The Anchoress

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The Anchoress Short Info

The Anchoress is songwriter, Bloomsbury-published author, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Catherine Anne Davies. She was born in Wales, and grew up training to be a ballerina in Buckinghamshire. She's been compared to Queen of Prog Kate Bush and described as "the much more feminist Lana Del Rey" by NPR. At its essence her music blends the worlds of prog and pop, to create what she describes as "revenge-pop". On January 15th 2016 her debut album Confessions of a Romance Novelist is set for release through the Kscope label (home to four time Grammy nominee Steven Wilson and rock behemoths Anathema). Ahead of the album comes the 'You And Only You' EP which features 5 different versions of the track, including collaborations with White Hinterland, electronic maestro Philip Reach, and Mansun's Paul Draper, plus a special strings-enriched version mixed by Cenzo Townshend. Meanwhile, Catherine is busy working on album two with Bernard Butler.

"...D​avies is making music like nobody else at the moment." - NME
"...a flawless and sophisticated hyper-literate pop record." GQ
“...A great, dark classic pop song” - STEVE LAMACQ, BBC 6MUSIC
“...delightfully theatrical and sharp as a bloody blade. Wales' much more explicitly feminist answer to Lana Del Rey.” ANN POWERS, NPR
“...Imperious, oddball & accessible.” - 20 tracks you have to hear this week - NME
“...What happened to Mansun's Paul Draper? Well, he's producing The Anchoress and the results are quite something” - CLASH
"...One hell of an introduction" - DROWNED IN SOUND
“...a dark, intricate and intelligent debut… an album of distinctive sound and ambitious ideals.” LOUDER THAN WAR

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The Anchoress is songwriter, Bloomsbury-published author, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Catherine Anne Davies. She was born in Wales, and grew up training to be a ballerina in Buckinghamshire. She's been compared to Queen of Prog Kate Bush and described as "the much more feminist Lana Del Rey" by NPR. At its essence her music blends the worlds of prog and pop, to create what she describes as "revenge-pop". On January 15th 2016 her debut album Confessions of a Romance Novelist is set for release through the Kscope label (home to four time Grammy nominee Steven Wilson and rock behemoths Anathema). Ahead of the album comes the 'You And ...

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Past Gigs The Anchoress

  • 05 | 2016 Liverpool Sound City Liverpool Sound City Festival

Media

  • Video One For Sorrow - The Anchoress
  • Video The Anchoress - You and Onl...

Origin

  • London GB

Founded

  • 2014