‘Apples’ single and video


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Featuring a wildly infectious bassline anchoring another beautifully vulnerable vocal from Anna, this track continues to showcase the hallmarks of forthcoming album Luck/Time: carefully crafted songs and astute production from one of New Zealand’s most talented vocalists.

Layers of tactful guitar from Anna combine with a call-and-response chorus to create an instant earworm of a track. The track stems entirely from “a bassline and a desire to capture a certain feeling/groove in the music”, and shows another side to Anna Coddington: “slinky and relaxed, and a little bit creepy”.

The single arrives alongside a video again directed by long-time collaborators Aidee Walker and Humans. Starring Anna herself, along with a cameo from her son, and featuring a selection of her own stuff the video serves as a representation of Anna’s music making process – “I just go into the studio, grab whatever is up there, make noise with it, arrange it till it sounds good, and stack up those brightly coloured Pro Tools waveforms”. Colourful, melodramatic and instantly memorable, the video is the perfect accompaniment to ‘Apples’.

‘Lantern’ single and video out now


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Anna Coddington releases new single ‘Lantern’, her second for 2016, and one which continues the journey towards album number three. Mixed by Djeisan Suskov (Leisure), ‘Lantern’ features a soaring chorus combining with delicate guitars and a talented songwriter at her most vulnerable, and follows on from the impressive tone set by earlier single ‘Release Me’.

Released alongside an accompanying lyric video entirely created by Coddington herself, ‘Lantern’ again sees Coddington laying herself bare lyrically, questioning her place in the world. Pieced together around the theme of uncertainty,‘Lantern’ once again showcases one of New Zealand’s most acclaimed songwriters and her incredible vocal range, floating between vulnerable verses and powerful choruses.

‘Release Me’ single and video out now


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Anna Coddington unleashes new single ‘Release Me’, her first new material for 2016. The yacht-rock inspired ‘Release Me’ features the incredible rhythm section of Chris O’Connor and Mike Hall, alongside keys from Steph Brown (LIPS) and guitar from Jeremy Toy (She’s So Rad).

Here we see Coddington lyrically at her best; doubtful and uncertain lyrics are given life through her amazing vocal talent and sung with aaaall of the feelings. ‘Release Me’ continues the build towards the release of Anna Coddington’s highly anticipated third album, out later this year.

The music video shows a cast all in need of release, with director Aidee Walker literally driving us through peoples’ emotions across Auckland city. Watch it below.

New live video for ‘Hello Friend’

Check out the live acoustic video we made for new song ‘Hello Friend’. This was done in collaboration with STA Travel Sounds with thanks to Loop, Zambesi, and Lot23.

New single ‘Slate’ and NZ tour with Lips! Plus free single download…

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Anna Coddington is very pleased to announce the release of her new single Slate and its accompanying video clip.

Her first new release since 2013’s The Runner, Make You Mine and Silver Scroll Award finalist Bird In Hand, Slate continues where these songs left off; incorporating electronic tinges, utilizing the heavy talents of good friends and striving to succinctly summarise the emotional complexities of modern life.

The video for Slate was directed by Aidee Walker and shot out in the Bethell’s Beach sand dunes. The result is a cinematic, sandy dreamscape featuring a strong performance from Anna in a stunning natural setting.

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With new Lips single Traces of Teddy also due in 2 weeks and a decade old musical friendship under their belts, Anna and Lips decided a tour was in order!

Lips are a US-based drums/keys duo and will combine their talents with Anna on guitar for this 10-date tour of NZ. Together as a three-piece band they will perform these new tracks, unheard material from respective forthcoming albums, and old favourites.

Plus, each ticket purchase for this tour will get you a FREE download of both Slate and Traces of Teddy! The tour starts Sep 10- for details and tickets go to

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