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The Boxer Rebellion

The Boxer Rebellion's moody clatter drew from a cross-section of acts including the Verve, Radiohead, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. They weren't to be confused with the late 19th century uprising in China, or even the Philadelphia punk revivalists who shared their name. Based in London, the quartet started around 2002 when visiting American student Nathan Nicholson met guitarist Todd Howe, who was originally from Australia. The two soon hooked up with Englishmen Piers Hewitt (drums) and Adam Harrison (bass), and the Boxer Rebellion started playing out wherever they could. They were eventually spotted by British rock impresario Alan McGee and signed to his Poptones label, which issued the early singles "Watermelon," "In Pursuit," and "Code Red." Buzz built for the band, which featured Nicholson's sweeping vocals over heavily treated guitars and soupy echo. After a few delays, Exits, the Boxer Rebellion's debut album, was finally released in spring 2005. It appeared in America that summer through Poptones' deal with Mercury/Universal. Union, a more ambitious effort, arrived in winter 2009. The group's third album, The Cold Still, was released in 2011. In 2013, the Boxer Rebellion returned with the Billy Bush-produced Promises. A set of brooding and atmospheric rock anthems, the group built upon the foundation they had laid with their previous works, and them opting for a more sonically crisp sound. The band followed up with a live release, Live at the Forum in 2014 and their fifth studio album, Ocean by Ocean, in 2016. ~ Johnny Loftus
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Albums by
The Boxer Rebellion

Top Songs by
The Boxer Rebellion

  1.   Song
  2.   Evacuate
  3.   Flashing Red Light Means Go
  4.   Diamonds
  5.   Runner
  6.   Watermelon
  7.   The Gospel of Goro Adachi
  8.   Semi-Automatic
  9.   Both Sides Are Even
  10.   Losing You
  11.   World Without End
  12.   All You Do Is Talk
  13.   No Harm
  14.   Memo
  15.   Keep Me Close
  16.   If You Run
  17.   Caught by the Light
  18.   Keep Moving
  19.   Lay Me Down
  20.   Let It Go
  21.   You Can Love Me
  22.   The Fog I Was Lost In
  23.   Let's Disappear
  24.   Big Ideas
  25.   Promises
  26.   Low
  27.   Always
  28.   Step Out Of The Car
  29.   Locked in the Basement
  30.   [CD-Rom Track]
  31.   Move On
  32.   Misplaced
  33.   You Belong to Me
  34.   Weapon
  35.   Cowboys & Enegines
  36.   Cause for Alarm
  37.   Take Me Back
  38.   Flight
  39.   Escapemos
  40.   Redemption
  41.   Firework
  42.   Safe House
  43.   Organ Song
  44.   Doubt
  45.   Silent Movie
  46.   Forces
  47.   The Absentee
  48.   Never Knowing How or Why
  49.   Pull Yourself Together
  50.   We Have This Place Surrounded
  51.   Fragile
  52.   Soviets
  53.   These Walls Are Thin
  54.   The New Heavy
  55.   Dream
  56.   New York
  57.   Spitting Fire

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