The Anchoress announces Live shows supporting Manic Street Preachers
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, it 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.
Tickets are available from – www.theanchoress.co.uk