one for sorrow

Review of the One For Sorrow EP in this month’s edition of Loaded.  “From sleazy stomping blues to pulsating piano pop, welcome to the oddly unsettling world of Welsh multi-instrumentalist Catherine Anne Davies. It’s epic, constantly evolving dark pop with acid spiked lyrics and a truly effecting voice.” - Mikey Jonns, Loaded.

Review of the One For Sorrow EP in this month’s edition of Loaded.

“From sleazy stomping blues to pulsating piano pop, welcome to the oddly unsettling world of Welsh multi-instrumentalist Catherine Anne Davies. It’s epic, constantly evolving dark pop with acid spiked lyrics and a truly effecting voice.” - Mikey Jonns, Loaded.

Wow! What a start to the year! The mighty American institution that is  NPR  includes me in their 2015 picks. “As sharp as a bloody blade…” and the video has had over 10k plays in the first 24 hours! 
 I’ve been such a huge admirer of Ann Powers writing for a long time so it’s a honour to be included in her list for 2015. 
 Read the full article  here .

Wow! What a start to the year! The mighty American institution that is NPR includes me in their 2015 picks. “As sharp as a bloody blade…” and the video has had over 10k plays in the first 24 hours!

I’ve been such a huge admirer of Ann Powers writing for a long time so it’s a honour to be included in her list for 2015.

Read the full article here.

Q Magazine Feature   
  I wrote a little piece for Q Magazine about my favourite wedding dress videos, including some style tips from pop’s finest…   
  Probably the only place on the internet where you’ll find Katy Perry and Blood Red Shoes sharing pixels…  
  Read it in full here:   http://www.qthemusic.com/6505/artist-playist-the-anchoress-five-best-music-videos-featuring-wedding-dresses/

Q Magazine Feature

I wrote a little piece for Q Magazine about my favourite wedding dress videos, including some style tips from pop’s finest…

Probably the only place on the internet where you’ll find Katy Perry and Blood Red Shoes sharing pixels…

Read it in full here:

http://www.qthemusic.com/6505/artist-playist-the-anchoress-five-best-music-videos-featuring-wedding-dresses/

The  One For Sorrow EP  is out November 3rd on 12" vinyl, limited CD and digital EP. 
  VINYL  
     
 The beautiful 12" vinyl EP designed by Michael Speed. 
 Available from all good record stores, including the following online stores: 
   PICCADILLY RECORDS, MANCHESTER  
  RESIDENT RECORDS, BRIGHTON  
  ROUGH TRADE  
  AMAZON  
  JUNO  
  ACTION RECORDS  
   CD  
   
 This special collector’s edition ribbon-wrapped bundle includes a limited 4-track CD of the One For Sorrow EP, alongside a personalized hand stamped library card from The Anchoress, and a hand-picked vintage romance novel (as used in the “book-bath” which featured in the EP artwork and promo photo shoot). 
  Buy the ltd edition signed CD here.  
  DIGITAL  
 The EP is also available from  iTunes ,  Amazon , and all other digital stores, including an iTunes bonus track remix by Ghosting Season. 
  The One For Sorrow EP by The Anchoress is out November 3rd 2014

The One For Sorrow EP is out November 3rd on 12" vinyl, limited CD and digital EP.

VINYL

The beautiful 12" vinyl EP designed by Michael Speed.

Available from all good record stores, including the following online stores:

CD

This special collector’s edition ribbon-wrapped bundle includes a limited 4-track CD of the One For Sorrow EP, alongside a personalized hand stamped library card from The Anchoress, and a hand-picked vintage romance novel (as used in the “book-bath” which featured in the EP artwork and promo photo shoot).

Buy the ltd edition signed CD here.

DIGITAL

The EP is also available from iTunes, Amazon, and all other digital stores, including an iTunes bonus track remix by Ghosting Season.

