Honest songs for honest people. This is the mission statement of Anna’s Anchor, the solo project of Limerick born musician Marty Ryan, which was created during the summer of 2014. In the studio, Anna’s Anchor is an alternative/emo based clash of heartfelt lyrics and delayed guitars taking influence from bands such as Brand New, Into It. Over It. and City & Colour. On tour, armed with just an acoustic guitar, these songs take a softer transformation accompanied with stories that bring this honest and genuine experience to life. Marty has taken these songs to the edges of the continent with “The Islands” where he visited 8 remote islands off the coast of Ireland over 8 weeks, to both play a gig and write, record and release a song from each island. This strong work ethic and eye for adventure carried through to the release of the 2016 debut album “Nautical Miles” released via Struggletown Records.