Anna Smyrk plays indie-pop songs about far-flung places, long-distance love and trying to figure out what it means to be a human.
In 2016, Anna released her first solo EP, “Song of the Silver-tongued Magpie.” The debut was applauded by critics; Rhythms Magazine described it as “a slow-burning gem”, while ABC Radio National called it “exquisite.”
Anna’s sophomore EP came out in November 2019. It was premiered on Double J, featured as Album of the Week at the AU Review and spun on BBC, ABC and community radio.
In January 2019, Anna toured the UK for the first time. Playing to packed out venues earned Anna 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 multi-instrumental 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 April.