The Hennessy Sound Lounge kicks off this week, hosting seven intimate evenings featuring guest music collectors including David Kitt, BP Fallon, Colm K, Vivienne Dick and Ships introducing their favourite records and talking about them at Hen’s Teeth Prints on Fade Street from this Wednesday July 19th until July 28th. The full schedule is here.
To give you an idea of what 12 guests will experience Ships’ Simon Cullen has put together a Spotify playlist of the kind of music he will be discussing.
Of the selection, Cullen says:
“I didn’t think too much about a format here, it’s more a selection of songs that for whatever reason always seem to capture and keep my attention throughout.Not all music does this to me, it’d probably be overwhelming if it did. So I pay attention when it happens and wonder what part of me, conscious or subconscious, is responding here.Each of these songs definitely brings something up, and to my delight, every time i hear them.”
Ships also dropped a new music video for their Precession track ‘Another Way’ directed by Stevie Russell in collaboration with This Greedy Pig.
The eighties-inspired video was shot in Howth, Co Dublin.
“Ships have created a beautifully nostalgic track,” says Stevie. “For me, it evoked the awkward pain of young love. The uncertainty and the confusion of it all, the regretful moments where you feel you’ve blown it and the world is collapsing, but you’re still a kid so you dance it off. I wanted to frame this feeling through the prism of what I was watching at that age. We got really lucky with the two kids, Sam Hardy and Elena O’Connor. They nailed the feeling.”
“We shot it all on the northside of Dublin. In and around the beautiful seaside town of Howth. It’s a strangely beautiful place that seems to have sprung up in the 1970s and was clearly designed with an American influence, so it perfectly suited the material I was trying to reference.”
Choice Music Prize winning Ships are one of the featured collectors at the Hennessy Sound Lounge which takes over Hen’s Teeth on Fade Street, Dublin 2 from July 19th – 28th. Over seven nights music lovers and the culturally curious will have the chance to meet with seven of Ireland’s most avid vinyl collectors and delve a little deeper into their collections, listen to some of their favourite tracks and hear about their lives in the music industry.
As well as Ships, the line-up includes Paul Diddy, designer at record label Luaka Bop; experimental artist, filmmaker and avid music collector Vivienne Dick; Aisling O’Riordan DJ, promoter and musician with all-female band Morning Veils; Cork DJs Colm K and John Byrne, legendary DJ and photographer BP Fallon, and singer-songwriter David Kitt.
Tickets costing only €8 plus booking fee include a tasting masterclass with Hennessy Brand Ambassador Paul Tuohy and are available through Eventbrite. Get your tickets early as there are only 12 spaces per session.