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Tablefox - Single Review: Battles

29 Oct 2020 // A review by Kerry Monaghan

Since releasing their debut EP in 2013, Auckland alternative band, Tablefox have gone from strength to strength over the years and continued to broaden their horizons musically.

2020 has been no exception and on the eve of releasing their third album, Desire or Love, they’ve just dropped their fourth single, titled, Battles.

Relating to topics close to home for singer, Clinton Bell, Battles is about his relationship with his European and Maori heritage and his awakening and journey to embracing them, in particular his Maori ties.

Obviously, it’s a personal and emotive track lyrically and nods to the band's more softer edge with beautiful melodic tones and riffs. It is more delicate with a slower pace than their last single, but it still has a larger than life feel that perfectly captures positivity and empowerment. A perfect fit for their upcoming album due to be released later this month.

Rating: ( 5 / 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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