confessions of a romance novelist

The Anchoress in The Sunday Times

Lovely review of the album from the hard-to-please Dan Cairns in today’s
  Sunday Times . It’s in part thanks to this writer that I started
 making music at all after he raved about Jennifer Terran’s album The 
Musician, which made me decide that I should teach myself to play the 
piano. Album is out on Friday. X

Lovely review of the album from the hard-to-please Dan Cairns in today’s Sunday Times. It’s in part thanks to this writer that I started making music at all after he raved about Jennifer Terran’s album The Musician, which made me decide that I should teach myself to play the piano. Album is out on Friday. X

The Firsties and Faves of Rising English Singer The Anchoress | NOISEY

To mark today’s album release, I spoke to Noisey about punching school bullies, hot chocolate that’s better than crack, fancying Mr. Rochester from Jane Eyre, and what’s actually better than sex..

http://noisey.vice.com/blog/firsties-and-faves-singer-the-anchoress

Head over to Clash Magazine who are premiering the brand new track “Doesn’t Kill You” today. “The song is about taking the chaos you find yourself in and 
channelling it into something more positive. “You have to suffer…” The
 piano crash at the end was brought to you by a combination of red wine,
 codeine, and being forced to play through the pain of (what I didn’t 
know at the time was) a detached ligament in my hand when it had all 
gone a bit Bobby Fischer…“    http://www.clashmusic.com/news/track-of-the-day-1812-the-anchoress

Head over to Clash Magazine who are premiering the brand new track “Doesn’t Kill You” today. “The song is about taking the chaos you find yourself in and channelling it into something more positive. “You have to suffer…” The piano crash at the end was brought to you by a combination of red wine, codeine, and being forced to play through the pain of (what I didn’t know at the time was) a detached ligament in my hand when it had all gone a bit Bobby Fischer…“

http://www.clashmusic.com/news/track-of-the-day-1812-the-anchoress

After its premiere today on Digital Spy, you can now watch the brand new video for ‘You and Only You’ on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/FRMHzPXvZls

Keep your eyes peeled later this week for the Philip Reach version of the track and its special dance video…

In case you missed any of it, here’s a roundup of some of the online coverage so far for my new sngle, which features guest vocals from Paul Draper. The song has also been picking up lots of radio play from 6Music, Radio X and Amazing Radio, with Radio X premiering the Cenzo Townshend alternative string mix as their ‘Shock of the New’ last week, Q magazine premiere and Steve Lamacq bagging the first radio play and then hammering it all week on 6Music!  Q MAGAZINE PREMIER -  http://www.qthemusic.com/12934/premiere-the-anchoress-you-and-only-you-ft-paul-draper/   CLASH -  http://www.clashmusic.com/features/their-library-the-anchoress   GIGWISE -  http://www.gigwise.com/features/104129/anchoress-picks-her-best-manic-street-preachers-songs   DROWNED IN SOUND -  http://drownedinsound.com/in_depth/4149583-planet-gear–the-anchoress-amp-mansuns-paul-draper    XS NOIZE INTERVIEW -  http://www.xsnoize.com/a-conversation-with-the-anchoress-paul-draper/   LOUDER THAN WAR INTERVIEW PT 1 -  http://louderthanwar.com/interview-the-anchoress-and-paul-draper-mansun/   TLOBF -  http://www.thelineofbestfit.com/news/latest-news/the-anchoress-reveals-paul-draper-collaboration-you-and-only-you   BEAT MAGAZINE -   http://www.thebeatjuice.com/trax/2015/11/26/13939/the-anchoress-shares-music-for-misfits-playlist/         VON PIP TRACK OF THE DAY: http://www.thevpme.com/2015/11/18/track-of-the-day-the-anchoress-ft-paul-draper-you-and-only-you/   AMASS (JAPAN)  http://amass.jp/65045/   GIGSLUTZ TRACK OF THE DAY -  http://www.gigslutz.co.uk/this-feeling-track-of-the-day-15-11-15-the-anchoress-feat-paul-draper-you-and-only-you/   STEREO ON BOARD -  http://www.stereoboard.com/content/view/194875/9

