Anna Smyrk has come a long way since growing up on a lavender farm in Australia. With her sun-drenched voice and eye for exquisite detail, Anna’s music paints stunning pictures of farflung places and long-distance love.
In 2016, Anna released her first solo EP, Song of the Silver-tongued Magpie. The debut was described as “exquisite” by ABC Radio National, while Rhythms Magazine called it “a slowburning gem.”
Anna’s follow up EP was premiered on Double J, featured in Folk Radio UK Magazine and spun on BBC, ABC and community radio around the world. The EP was ‘Album of the Week’ at the AU Review, who described it as “a glorious piece of musical storytelling.”
Anna has performed at some of the finest venues and folk festivals in Australia. In 2019, Anna toured the UK for the first time. Playing to packed out solo shows earned her invitations to return to UK in 2020 for festival and headline appearances.
Although these touring plans changed, Anna has not stopped. She spent lockdown writing a new EP of songs, which she recorded in November with Joel Quartermain (Eskimo Joe, Meg Mac, Oh Pep) as producer and Alex Burkoy (Tinpan Orange) contributing his multiinstrumental skills. A departure from her previously folk-driven sound, the new record is an indie-pop bombshell, equally satisfying for word nerds as it is for pop junkies. The EP’s first single is out in March.