The Boxer Rebellion In-depth Biography
The Boxer Rebellion is an English Indie band from London. The band consists of Nathan Nicholson (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Australian Todd Howe (lead guitar), and Englishmen Adam Harrison (bass guitar) and Piers Hewitt (drums). The band formed when singer Nathan Nicholson moved to London after his mother passed away and joined up with guitarist Todd Howe where the band quickly signed to Poptone Records.
The Boxer Rebellion were on the road to success and first toured with The Raveonettes and were supposed to go on tour with alternative giants The Killers, however; singer Nathan Nicholson had to have emergency surgery and this resulted in the band missing the tour.
The Boxer Rebellion became well-know when one of their tracks “Watermelon” was featured in the film The Football Factory which also had other popular alternative acts such8 as Razorlight and The Libertines.
Their brief spell of notoriety was to hit a sore spot when the Poptones Record label folded and left the band having to fund their own songs. Their music was later used in the film Long Way Down which featured Ewan McGregor (2007).
In 2009 The Boxer Rebellion released their self-funded first full-length album Union which was only released through iTunes. It reached #82 in the US and #144 in the UK Album Charts but did well in the Alternative Chart, peaking at #2.
Throughout the late 2000s, The Boxer Rebellion continued to have success with their music which was used in various American TV series including Greys Anatomy and One Tree Hill.
Performing at South by Southwest, The Boxer Rebellion went on to receive an award and gained praise for their music.
In 2011, the band bought out their second album The Cold Still which reached #70 in the UK Album Chart.