This show was 2nd in the global indie pop chart, 3rd in the global indie rock chart, 3rd in the global punk chart and 11th in the global indie chart.
From Field Day to Indietracks, from End Of The Road to On Blackheath, it was a great summer of discovering wonderful new bands and catching up with old favourites. This podcast rounds-up some of the highlights of my festival season, and also features some of the highlights of the most recent HDIF nights at The Phoenix. There's brand new music from Frankie Cosmos, Pinegrove, Boys Forever, Expert Alterations and Kew (a fourpiece from Brooklyn, naturally). There's old classics by Band Of Holy Joy, Sugar, Smoking Popes, and the astonishing 1976 single by Detroit's proto-punk legends Death. There's new songs by The Hidden Cameras, Teenage Fanclub, Jeffrey Lewis and The Wedding Present. And a song by the glorious Cavern Of Anti-Matter (featuring Tim Gane of Stereolab).
The next HDIF is at The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, London on Sat Sept 17th, with guest DJ David Gedge of The Wedding Present. More info: http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk/hdifdavid.html