A staple in the steampunk community for her grandiose classical performances, Alice’s Night Circus returns with another single, The Show Must Go On. With the new release, ANC otherwise known as Julia Scott spoke with The Fountain about the new single, and her plans for the remainder of the year.

TF: You’ve a new single out, what has the reception been like so far?  

Fans seem very excited by the release on social media and are looking forwards to the accompanying music video too (The Show Must Go On – video). The digital copy single release date for this song was 14th June and The Show Must Go On is currently available on my Limited Edition Vinyl Record and CD both of which are only available via my website (www.alicesnightcircus.com) or at live gigs.

TF: Can you tell us a bit more about The Show Must Go On, what is the premise?

I wanted a song that had a definitive feel of closure to it. Something that I could end a gig on or put at the end of an album. I also wanted something that would encapsulate that feeling of when something amazing in your life ends that it isn’t the final curtain call, there is more still to come beyond that. Things happen in life that can sometimes feel like the best has passed us by, but the truth is, we are always changing and adapting and evolving into the next stage of our lives. I merely made that into a literal stage and insisted that the show must go on and that it is within everyone’s power to be the leading performers in our own lives.

TF: And will you be promoting that with a tour, can we expect a live rendition soon?  

Promotion for this single is by radio, press and video. I perform the song live at most of my gigs, generally as my last number and the fans seem to love it!.  

TF: And are you working towards an EP or LP, what more can we look forward to from you in 2019? 

I released my first album Metamorphose initially as a CD but also as a limited edition coloured vinyl album that can only be bought from my website or at gigs. The vinyl album features amazing artwork from Gary Nicols of The Imaginarium. We are working towards the release of the album in digital form later this year at the end of August.

TF: What has been your favourite gig to date? 

Probably The Engine Shed, Lincoln, last year although in October I did go over to South Korea to perform at the Zandari Festa Music Festival.