Last show of the year-Cumbernauld!

The final show of the year for us is coming up soon when we open for Goodbye Mr MacKenzie at Submarine, Cumbernauld on Saturday 14th December. I once played here, more years ago than I care to share, back when it was Papa Doc’s nightclub. I remember thinking that it seemed a little unusual to name a nightclub after a… Read more →

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