The One For Sorrow EP by The Anchoress is out November 3rd 2014

This week has been a surreal one…  On Monday, Simple Minds revealed a secret that I’ve been keeping very close to my chest for a few months now…I’ll be joining them on tour throughout 2015! How this all came about is something of a distant echo of the duet I co-wrote for The Dark Flowers album a few year’s back which also featured Jim Kerr… You never know where things might lead! I’m looking forward to seeing some bookshops and art galleries around Europe. Pitstop suggestions welcome…   Yesterday I also found out that “One For Sorrow” (from the forthcoming EP) is up for the  BBC 6Music Rebel Playlist . This is voted for by YOU, the music-loving public. If you could spare a moment between now and midnight this Sunday evening (and maybe ask your friends, ex-lovers and your sister’s dogs to vote too…) if we win the vote it means that the song gets played on all the 6Music daytime shows for a whole week!  It takes five seconds to vote here:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0072lb2   
 I’d be very grateful indeed if you did : ) 
 If you haven’t already pre-ordered the EP, all the details are here:   www.iamtheanchoress.com/music  . There’s still a few limited editions remaining. 
 Catherine xox 
 p.s. Here’s the new Simple Minds video:

This week has been a surreal one…

On Monday, Simple Minds revealed a secret that I’ve been keeping very close to my chest for a few months now…I’ll be joining them on tour throughout 2015! How this all came about is something of a distant echo of the duet I co-wrote for The Dark Flowers album a few year’s back which also featured Jim Kerr… You never know where things might lead! I’m looking forward to seeing some bookshops and art galleries around Europe. Pitstop suggestions welcome…

Yesterday I also found out that “One For Sorrow” (from the forthcoming EP) is up for the BBC 6Music Rebel Playlist. This is voted for by YOU, the music-loving public. If you could spare a moment between now and midnight this Sunday evening (and maybe ask your friends, ex-lovers and your sister’s dogs to vote too…) if we win the vote it means that the song gets played on all the 6Music daytime shows for a whole week! It takes five seconds to vote here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0072lb2

I’d be very grateful indeed if you did : )

If you haven’t already pre-ordered the EP, all the details are here: www.iamtheanchoress.com/music. There’s still a few limited editions remaining.

Catherine xox

p.s. Here’s the new Simple Minds video:

“Davies is making music like nobody else at the moment…” - NME 
 “The Anchoress spins complex, emotionally gripping sagas” - Clash 
 “As unique and insidious a pop song as I’ve heard in eons!” - Adam Walton, BBC Wales 
  “ A slow-burning, slinky, sophisticated helping of brooding pop noir,   highlighting a fabulously narcotic vocal which prowls and curls itself around a song that is sinister, seductive and hypnotic.  ” - Von Pip

“Davies is making music like nobody else at the moment…” - NME

“The Anchoress spins complex, emotionally gripping sagas” - Clash

“As unique and insidious a pop song as I’ve heard in eons!” - Adam Walton, BBC Wales

“ A slow-burning, slinky, sophisticated helping of brooding pop noir, highlighting a fabulously narcotic vocal which prowls and curls itself around a song that is sinister, seductive and hypnotic.” - Von Pip

NME premieres Long Year…  
  It’s been an exciting few days.  NME have premiered my song ‘Long Year’  - a first taste of the forthcoming  One For Sorrow EP.    
  Huge thanks also to Steve Lamacq for the first radio play on his 6Music show!     http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/listen-the-anchoress-returns-with-the-haunting-long-year   
    
   

NME premieres Long Year…

It’s been an exciting few days. NME have premiered my song ‘Long Year’ - a first taste of the forthcoming One For Sorrow EP.

Huge thanks also to Steve Lamacq for the first radio play on his 6Music show!

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/listen-the-anchoress-returns-with-the-haunting-long-year

 

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The One For Sorrow EP will be released on November 3rd via Hiraeth/PIAS.The EP will be available as a 12” vinyl from all good record stores, digital download (with an iTunes exclusive remix from Ghosting Season), and a limited edition signed CD/romance novel edition, exclusively from Bandcamp, now available to preorder:

Ltd Signed CD/Book Bundle: PREORDER HERE

iTunes exclusive 5 track EP: BUY HERE



12” Vinyl:

ROUGH TRADE

PICCADILLY RECORDS