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: https://kck.st/2LYzFPC

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 onderinvloed.com

The Dark Carnival

The Dark Carnival is the latest cross art-form collaboration for acclaimed theatre company, Vanishing Point. Teaming up with the band, A New International, they have created “pop opera” featuring live music performance. The Dark Carnival tells the story – through anarchic song, raucous rhyme and visual imagery – of the dead beneath the earth who, upon dying, discover that death… Read more →

Edinburgh, two gigs rapid

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Secret Edinburgh show

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