Every city anywhere in the world has bands that are considered legendary within their geographical area, but might not be so recognised much further than the next border crossing.
For Brisbane that band is Boondall Boys, a band featuring a gentleman that goes by the name of Macka who also happens to be in a universally legendary band, the Cosmic Psychos.
The story of the Boondall Boys initial album pressing – if not a national legend it should be – is piss funny and punk as fuck (listen to the interview if you want to know more), which in a roundabout way brings us full circle to why we are even talking about Boondall Boys in the first place!
Australian label Bargain Bin Records, created by Aussie band The Chats, recently re-released that 2007 album Hard Rubbish and to thank the band as well as celebrate the label’s fifth birthday, Boondall Boys are hitting the road for selected dates with The Chats for a run of select shows this February.
To find out more about everything, HEAVY tracked Macka down while he was resting in bed. We start by asking if it feels like he is cheating on the Cosmic Psychos by getting back into bed with his mistress.
“No, not at all,” he smiled. “The record came about a long, long time ago and we just re-released it. It goes back to about 2006 I think when we wrote the songs. Then I joined the Psychos at about that time, from memory. I think it was recorded… you would go back 15 years sort of thing.”
In the full interview Macka gives us a history on Boondall Boys, recalls making Hard Rubbish and what sound they were going for, forming the band and what drove him back then, what to expect from their live shows, what happened with the initial pressing of 100 copies, potential new music and more.