Forty years after the release of (I’m) Stranded – one of the great Australian debut albums of all time – Ed Kuepper returns with a brand new band and a brand new contender for the title: The Aints! The Church of Simultaneous Existence.
Made up from songs, musical elements and bits and prices that Sir Ed wrote from when he began high school in 1969 and started seriously fantasising about being in a band through to The Saints implosion in 1978 and arranged by The Aints! over 2017-2018, The Church of Simultaneous Existence is an album 40 years in the making. From the glorious slash and burn of Stranded-era track SOS ’75 via the horn-driven Red Aces (the mooted follow up to 1977s classic 7″ Know Your Product) to Winters Way, recorded and released originally by the Laughing Clowns for their 1984 swan song LP Ghosts Of An Ideal Wife but written in 1975 and presented here closer to it’s original form.
To celebrate this monumental release The Aints! will hit the road for an extensive national tour performing all your new faves from The Aints! alongside a treasure trove of classics from The Saints. On-sale August 24th. Full details here.
Produced by lap top supremo Four Tet and 3D of Massive Attack, Kong is the first track from Neneh Cherry‘s soon-to-be released new album, her first since 2014’s Blank Project. “but love is big and every land every nation seeks its friends in France & Italy & all across the 7 seas & Goddam guns & guts & history & bitter love still put a put a hole in me.”
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts first visit to Australia since 2011 has been met with fervour and has seen sold out shows in Mannum, S.A, Mornington Peninsula, Vic and Bribie Island, Q’ld with additional shows added in the later two. All other shows continue to sell fast; put it this way, they won’t last! Details here.