Video Of The Week – The Anchoress – ‘One For Sorrow’


Some music videos really do enhance the song, acting almost as the final piece in the jigsaw where suddenly everything makes perfect sense. And The Anchoress’ lead track from her wonderful ‘One For Sorrow’ EP does exactly that.

Societal conditioning, embracing the patriarchy, getting hitched as the only route to fulfilment and stability (financial, if not emotional) are themes flashed up alongside imagery of domestic bliss from 1950’s propaganda  ‘educational’ films as Anchoress Catherine Anne Davies wears a variety of vintage wedding dresses with some style whilst conjuring up the ghost of Miss Haversham before it all went terribly wrong. A feminist pop song then, which delivers its message with a subtle eloquence whilst sounding vibrant and fresh, unlike the aforementioned Miss Haverhsam’s wedding cake.


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ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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