Annie Dressner is Heading to The Rose & Monkey in Manchester on 21st September, link to tickets and further dates below.
Since moving from her hometown of NYC to the UK eleven years ago, singer-songwriter Annie Dressner has garnered rave reviews for her recordings and live performances. Having released three full length albums, Dressner has gone from strength to strength. Her straightforward lyrical style, sharp ear for wordplay and crisp, lilting vocals offer listeners a front row seat to her stories. Her music has drawn comparisons to an up-tempo Mazzy Star, an understated Jenny Lewis, Soccer Mommy & Phoebe Bridgers.
Dressner’s latest album, a collaboration with David Ford, titled 48 Hours, reached #23 in ‘The Official Folk Albums Chart compiled by the Official Charts Company in partnership with English Folk Expo’, and was released 1 July, 2022.
‘I’ve Always Been Like This’ is Annie’s second co-write with friend Matthew Caws (Nada Surf). ‘I’ve always been like this, I’m always alone, even when I’m surrounded by a crowd.’ Since I was a kid I felt as if I didn’t belong – an outsider looking in — ‘except for the times few and far between when somebody knows the places I’ve been’ – the rare times someone really truly sees me… and in those moments, rare as they might be, sadness and loneliness are taken away. I ask ‘Am I alone in thinking I’m alone in feeling like this?’ I hope others will feel less alone listening to this song.
Annie’s songs have received considerable airplay on Radio 2 and 6 Music (Gideon Coe, Tom Robinson, Steve Lamacq, Tom Ravenscroft) and Radio 1 via her cowrite with Saturday Night Gym Club ‘The Nowhere Team.’ Her latest solo album Coffee At The Corner Bar includes a Magnetic Fields cover & a co-write with Matthew Caws of Nada Surf.
Annie has collaborated and co-written songs with David Ford, Polly Paulusma, Matthew Caws (Nada Surf), The Last Dinosaur, Saturday Night Gym Club, Stonier & Tim Gordine.
Annie Dressner has performed at the Green Man Festival, Secret Garden Party, Cambridge Folk Festival, Cluny2, Green Note, Norwich Arts Centre, Cambridge Junction, Night & Day among countless other venues and has shared stages with Echobelly, Emily Barker, Simone Felice, The East Pointers, Lucy Wainwright Roche & Fossil Collective, as well as a co-headline tour with Polly Paulusma in February 2020 and David Ford in 2022. Three of her songs are featured in Crucible Films’ ‘Drive Me To The End’ (2020) directed by Richard Summers-Calvert on Amazon Prime.
Recently, she was shortlisted for Female Artist of the Year 2020 by Fatea Magazine. She is gearing up to record her fourth solo studio album.
You can find a full list of tour dates and tickets here