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

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