Honest songs for honest people. This is the mission statement of Anna’s Anchor, the solo project of Limerick born musician Marty Ryan who is known for his brand of heartfelt lyricism and dramatic guitar playing, his music resonating with an evocative ambiance reminiscent of early 00s emo. During his increasingly-renowned live solo sets, Marty opts for a sweet, stripped-back sound armed with just an acoustic guitar, creating profound, intimate performances. On the occasions when a full band performance takes place, it is truly a special moment to hear the sheer power of these hook laden, emotive songs.
So far this has proven to be a winning formula, with early releases gaining praise from the likes of The Journal.ie, Today FM, Washed Up Emo, Punktastic, DeadPress! and Soundscape Magazine, as well as securing support slots with the likes of Turnover, AJJ & Koji to name but a few. The release of the debut album "Nautical Miles" was so well recieved that it has allowed Marty to tour across Ireland, UK, mainland Europe and the USA which included an appearance at the renowned Fest in Gainesville. Travelling by land, sea and air has enabled crowds far and wide to listen to the fruits of his ambitious labour
With the release of the brand new LP "Everybody's Welcome" in September 2019 on Failure by Design records, Anna's Anchor is bringing the record to life in its true form with a full band headline tour of the nation.
“There’s something inherently beautiful about the work ethic of Anna’s Anchor.”
“There’s something very special about ‘Nautical Miles’. The songs come to life at each turn, and the labour of love that Ryan has poured into Anna’s Anchor shines through.”
CHEWING ON TINFOIL:
Dublin Stalworth's Chewing on Tinfoil have been leading the Irish punk scene for over 10 years. After the release of their album "Marrowbone Lane" on the New York based label Quote Unquote Records, Chewie have built a cult like fan base which has allowed them to tour the world, record a session for BBC1 at the infamous Maida Vale studios and sell out Whelans in their hometown on a number of occasions. Chewing on Tinfoil have inspired generations of Irish musicians with their DIY ethic, literal but poetic lyrics and brutal honesty that can only be admired and appreciated.