It’s staggering to think that it’s 21 long years since Melbourne band Frente (Simon Austin and Angie Hart) were tearing up the Aussie charts with their smash debut long player ‘Marvin The Album’.
It comprised not only the band’s breakout smash ‘Ordinary Angels’ and (overseas at least) their brilliant cover of New Order’s ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’, but also their 1992 chart stormer ‘Accidently Kelly Street’.
Now, to celebrate the landmark album’s 21st anniversary, Warner Music will release a fully remastered deluxe double disc anniversary edition in mid-May.
The original album (along with the US bonus tracks) will feature on disc one, with the second disc comprising the band’s ‘Whirled’ and ‘Clunk’ EPs and a selection of rarities from the ‘Marvin The Album’ era. It’s due at retail on Friday May 16.
And in celebration of its release, Frente have announced they’ll be back on the road in May for a series of live dates across the country.
Kicking off in their hometown of Melbourne on May 22, the tour will take in dates in all five major centres, along with regional dates in Lismore and Castlemaine.
Tickets for all are on sale from 10am on Friday March 14.
May 22 : Melbourne (Playhouse)
May 23 : Melbourne (Playhouse)
May 24 : Castlemaine (Theatre Royal)
May 30 : Sydney (The Basement)
May 31 : Sydney (The Basement)
June 06 : Adelaide (Governor Hindmarsh)
June 07 : Perth (Astor Theatre)
June 27 : Lismore (Star Court Theatre)
June 28 : Brisbane (Powerhouse Theatre)