In case you missed any of it, here’s a roundup of some of the online coverage so far for my new sngle, which features guest vocals from Paul Draper. The song has also been picking up lots of radio play from 6Music, Radio X and Amazing Radio, with Radio X premiering the Cenzo Townshend alternative string mix as their ‘Shock of the New’ last week, Q magazine premiere and Steve Lamacq bagging the first radio play and then hammering it all week on 6Music!

Q MAGAZINE PREMIER - http://www.qthemusic.com/12934/premiere-the-anchoress-you-and-only-you-ft-paul-draper/

CLASH - http://www.clashmusic.com/features/their-library-the-anchoress

GIGWISE - http://www.gigwise.com/features/104129/anchoress-picks-her-best-manic-street-preachers-songs

DROWNED IN SOUND - http://drownedinsound.com/in_depth/4149583-planet-gear–the-anchoress-amp-mansuns-paul-draper

XS NOIZE INTERVIEW - http://www.xsnoize.com/a-conversation-with-the-anchoress-paul-draper/

LOUDER THAN WAR INTERVIEW PT 1 - http://louderthanwar.com/interview-the-anchoress-and-paul-draper-mansun/

TLOBF - http://www.thelineofbestfit.com/news/latest-news/the-anchoress-reveals-paul-draper-collaboration-you-and-only-you

BEAT MAGAZINE -  http://www.thebeatjuice.com/trax/2015/11/26/13939/the-anchoress-shares-music-for-misfits-playlist/

VON PIP TRACK OF THE DAY: http://www.thevpme.com/2015/11/18/track-of-the-day-the-anchoress-ft-paul-draper-you-and-only-you/

AMASS (JAPAN) http://amass.jp/65045/

GIGSLUTZ TRACK OF THE DAY - http://www.gigslutz.co.uk/this-feeling-track-of-the-day-15-11-15-the-anchoress-feat-paul-draper-you-and-only-you/

STEREO ON BOARD - http://www.stereoboard.com/content/view/194875/9

The Quietus  and The Line Of Best Fit announce the release of the album via Kscope with The Quietus premiering the first taster track, ‘Popular’.    The track is available now when you  preorder  Confessions Of A Romance Novelist  from iTunes .

The Quietus and The Line Of Best Fit announce the release of the album via Kscope with The Quietus premiering the first taster track, ‘Popular’.

The track is available now when you preorder Confessions Of A Romance Novelist from iTunes.

“ It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not.” - Andre Gide

“Popular” is one of my older songs that made it onto the album after Paul E Draper (my co-producer on the album) heard my original demo amidst a bunch of tracks I sent over to him for consideration. It came out of something my Mum used to say to me all the time during some particularly tough years at my first school. Kids seem to have some innate sixth sense for difference and decided I was “weird” from the outset. It ended up with me and the other autistic boy being taught separately in the art room…Tall, lanky, and good at maths. Never gonna be popular… We had a brilliant time producing this track as I hope you can hear from all the crazy voices and ad libs. It’s rare that something turns out exactly how you hear it in your head. I spent an additional week during mixing on piecing together and extending the end reprise section (yes, it’s supposed to sound like that…). P-Dub, who mixed the majority of the album, had the patience of a saint with me. “Just one more change… I promise..”

Fun fact: There are 9 instances of the word “bastard” in the song.

A bit like my life…

Confessions Of A Romace Novelist is released on January 8th 2016 via Kscope.

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The Remix with Eddy Temple Morris

Had a little chat with Eddy Temple Morris on Friday night and played a little sneak preview of something new… I’m up two songs into the show. Listen back here- https://www.mixcloud.com/sohoradio/the-remix-with-eddy-temple-morris/