Watch a video for the new song starring Olwen Fouéré.
ØXN is the name of the experimental doom folk project from the foursome of Radie Peat (Lankum), Katie Kim, Eleanor Myler (Percolator) and producer John ‘Spud’ Murphy who are set to release their debut album CYRM on Claddagh Records on Friday October 27th 2023.
Their debut song ‘Love Henry’ was first out the blocks, and they’ve announced two live shows in Dublin’s Sugar Club, now sold out.
Cruel Mother’ is the latest taste from the album, a nine-and-a-half minute track with a video featuring actor, Olwen Fouéré.
“‘Cruel Mother’ is a traditional song, possibly originating from the mid-18th century, intended at the time as a cautionary tale. Women were considered criminals if they had illegitimate children; were considered demonic rather than suffering from mental illness or distress. It’s a song of persecution, abuse, infantilism and guilt based on the version by Andy the Doorbum.”
CYRM is a six-track album featuring traditional folk songs and covers. Just over 45 minutes in total length, it features ‘The Feast‘, written by Katie Kim; original arrangements of traditional folk songs: ‘The Trees They Do Grow High‘, ‘Love Henry‘ and ‘Cruel Mother‘ – the latter uses parts of an arrangement by Andy Fenstermaker (Andy The Doorbum); and two covers (‘The Wife of Michael Cleary‘ by Maija Sofia and ‘Farmer in the City‘ by Scott Walker).
ØXN – CYRM – TRACK LIST
1. Cruel Mother
2. The Trees They Do Grow High
3. Love Henry
4. The Feast
5. The Wife of Michael Cleary
6. Farmer in the City