The Dark Carnival Unplugged tour

  Here we come- MON 13 MAY Isle of Eigg Community Hall THU 16 MAY Theatre Royal Dumfries FRI 17 MAY Paisley Arts Centre SAT 18 MAY Eastgate Theatre, Peebles SUN 19 MAY MacArts, Galashiels WED 22 MAY Latheron Hall FRI 24 MAY Dunoon Burgh Hall SAT 25 MAY Cairndow Village Hall, Cairndow SUN 26 MAY The Barn, Banchory MON… Read more →

New album available to pre-order now!

Ladies and Gentlemen of this world or the underworld.  We have news. The Dark Carnival is now available to pre-order on Bandcamp. You’ll be able to download Necropolitan and Dark Carnival immediately and you’ll receive another track early next week. Here it is for your ordering pleasure: Read more →

The Dark Carnival album launch 26/4/19

Ladies and Gentlemen

With our run of theatre shows all but over, we are delighted to finally announce the date and details of the release of our album, The Dark Carnival.  This will be released on Friday 26th April and you will be able to stream and download your copy then.

On the same day, at Glasgow University Union Debates Chamber – you are cordially invited to a night in the Underworld to celebrate the launch. For £10 we shall ferry you there and back again. It is the bargain of all eternity. Get your tickets here:

Art direction by Niall Walker, photography by Mihaela Bodlovic

Art direction by Niall Walker, photography by Mihaela Bodlovic

all the best

ani x


Roll up, roll up Ladies and Gentlemen  we bring you Necropolitan – first single from our forthcoming album, The Dark Carnival. Directed by Matthew Lenton, Artistic Director of Vanishing Point Theatre Company and filmed by Daryl Cockburn, Necropolitan is a first glimpse of our collaboration with Vanishing Point on the major new theatre show The Dark Carnival, a tragi-comic pop-opera set in a graveyard, both… Read more →

The Dark Carnival

Vanishing Point A New International THE DARK CARNIVAL A co-production with Citizens Theatre In association with Dundee Rep Ensemble A music and theatre spectacle, The Dark Carnival features sixteen performers and musicians. Through songs, spoken word and Vanishing Point’s unmistakeable imagery, they tell the story of newcomers to the afterlife who discover, much to their surprise, that death is not… Read more →

Kickstarter update – thank you for your support!

Ladies and gentlemen,

We’ve had quite a month.  Our Kickstarter campaign has been brilliant – our target of £3,000 was met within the first 7 days and we’re now standing at just over £4,000.  We have plenty of ways to use the extra funds, and any more we can raise – beating our target will mean we can have another single release or maybe 2 more; we’d like to put on a couple of band shows after the run of theatre shows are done; a tour; and of course, having some extra money in the pot to cover the tail end of mixing and mastering the songs will be helpful too. We hoped, but had no real idea that we would meet our target so fast.

So, with three days left (the Kickstarter campaign ends in the evening on Tuesday 28th August) we are adding some new rewards to our campaign to round up the fun.  At noon on Sunday 26th August we will add 3 more Showtime rewards – this includes a pair of tickets to opening night of our show with Vanishing Point on 21st February 2019, a copy of the new album and more.  This is also nearly your last chance to pick up other rewards such as personalised videos of an ANI song of your choice, our Starlets back catalogue, a house gig, or even just an advance copy of our new album.

Click here to visit the Kickstarter:

Thank you so much if you’ve already supported us – we are so happy – and hope you will be too when you hear what we’ve been making.  Here’s a video we hope you’ll enjoy – this is just what it felt like when we found out we’d reached our Kickstarter target…

Thanks to Matthijs van der Ven of Onder Invloed for the footage – there’s a link to the full, non-giggly version here:

All the best and thanks again


Our Kickstarter campaign is now LIVE!

Ladies and Gentlemen

As we mentioned in our last post, we are launching a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds towards the pressing and release of our second album The Dark Carnival.

We are delighted to say the campaign is now LIVE and you can visit it here:

If you feel able and would like to contribute, there are a selection of rewards on offer for your support, ranging from small contributions, through album pre-orders and ANI merchandise, up to house concerts, personalised videos of your favourite song and tickets for opening night of The Dark Carnival at the Citizens Theatre at Tramway, Glasgow.

We are aiming to raise £3000 in 30 days.  Under Kickstarter’s rules, if we don’t reach our target within 30 days, we will receive nothing.  Not even our bus fare home.  Hahaha.  It’s a cruel world.  But a beautiful one, and worth fighting for.

Here’s our video for the campaign – a sneaky peek behind the wizard’s curtain featuring world premiere of teaser clips of the songs from The Dark Carnival, footage from our recording sessions and photos of our performances of the songs.

Help us bring music back from the dead.

Thank you and good night.



The Life and Times

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We’d like to share with you a video of our song “The Life and Times”, created by our good friend Matthijs van der Ven of Onder Invloed / The Influences​.  It features footage of our show with string section and the The GSA Choir​ which took place on Friday May 6th 2016 at St Luke’s, Glasgow. That night felt like the live culmination of the ‘Come to the Fabulon’ era and a natural end point.  It has been a bit of a journey for us since then but we now know the title of the next chapter.


‘The Dark Carnival’, our second album and soundtrack to a major theatre show by Vanishing Point, will be released on Thursday 21st February 2019 on the opening night of the show at Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre at Tramway.  To get there we would like to ask for your help.  As the Beach Boys sang “You need a mess of help to stand alone”.

Very soon we will be launching a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds towards the release of ‘The Dark Carnival’.  As far as I am aware, there are no fairy godmothers anymore, maybe there never were, so we’re going to throw our own fancy dress ball, and everyone’s invited.

We hope you enjoy the video and thank you to everyone who has supported us so far.

There’s more to come.

See you next week,

ani x

P.S.  You can see more of Matthijs’ work at