NEWS: The Anchoress announces covers album ahead of UK tour

NEWS: The Anchoress announces covers album ahead of UK tour

The Anchoress has released new single ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’, an interpretation of the New Order classic from 1986.

Produced by Catherine Anne Davies herself and mixed by Mario McNulty (David Bowie, Laurie Anderson), the dream pop, vintage synth-drenched reworking of the New Order classic is out today and is the first song from her forthcoming covers album entitled Versions. On the record, The Anchoress reworks Nirvana, Nico and Halsey.

Catherine was nominated for this year’s Music Producers Guild Awards in the Self-Producer Artist of the Year category, alongside Dev Hynes (Blood Orange) and Hannah Peel.

I first heard ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’ via the Frente! acoustic cover version before discovering the New Order original and falling for it all over again… It’s always felt like a very mysterious novella to me. As every perfect song should, it allows the listener to project their own meaning and narrative onto it. I’ve thrown in every synth from the Fairlight to the DX7 and Arp from my studio, along with my best homage to mid-90s smooth disco. While the original is perfection, I hope you’ll like my reworking as it goes through The Anchoress sausage machine and creates a new synth cocktail for your listening pleasure,’ she says.

Versions follows the acclaimed top 40 album The Art of Losing, shortisted for the Welsh Music Prize.

You can read our interview with Catherine Anne Davies about The Art of Losing here.

The Versions LP is set for release in Autumn 2023 via the Drowned In Sound label.

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2023 Tour

30 April DURHAM, Northern Kin Festival
  1 May HUDDERSFIELD, The Parish
  9 May GUILDFORD, Boileroom
10 May BRIGHTON, Komedia
12 May NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms
13 May MANCHESTER, Deaf Institute
14 May HEBDEN BRIDGE, Trades Club
17 May GLOUCESTER, Guildhall
18 May BIRMINGHAM, Academy
20 May LONDON, Queen Elizabeth Hall
21 May BRISTOL, Thekla

2-3 Sept DORSET, End Of The Road Festival

21 Sept LIVERPOOL, Leaf
22 Sept EDINBURGH, Summerhall
23 Sept HULL, Central Library
24 Sept LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club
30 Sept CARDIFF, Acapella
  4 Oct   CAMBRIDGE, Junction

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