Photo credit Alice O Malley
Ladies and Gentlemen, Annie is back!
A bon vivant born and raised in the Big Apple, Little Annie has commenced an impromptu, digital walking tour of the city that saved her life/damaged her irrevocably and ultimately inspired her music. What follows is a foretaste of
Little Annie’s ongoing video guerrilla diary chronicling a history of NYC and she.
You can find installment #1 of ‘New York I Knew You Well’ on the
Southern Records YouTube channel where the rest will be hosted.
The second of these weekly installments of Little Annie’s guide to NYC
is also available now via Southern Records’ You Tube channel.
Annie’s comments on how things have changed/stayed the same/been
radically transformed past any point of recognisability in her hometown is the perfect visual companion to her recent album, in collaboration withMr. Paul Wallfisch, Genderful (Southern Records).
And a further/gentle reminder, Annie will soon be kicking off her forthcoming European tour – where she’ll commence a series of collaborative shows with the wondrous Baby Dee, with who she is presently writing and recording, to be followed by a guest support slot on Marc Almond’s forthcoming UK tour.
Here are the dates:
26 – The Crane Theatre, Cork IRELAND
29 – Small Beast @ Theater Cafe AM, Stadttheater, Dortmund GERMANY
(with Paul Wallfisch)
30 – Malostranska Beseda, Prague CZECH REPUBLIC
31 – Rhiz, Vienna AUSTRIA)
1 – Unwound, Padova ITALY
2 – Kampnagel, Hamburg GERMANY
…Supporting Marc Almond, playing with Baby Dee
11 – Cliff’s Pavilion, Southend
12 – The Anvil, Basingstoke, Hampshire
13 – De La Warr Pavilion Marina, Bexhill On Sea, East Sussex
15 – St David’s Hall, Cardiff
19 – The Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
20 – The Lowry, Salford
22 – The Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds
23 – The Picturehouse, Edinburgh
24 – The ABC, Glasgow
25 – The Sage, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
28 – The Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
29 – The Town Hall, Huddersfield
30 – Villa Marina, Isle Of Man
2 – Shepherds Bush Empire, London
4 – Muziekcafe Charlatan, Gent BELGIUM
5 – The Assembly, Leamington Spa
Little AnnieakaAnnie Anxiety Bandez, is a smokey contralto, raconteur and restless spirit who has spent the last 30 years creating a body of work that would take much more space than available here to list. Since stepping onto her first stage at the age of 16, her music – and her life – have defied categorization, limitations and/or restrictions. She is a chanteuse and lyricist, a self-taught painter, a multimedia artist, and an ordained interfaith minister. She has recorded with vanguard figures of late twentieth century music – everyone from Adrian Sherwood and the ON-U Sound Stable to Crass to Current 93 to Antony Hegarty to Marc Almond. She is a prolific songwriter who has written for likes of the late Bim Sherman, Paul
Oakenfold and most recently Living Color. She is a published author and a stage and screen actress.
A final word…
Annie is one who tells it like it is and has such a fantastic knack for storytelling in writing as well as on camera. She has been regaling us with tales form her unpublished biography which you can read on the Southern Records blog, and I strongly recommend you do!
Praise for Genderful:
“[T]his is Little Annie’s best album yet.” -BRAINWASHED.COM
“GENDERFUL is loaded with her rich wry lyricism. It’s tender, knowing,
emotive, poignant and, at times, spiritual.” – COMPULSION
“Big on talent, glamour and attitude.” – ELLE FEATURE
“There’s nobody in the world better at September songs than Little
Annie.”– LUCID CULTURE
“The female counterpart to the Lou Reed of 1982’sBlue Mask- a voice
full of pickled New York wisdom“. – MOJO
“[A] voice that has marinated over the years in black coffee and
cigarettes to produce a unique tone, both fragile and confident in its
half-spoken, half-sung stories.” – 4/5 STAR REVIEW MUSIQUE MACHINE
“Little Annie is a woman who proudly uses her sexuality in tandem
with her intelligence. And that makes her a truly liberated woman.”
“Paul Wallfisch’s burlesque piano and ear for melody sit so perfectly with Annie’s Beat poetry and New York drawl…Wonderful.” – ROCK N REEL
“What makes this much more…is the brilliance of Annie’s lyrics. She
can move from understated passion to rejected misery via cutting
put-downs and does it all with natural class and just the right amount
of tender humour.“– SHINDIG!
“Occupying a unique zone between chanteuse and diseuse, Annie
conveys streetwise attitude and tremendous empathy, often in the same
phrase. A painter, a poet, a 9/11 relief volunteer – Little Annie
has seen it and done it all…Astonishing.” – TIME OUT NEW YORK
“[A] rich, inspired adventure of irreverent yet tender lyricism,
astute confessions and plenty of guts, tears and celebration.” –
WEARS THE TROUSERS