simple minds

The Anchoress live at the BBC

Watch my BBC performance of the David Bowie classic 'Andy Warhol' with Simple Minds which I performed as part of the BBC special last week. Thanks so much to Jim and Charlie for inviting me to be part of their special night. You can watch the whole performance here.

 

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.

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/

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And so, after three months of touring Europe and the UK with Simple Minds, I’m finally home! Everything has an end and what a ride it’s been since leaving my house to start rehearsals in early December 2014. I’ve had a blast on tour and met so many great people along the way…

If you missed out on the merch stall during the tour, there’s now a small number of signed 12" vinyl of the One For Sorrow EP for sale in my Bandcamp store (signed by me and co-producer Paul Draper, while stocks last). Please send a note with your order if you’d like yours personalised:

https://iamtheanchoress.bandcamp.com/album/one-for-sorrow-ep

And so to the album…This time last year the first single ‘What Goes Around’ was being released as a limited 7". It’s been a tough year since then. So many obstacles have been thrown in the path of completing the record and there’s been times where it has seemed like the only sane option would be to walk away and give up. But, as I’ve finally been putting the finishing touches to the album on my rare days off on tour over the past few months I think about how I would have loved my Dad to have seen it released, how thankful I am for all the incredible people who have contributed along the way, and wonder if I’d have known how tough it would be, would I have been put off this path? And then I think of Beckett: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better…” In short, release news coming very soon!

For now I’m off to unpack my suitcase as I’m back home for just a week before we fly off to Las Vegas to perform at the Billboard Music Awards. So many exciting things are happening at the moment, so just time to say thank you all for supporting me in some way or other, by coming to see a show or downloading a track.

Catherine xox

Live Photos by Vince Barker.

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: