Chris Penney of Mesa Cosa

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Chris Penney of Mesa Cosa


What piece of equipment do you have to show us today?

This is the official Pentagrambourine™ of Mesa Cosa.


How did you come across this particular item?

It just appeared in Pablo’s house one day! Some say it was a gift from the devil others say that it was probably just Ian.


What is that you like so much about it?

The Pentagrambourine™ has consistently cut up anyone who’s attempted to 
play it. It’s definitely cursed / has annoyingly sharp edges. The severity of these Tambourinjuries™ caused by the Jangle Circle™ always lead to 
one beautiful outcome… BLOOD. The Pentagrambourine™ is absolutely covered in blood. I really love that about it.


How do you use it, and how has it shaped the way you write music?

The Pentagrambourine™ gets thrown around to a few of the members to be used in different ways. Pablo uses the Pentagrambourine™ as a slide to make freak out noises with his guitar. Stu smashes it against everything to test the boundaries of proper craftsmanship. And I like chucking
it in the air and listening to the Zils jangle themselves. The Pentagrambourine™ has been the foundation of sound on every Mesa Cosa album and an unbelievably handy songwriting tool.


Any other interesting points/stories about it?

This is like the 19th one we’ve owned. They break REALLY easy.


Tell us a little bit about what you have coming up?

At the moment our new album is being mixed and we’ll have our first single from
it released later this month. After that, we’ve got an Australian tour coming up and a bunch of video clips we’ve been working on coming out. OH! Also a festival we’re organising that’s dedicated to Brooke Satchwell from Neighbours. <3 


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