What a way to begin the year?! We are barely into the New Year and already a contender for best new debut of 2016 has arrived. The bewitching and spellbinding release Confessions of a Romance Novelist by The Anchoress arrives January 15. The Anchoress is Welsh songstress Catherine Anne Davies under a new moniker. She along with co collaborator Paul Draper, legendary Mansun front man, has released a jaw dropper of an album. Davies is best described as part prog Karen Carpenter, a 21st century version of Kate Bush and stylistically a fellow musical traveller with Florence Welch. Davies is the latest addition to the sisterhood of Alternative English enchantresses.