Happy birthday to us! We celebrate 19 years of dancing to indie pop, northern soul, and 60s girl groups with a very special guest DJ - Stephen McRobbie of The Pastels. After I had my mind blown by The Jesus And Mary Chain, The Pastels were the band that made me fall in love with indie pop, so it's no exaggeration to say no Pastels, no HDIF. We're thrilled and honoured that Stephen is the guest DJ for our 19th birthday party.
Belle & Sebastian * Dusty Springfield * The Magnetic Fields * Love * Orange Juice * The Ronettes * The Ramones * Aztec Camera * Beach Boys * Buzzcocks * The Supremes * The Cure * 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
The Canterbury Arms now features an exhibition of David Bowie photographs. David was born a few minutes walk away from the pub.
All of our virtual dance parties are archived on our Mixcloud page.
“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
"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 London