Record Store Day 7inch Confirmed

★★★★  MOJO “…Kate Bush’s Hounds Of Love… updated for the 21st century.” PROG “Fascinating.” THE SUNDAY TIMES “Compelling.” THE OBSERVER THE ANCHORESS to release limited edition 7” for Record Store Day On April 16th 2016, The Anchoress will release a special limited edition 7” to mark the 9th annual Record Store Day. Following the critically-acclaimed release of her debut album, Confessions of a Romance Novelist, The Anchoress (aka Catherine AD) offers up a special limited 7 inch vinyl release for Record Store Day via Kscope, featuring the angular prog-pop ‘Popular’ (which reached no.2 in the Hype Machine) backed with a special previously unreleased string quartet version of the XFM playlisted and Steve Lamacq championed single ‘What Goes Around’. There will be just 1000 copies of this release on black vinyl. On Facebook, Catherine said: “I am very proud to be a small part of supporting the lifeblood of our music stores and independent labels.” The Anchoress was lauded earlier this year by the broadsheet press for her “compelling” (The Observer) and “fascinating” (Sunday Times) debut album, which she co-produced with Mansun’s Paul Draper, gracing the cover of the Guardian reviews section, as well as receiving coverage online from The Quietus, Drowned in Sound, The Line of Best Fit, Q, Gigwise, NPR and more. Garnering comparisons to John Grant, Lana Del Rey and Kate Bush, Catherine’s previous singles have received heavy rotation of BBC 6Music and Radio X, as well as recently recording a special BBC Maida Vale session. Catherine spent much of 2015 touring the arenas of Europe and the UK playing with Simple Minds to over 500,000 people, plus millions of Americans when she performed at the Billboard Awards in Las Vegas. She will shortly announce her first live dates as The Anchoress, which has been a studio project up to now, as well as some special festival appearances. Here’s what the press have been saying about The Anchoress’ debut album, which you can stream online now: http://smarturl.it/COARN_STREAM “…a flawless and sophisticated hyper-literate pop record.” GQ “…hyper-literary but radio-friendly. Could sneak big ideas past the listeners of daytime radio.” Q “…Kate Bush’s Hounds Of Love… updated for the 21st century.” PROG “…lit-infused, atmospheric pop record (with just the right amount of percentage of rock angles)… think Shirley Manson meets Stefani meets Tori.” NOISEY “…literate and emotive. Karen Carpenter singing John Grant.” UNCUT ★★★★  MOJO “…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 “…insightful, intelligent songwriting on this hugely entertaining album . 9/10.” THE LINE OF BEST FIT “…delightfully theatrical and sharp as a bloody blade. Wales’ much more explicitly feminist answer to Lana Del Rey.”  NPR “…literate, ambitious and engrossing .” CLASH “…equal parts prog and pop, oddball & accessible.” NME “…a dark, intricate and intelligent debut… an album of distinctive sound and ambitious ideals.” LOUDER THAN WAR “…as comfortable at CBGB’s as in Broadway theatres.” LES INROCKUPTIBLES “It is hard to believe there will be many more interesting, or better, debut albums in 2016.” MUSIC OMH

★★★★  MOJO

“…Kate Bush’s Hounds Of Love… updated for the 21st century.” PROG

“Fascinating.” THE SUNDAY TIMES

“Compelling.” THE OBSERVER

THE ANCHORESS to release limited edition 7” for Record Store Day

On April 16th 2016, The Anchoress will release a special limited edition 7” to mark the 9th annual Record Store Day.

Following the critically-acclaimed release of her debut album, Confessions of a Romance Novelist, The Anchoress (aka Catherine AD) offers up a special limited 7 inch vinyl release for Record Store Day via Kscope, featuring the angular prog-pop ‘Popular’ (which reached no.2 in the Hype Machine) backed with a special previously unreleased string quartet version of the XFM playlisted and Steve Lamacq championed single ‘What Goes Around’. There will be just 1000 copies of this release on black vinyl.

On Facebook, Catherine said: “I am very proud to be a small part of supporting the lifeblood of our music stores and independent labels.

The Anchoress was lauded earlier this year by the broadsheet press for her “compelling” (The Observer) and “fascinating” (Sunday Times) debut album, which she co-produced with Mansun’s Paul Draper, gracing the cover of the Guardian reviews section, as well as receiving coverage online from The Quietus, Drowned in Sound, The Line of Best Fit, Q, Gigwise, NPR and more. Garnering comparisons to John Grant, Lana Del Rey and Kate Bush, Catherine’s previous singles have received heavy rotation of BBC 6Music and Radio X, as well as recently recording a special BBC Maida Vale session.

Catherine spent much of 2015 touring the arenas of Europe and the UK playing with Simple Minds to over 500,000 people, plus millions of Americans when she performed at the Billboard Awards in Las Vegas. She will shortly announce her first live dates as The Anchoress, which has been a studio project up to now, as well as some special festival appearances.

Here’s what the press have been saying about The Anchoress’ debut album, which you can stream online now: http://smarturl.it/COARN_STREAM

“…a flawless and sophisticated hyper-literate pop record.” GQ

“…hyper-literary but radio-friendly. Could sneak big ideas past the listeners of daytime radio.” Q

“…Kate Bush’s Hounds Of Love… updated for the 21st century.” PROG

“…lit-infused, atmospheric pop record (with just the right amount of percentage of rock angles)… think Shirley Manson meets Stefani meets Tori.” NOISEY

“…literate and emotive. Karen Carpenter singing John Grant.” UNCUT

★★★★  MOJO

“…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

“…insightful, intelligent songwriting on this hugely entertaining album . 9/10.” THE LINE OF BEST FIT

“…delightfully theatrical and sharp as a bloody blade. Wales’ much more explicitly feminist answer to Lana Del Rey.”  NPR

“…literate, ambitious and engrossing .” CLASH

“…equal parts prog and pop, oddball & accessible.” NME

“…a dark, intricate and intelligent debut… an album of distinctive sound and ambitious ideals.”
LOUDER THAN WAR

“…as comfortable at CBGB’s as in Broadway theatres.” LES INROCKUPTIBLES

“It is hard to believe there will be many more interesting, or better, debut albums in 2016.” MUSIC OMH