Eric Mackinnon
Long time journo who sold his soul to newspapers to fund his passion of following rock and metal bands around Europe. A regular gig-goer, tour-traveller and festival scribe who has broken stories of some of the biggest bands in the world and interviewed most. Even had a trifle with Slash once. Lover of bourbon, 80's rock and is a self-confessed tattoo addict.
Music Reviews

ALBUM REVIEW: Nickelback – Get Rollin’

They are the eternal divisive rock band like marmite for your ears. Some people love them and others, well, seem to have a quite unrivalled and insatiable hatred. We're very firmly in the former camp and don’t get the Nickelback hatred. The Canadian rockers are back with their tenth slice of ass bootin’, head flingin’, and foot stompin’ rock n’ roll, and 'Get Rollin' is another nail in the coffin for their detractors.
Music Reviews

ALBUM REVIEW: The Pretty Reckless – Other Worlds

For us, 'Death by Rock and Roll' was one of 2021’s top albums. Easily top ten for several of us at Bring The Noise UK and 18-months later it is still on heavy rotation on our turntable and in our headphones. So when The Pretty Reckless dropped a brand new mini-album packed with covers, acoustic versions and remixes of some of our favourite songs on 'Death by Rock and Roll', we were already sold. 

Monster Truck: We held onto this album for four years

Monster Truck have been sitting on their latest album since just before the COVID witch swooped in to cast a shadow over all our lives. Fearful of releasing an album they were immensely proud of and having it lost in the pandemic panic and chaos, the Canadian foot-stomping rock juggernauts showed great patience, waiting until the time was right to release their latest musical baby into the world.

Dead Posey: We Love Our Moonstruck Lunatics

Dead Posey penned a tribute to their fans in lockdown, declaring them ‘Moonstruck Lunatics’ and at Download, frontwoman Danyell Souza reckons they found their lunatics in their thousands. Speaking to Bring the Noise UK, she, and multi instrumentalist husband Tony Fagenson, heaped praise on their ‘Moonstruck Lunatics’, while explaining the driving force and catalyst for their significant musical evolution.
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