Following the release of her critically-lauded Top 40 album ‘The Art of Losing’, Welsh producer and multi-instrumentalist The Anchoress (aka Catherine Anne Davies) has announced new live dates. She will support Manic Street Preachers on their autumn 2021 tour at 13 shows, as well as announcing her own headline show at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London for May 2022 and an appearance at End of the Road Festival.
A sonically ambitious album, The Art Of Losing is helmed by Davies on sole production duties – a move she said felt both natural and necessary after having a “side hussle” in engineering/producing for others.
The Art of Losing also features guest appearances from James Dean Bradfield (Manics) as well as legendary drummer Sterling Campbell (David Bowie, Duran Duran). Singles ‘Show Your Face’ and ‘The Art of Losing’ were both championed and playlisted by BBC 6 Music, with the album also receiving the coveted ‘Album of the Day’ spot, a feature on BBC Radio 4‘s Front Row, and an appearance on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch.
Davies’ diverse talents as an arranger and multi-instrumentalist have also been put to use across a range of other band projects, most recently via the collaborative album In Memory of My Feelings with Bernard Butler and duetting with the Manic Street Preachers on Resistance Is Futile. She also brought a new generation of ears to Simple Minds, where she spent much of the last four years recording and touring on keys/vocals, before departing in 2019.
Order ‘The Art of Losing’ – www.theanchoress.co.uk
2-5th September, END OF THE ROAD FESTIVAL
10th September, HALIFAX, Piece Hall
Supporting Manic Street Preachers:
26th September NEWCASTLE, O2 City Hall
28th September EDINBURGH, Usher Hall
29th September DUNDEE, Caird Hall
1st October STOKE-ON-TRENT, Victoria Hall
2nd October MANCHESTER, O2 Apollo
4th October YORK, Barbican
5th October GLASGOW, Barrowland Ballroom
7th October LEEDS, O2 Academy
8th October PORTSMOUTH, Guildhall
10th October BOURNEMOUTH, O2 Academy
11th October CAMBRIDGE, Corn Exchange
13th October BATH, Forum
14th October BRIGHTON, Dome
1st May 2022, LONDON Queen Elizabeth Hall (headline show)
Tickets are available from – www.theanchoress.co.uk
“The inadvertent and beautiful and truthful soundtrack to this moment.”
“A brave and inspirational album. What a remarkable artist.” THE SUNDAY TIMES (Album of the Week)
“A special record. Quotable, immersive, moving, imaginative, delicate, and dramatic. A stellar achievement.” 9/10 THE QUIETUS
Listen to the singles from ‘The Art of Losing’:
Show Your Face – https://youtu.be/oq4-09lk3Wc
The Art of Losing – https://youtu.be/guEJhDJoUO8
The Exchange – https://youtu.be/HLFqdfYeVJ4
Unravel – https://youtu.be/zn5zutKq6bI