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INTERVIEW: JOHN ‘MAD MACKA’ McKEERING, COSMIC PSYCHOS – April 2018

| 12 May 2018 | Reply

INTERVIEW: JOHN ‘MAD MACKA’ McKEERING, COSMIC PSYCHOS – April 2018
By Shane Pinnegar

John ‘Mad Macka’ McKeering has been touring the world with Australia’s favourite punk rock ‘blokes you can trust,’ The Cosmic Psychos, for the past decade, and they’re off again on a huge bog lap of Australia in support of new album, Loudmouth Soup.

You’d be hard pushed to find anyone as chilled as Macka. So laidback he’s practically horizontal, he just gives an audible shrug when I call for our interview, despite not knowing it was even scheduled. “I just didn’t even know I was getting a call, but anyway… whatever, it’s okay,” he says in a slow, Queenslander drawl.

Loudmouth Soup is The Cosmic Psychos’ 11h album – Macka’s fourth with them since being plucked from his long-standing tenure with The Onyas – and the guitarist and sometimes singer bigs it up in his usual laconic style.

“It’s good. We did it in couple… two or three days, Silvia Vermeulen from Holland sorted it out, so yeah, really good,” he explains. Vermeulen has been the band’s sound engineer on multiple European tours, and made the trek to bassist/singer Ross Knight’s farm to produce the album. “She runs a quick ship, and she’s mixed us in Europe a lot, so she knows what to expect. And I didn’t do a lot of lead breaks, so it made it quicker,” he laughs.

Read more at AROUND THE SOUND 

 

Shane

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