cover 56789 TheAints lgeAustralia's best old new musical group, The Aints!, are continuing their march to world domination with an EP and more live shows.

Ed Kuepper, Peter Oxley, Paul Larsen Loughhead and Alister Spence have added brass wizard Eamon Dilworth to the band ranks proper and are following up their debut album, "The Church of Simultaneous Existence".

As befits a band summoned to expand on the legacy of Kuepper's fabulous if reluctant punk pathfinders The Saints, the EP will be called "5-6-7-8-9", taking its cue from The Saints’ 1977 four-track release "1-2-3-4".

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It will comprise alternate versions of album tracks "Goodnight Ladies" and "Country Song in G" plus reworked versions of tracks from Kuepper’s 50 albums strong catalogue, "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" is the oldest track Ed Kuepper has ever committed to disc with its origins going back to 1969 when Ed was still a schoolboy.

"Laughing Clowns" was the final song Kuepper ever wrote for the original Saints; presented to singer Chris Bailey back in 1978 but was passed over with the band calling it quits that year.

Kuepper would appropriate "Laughing Clowns" as a band name and a new sound for his immediate post-Saints outfit, but it is presented here closer to its 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 April 10 here. "5-6-7-8-9" will be released Friday June 14 on CD, digital and vinyl via ABC Music. Pre-order here.


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