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FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL 2022

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE
Saturday 21st, 7:45

Pershing East/West

PRIVATE SHOWCASES

Wed, 1:00 AM

Stetson Kennedy Songwriter Residency, Room 743

Thurs, 10:30

Gypsy Wagon, Room 638

Thurs, 1:00

Camp Ned. Room 754

Fri, 12:00

Momentary Love Management, Room 756

Fri, 2:10 AM

Songbirds, Room 556

Sat, 2:30

Black Oak, Room 639

mEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

“A truly astonishing voice.” Rolling Stone

“An artistic force to be reckoned with.” Actua News France

A significant songwriter with an exceptional voice.” Backseat Mafia (UK) review

“Soul-stirring.”   Triple J

“Mesmerising.”  Scenstr

 

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mUSIC

'The Hour Between Us' EP (2021)

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BIO

 With a voice described as ‘truly astonishing’ by Rolling Stone, Anna Smyrk is a powerful singer, song-writer and storyteller from Australia. Her songs are anthemic indie bombshells, equally satisfying for word nerds and pop obsessives alike.

 

Anna has had a huge year. When the pandemic cancelled her touring plans, she set to writing and recording a new EP, teaming up with producer Joel Quartermain (Oh Pep, Meg Mac). The Hour Between Us’ is out now.

 

The first single from the EP, Human Condition, was instantly added to high rotation on national broadcaster Double J and described as ‘soul-stirring’ by Triple J. The video for the track was added to rotation on MTV and launched with a string of sold-out shows around Victoria. 
 

The latest recent single, Daylight Saving, was premiered by Rolling Stone, who called it “a cathartic anthem,” cementing Anna’s reputation as an ‘artistic force to be reckoned with’ (Actua News France).

Prior to her 2021 offering, Anna released two EPs that were applauded by critics; ABC Radio National called her first record “exquisite,” while her second release was described as “a glorious piece of musical storytelling” by the AU Review.

She’s toured widely, performing at festivals and venues throughout Australia and the UK. Some touring highlights include shows in the UK and Ireland in 2019, supporting The Ocelots (Ireland) on a recent Australian tour and performing at the Illawarra Folk, Dorrigo Folk and Tablands Folk Festivals.

Anna has had songwriting mentoring from some of the finest around, including
Rachel Baiman (US) and Ainslie Wills (AUS). She was recently accepted into the Women in Music mentoring program run by the Australian Independent Records Association, where she'll learn from the experience of music industry powerhouse Mardi Caught.

When she's not touring, Anna works as a consultant for the World Health Organization, a job which has seen her living and working in places like Cambodia, the Solomon Islands and the Philippines. She’s currently juggling releasing new music with supporting the COVID-19 vaccine roll out in Papua New Guinea. With a life shared between places, it’s no wonder many of her songs are about long-distance relationships, loneliness and trying to connect.

 
 

EXTENDED mEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

ROLLING STONE

"Belted out via Smyrk’s truly astonishing voice, “Daylight Saving” is equal parts a powerful single, and a cathartic anthem for those who know the pain of wishing they could close the distance." Read more

BACKSEAT MAFIA (UK)

"‘The Hour Between Us’ cements her reputation as a significant songwriter with an exceptional voice. This is a collection of vibrant pop gems, backed by a thundering instrumentation, inherent romanticism and Smyrk’s golden vocals  Read more.

ACTUA NEWS  (FRANCE)

AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT RECORDS ASSOCIATION- FEATURE ARTIST

"Anna Smyrk a été conquérir le cœur et les oreilles des fans nouveaux et anciens avec son son en constante évolution...Anna est une force artistique avec laquelle il faut compter."
 

(Anna Smyrk has been capturing the hearts and ears of fans new and old with her ever-changing sound... Anna is an artistic force to be reckoned with.) Read more.
 

"The sprawling collection is a marvelous take on the times we find ourselves in...The EP marks a shift in artistic direction from humble indie-folk ballads to orchestral stadium rock belters, whilst staying true to Smyrk’s gloriously emotive storytelling."

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CONTACT

 

Bookings and other inquiries: 

bookings@annasmyrk.com


Publicity:

Sarah Guppy

This Much Talent

sarah@thismuchtalent.com