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Tablefox - Album Review: Objects

26 Nov 2015 // A review by Kerry Monaghan

A superbly crafted album that is emotional and powerful. Tablefox are a five-piece rock band skilfully blending elements of indie, folk and pop to create in what I can only describe as a brilliant debut album. It’s not a rarity to produce a great debut album or even a great first EP for many emerging bands and artists, but it does take great musicianship to create one, and in a nutshell, this is what Tablefox have achieved.

Having previously listened to the band’s first two singles off the album, Something Better and New World, I’ll admit being put on the spot, it gave me somewhat of a preconceived idea at first as indie rock can be hit or miss at times. Any doubts I had vanished pretty quick upon receiving the album and then realising I had put the album on repeat for a third time and fourth time.

Tablefox have made an album will appeal to anyone who enjoys great music, because that is exactly what it is. A polished sound, lyrically captivating, it literally is a journey for the listener. As a whole, I found no weak link. Every instrument rings clear and with meaning and to hear songs that can captivate emotion on so many levels such as Cigarette Glow, which I found to be one of my favourites. It’s literally beautiful.

Objects is going to the perfect accompaniment for the coming Summer afternoons with a beer in your hand, whether it be streamed, on CD or Live. On that note, I have yet to see Tablefox live but I can guarantee at least a dozen new followers by the end of their sets. If you haven’t already picked up the album, I implore that you do because this is an album worth having.

 

About Tablefox

Since the release of their debut EP ‘Passenger’ in 2013, Tablefox have undergone an evolution. Moving from a three piece to a five piece has seen the inclusion of dual weaving guitar lines and vocal harmonies that have broadened the band’s sonic palette.

During this time, Tablefox have been writing the new songs that will make up their debut album ‘Objects’. Recorded at Tsunami Sound Studios in the Horowhenua with engineer David Trail, the band went into the studio with the intention of producing an EP.

However, such was the creative energy of the sessions, they ended up tracking enough material for an entire album. The first single ‘Something Better’ was released in August 2015 and is available as a free download from the Tablefox Bandcamp page.

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Releases

Glass Houses
Year: 2017
Type: EP
Objects
Year: 2015
Type: Album
Passenger
Year: 2013
Type: EP

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