Indie rock quartet The Boxer Rebellion are set to release their new full-length album 'Promises' on May 13th through Absentee Recordings. Fans are now able to pre-order the album (CD, 12", Digital) through the band's web store, and in doing so, those who purchase will receive an immediate free download of the album's first single, 'Diamonds'. Co-produced with producer Billy Bush in LA, 'Promises' is the uplifting and cinematic follow-up to the critically-acclaimed 'The Cold Still'.
The band took to their London rehearsal space and transformed it into a recording studio where the songs for 'Promises' would eventually come together over the last 18 months. Moving away from the more analog and darker soundscapes that enveloped the band's previous album, 'Promises' is a significant step in a different direction for the London four-piece - a hi-fi, soaring piece of work that truly delivers on the band's epic, signature sound, and individual skill as musicians. From the retro-glossiness of the album's opener, 'Diamonds' to the wall-of-sound that is 'Fragile', to the towering beauty of 'Low', 'New York', and 'Dream', 'Promises' presents itself as an evolution in aesthetic - diverse in soundscapes but singular in grand ambition - for a band that continues to push and explore its creative ability with each new release.
As a first glance into the new album, the band have released the video for lead track 'Diamonds'. Shot by British directorial duo Justin and James Lockey (aka Hand.Held.Cine.Club), the film stars lead singer Nathan Nicholson suffering a dead-end job and finding momentary escapism by way of a sudden free-fall flight through the air. Shot in the North of England, the team built an office space inside an empty shell of a building, worked with free-base skydivers in sub-zero temperatures, and plunged into ice cold waters to capture a stark and emotive film fitting to the song's message.
In addition to the release of the new album the band have announced their next UK headline show will be at legendary venue, The London Forum, on October 11th, which will be followed by an extensive UK Winter tour. Tickets are now on sale from http://www.theboxerrebellion.com. It has also just been announced that the band are to play as part of the line-up for The Rolling Stones 'British Summer Time' concert in London's Hyde Park (July 6th). For more information, check out the website - http://www.bst-hydepark.com. The band will also be touring the US in May and June, including shows at NYC's Webster Hall, San Fran's The Fillmore, and LA's Avalon.
UK LIVE SHOWS
06 - London - Hyde Park - British Summer Time Concert w/ headliners The Rolling Stones
11 - London, England - The Forum