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

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