Frenzal Rhomb are like that petulant child you see at birthdays sticking all of the chocolates in his pocket and unwrapping all of the presents at somebody else’s party.
As in you don’t know who the fuck invited them, but you are also glad they did!
Since their formation in 1992 Frenzal Rhomb have been one of the finest punk exports to come out of this country, with a string of albums and songs that look at life and situations from every angle except straight on.
“How very much dare you for suggesting that we’re offensive.”
They are notorious for their flippant sense of humour and ability to offend even themselves, with a musical outlook that is still as fresh and vibrant nearly three decades into their career, with no sign of conforming just yet.
Despite not releasing an album since 2017’s awesome High Vis – High Tea, Frenzal Rhomb are front and centre on nearly every festival line-up that has happened between lockdowns this year and leading into 2022.
They will perform at Spring Loaded, Full Tilt and Scene & Heard Festivals next year, and have also recently announced their own Gone To The Dogs tour that sees them playing from late December 2021 through to October next year.
It’s almost as if the band are going through a reverse midlife crisis where people are gravitating to their music more than ever, a point not lost on vocalist Jason Whalley.
“I know,” he nodded. “I know, right. Where were you 25 years ago? Actually, they were probably there, they were just younger. It’s pretty wild how that music still resonates with people after all these years. It’s pretty cool that people are still interested in it and want to pay us actual money to come and play in their town. It’s good.”
When the conversation turns to the sheer volume of shows Frenzal Rhomb has committed to for the next ten months, Whalley’s tone becomes more somber.
“We will build up some match fitness I’m sure, after we have a few goes at it,” he said, almost trying to convince himself. “Hopefully it will be second nature… I was talking to Gordy yesterday, our drummer, and I said gee, I don’t think we’re even going to have a chance to rehearse before this run of 40 shows or something, and he said remember last time we played, and I said yeah, and he’s like yeah see, it’s not hard (laughs). As long as I can remember half the words, I’m doing alright.”
In the full interview, Jay runs through some of Frenzal Rhomb’s more controversial moments, fans enduring love for the band, having fun with music, some of the actual people behind some of the band’s best songs, what it takes to get a song written about you, their live show, new music and more.
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Wednesday 29 Dec 21 – Racehorse Hotel Ipswich QLD
Thursday 30 Dec 21 – Solbar Maroochydore QLD
Friday 31 Dec 21 – Triffid Brisbane QLD
Saturday 1 Jan 22 – Coolangatta Hotel QLD
Friday 7 Jan 22 – Ocean View Wamberal NSW
Saturday 8 Jan 22 – Full Tilt Brisbane QLD
Friday 14 Jan 22 – Volta Ballarat VIC
Saturday 15 Jan 22 – Westernport Hotel San Remo VIC
Friday 21 Jan 22 – Torquay Hotel VIC
Saturday 22 Jan 22 – Croxton Melbourne VIC
Saturday 12 Feb 22 – Spring Loaded Mornington VIC
Friday 18 Feb 22 – Badlands Perth WA
Saturday 19 Feb 22 – Prince Bunbury WA
Friday 25 Feb 22 – Narrabeen RSL NSW
Saturday 26 Feb 22 – Full Tilt Sydney NSW
Sunday 27 Feb 22 – Scene & Heard Newcastle NSW
Saturday 5 Mar 22 – Crowbar Sydney NSW
Saturday 12 Mar 22 – Spring Loaded Brisbane QLD
Friday 18 Mar 22 – Pier Frankston VIC
Saturday 19 Mar 22 – York Mt Evelyn VIC
Friday 25 Mar 22 – Lion Arts Adelaide SA
Saturday 26 Mar 22 – Full Tilt Melbourne VIC
Thursday 14 Apr 22 – Marlin Hotel Ulladulla NSW
Saturday 16 Apr 22 – Sawtell RSL NSW
Sunday 17 Apr 22 – Laurieton United Services Club NSW
Friday 29 Apr 22 – Cambridge Newcastle NSW
Saturday 30 Apr 22 – Wollongong Unibar NSW
Saturday 14 May 22 – Spring Loaded Perth WA
Friday 15 Jul 22 – Railway Club Darwin NT
Saturday 16 Jul 22 – Spring Loaded Darwin NT
Saturday 13 Aug 22 – Spring Loaded Adelaide SA
Saturday 15 Oct 22 – Spring Loaded Gosford NSW
Saturday 22 Oct 22 – Spring Loaded Wollongong