Icon for Hire (Tooth & Nail)
by Icon for Hire

FOR FANS OF: TFK, Evanescence
Rating: 4 Stars

Two years ago, Icon for Hire made Tooth & Nail history with the label’s highest-charting debut, Scripted. Expectations are understandably high for the band’s new self-titled album, but Ariel Bloomer and company are clearly up to the challenge. “Cynics & Critics” is a strong, highly-charged opener, and “Nerves” rides a nice rock groove. “Watch Me” sounds like a dark Top-40 pop outtake and reveals another side of a well-rounded band. It’s clear the best is yet to come from Tooth & Nail’s young anchors.
— Matt Conner

WE LIKE: “Cynics & Critics”


About The Author

Matt Conner

Matt Conner is a writer/editor who has interviewed approximately 2,000 musicians, authors, directors, actors and other artists. He’s the Managing Editor for PledgeMusic, a former editor with Vox Media, and writes regularly for numerous print- and web-based publications, including Under the Radar, Relevant and the Indianapolis Star.