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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:




Formidable Laggard

Highlights indeed!
I also LOVED the silent disco at End of the Road, thanks Ian! It was amazing to see other people freak out equally over Magnetic Fields etc.
Here's my compilation of reminiscences

Professor Bootle

Smoking Popes! Respect

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Two Bridges by The Wedding Present
Sinister by Frankie Cosmos
The Day I Left Home by The Hidden Cameras
Capture my Soul by Band of Holy Joy
If I Can't Change Your Mind by Sugar
Passionate Friend by Meilyr Jones
melody in high feedback tones by Cavern Of Anti-Matter
Voice In My Head by Boys Forever
The Past And You by Expert Alterations
Cleaner by Kew
The First Sight by Teenage Fanclub
Crab line by Trust Fund
Then Again by Pinegrove
Keep on Knocking by Death
I Need You Around by Smoking Popes
Target by The Goon Sax
Back To Manhattan by Jeffrey Lewis