The Anchoress has teamed up with Band Spectra (disabled musician Robert Manning) for a politically charged new single Human Reciprocator, out as we speak by way of The Music Federation. You can watch the brand new video beneath.

Inspired by the West German Krautrock motion of the Nineteen Seventies, coupled with the vocal expressiveness of David Bowie’s Low album, the brand new single is the primary single from Band Spectra’s forthcoming debut album.

“I like to think of it as my modern-day reincarnation of Genesis’ Jesus He Knows Me (whom I was obsessed with as a kid), as I’m singing from the point of view of a rather unsavory character,” explains Catherine Anne Davies.

“Heavyly inspired by an overdose of toxic news, Human Reciprocator mused on privilege and abuse of power in politics, deceit, hypocrisy and the slow slide into a poverty- and cost-of-living-riddled Britain while a political elite raged and languished their way through a decade in power. Raised on periods of childhood when I depended on free school meals, I am increasingly dismayed by the increasing reliance on food banks as those in power become more and more detached from working-class reality. Reciprocator is a reflection on the current state of affairs.”

“Band Spectra started as a therapeutic endeavor after a passing suggestion from a neuropsychologist to make use of music as a software to attempt to fight a decline in my well being ensuing from a number of sclerosis,” adds Manning. “Recognizing the frustrating lack of visibility and significant barriers faced by disabled musicians in the music industry, and with help from Arts Council funding, I have created an album of remote collaborations during a challenging time of isolation, with intention to celebrate and raise awareness of disability and diversity.

“Human Reciprocator, the first song written for the album, started out as a primitive idea: a 909 motoric beat; a driving Moog bass line and Leo Abraham’s cacophonous experimental guitar were the timid beginnings of what (18 months later) translated into the perfect hostile foundation for Catherine’s powerful and frank political lyrics.”

Signed lyrics (which you’ll be able to see beneath) can be found on the market as a restricted version in support of the Trussell Trust.

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