Sat Oct 7th - The Wave Pictures DJ at HDIF in Brixton

We’re back!

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.

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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.

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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