Has it really been more than four years since we last talked to the Brisbane legend that is Ed Kupper? It’s funny how the last few years have made everything before early 2020 feel like a lifetime ago. This time around, we talked to Ed about life during COVID and about the reissuing of his […]
We last spoke to Ed Kuepper back in 2014 so we were never going to miss out on another opportunity to talk to the Brisbane legend and person responsible for the song that we took the name of our website from. We spoke to Ed about the new Aints 5-6-7-8-9 mini-album, his songwriting and what […]
In Photos: The Aints! + Colonel Kramer & The Eamon Dilworth One Man Brass Ensemble @ Triffid, 27.10.2018
The Aints play two sets at Triffid in Brisbane, the first a set of Saints classics, the second the band’s new The Church of Simultaneous Existence album from start to finish. Support from Ed Kuepper supporting his own band under the Colonel Kramer & The Eamon Dilworth One Man Brass Ensemble moniker.
Ed Kuepper is no yesterday man. He was quick to distance himself from pre-emptive punk outfit The Saints following the group’s dissipation in 1978. Yet as the years have been marched by, this oft-bleak voice of Australian music has never hidden his affection for the iconic group’s formative iteration. With 40–years passing since The Saints […]
On the 40th anniversary of the release of The Saints classic (I’m) Stranded album; founding member, guitarist and songwriter Ed Kuepper revisits the material performed by the seminal band with The Aints, the band he formed during the early 1990s, as part of this year’s Brisbane Festival line-up.
Playing your biggest hit/best known song more than once during a show is never a good thing. When The Undertones nonchalantly play ‘Teenage Kicks’ as their tenth song, it’s perfect. It’s a true punk rock moment. Guitarist Damian O’Neill dedicates it to someone in the crowd before being reprimanded by singer Paul McLoone for the […]
By Thom Ryan Leamington Spa is about as far away from the beach in England as you can get. It just re-elected a Tory MP and sustains itself on the memory of that time Queen Victoria stayed the night in 1838. Having lived most of my life in Brisbane, I didn’t expect to see The […]
The Guardian asked me to provide some suggestions as to what should be topping the Hottest 100 in Taylor Swift’s stead. Now, this was before my sudden – rather alarming – conversion to Taylor Swift’s new album 1989, otherwise I might just have voiced the opinion that many share: what the hell is wrong with Taylor […]
I know. You’re expecting ‘This Perfect Day’ or ‘Know Your Product’ or some similar incendiary blast from the 1970s. You’re wrong. This is by way of acknowledging that perhaps I’ve been wrong for quite a while now, too. In Brisbane, there are two types of music fans. The ones who side with Chris Bailey. The ones […]