The Anix

The Anix

 Pasadena, California, USA
BandRockAlternative

Drawing inflences from Depeche Mode, Muse, The Police, The Cure, AFI, and 30 Seconds to Mars, the band mingles elements of electronica, new wave, alternative rock and a touch of the 80's to blur the edges of musical boundaries as we know them.

Biography

The Anix is a hybrid. Drawing inflences from Depeche Mode, Muse, The Police, The Cure, AFI, and 30 Seconds to Mars, the band mingles elements of electronica, new wave, alternative rock and a touch of the 80's to blur the edges of musical boundaries as we know them. They released their latest, Demolition City, on June 17, 2008, boasting songs like "Bullets Without a Gun," a hard-hitting, bass-infused track about the familiar issues of relationships, and "Half the World Away," a manifestation of the album title based in a city where people often so easily stray from their dreams to a much darker path. In an era where the rock genre has become tired and generic, The Anix is a welcome blast of adrenaline, both gritty and ethereal, modern and reminiscent, disturbed and serene.

Having been recording his own music since the age of 12, it was important for singer Brandon Smith to find a record label and producer that were supportive of what he was trying to accomplish when making this record. "We are really proud of the end result. Demolition City balances the rock choruses with simple electronic verses in a way that most people who aren't even into electronic music will find intriguing."

Wielding a passion for grind house flicks, Tim Burton, A Clockwork Orange, and 80's culture, The Anix consists of Brandon Smith (vocals/ guitar), brother Logan Smith (drums) and Greg Nabours (synthesizer). They have been collaborating on their sinister inclinations and eclectic talents since the birth of the band in 2004.

"It's been a great experience having my brother Logan on drums," says Brandon Smith. "He has been helping with our beats since he was very young, long before he actually joined the band. His influences are more along the lines of "Anberlin" and "Taking Back Sunday", so it adds a sense of recklessness and mayhem to our electronic side. Greg is one of the most phenomenal keyboardists anyone will ever see, and it has been very inspiring performing with such true talent. He has a very strong classical background, and composes scores for plays and writes music for TV shows. He brought a new dimension to our sound with influences from the world's most astonishing and legendary composers and made it work within our music."

The band has carved a niche for themselves across the country with a solid fanbase extending from the northeast to southwest, delivering fervent live performances and selling over 4500 CDs independently with 2004's An Illusion of Time and 2005's Play, Dance, Repeat. In the second half of 2008 The Anix has performed in over 25 states and traveled over 20,000 miles on two national tours. They have been brought on as the opening act for Apoptygma Berzerk for their entire month-long tour in Germany in February 2009. Demolition City will put The Anix on a much larger map as they bulldoze all of the stereotypes. Destined to be heard, this is only the beginning.

Discography

Demolition City - 2008
Play, Dance, Repeat - 2005
An Illusion of Time - 2004

Set List

Set time 30-60 minutes. Typical set list:

Long Way Out
Bullets Without A Gun
Nothing Lasts Forever
This Game
She Lives in the Dark
Half the World Away
Don't Save Your Breath
Resident One