Having had over a decade dedicated to fine tuning their sound, London-based indie quartet The Boxer Rebellion are improving with every album. Their new offering 'Promises' shows all the charm of a confident band who have experienced the highs with the lows; from being unsigned to breaking into the Billboard Album chart; and now the band seem set on bringing more of their welcomed sounds to the stages around the UK and Europe from February 2014.
Contactmusic.com caught up with Maryville, Tennessee born vocalist Nathan Nicholson before the band's tour begins.
CM: Your new single 'Keep on Moving' is soon to be released, can you tell us a little about that?
NN: Yeah, it's an overall topic of relationships and a look of optimism when things are going wrong.
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Subscribers to the theory that the big, bad old music industry exists to hold us captive to their view of what's what are plentiful, and a look at the charts says that they've probably got a point. It's a lovely conspiracy theory, but now and then a few artists emerge to debunk it, proving that life outside the machine can still provide a living, creative fulfillment and - just occasionally - great music.
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Troubled LIBERTINES star Pete Doherty thrilled fans in London last night (07JUN04) by joining his bandmates onstage for an impromptu gig, despite announcing he'd quit the group two weeks ago.
Doherty - who has been battling an addiction to drugs at clinics in London and Paris - stunned onlookers at new Mayfair club INFINITY when he asked little-known headlining band The Boxer Rebellion if he and his musical colleagues could borrow their instruments.
The spontaneous show started with Doherty leading the crowd in a chorus of HAPPY BIRTHDAY for fellow Libertines frontman CARL BARAT - who turned 26 on Sunday (06JUN04) - before launching into their hits DON'T LOOK BACK INTO THE SUN and forthcoming single CAN'T STAND ME.
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