For those of you who have never heard of the indie-rock band The Boxer Rebellion, this one’s for you. Formed in the year 2000 by the british singer Nathan Nicholson following the passing of his mother, The Boxer Rebellion has grown to include british members Adam Harrison and Piers Hewitt, and Australian Todd Howe. Originally signed to the record label Poptones, The Boxer Rebellion faced major change when the label shut down in 2005, leaving the band to fend for themselves in an industry that was already difficult to succeed in. Yet since then, the members of The Boxer Rebellion have demonstrated their true talent and dedication to their work, remaining unsigned for the last 7 years and releasing their records through self-promotion and funding.
Their tracks “Semi-Automatic” from the album “Union” (2009) and “Both Sides are Even” from “The Cold Still” (2011) are favourites of mine, and even though I have yet to see this band live, I can only imagine how great their shows must be. Also paid for entirely by the band itself, their live performances are sure to represent the unending determination of The Boxer Rebellion to remain true to their ever-growing fanbase.
The Boxer Rebellion – Semi-Automatic
The Boxer Rebellion – Both Sides Are Even