As Anna’s first note floats out into the air, hair on the backs of necks rise and chatter simmers to stunned silence; Perth/Boorloo singer-songwriter Anna Schneider has you pulled in, and as she plays on, you’ll want to be nowhere else. The earnest elegance of Anna’s songwriting, which slips between folk, indie and alt-rock touchstones, appears tantalisingly effortless, true, and endearingly demanding of your attention.
With a knack for melody and storytelling likened to that of Julia Jacklin, Faye Webster and Stella Donnelly, Anna’s is a voice worth listening to – pensive, assertive at times, powerful yet subdued, with tones of light and shade that bring to life brilliantly relatable lyrics. The maturity of Anna’s music could at first appear surprising for such a young artist, but following two sold-out single launches (‘Whole’ and ‘Gaslight’), a WAM Song of The year Nomination, most played track on RTR FM 2022 (‘Gaslight’), airtime on triple J, and gracing the stage with contemporaries such as Hollow Coves, Tia Gostelow, Noah Dillon, Jack Davies, as well as support set nods from Mama Kin and Chris Cheney (The Living End). Anna’s hard work and passion has rightfully earned her status as one of the most exciting emerging artists in Western Australia.