WARRNAMBOOL will be the latest stopover on the journey of Frenzal Rhomb.
The punk-rock band will play at The Loft on Sunday.
Frenzal Rhomb is one of Australia’s most enduring bands, having burst onto the scene in 1992.
Over the next quarter of a century, Frenzal Rhomb has carved out a reputation as a high-energy live act and has also produced a body of work that includes nine studio albums.
The band’s appeal has spanned generations, highlighted by the fact it had albums reach the ARIA top 20 almost two decades apart, A Man’s Not A Camel (1999) and Hi-Vis High Tea (2017).
Frenzal Rhomb frontman Jay Whalley has led the way in developing a signature sound for the band.
This is evident on Hi-Vis High Tea, with the 20 tracks taking just over 30 minutes to play.
“If you haven’t said everything you want to say by the second chorus...,” Whalley said with a laugh.
“The other thing is if you don’t like a song then it’s over pretty quick.”
This will be a return visit to The Loft by Frenzal Rhomb and Whalley is excited about coming back to the city.
“The people are fantastic in Warrnambool,” he said.
“The hospitality is great, it will be a fun show.”
Among the songs Frenzal Rhomb will play on Sunday at The Loft will be Never Had So Much Fun.
The song reached number 21 on the Triple j Hottest 100 in 1999 and quickly became an anthem.
It is a song Whalley said the band was proud of.
“It (the song) was a bit of fluke, if we could write them like that all the time we would,” he said.
“It is nice to know our songs have a place in people’s lives.
“I remember going into a venue once and the band was covering one of our songs and I thought to myself, why haven’t we played it like that?”