Thursday 23rd July
Pocketbooks/Northern Portrait/Standard Fare/Moustache Of Insanity
Jamm, 261 Brixton Road, SW9 6LH, 7.30pm, FREE admission, map here
This month's HDIF Presents is a pre-Indietracks special, with bands and DJs who are either booked to play the festival or are planning to gatecrash it!
Pocketbooks are a pop band from London, combining melodic boy/girl harmonies, spiralling guitars and delicate piano lines. Expect a sprinkling of dazzling 60s soul alongside some sparkling indiepop charm! Their debut album, "Flight Paths", will finally be out by the time of this show.
Stars of the recent San Francisco Popfest, this new band from Copenhagen play elegant, literate guitar pop in the vein of The Smiths, Felt and Gene. Their debut album, on Matinee Recordings, is out now.
A trio from Sheffield who blur the lines between post-punk and indiepop, Standard Fare sound like a long lost Peel favourite brought back to life for 2009. Angular, melodic, spiky, intimate, there are hints of Young Marble Giants, The Go-Betweens, early PJ Harvey and The Lodger all tussling for space here. They're the only band on our line-up not playing Indietracks, but, you know, really, they should be. Next year...
Moustache Of Insanity
A duo comprising a Swede and an Australian, Moustache Of Insanity play what indie-mp3 call ”a daft combination of twee bedroom pop and the Moldy Peaches”. We hear the wry pop of Jens Lekman and the Salty Pirates, and a whole bundle of fun.
Andrew Laidlaw (Lucky Soul)
Krister Bladh (Heaven Is Above Your Head/A Smile And A Ribbon)
Moustache Of Insanity 8pm-8.30pm
Standard Fare 8.45pm-9.15pm
Northern Portrait 9.30pm-10pm
Last Northern line tube northbound from Oval: 00.22
Last Victoria line tube northbound from Brixton: 00.26
Official Website: http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk
Added by ianw on July 6, 2009