The Anchoress is both singular and plural.
The pseudonym of London London-based multi-instrumentalist Catherine Anne Davies, the project benefits hugely from the input of one-time Mansun mainstay Paul Draper.
Completing work on her / their debut album, The Anchoress is set to unveil the results later this year. Discussing the album, Davies said: "This album has been made on a wing and a prayer, lots of favours, one car crash, one death, one broken hand, and a lot of patience on so many parts. Stir in 3 jobs, 4 studios, 1 arrest, 3 pianos, 40 songs and 1 very patient engineer… and you get some way to understanding what a long road it has been…"
For now, though, we must make do with upcoming single 'What Goes Around'. Already a firm fixture on 6Music, the track has a vivid, experimental arrangement which allows Davies' vocal contributions free reign.
Billed as 'revenge pop' you can hear it below.
'What Goes Around' is set to be released on May 5th.
Photo Credit: Isabella Charlesworth