Frenzal Rhomb: Last Aussie tour dates

Aussie punks Frenzal Rhomb wind up their current Australian tour this weekend.

The remaining dates are as follows:
Thu 8 Sep | Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Fri 9 Sep | The Arena, Brisbane, QLD
Sat 10 Sep | Civic Hotel, Perth, WA 

Support at all three shows comes from Teenage Bottlerocket.

The tour has been in support of Frenzal’s 2011 release ‘Smoko at the Pet Food Factory’ which was recorded in Colorado with the legendary Bill Stevenson (Descendents/ALL).  Clocking it at just 27 minutes, the band have joked “we get faster as we get older!”

In an interview with Australia’s Triple J, frontman Jay Whalley talked about the band’s experience working with the noted punk producer:

“He’s quite an eccentric fellow and a real sweetheart as well, a really lovely guy. My memories of him are mainly around me getting my vocal takes together. Because he’s very anti, as he would say, “fixing it in the lab” which is what a lot of bands do these days. They just do what they can and then go and fix it with all the technology. But I guess he knew that we could all play if we just tried a bit harder. 

So I ended up singing for six days straight, just signing these bits over and over again, which I’d never done before. I’m normally the guy, because I’ve done so many records, I know my own limitations and if I sing something I’ll listen to it and say that is by far the best I’m ever going do this. But he would just be standing there going, ‘that was terrible, do it again’.”  [source: triple j]