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The Anchoress

Confessions Of A Romance Novelist - Deluxe Edition

Garnering comparisons to John Grant and Lana Del Rey, The Anchoress's concept driven compositions have been the talk of the music press in 2016. PROG magazine - who've nominated her for best-newcomer at their awards - went as far as proclaiming her debut album as "...Kate Bush's 'Hounds Of Love' updated for the 21st century."

Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, PhD & producer Catherine Anne Davies (who also plays in the live line-up of Simple Minds) sums up her album's overall concept as, "Partly a concept album narrated by the titular potboiler author, partly a series of imaginary character pieces, and partly a deeply personal outpouring from someone who's been through a fair amount of personal hell."

Whichever way you choose to describe The Anchoress' compelling debut 'Confessions Of A Romance Novelist '(co-produced by Mansun's frontman Paul Draper) one thing's for certain, this is something truly different.


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The Anchoress

What Goes Around

    ‘What Goes Around’ is the debut single from The Anchoress - a new project from London-based Catherine Anne Davies, co-produced with Paul Draper (Mansun) and mixed by Cenzo Townshend.

    Set for release on May 5th as a limited edition, heavyweight and clear 7", ‘What Goes Around’ is the first taste of The Anchoress’ forthcoming debut album; a refreshing blast of “revenge pop”, with angular guitars and barbed lyrics framing this anthem about karmic balance.

    The single premiered on Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6Music show, alongside an interview with Paul Draper about the project. The Anchoress is Draper’s first album-length production since the implosion of Mansun in 2003. As well as co-producing the project alongside Catherine, he also plays guitar on six of the tracks featured on the album.

    Made over a two-year period, with recording interrupted by a series of events that threatened to derail the project completely (including Catherine injuring her hand so badly during a two day recording session that she was told she might not play again).

    She says, “This album has been made on a wing and a prayer, lots of favours, one car crash, one death, one broken hand, and a lot of patience on so many parts. Stir in 3 jobs, 4 studios, 1 arrest, 3 pianos, 40 songs and 1 very patient engineer… and you get some way to understanding what a long road it has been….”


    Ltd 7" Info: Limited edition clear vinyl pressing.

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