- 25 Sep 18
Cursed Murphy releases new single 'Foxhole Prayer' ahead of the launch of new live music event, Foxhole Sessions, in Wexford at the end of this month.
The track, a combination of litany-poem, big-beat loop and visceral noise, was recorded at Johnny Fox's studio in Rosslare and features Murphy's frequent musical collaborator Dan Comerford.
Speaking about the piece, Murphy said: "It came from the idea that some of my favourite songs and books and poems take the form of a sort of prayer. Whether it’s Robert Johnson or Public Enemy or the Book of Revelation, there’s this recurring sense of some lost soul in a bunker or a hole in the ground, yelling at a god that may or may not exist. It comes from that old phrase, there are no atheists in a foxhole. I think that when we create stuff we’re throwing prayers or petitions up at the heavens. And if there’s no god, maybe what we’re doing is praying to ourselves.”
The launch party for the single is a double-header with Johnny Fox, who'll be performing his new album Águas on the same night, September 28.
Águas is the sequel to 2016’s Cais, and was recorded with the help of Basciville men Cillian and Lorcan Byrne, and their long time guitar collaborator Chris Colloton, who will all be joining him at the launch party for the one and only live performance of the album. The full record will follow on October 5.
The launch show itself is the first of a new series of live music events entitled Foxhole Sessions, set up by Murphy and Johnny. It aims to provide a live platform for music and art of quality – of no specific genre or description – and to get musicians, artists and the gig-going public of Wexford into interesting spaces together to share in unique and out of the ordinary experiences, both musical and otherwise. Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2108817586046701/
Listen to 'Foxhole Prayer' below: