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Tablefox - Single Review: Like A River

24 Oct 2018 // A review by Alex Moulton

Tablefox’s latest upcoming release Like A River, is an interesting piece. Written in the form of an internal monologue, the lyrics serve the function of either a motivational instrument or an anchor in emotional times, whichever the situation demands.

The track starts with simple guitar riff reminiscent of The Who’s Won’t Get Fooled Again (think CSI Miami theme song), but holds a very strong focus on the vocals, ensuring every lyric is understandable. The chorus has a repeated five note riff on the keys that flows well and gives the feeling of the ebb and flow of a water body, like a river.

Vocally, the track feels almost like a combination of Robbie Williams with Ziggy Stardust-era David Bowie; with an interesting choice of melody, alongside a measured chorus line that is reaching for anthem status.

A very basic track, that unfortunately lacks a strong hook. Instead, its popularity hinges on touching fans on an emotional level. There is certainly a probability that this could be one of Tablefox’s most sought after tracks due to the emotional connection it will likely garner with the fanbase, but from a purely musical perspective, the track lacks the genuine passion that would draw in the Under 30 demographic.

Instead, the lackadaisical manner would appeal to the 1990’s to 2000’s pop and rock lovers (such as those that enjoy Coldplay, U2, Manic Street Preachers, Travis, or Daniel Bedingfield).

Rating: ( 3 / 5 )
 

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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