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

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