I’m not exaggerating. Excluding R.E.M, name another '90s alt-rock band who were popular before Late 1990, which was when the Tingles EP was released? “That Ain’t Bad” topped the ARIA Charts and Ratcat were responsible for starting the '90s alt-rock movement in Australia. You can’t deny that, it’s the truth.
Ratcat were hugely popular, which is why they were “overrated”. To suggest that they weren’t significant in any way is ridiculous, especially when you consider how well the EP and singles performed on the charts, as well as the fact that Nevermind had yet to be released.
Besides, Frente weren’t even known when Ratcat emerged in the mainstream in Late 1990/Early 1991. They emerged onto the charts in May 1992, when their debut EP peaked at #3 on the ARIA Chart. How could Australians prefer to listen to Frente, when the band wasn’t even around when Ratcat were popular?