THE AINTS! Announce ‘5-6-7-8-9’ Mini Album (ABC Music) & Australian Dates!

The Aints! comprise Ed KuepperPeter OxleyPaul Larsen LoughheadAlister Spence & Eamon Dilworth.
Formed in 2017 The Aints! original brief was to recreate the sound and energy of The Saints, the band co-founded by Kuepper in 1973, as they celebrated 40 years since the release of that band's groundbreaking debut (I’m) Stranded in 1977. With such talent at play though, it wasn’t long before this inspired five piece created material of their own. An album The Church of Simultaneous Existence, comprised entirely of Kuepper originals written in the period 1969-1978, was was released internationally to much fanfare and was a hit with fans and critics alike.
“…it's like manna from heaven to anyone who’s worn smooth The Saints three Harvest albums”**** Mojo
“It blisters. It belts. Man its so damned good.” 8/10 Classic Rock
“For songs that range from almost 40-50 years old, they sound timeless.” - Baltimore Out Loud
5-6-7-8-9 (the name taking it’s cue from The Saints’ 1977 4-track ep release 1-2-3-4) is the next release from The Aints! A 5-track mini-LP comprising alternate versions of album tracks Goodnight Ladies (single edit) and Country Song in G (acoustic) plus reworked versions of tracks from Kuepper’s 50 albums strong catalogue including Memories Are Made Of This (The Saints, 1978) Laughing Clowns (Laughing Clowns, 1980) and Hang Jean Lee (Ed Kuepper & The Kowalski Collective, 2007).
Lead track Goodnight Ladies, with it’s glam-stomp and bubblegum-brass, is the oldest track Ed Kuepper has ever committed to disc with its origins acting back to 1969 when Ed was still a schoolboy, continuing it’s development up to 1973 and finally reaching completion in 2017.
Laughing Clowns meanwhile, was the final song Kuepper ever wrote for the original Saints; presented to singer Chris Bailey back in 1978 but passed over leading to the band calling it quits that year. Kuepper would then appropriate 'Laughing Clowns’ as a band name and a new sound for his immediate post-Saints outfit, but it is presented here closer to it’s original form.
To celebrate the imminent release of 5-6-7-8-9 The Aints! will hit the road for shows both city and regional; select shows featuring two sets from The Aints! while others will feature Kuepper and The Aints! brass arranger Eamon Dilworth appearing in duo mode as Colonel Kramer with Eamon Dilworth One Man Brass Ensemble.
Tickets for all shows on-sale Wednesday 10th April.
5-6-7-8-9 will be released Friday June 14th on CD, digital and vinyl via ABC Music.
Friday 14th June 2019 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
* The Aints! perform three sets
Saturday 15th June 2019 – Caravan Music Club, Melbourne VIC
* Ed Kuepper solo show (with Eamon Dilworth)
Thursday 20th June 2019 – The Zoo, Brisbane QLD
with guests Blank Realm
Friday 21st June 2019 – Sol Bar, Sunshine Coast QLD
with guests Colonel Kramer & The Eamon Dilworth One Man Brass Ensemble
Saturday 22nd June 2019 – Kingscliff Hotel, Kingscliff NSW
with guests Colonel Kramer & The Eamon Dilworth One Man Brass Ensemble
Friday 28th June 2019 – Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW
* The Aints! perform three sets
Saturday 29th June 2019 – The Street, Canberra ACT
* The Aints! perform two sets
Tickets on sale Wednesday 10th April via
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