For years Frenzal Rhomb was the only Australian band I knew outside of INXS. Well, I knew Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan but you can hardly call them a band. Anyway, it’s been awfully quiet around Frenzal Rhomb these last couple of years. Maybe one of them drank himself into a coma or had another heart attack. Whatever the case, they’re back now with an album that for some reason has been dubbed “Smoko At The Pet Food Factory”.
What that album sounds like? Same as always! I’m not saying that Australia is behind because it’s an island or anything, but fact is that these guys still play the kind of fast-paced melodic punkrock that NOFX and Lagwagon excelled at in the 90ies. Whatever though, with cuts like “Knuckleheads”, “Back To The Suburbs” and “Dead Celebrity”, it sure is a pleasure to listen to. Glad to have you back mates!