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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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  • Acquiescence

    I'll never get over the fact that Todd isn't in the band anymore. Their most integral member.

    25 Jan 9:16pm Reply
  • JimRai

    The Runner

    13 Jan 3:49pm Reply
  • schuh1381


    22 Dec 2014 Reply
  • segge

    I like the last two albums, they are great live too (:

    22 Nov 2014 Reply
  • emo4u

    thrilled by their late show in Milan.

    5 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Mr_Luca

    I saw them live last week... they're absolutely great

    3 Nov 2014 Reply
  • ROSSANO1972

    standing ovation for THE BOXER R.

    18 Oct 2014 Reply
  • ROSSANO1972

    Sonic Waves

    18 Oct 2014 Reply
  • NabilBashir

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

    31 May 2014 Reply
  • vivalacross

    No Harm

    21 Mar 2014 Reply
  • LUCE08

    Diamonds is absolutely gorgeous and stunning

    9 Feb 2014 Reply
  • kuleszaa

    This is really good band!

    1 Feb 2014 Reply
  • andreagm6

    Me encantan!!

    18 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Hennemenne

    Love it!!!

    5 Jan 2014 Reply
  • screamadelique

    ! outstanding

    3 Jan 2014 Reply
  • GabbsNunes


    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
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