Guitarist Simon Austin formed the Melbourne, Australian folk-pop band Frente! in 1991, bringing in Angie Hart, Simon Austin (guitar), Tim O’Connor, and Mark Picton (replaced by Alastair Barden) to round out the lineup. Frente! entered the international spotlight in the summer of 1994 with their quirky acoustic version of New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle.” On the back of that single, Marvin: The Album entered the charts, with the single “Labor of Love” becoming a minor hit. Shape followed in 1996.