF Presents LII - This Many Boyfriends/Evans The Death/The Werewandas/Owl + Mouse
HDIF Presents LIII - The Leaf Library/The Understudies/Effort/Tiger And Panda

HDIF Presents LIV - Would-Be-Goods/Tigercats/A Fine Day For Sailing/Owl + Mouse
HDIF Presents LV - The Sunny Street/The Heroes Of The Mexican Independence Movement/Clicky Bones/Frozy
HDIF Presents LVI - Shirley Lee/The Puncture Repair Kit/The Pony Collaboration/A Little Orchestra
HDIF Presents LVII - This Many Boyfriends/Tigercats/Haiku Salut/Tiny Birds
HDIF Presents LVIII - White Town/A Fine Day For Sailing/Fever Dream/Frozy
HDIF Presents LIX - A Little Orchestra/Shirley Lee/The Madrigals/Haiku Salut
HDIF Presents LX - Tender Trap/Knickers/Big Wave/Empty Set
HDIF Presents LXI - The Popguns/Joanna Gruesome/Owl + Mouse
HDIF Presents LXII - The Pooh Sticks/The Hobbes Fanclub/Violet Woods
HDIF Presents LXII - Flowers/Joyce The Librarian/Cosines/Joe Innes And The Cavalcade
HDIF Presents LXIII - Haiku Salut/Kate Goes/The Understudies/A Little Orchestra
HDIF Presents LXIII - Haiku Salut/The Middle Ones
HDIF Presents LXIV - Tyrannosaurus Dead/The Fireworks/The Drink/Owl & Mouse
HDIF Presents LXV - Cosines/Mascot Fight/EXPENSIVE/The Living End!
HDIF Presents LXVI - Comet Gain/Heathers/Fever Dream
HDIF Presents LXVII - The Flatmates/Chorusgirl/The Understudies
HDIF Presents LXVIII - Haiku Salut/Astronauts
HDIF Presents LXVIX - Haiku Salut/Jilk

If you'd like to play, let us know either by emailing gigs@howdoesitfeel.co.uk or going to the messageboard, which is here:

http://s4.invisionfree.com/howdoesitfeel/index.php?

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