July 4, 2021
Photo: Isabella Charlesworth

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 shared a remix of recent single Unravel by rapper and producer Cross Bone T which is available on streaming services.

Catherine comments: ‘I was thrilled to get my good friend rapper/producer/mixer Cross Bone T to reimagine one of my favourite tracks from the new album, Unravel. He is best for his work within the hip-hop genre, working with the likes of Gawd Status and Strange U (Eglo Records). Here he turns his hand to transforming Unravel into a pulsating, gritty trap-infused dubstep/future bass confection. I love it!”

The Anchoress has also announced more live shows as well an appearance at this year’s Long Division festival in Wakefield.  This year will also see Catherine support Manic Street Preachers on their autumn 2021 tour at 13 shows, followed by her own headline show at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London for May 2022.

The Art of Losing is a sonically ambitious album, 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.

Live shows

  • 2nd September 2021 – GLOUCESTER, Guildhall (headline show)
  • 3rd September- SALISBURY, End of the Road Festival
  • 9th September  HULL, Central Library(headline show)
  • 10th September- HALIFAX, Piece Hall
  • 11th September- HEBDEN BRIDGE, Trades Club (headline show)
  • 25th September- WAKEFIELD, Long Division Festival 

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)