Dark. Filmic. 80’s tinged, entrancing electronic pop. With influences and comparisons made to artists such as Lorde, Kate Bush, Billie Eilish and Eurythmics.
Both musically and lyrically, Claire McCartney & Beccy Henderson from VOKXEN draw influences on Irish folklore, feminism and cult film.
They have become one of the hottest names in Northern Irish music, thrilling crowds at venues across Belfast and playing international shows in cities such as London and Berlin.
Claire & Beccy were inspired by Islandmagee artist Audrey Kyle’s story “The Witches Stone“. From there, they’ve produced the song ‘Sanctuary (The Witches Stone), that recalls the Islandmagee Witch Trials which took place some 300 years ago. The song tells of a woman condemned as a witch, clinging to the Witches Stone as she is grabbed and taken away.
Check out the music video of VOKXEN’s ‘Sanctuary (The Witches Stone)’ below!