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Tablefox - Single Review: Always Always

05 Sep 2019 // A review by Trevor Faville
Tablefox have been on a career climb since 2013, steadily building momentum with some notable live gigs and recorded work. Along the way the group has grown from three to five and their sound has evolved in scope and focus as a result.


With Always Always Tablefox outline clear ambition from the first note. This song is absolutely as match-fit for a chart assault is it could possibly be. Always Always is guitar fuelled and hook laden-trim, supple and muscular and there is not a single note or sound there without a good reason.

It's big music intended for a big audience in a big space, and as such it could be said that it might have had to trade off some lyrical and harmonic complexity to get this result.

The melody comes to the fore, then, with much focus on the delivery of Clinton Bell. Previous reviews have compared his sound to an interesting range of male singers but here one can hear a lot of the 80's-James Reyne, Iva Davies and Brian Canham for example. These are good comparisons- all of these gentlemen know how to phrase a melody in a ‘Big Chorus’, and Bell too, has a good awareness of how this is done.

Tablefox are aiming high with Always Always. The key musical elements, songwriting, performances, and production have been carefully considered and skillfully put together, and this is clearly a “song with a mission”.

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.

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Releases

Glass Houses
Year: 2017
Type: EP
You And I Will Find A Way
Year: 2017
Type: Album
Objects
Year: 2015
Type: Album
Passenger
Year: 2013
Type: EP

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