Blue Murder Presents
8:00pm, Fri 3rd August, 2012
The Hi-Fi - Melbourne, VIC
ON SALE FRIDAY 15 JUNE. Supported by I Exist, The Hard Targets. Hold on to your hats and ice cream container helmets folks, Australian punk rock gurus Frenzal Rhomb have a bone to pick with you. And you. And that bloke over there. And you lot over in the corner updating your various social media applications.
After five years in the wilderness of the public conscience, the fearless foursome is back with album number eight, Smoko at the Pet Food Factory. Smashing into the Aussie ARIA charts to debut at #14, we can only hope and pray to a non-denominational spiritual entity that in addition to making the band's gigantic fan base happy as free range pigs in proverbial shit, it ruined radio jock, Frenzal Rhomb hater, and noted wanker Kyle Sandilands' day.
Smoko at the Pet Food Factory was recorded with infamous Descendents and Black Flag stickman Bill Stevenson (Rise Against, NOFX) in the backwoods of Colorado, U.S.A. and finds Frenzal Rhomb flashing some new skills amid their old tricks, albeit a little older, shinier, and dare we say it, wiser. With Jason Whalley's loaded lyrical barbs front and center, Lindsay McDougall's fiery guitar shredentials on point, the punk rock Jason Newsted, Tom Crease on bass, and the metrognomic Gordy Forman bringing up the rear, Smoko at the Pet Food Factory is Frenzal Rhomb at their very best.
Doing their part for the community, proceedings kick off in informative fashion with the avian aversion anthem "Bird Attack" - a song first aired to the unwashed masses at the band's triumphant No Sleep Til festival appearances in Dec. 2010. It's all systems go from there as Frenzal Rhomb continue spreading their patented bird flu-free vitriol far and wide; keyboard fascists, clergy, celebrities, junkies, politicians, shitty friends and garden variety assholes all coming under attack from human dreadlock Jay Whalley.
For those of you with a hankering to taste this finely marinated rock'n'roll delicacy in the live setting, fear not that old age, medical problems and attractive odds at the local greyhounds will keep Frenzal Rhomb off the stage. With a stellar track record for causing absolute pandemonium at any show they play; be it inciting huge circle pits, destroying piñatas of political leaders or drinking every other band's beer; trust the brand you know - Frenzal Rhomb.