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Icon For Hire’s Ariel Bloomer on creativity, turning pain into art, and being true to herself in the music industry

Icon For Hire is a band whose path reflects its members’ independent streak — a duo consisting of vocalist Ariel Bloomer and guitarist Shawn Jump. Forming in 2007 and originally hailing from Decatur, IL, the band was signed to Tooth and Nail Records from 2009-2015, after which they ended the partnership citing creative differences.

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Lacey Sturm on why she’s never written a love song, life after Flyleaf, and the “freedom” rock music brings her

After amicably departing from Flyleaf in 2012 to concentrate on her family, some may have forgotten about ex frontwoman Lacey Sturm, whose trademark screams,  high notes, and astounding lyrical acumen made her a mainstay in the alternative subculture of the early aughts. Today, she continues to serve as a force to be reckoned with in alternative rock in 2020.

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Knuckle Puck – 20/20

2020 may be the year from hell that we will remember for all the wrong reasons, but we’ve just been offered a chance to think of something far more hopeful when we hear the words “twenty-twenty” for the rest of the year.

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Taylor Swift – Folklore

Taylor Swift has spent the best part of her career defying all odds. From her humble beginnings as the darling of country to her more recent successes in the world of pop, she’s very much incapable of putting out anything short of stunning.

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Palaye Royale – The Bastards

Described as an “adrenaline-fueled, rock n’ roll circus”, Canadian-American Rockers Paylaye Royale are no strangers to flamboyancy, and this their most recent offering The Bastards proves that. The band and their cult following embrace the essence of rock and punk in a way many new bands fail to do so.