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

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