Since beginning performing her works in 2016 ‘Ani Lou’ has been invited to support artists such as Nai Palm, Ali Barter, Husky and Tiny Little Houses. As well, Ani Lou has been invited to perform at regarded events such as Dark Mofo (2017), The Falls Festival (2017) and Leadbelly (National Live Music Awards, Sydney). In 2017, Ani Lou was nominated for the National Live Music Awards “Live Performer of The Year” for Tasmania.
Ani Lou's catalogue of work has received support through multiple mediums such as radio (Triple J Unearthed, Radio Adelaide (SA), 4ZZZ (NSW), 3RRR (VIC), RJR (WA), Edge Radio (TAS) and the Australian Music Radio Airplay Project (AMRAP)), and online media platforms (Tone Deaf: 8 Best Songs You Haven’t Heard, Snackable TV, About Blank, The Giant Speech). Ani Lou’s debut EP ‘Eralda’ was selected by Edge Radio for “Album of The Week” and her previous single ‘Godspeed’ reached number 5 on the AMRAP’s Airit charts.
These achievements are particularly notable for the creator of Ani Lou, Kate Southorn, as for the past several years she has lived with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), a debilitating illness that leaves sufferers with severe energy depletion and autoimmunity disorders. Despite this, Kate is using her passion to push through her limitations to create a place for herself within the music industry. In sharing her work, Kate’s aim is to connect with those around her as well as to foster understanding and awareness.