Origin:
Sydney, Australia
Decades:
1992-present

Frenzal Rhomb are an Australian punk rock band that formed in 1992 and continues to tour and release new music. Controversial for numerous reasons, ranging from cover art, song titles and content, behavior on-stage and off-stage and their association with causes such as veganism and politics, guitarist Lindsay McDougall was responsible for Rock Against Howard, a compilation by Australian musicians against John Howard's government. Frenzal Rhomb were formed and still based in Sydney. Frenzal Rhomb's current lineup is Jason Whalley (vocals), Lindsay McDougall (guitar), Tom Crease (bass) and Gordy Foreman (drums). After touring as the support act while American punk rock bands Bad Religion, The Offspring and Blink-182 were in Australia, the group released their first album, 1995's Coughing Up a Storm, a follow-up to their first release, 1994's Dick Sandwich EP. Retitled Once a Jolly Swagman Always a Jolly Swagman, the album was issued on America's Liberation Records label two years later. Fat Mike, owner of Fat Wreck Chords and member of NOFX, signed the band to Fat Wreck and released the 4 Litres EP and Not So Tough Now. In September 1997, the band released the album Meet The Family, with new guitarist Lindsay McDougall after original guitarist Ben Costello left to become a full time animal rights activist. The album was the first Frenzal LP to be certified gold in Australia. Frenzal Rhomb were also the headliners for the Australian leg of the 1998 Vans Warped Tour (they were recruited for the American edition as well).