'a totally passionate one-off!' singer/songwriter Diana Anaid releases new album My Queen.
Starting in 1997, Anaid’s self-funded and self-produced feral-folk debut stood out among the hip hop and teen-pop that was dominating the 90’s airwaves, spawning the #1 alternative hit I Go Off, and leaving many to wonder if this young mum was just another one trick pony.
Diana’s follow up I Don’t Think I’m Pregnant saw her receive her 5th ARIA nomination and her second inclusion in Triple J's Hottest 100, crossing into commercial radio with Don’t Believe In Love and silencing those who had placed her in the one-hit-wonder pile.
With comparisons to singer/songwriters Liz Phair, P.J Harvey and Ani DiFranco, Diana Ah Naid (as she was known until changing it to the palindromic Anaid) in 2004 cracked the U.S market with Last Thing and her ‘No Boys Allowed’ campaign,
which saw the single climb into the Billboard Top40.
Anaid is a stand-out Aussie singer/songwriter and acoustic rock musician who “continues delivering authentic, original music” (Kathy McCabe)",
and is a pioneer of a “Different kind of girl power” (Music Network)
“There’s only one Diana Anaid”. (Iain Sheddon)
Her first album in 7 years, with video clip for first single Can’t Apologise by Rock n Roll Hall of Fame recipient Nick Egan (Oasis, Duran Duran ), My Queen was mastered in the UK by Tim Young ( Massive Attack/Madonna ) and its list of impressive contributors help to create the album of Diana's career;
Co-written with longtime guitarist Nathan Correy, produced by Aria Award Winning Steve James (Torah Wilcox, Screaming Jets, Skunkhour, Sex Pistols) the album has already earned praise such as
"Diana’s a rock ‘n’ roll firecracker… a totally passionate one-off'"- Michael Smith - Rhythms
"My Queen' has all the heartache, wit, poetry and honesty of her most well-known work." - MJ O'Neill-TheMusic
"The feel of “My Queen” is one of homage to the great female rock albums of the 90’s dragged dazzlingly into 2017. “ Monte Famous Mondays Album Review
“It’s a bold vision to encompass, but one suited to an artist of Anaid’s pedigree. Her command of rhythm, lyric, and melody are as strong as ever on My Queen, whether it’s on the heartsick ruminations of Cant Apologise or the ruthless Wish You Well. Better Girl holds completely true to the album’s modus operandi- if you told me that it was released anytime between the 1970s and today, I wouldn’t bat an eyelid.”HappyMag
My Queen follows on from the successful release of singles Can't Apologise and Better Girl which both received video premiers by TheMusic, airplay across the board from Double J to Triple M and ABC,
and plenty of 'Love The Single, Can't Wait for the Album' comments.
The video for Better Girl has been described by industry stalwarts as an "incredibly powerful video" (MGM) and fans have called it "So amazing. Beautiful song and film clip that many transgender will relate to"
Diana's career highlights include US Billboard Top 40 placement, 5 ARIA nominations, 2 inclusions in Triple J's Hottest 100 and sets at the BDO, Falls, Vans Warped, Woodford and Byron Blues Fest, countless headlining concerts and supporting slots to some of the industry's most loved touring musicians including Joe Cocker, The Eels, Wendy Mathews, Cake, The Whitlams, Skunkhour, Adam Ant, Killing Heidi and Ash Grunwald to name just a few.