The Saints? It’s the Aints!

The Aints play The Saints at Twin Towns in November.

‘Stranded’, ‘Know Your Product’, ‘One Perfect Day’. Classic songs from Saints – the Australian Band in the suburbs of Bjelke Peterson’s Brisbane that was punk, before there was punk. Before the Sex Pistols, before the Ramones.

In November founding member, song writer, and the chainsaw guitarist of The Saints, Ed Kuepper, will pull together some legendary musicians to play the tracks of The Saints from the period from 1973 to 1978. 40 years after the release of the classic ‘(I’m) Stranded’, they will be playing a selection of songs from that album, plus ‘Eternally Yours’, and  ‘Prehistoric Sounds’.

The band is full of legends as well, with Sunnyboys Bassist, Peter Oxley, Celibate Rifles drummer, Paul Larson, and jazz keyboardist, Alister Spence, plus a guest brass section should make for some awesome shows.

There is no Chris Bailey, thus ‘The Aints’, but last time I saw the original Saints at Pig City more than two decades ago, Ed Kuepper’s guitar playing and driving sound was the the highlight, the real heart of The Saints sound. They already played a show at the Tivoli last month, and reviews have been good. The lineup is great and the songs are classic music that should be experienced. Plus the support has former Screaming Tribesman’s, Mick Medew with his band Mick Medew and the Mesmerisers, so that will be something to see as well. Get your tickets from Twin Towns while they last!

Catch Ed Kuepper’s The Aints playing music from The Saints catalogue ’73-’78 at Twin Towns on 25 November 2017. Tickets here.

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