Wall of Sound presents: “2017 YEAR IN REVIEW” – by MAKEOUT’s Scott Eckel

Our very own drumming export Scott Eckel has had a pretty ridiculous year with his new US based band MAKEOUT. Not only did the guys release their debut album The Good Life which was produced by the legendary John Feldmann, the lads also teamed up with Travis Barker and members of 5 Seconds of Summer to create some catchy as fuck pop rock songs and got signed to Rise Records. There’s big things on the horizon for the four piece but we’ll discuss that soon… now here’s Scotty’s contribution for our Wall of Sound 2017 Year in Review

Top 5 Albums of 2017

1. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN!
2. blink-182 – California (Deluxe Edition)
3. blackbear – cybersex
4. PVRIS – All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell
5. Neck Deep – The Peace & The Panic


Top 5 Songs of 2017

1. blackbear – ‘Playboy Shit
2. Kendrick Lamar – ‘ELEMENT
3. PVRIS – ‘What’s Wrong
4. Post Malone – ‘rockstar
5. Neck Deep – ‘In Bloom


Best Music Video of 2017

Don Broco – ‘Technology


Best Gig You Saw in 2017

Don Broco at the first Slam Dunk date. Absolutely giant crowd and they crushed every second of it. I think the drummer also jumped in the pit.”


Favourite Moment With Your Band in 2017

“Easy. Definitely our ‘first’ show as this band. Opening for blink-182 in Austin, TX. My family also traveled over to see that show so it was extra extra special.”


Best Show Your Band Played This Year

“Again, with blink, but the Kansas City date was the best. I think there was about 6000-7000 people in a Sold Out arena. Not often you get to do that.”


What Are You Looking Forward to in 2018

“We have some things lined up that I can’t talk about yet, as Tom Delonge would say ;)”

By Scott Eckel
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