Former SAINTS guitarist Ed Kuepper’s new band THE AINTS! have unveiled a first video from their new album.
As previously announced, The Church Of Simultaneous Existence draws on material written during Kuepper’s original period with The Saints from 1973 to ’78 and ‘Red Aces’ reflects the brass-infused-punk sound of his final album with the band, Prehistoric Sounds.
“I wrote the bulk of ‘Red Aces’ in 1975 back in Brisbane,” Kuepper explains. “It got put aside and I didn’t give it much thought until early 78 when I was living in London. The Saints had just recorded ‘Know Your Product’ which I was positive was going to be a number [one] smash hit. It inspired me to do a tentative follow up so I added the horn part to the early bit and lo and behold there it pretty much was…. only problem was ‘KYP’ wasn’t the hit we thought it was going to be so ‘Red Aces’ was shelved once again… always the bridesmaid never the bride…. until now when those gallant gents known as The Aints! bring you the song in all its only slightly fased glory ….”
The Church Of Simultaneous Existence is due for release through ABC Records on 21 September and is available to pre-order in various bundles here.
Fans of The Saints, the Rifles, the Sunnyboys and other Aussie bands from the late 70s and 80s would do well to check out the Australian Underground playlist on Spotify.