May 23, 2021

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’ –

Live Shows:


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 –

“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 –

The Art of Losing –

The Exchange –

Unravel –