The Golden Apples of the Sun Radio Show

How Does It Feel To Be Loved – Indiepop

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How Does It Feel To Be Loved…

The Golden Apples of the Sun Radio Show presents a special Valentines Day musical date with the sound of Indie-Pop – listen to the show with someone you love…

How Does It Feel To Be Loved (also known as HDIF) is a legendary intimate and DIY London club night playing indie pop and a number of other genres including, soul, girl groups, and sixties heartbreak sounds. HDIF has been going since 2002 and is genuinely adored: “Legendary indie club,” – NME. “Much-loved indie pop institution,” – The Quietus. “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. “A speakeasy for anyone who suspects that their life is one big Smiths song,”…etc whatthe punters who have been say is equally wonderfful (here)

the kids at the club

In 2006 the club released its compilation ‘The Kids at the Club’ celebrating the 20th anniversary of the legendary NME’s C-86 compilation. The Kids At The Club is now itself regarded as a classic. As Pitchfork said in their review ”Indeed, another difference between The Kids at the Club and the indie pop canon is the very nostalgia entailed by such an endeavor. The Pastels, Talulah Gosh, and the Field Mice all had obvious influences, (but here these new bands) carved out identifiable sounds of their own…Both longtime followers of the scene and curious newbies will all likely find their own tracks to love…”

2015 saw the last night of HDIF at one of its longer residencies and almost spiritual home The Canterbury Arms in Brixton. Like a mini-tragedy that could inherit the finest indie-pop The Canterbury Arms was being (and now has been) demolished.

Check out Claude Mono’s original HDIF inspired mixtape from 2009 here

Here are some photos of Indie kids having fun at How Does It Feel at the tragically now demolished Canterbury Arms in Brixton

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hdif crowd

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hdif anterbury-last-night fans

hdif crowd









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