Anna Coddington

Anna Coddington


Anna is known for her enchanting live performances and voice which “flows perfectly from soft to grunty”, and for her songwriting prowess which has seen her in the prestigious Silver Scroll songwriting award Top 20 list four times since 2010. 

Her album Luck/Time was the culmination of four years of diligent songwriting and was largely made at Anna’s own studio The Attic (literally her attic).

Showcasing all the strengths and experiences acquired over her career, Luck/Time features pop sounds with tinges of indie, disco, and yacht rock thrown in. Going against the current trend of beats-heavy production, Anna stands deliberately with her guitar in hand. With strings peppered throughout, the core of the album is all about feelings – Anna expressing her own, and the listener feeling theirs.

Four years later, Coddington returned with her latest album, Beams. Produced by APRA Silver Scroll-winning duo Steph Brown & Fen Ikner aka LIPS, Beams captures an artist & producer working cohesively, combining the indie/electronic-pop style of LIPS alongside Coddington’s penchant for storytelling. Each track explores a different aspect of Coddington’s personal life, and through that, exposes a plethora of universal, wonderful human emotions.

Beams was followed by Mana-Wā-Hine, released September 2021. The EP featured four tracks originally Beams, translated into te reo Māori alongside the new title track. Mana-Wā-Hine highlighted not only Coddington’s songwriting ability but also represented Coddington’s ongoing journey with the language. The EP saw her win the 2022 Waiata Māori Music Award for Best Māori Album in Te Reo.

2024 sees Coddington return with a new body of work, a bilingual album with a sound self-described as “Māori funk”. This new album sees her writing a full body of work featuring te reo Māori for the first time in her career. The result is her finest work yet, an album which sounds truly original yet still maintains her distinctive style.