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The Boxer Rebellion

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London, United Kingdom (2001 – present)

Indie/alternative band comprising American Nathan Nicholson, Australian Todd Howe and Englishmen Adam Harrison and Piers Hewitt; together they deliver a mixture of raucous bass-heavy grooves, alternately fragile and explosive vocals, and melodic sounds. Packed live performances show that TBR have amassed a solid fanbase, and one forgiving of the long waits between releases.

In 2000, Nathan Nicholson left Tennessee, America after the death of his mother, and came to London. The band formed in 2001 through a chance meeting at London’s 12 Bar Club between vocalist Nathan and guitarist Todd. This quickly cemented into a firm friendship which resulted in them living and writing together. College friends Adam and Piers, were soon intrigued, and completed the line-up. All shared common influences, and a passion for epic, escapist music - The Boxer Rebellion was born.

In June 2003, after funding and releasing their own limited edition self-titled EP, they bolstered their way onto ’s New Bands tent, and were soon snapped up by ’s Poptones label, who put out first single Watermelon in the same year. Before the enormity of what they were doing had even registered, the Boxers spent months in the studio rehearsing and writing, before disaster struck for Nicholson, and riders and roadies were swapped for a hospital bed and saline drips. A twelve hour operation to remove a life-threatening growth from his stomach was successful.

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  • NabilBashir

    I am THANKFUL to God or whatever it is up there if there is....for this BAND!!

    31 May 3:13pm Reply
  • vivalacross

    No Harm

    21 Mar 12:59pm Reply
  • LUCE08

    Diamonds is absolutely gorgeous and stunning

    9 Feb 7:17pm Reply
  • kuleszaa

    This is really good band!

    1 Feb 2:13pm Reply
  • andreagm6

    Me encantan!!

    18 Jan 5:37pm Reply
  • Hennemenne

    Love it!!!

    5 Jan 2:41pm Reply
  • screamadelique

    ! outstanding

    3 Jan 7:03am Reply
  • GabbsNunes

    <3

    21 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Nene_Z

    really geat! :D

    17 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Dasein_60

    Nice guitar work ..... Great lyrics ... Glad to hear your music out and in.

    12 Dec 2013 Reply
  • ForMiles

    In the U.S. these guys are still pretty unknown. I can keep them as one of my favorites without the radio crowd.

    17 Nov 2013 Reply
  • BelzebuthMichon

    For myself, I am very happy they are getting some success. They are such a great band and nice guys too. Last time I saw them live they were playing a small venue in Montreal and they seemed happy with it. They were selling their own shirts at the back before and after the show. I was afraid that it was their last album. Now that they have a hit, they may continue to make great music and for that I am grateful. I understand the frustration with some people but this kind of attitude is very common these days! The "been there check list" attitude of a lot of people at shows. They spend more time texting than watching the performance. Anyway, keep making great music guys. Nothing you ever did has disappointed me yet. I will certainly keep listening for everything you do!

    15 Nov 2013 Reply
  • ridderbanaan

    That's exactly what I meant. Crowd just stood there in Nijmegen when they were playing anything but 'Diamonds.' Most people didn't even know Evacuate. Hell, they didn't even know No Harm or Step Out Of The Car.

    10 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Corsnor

    I fear that is going to happen again at the Tivoli show tonight. These guys show up only to hear the radio-hit and usualy talk during the rest of the songs.

    8 Oct 2013 Reply
  • bernadette-90

    I kinda get where he's coming from. Crowd in Nijmegen seemed bored during most of their set. That was a shame. It's nice for them that their concerts are selling out. But a little love from the crowd for the older songs wouldn't be too much to ask?

    7 Oct 2013 Reply
  • ridderbanaan

    There is nothing innovative or exquisite about my music taste but thanks for the compliment.

    25 Sep 2013 Reply
  • LiekeK

    @ridderbanaan Just be happy for them they will sell some (more) records and fill up some venues! If you don't like their new work, don't listen to it and find a new 'undiscovered' band to listen to and pat yourself on back that you have such an innovative and exquisite taste in music. And if that band accomplishes success like this, please, don't whine again...

    23 Sep 2013 Reply
  • ridderbanaan

    I sure do smartypants.

    20 Sep 2013 Reply
  • riazor

    @ridderbanaan do you know the literal meaning of 'literally'?

    17 Sep 2013 Reply
  • ridderbanaan

    Took them long enough to break through in The Netherlands. Too bad that literally nobody knows anything about their work prior to Diamonds. Which to be honest is their worst single to date coupled with their worst album. It's still somewhat good but it's also just standard indierock. It truly doesn't deserve to be the record that everybody thinks about when they hear them.

    15 Sep 2013 Reply
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