Danielle Perry chats to The Anchoress aka producer, songwriter, author, and PhD, Catherine Anne Davies, about her critically-celebrated (see below) debut album Confessions of a Romance Novelist, which is out now via post-progressive independent label Kscope.
The Anchoress will perform her debut album in full at London's most ornate Edwardian Ballroom, The Bush Hall, on Weds June 15th 2016. In the run up to this special event, we thought this in-depth album commentary that explores the concepts behind the album and the recording process would be a great way to prepare yourself for the show.
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Get the title track from The Anchoress' debut album from Bandcamp and pick up a signed copy direct from the artist:
You can learn more about The Anchoress at iamtheanchoress.com.
You can also read:
The Anchoress' track by track guide to Confessions of a Romance Novelist (Drowned in Sound).
The Perils of Producing Your Own Album by The Anchoress (The Line of Best Fit).
Confessional Mode: An Interview With The Anchoress (TheQuietus).
Watch her new video co-starring David Gilmour's son Charlie:
...And here's what the critics had to say about her debut album.
"...addresses the peaks and troughs of love, commitment and betrayal...Fascinating." SUNDAY TIMES
"...a rich and complex debut...a blackly witty breakup album...Compelling." THE OBSERVER
"...equal parts prog and pop, oddball & accessible." NME
"...a flawless and sophisticated hyper-literate pop record." GQ
"...insightful, intelligent songwriting on this hugely entertaining album . 9/10." THE LINE OF BEST FIT
"...hyper-literary but radio-friendly debut. A record which could sneak big ideas past the listeners of daytime radio." Q
"...literate and emotive. Karen Carpenter singing John Grant." UNCUT
"...rich and satisfyingly poptastic." THE QUIETUS
"Kate Bush’s Hounds Of Love... updated for the 21st century." PROG
The Anchoress is managed by CCCLX, run by Drowned in Sound founder, Sean Adams.