Anti-Nowhere League is a British punk rock band from Royal Tunbridge Wells, England.
In Tunbridge Wells, Kent, the Anti-Nowhere League is formed around singer Nick Culmer, aka Animal. Like other punk bands of the same era, Anti-Nowhere League is centered on the outstanding personality of its leader, Animal (reminiscent of Wolverine): a wild punk, shaggy, biker-looking, and whose voice resembles something between the roar of a bear and the roar of a tiger.
Anti-Nowhere League first plays in the first part of Discharge, Exploited and Damned. Spotted by John Curd, the boss of the WXYZ Records label, the group released its first single in November 1981. The A side is a cover of Ralph McTell's classic folk, Streets of London, and the B side, So What. The disc enters the English charts, but is censored by the police and removed from the sale for the obscenity of the lyrics of So What>.
In 1982, Anti-Nowhere League toured with bands such as Chelsea, Chron Gen and The Defects. At the end of the tour, released the first album, We are ... The League !, which remains three months in the English charts. The group ends the year with a tour in the United States alongside the UK Subs.
In 1984, PJ left the group that eventually became inactive. 1985 saw the arrival of Michael Bettell on drums, followed in 1986 by JB (Jonathan Birch). At this time, they signed with GWR Records, and recorded the album The Perfect Crime. In 1987, Anti-Nowhere League broke up. But another concert is at Victoria Hall in Tunbridge Wells in 1989.