Album commentary: Danielle Perry chats to The Anchoress (aka Catherine Anne Davies) about her critically-celebrated debut album Confessions of a Romance Novelist, which is out now via Kscope.
The Anchoress will perform her debut album in full at the ornate Edwardian Ballroom, The Bush Hall in London on Weds June 15th 2016.
Learn more about The Anchoress at http://www.iamtheanchoress.com
You can also hear this album commentary with the tracks in full at http://bit.ly/ConfessionS
"...addresses the peaks and troughs of love, commitment and betrayal...Fascinating."
"...a rich and complex debut...a blackly witty breakup album...Compelling."
"...equal parts prog and pop, oddball & accessible."
"...a flawless and sophisticated hyper-literate pop record."
"...insightful, intelligent songwriting on this hugely entertaining album . 9/10."
THE LINE OF BEST FIT
"...hyper-literary but radio-friendly debut. A record which could sneak big ideas past the listeners of daytime radio."
"...literate and emotive. Karen Carpenter singing John Grant."
"...rich and satisfyingly poptastic."
"Kate Bush’s Hounds Of Love... updated for the 21st century."
The best albums, songs and DiScoveries of Jan, Feb and March 2016 as chosen by Drowned in Sound's Sean Adams & Absolute Radio's Danielle Perry. Featuring David Bowie, School of Seven Bells, Deftones, The 1975, The Kills, and more.
Our Q2 episode is to follow soon.
Tracks from the albums discussed in order:
Ablaze by School of Seven Bells
Girl Loves Me by David Bowie
Doing It To Death by The Kills
Only Child by Shearwater
Something Else by The 1975
Under The Sun by Diiv
Unstitch by Anna Rose Carter
Big Ideas by The Boxer Rebellion
Prayers / Triangles by Deftones
Hands by The Duke Spirit
Breadandbutter by El Perro Del Mar