Mon, 06.04.2009
Doors Open: 20:00
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danach SUBSOUND DJ's INDIEaner Sound

In 2000, singer Nathan Nicholson left America after the death of his mother and moved to London. A chance meeting with lead guitarist Todd Howe in London's 12 Bar Club resulted in the creation of a firm friendship and the beginnings of a band.

Writing together and living together, they attracted the attention of bassist Adam Harrison and drummer Piers Hewitt, friends from college.
Their first project was known as The Slippermen. They produced a single and an ep, named 'Lens' and 'The Traveller EP' respectively, but received limited commercial success.

After rebranding to The Boxer Rebellion and with a massive overhaul in their sound they reworked their ensemble and started building a fanbase. As a result of the PlayLouder competition, in June 2003, the band played the Glastonbury New Bands tent ahead of Keane. Shortly after this appearance they were signed by Alan McGee to his Poptones record label.
Following the release of their debut EP, the band were to tour with The Killers but due to a life threatning growth on Nathan's stomach rendering him ill and requiring an operation, they could not embark on the tour.

After three singles following their debut EP, their first full length album, Exits, was released to critical acclaim on May 2nd, 2005. Watermelon was widely accepted as the band's signature track and it even earned a slot on The Football Factory soundtrack, sharing disc space with the likes of Razorlight, The Libertines and The Buzzcocks.
Two weeks after the album was released, however, the band announced that they were dropped by their label, at a gig at the ICA on May 16th. They have been unsigned ever since.
Despite this, they continued financing their own gigs and playing to their now solid fanbase throughout the UK and mainland Europe. Rewarded with support slots for Editors, Lenny Kravitz and Gary Numan (amongst others) the band continued writing and recording, refusing to quit.
They released their self-funded second album ?Union? to the world in early 2009.


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