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The Anchoress is the stage name of Welsh musician/songwriter Catherine Anne Davies, who also records under the nom de plume Catherine A.D. A self-taught multi-instrumentalist, chanteuse, and singer/songwriter specializing in a heady blend of gothic chamber pop and dark atmospheric art rock, Davies has drawn comparisons to PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, Anna Calvi, My Brightest Diamond, and Kate Bush. She issued a series of well-received independently released EPs before switching over to the Anchoress moniker in 2014 and issuing the single "One for Sorrow." Her debut studio long-player, Confessions of a Romance Novelist, followed in early 2016. ~ James Christopher Monger