Tablefox – Beautiful Morning – Audio

The New Zealand alt-rock trio Tablefox released the EP Glass Houses on the 25th of May.

Tablefox - Beautiful Morning

Tablefox – Beautiful Morning

A band featured since 2015 who are always able to send an envelope containing familiar, yet different, soundscape each time they proffer new material.

The five tracks on Glass Houses (available on bandcamp) being an example, whereby one track reaches back to last year and a title track that stretches to new chapters as an instrumental number. My selection from the release being the closer – Beautiful Morning.

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Tablefox – Under A Broken Smile – Video

The New Zealand synth rock band Tablefox released the single Under A Broken Smile today.

Tablefox - Under a Broken Smile - artwork

Tablefox – Under a Broken Smile – artwork

Time-zones sometimes play havoc with reviews – I am writing this on the 24th here in the UK for publication schedule on what is as I type – tomorrow the 25th – but it is already the 25th in New Zealand and by the time this scheduled publication is publicly available it will already be the 26th in New Zealand – but enough of those conundrums…

Pared back from the members of the band mentioned in the initial review last year from the quintet to what is now a core trio Tablefox have nonetheless been able to impact more layers of texture in which the brain can engorge itself.

The distinctive new-romantics influences adorn the room on hitting play in the approaching three and a half-minutes of the track – those of us of older bones are transported straight into The Blitz and although retrospective of the ’80s has a timeless resonance that suits as well 2016 as 1980.

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New Year Ninety 2016 – 10 to 2

The New Year Ninety 2016 countdown from ten to two –

French Leave - New Year Ninety 2016

French Leave

10 – Irish Boxing (England)

9 – Developers (England)

1.4 – Ep – Developers is available on iTunes.*

8 – French Leave (England)

In Our Youth – EP – French Leave is available on iTunes.*

7 – Tablefox (New Zealand)

Objects – Tablefox is available on iTunes.*

6 – ShiShi (USA)

(Kindly ShiShi permitted me to use images of Julie to superimpose on the video)

4 – Tiger Love (England)

Summer Rain – Single – Tiger Love is available on iTunes.*

3 – Thee Open Sex (USA)

2- The Blue Collars (England)

Band of the Month – November 2015 – Readers’ Choice

As always it is a pleasure to come to the Readers’ Choice for Band Of The Month, as without you it would be a fairly futile exercise ever putting finger to keyboard and thank you for taking time out of your day to take a wander through the eclectic mix of music.

Tablefox - Band Of The Month - November 2015


The Readers’ Choice for Band Of The Month for November is the New Zealand rock quintet – Tablefox.

Objects – Tablefox is available on iTunes.*

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Matt Carson (Guitar), Clinton Bell (Vocals), Chris Dickinson (Guitar / Vocals), Brendan Coyle (Bass) and Owen Bradley (Drums) from Auckland in New Zealand is the rock band Tablefox.

Tablefox - Rock from New Zealand


Like skilled archers on battlefield flexing bows and shooting arrows Tablefox deliver music that plies its way into the heart in a volley that has the audience in paroxysms of ecstasy. The two guitars enable the quintet to deliver an intensity of fixation akin to satiating any long standing chocolate addict with the melting rush of body temperature melt.

The aural choreography minds of a Petipa ballet choreography as Tablefox syncopate rhythm and melody with bass, percussion and guitars floating effortlessly between each other with the vocal not seeking to become the spotlight, rather a fleeting shadow which the ears follow around the evolving landscape.

Tablefox is undoubtedly comprised of able musicians, what is of more import is that they have remained true to their direction of travel, which in the crowded market-place of melodious rock is an over-populated space, but to me they are well above shoulder high and it is only a sadness their undoubted abilities are not yet far more widely recognised. With fortune their début LP Objects, set for release on the 20th will allow them far wider space to be discovered.

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Objects – Tablefox is available on iTunes.*

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