The Boxer Rebellion today announce the imminent arrival of their 6th studio album 'Ghost Alive' which will be released on 23rd March via the band's own label, Absentee Recordings. The Boxer Rebellion are one of those bands that should have been filling arenas for a long time. In an industry replete with egoism, showmanship and self-aggrandisement, The Boxer Rebellion have always remained refreshingly understated, whilst producing a musical output that is anything but. When they finished touring the band was finishing their upcoming album. The simple fact is, the reason The Boxer Rebellion have endured thus far resides in a single word, a concept that was the insignia of their second album: Union. The album was also made exclusively available on iTunes for a month after release.
Archived from on 27 February 2009. The Cold Still was released in the U. And yet, it all works, and it showcases how far the band have come. . Embrace the change, because the group are all the better for doing just that.
It is hard to believe that have been around for seventeen years, yet album number six is set to drop in the shape of 'Ghost Alive', released on the band's own label. This band released like five studio albums which are Exits released in 2005, Union released in 2009,The Cold Still released in 2011, Promises released in 2013, and Ocean by Ocean released in 2016. A lot of the tracks from this coming album were showcased during the 2010 tour of the U. I sincerely hope many others will get the same feelings of love and support from this album as I do. For a band who have been together almost ten years - during which their first and, to date, only label went bust shortly after their debut release and a key member had a near-death experience - such fluctuating fortunes would surely see most bands imploding in frustration. This was the final show the band played in 2012. It is strictly forbidden to share links to albums via file sharing sites Zippyshare, Torrent, Kingdom Leaks etc.
This led to the band becoming the first musical act in history to break into the Billboard Album Chart on a digital only release. Given the circumstances, it would probably have been easier to bury the songs in reams of feedback and distortion yet instead there's a comforting nature in the way Nicholson's songs are presented. The Boxer Rebellion have shown a more mature side when it comes to nurturing their music, playing and singing with care, drawing parallels with the likes of The War on Drugs. With all that's befallen them, London-based quartet The Boxer Rebellion have a history that reads like a grand, intricately woven design. They continued to hold support slots for such artists as the , and , while continuing to write and record.
Archived from on 8 July 2011. The song Spitting Fire was also featured in the film. Conceived in the wake of singer, guitarist and lyricist Nathan Nicholson's father passing away. B-Sides and Rarities Collection, Vol. Archived from on 2 December 2010. The Boxer Rebellion is an indie rock band from London, United Kingdom with the band members Nathan Nicholson vocalist, keyboards, and guitar , Andrew Smith the lead guitarist , Adam Harrison the bass guitar , and Piers Hewitt Drummer.
Rob Loflin, a friend of Nicholson's from Tennessee, played bass on early sessions before leaving the band to enter medical school and being replaced by current bassist Adam Harrison, who graduated from London Music School along with Hewitt. I almost feel like I've become the listener rather than the songwriter, and these songs mean more to me now than when they were written. They've achieved all this on the back of their one-size-fits-all epic rock, somewhere between Radiohead, Elbow and the National. A fitting climax to a year of toil and tussle, after this The Boxer Rebellion were primed and ready to embark on their third studio record. One such landmark came in the band's recent live appearance on the silver screen in Going The Distance, a Hollywood feature film starring Drew Barrymore. In 2010, the band performed at , an annual music, film, and interactive conference and festival held in Austin, Texas. So what marks The Boxer Rebellion out from the rest? However while on tour with , Nicholson became seriously ill with a burst appendix which required five hours of surgery and months of recovery forcing them to cancel the forthcoming tour.
Masters of widescreen bombast and wrought sentimentality, they're one of the most consistent outfits to emerge from these shores over the past decades yet somehow incredibly find themselves relatively unknown throughout the provincial areas of the British Isles. The band was featured prominently in the 2010 film. Without dwelling too much on the past, it would be fair to say that The Boxer Rebellion are one of the unluckiest bands in living memory. The single gained widespread airplay on Dutch radio during that summer, giving the band a large new audience in The Netherlands and culminating in a 2nd place spot in 's 'Song of the year' awards that year, pipped at the post by 's 'Get Lucky'. According to Nathan Nicholson, the split was entirely amicable - Todd Howe had married someone who lives and works in Arizona, so it became too hard to work together. They prove that slamming on their guitars isn't all they're good for.
Well, one could point to the quality of the songs or the almost wanton uniqueness of their sound, but that would be remiss - they've always had the talent. Archived from on 9 May 2013. Archived from on 4 September 2012. Volume one focused on material before and around the band's debut, Exits, and volume two included tracks that were released around and after Union, as well as some rarities that didn't make the cut or were included as bonus tracks for The Cold Still. This new record presents a very delicately crafted collection of songs which are both tender and immensely courageous in equal measure.
The album was released as a physical copy worldwide in August 2009. The album was produced by Mark Robinson and Chris Sheldon at The Bunker Studios and Jacobs Studios respectively. You can watch the video for the deeply personal track here. This is said to be their most personal album to date; an album that you could say came off the back of a difficult time for lead singer Nathan Nicholson's family. All the details are below and tickets are on sale now from theboxerrebellion. The two part collection is available for download only on most major online music retailers.