Only a hard heart could resist the infectious charm of Touch Wood. It is infused with a colourful mix of generic and cultural influences and an undeniable musical passion.
The core-group of Gitbox Rebellion, Nigel, Kim, Jonathan and Russell, are joined by a number of friends on a variety of instruments.
The second Gitbox album is chock full of jaunty, delicate, heartfelt and twisted tunes. This time round, a selection of new instruments are added, including cello, violin, tablas, bass and sheng. Pop, funk, jazz, African, classical, Indian ragas, folk and blues mesh into the group's sound. Touch Wood is a revolution.
- Suzanne Court, Music in NZ