Boxer Rebellion Knocks Out Upcoming Concert Tour
: October 11, 2011
So you’ve been wearing out your copy of ‘The Cold Still’ since February breathlessly awaiting the upcoming Boxer Rebellion tour. It seems you are going to have to wait a bit ...
boxer rebellion Biography
The indie band Boxer Rebellion was established in London in 2001. Band members include Nathan Nicholson (keyboards, guitar, vocals), lead guitarist Todd Howe, bassist Adam Harrison and drummer Piers Hewit. So far the band has released a self-titled EP along with three studio albums: 2005's "Exits," 2009's "Union" and 2011's "The Cold Still." Ethan Johns produced "The Cold Still" at Real World Studios, which is owned by Peter Garbriel.
Singer Nathan Nicholson in 2000 moved to London from Marysville, Tennessee. He met guitarist Todd Howe over the internet and then the two met drummer Piers Hewitt. The group was originally called Slippermen. Rob Loflin was the bassist but was replaced by Adam Harrison, the band's current bassist. Both Hewitt and Harrison are London Music School graduates. As Slippermen the group produced the EP "The Traveler" and a single "Lens" but did not achieve much commercial success.
The group renamed themselves The Boxer Rebellion and overhauled their sound. In June 2003, after participating in the PlayLouder competition, Boxer Rebellion performed at Glastonbury Festival. They played right before Keane from the New Bands tent. They signed a recording contract with Poptones shortly after performing at Glastonbury.
The band toured with The Killers following the release of their debut EP. In 2005 The Boxer Rebellion released "Exits," their first studio album. Two weeks after relesaing "Exits" Poptones went out of business. In January 2009 the band independently released "Union," their second album, via iTunes. The album peaked in the No. 4 spot on the UK iTunes top 100 albums chart and the No. 2 spot on the alternative chart. In August 2009 the physical copy was released worldwide. "The Cold Still" was released February 1, 2011 via iTunes.