Photos Bob Nebe
Recorded by Reuben Aptroot & Kelly Schinkel
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Triffid, Brisbane, 27th October 2018
The Aints were formed by Ed Kuepper who formed the legendary The Saints in Brisbane which became one of the world’s first punk bands.
There are two iterations of The Aints, they first popped up on the scene in the early 90’s and released a few EP’s before peetering out in ‘94 after an album was recorded but never released.
The Aints as a name is from the old days when an S had worn off the kick drum which originally said The Saints.
For this recent stint in the music world, Kuepper recruited the best of the best to formulate a band which would tear through The Saints back catalogue as well as their own material.
Kuepper recruited Peter Oxley from The Sunnyboys on bass, Paul Larsen Loughead from The Celibate Rifles and The New Christs on the drums, Alister Spence on piano and Eamon Dilworth arranging the brass and on trumpet.
The Aints play high feedback loud intense music with the brass section just bringing the energy up a whole new level.
It’s absolute classics that you have loved your whole life as well as new gems that this tight outfit have produced themselves.
The Aints in 2018 released an album called The Church of Simultaneous Existence which if you stay tuned to Live Delay you might just hear sometime soon.
This set features classics from The Saints but without a doubt The Aints are their own band with their own energy.
Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 24th of February, 2019.
Show host: Jack McDonnell
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.