Tooth & Nail – ‘Cryin’ for you’ (single) review

New Leeds grunge-soul rockers Tooth & Nail have released their debut single ‘Cryin’ For You’.

This is a melancholy and broody bluesy cocktail of rock riffs and heavy soul.

The song is consistent throughout with a superb riff, and builds into a real rocky finish which reminds us a little of recent Icelandic sensations Kaleo.

Formed in late 2016 when singer/guitarist Daniel Pearson joined forces with metal-loving drummer Mike Neilson, the band soon amassed a set of visceral, exciting and adventurous rock n’ roll songs that join the dots between vintage soul and the 90’s grunge explosion.

‘Cryin’ For You’ is the first of three 2017 single releases, with new songs also arriving in late May and October.

“It’s one of life’s truths that love hurts, and that’s what Cryin’ For You is all about,” said Pearson.

“I love a lot of old blues and soul records when you can really hear the pain and experience in the voices, and that’s what we were aiming for here – as well as laying down some big riffs and grungy fuzz.

“That’s pretty much the mission statement of Tooth & Nail – soul songs played loud and heavy.”