'What Goes Around' is the debut single from The Anchoress - a new project from London-based multi-instrumentalistCatherine Anne Davies, co-produced with Mansun's Paul Draper. Set for release in May 2014 as a limited edition heavyweight vinyl via the prestigious Too Pure label (PJ Harvey, Stereolab, Hookworms), 'What Goes Around' is the first taste of The Anchoress' forthcoming debut album and is a refreshing blast of "revenge pop", with angular guitars and barbed lyrics framing this anthem about karmic balance.
anchoress [ang-ker-is] noun
A woman who is an anchorite - a person who lives in seclusion, esp a religious recluse; hermit; one who has retired from the world.
The single was heard on Steve Lamacq's 6Music show on Monday 13th January, alongside an interview with Paul about the project. The Anchoress is Paul Draper's first album-length production project since the implosion of Mansun in 2003. As well as co-producing the project, he also plays guitar and provides backing vocals on eight of the tracks featured on the album.
Made over a two year period, with recording interrupted by a series of events that threatened to derail the project completely (including Catherine injuring her hand so badly during a session that she was told she might not play again):"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.."