THE ANCHORESS DUETS WITH MANIC STREET PREACHERS
ON NEW TRACK ‘DYLAN & CAITLIN’ & ANNOUNCES MELTDOWN PERFORMANCE
The Anchoress duets on a brand new track with the fellow Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers.
‘Dylan & Caitlin” is taken from the Manics’ forthcoming album ‘Resistance Is Futile’ and documents the stormy relationship between poet Dylan Thomas and his wife Caitlin, with The Anchoress taking guest vocal duties alongside James Dean Bradfield.
The Anchoress will also play this year’s 25th Meltdown Festival at the invitation of The Cure’s Robert Smith and will appear at the Royal Festival Hall in London on the 19th June 2018.
Speaking about their duet, the Manic Street Preachers’ Nicky Wire explains: “The story itself rolls through their relationship – drinking, fighting and ended up broken by America. The conversational nature of the lyrics lent themselves to a duet so we asked Catherine (aka the Anchoress) to provide the female perspective. She’s a hugely talented kindred spirit”. ‘Dylan and Caitlin’ follows in the tradition of the Manics working with guest vocalists which started with Tracey Lords on their debut album track ‘Little Baby Nothing’ and has taken in Ian McCulloch (‘Some Kind of Nothingness’), Nina Persson (‘Your Love Alone’) and Richard Hawley (‘Rewind The Film’). The duet appears on the Manics 13th studio album ‘Resistance Is Futile’, which is released on April 13th via Columbia.
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