The formation of The Boxer Rebellion, like so many of history's wonders, was the result of pure chance: the crossing of paths at a London venue between American vocalist Nathan Nicholson and Aussie guitarist Todd Howe. Completed by a supremely talented rhythm section in Englishmen Adam Harrison (bass) and Piers Hewitt (drums), The Boxer Rebellion set about making their eponymous debut EP, which was released in 2003 to a rapturous reception from press and public alike. This was followed in 2005 by debut album Exits, with NME stating 'This band will change your life, and both The Fly magazine and MusicOMH dubbing the album flawless.' At almost precisely the same moment the album's ill-fated label, Poptones, breathed its last, and so what should have been the grand campaign that brought The Boxer Rebellion to the world's attention turned to dust, leaving the band on indefinite hiatus and returning to their day jobs.
Their masterpiece debut, however, began to live a covert, underground life - being passed quietly from person to person until it had amassed itself a small army of feverishly devoted fans. Never failing to sell out venues in London or indeed across Europe, the band's incendiary live shows - whenever they happened to manifest themselves - soon became the stuff of legend, underpinned always by performances of new songs well before they could ever be recorded.
It has to be said that the belief within The Boxer Rebellion is as infectious as the songs that emerge from within it - a unity wherein every fibrous vocal, every skyward-bound chord, every heart-seizing beat feels like a hands-aloft leap of unassailable faith. This is The Boxer Rebellion - a collective heartbeat greater than the sum of its parts and well beyond any adversity that seeks to confront it.Teilnahmebedingungen für Gewinnspiele