VIDEO FOR SECOND SINGLE “KEEP MOVING” DIRECTED BY AWARD-WINNING ROB+ROB
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“Sunnier, glossier. The most upbeat, accessible album of its career.” – Billboard
“The quartet mixes exploding guitars with flashy synths to create a sound that’s as anthemic as it is accessible. Ambition is the name of the game on album four, and for The Boxer Rebellion, it’s certainly a good thing.” – FILTER
“The music and lyrics of The Boxer Rebellion churn with a gravitational pull that is undeniable, each song building a roiling intensity throughout ‘Promises’. – KCRW
London-based indie-rock quartet The Boxer Rebellion are pleased to announce their headline UK and EIRE tour dates, beginning on February 3 in Southampton, and ending on February 16 in Norwich. This marks the first time the band have toured the UK since their last run 2 years ago.
Watch ‘Keep Moving’ video here
The Boxer Rebellion took to their London rehearsal space and transformed it into a recording studio where the songs for Promises would eventually come together over the span of 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 band – a hi-fi, soaring piece of work that truly delivers on their 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.
The live set will also draw on past albums – Exits (2005), Union (2009 and winner of iTunes Alternative Album of the Year), and The Cold Still (2011, produced by legendary record producer Ethan Johns). Regarded as one of the most innovative independent bands alive (they parted ways with their major record label on the eve of releasing their debut album), they have since gone on to build a global fanbase, become the first band in history to break the Billboard Albums Chart on a digital-only release, and even starred as themselves alongside Drew Barrymore and Justin Long in the feature film ‘Going the Distance’ – the largest placement of a band in film history.
The Boxer Rebellion recently released the music video for their new single “Keep Moving”. Taken from their current album, Promises, the visually stunning music video for “Keep Moving” was directed by award-winning directors Rob+Rob and it follows a young girl trapped in a world that’s lost the ability to communicate. Promises is The Boxer Rebellion’s uplifting and cinematic follow-up to their previous album The Cold Still and was produced in conjunction with notable producer Billy Bush in Los Angeles in early 2013.
UK & EIRE TOUR DATES:
Mon, February 3, 2014 – Southampton, The Brook
Tue, February 4, 2014 – Brighton, Coalition
Thu, February 6, 2014 – Bristol, Thekla
Fri, February 7, 2014 – Birmingham, Academy2
Sat, February 8, 2014 – Manchester, Sound Control
Mon, February 10, 2014 – Dublin, Whelans
Tue, February 11, 2014 – Belfast, Limelight
Thu, February 13, 2014 – Glasgow, SWG3
Fri, February 14, 2014 – Newcastle, Warehouse 34
Sat, February 15, 2014 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Sun, February 16, 2014 – Norwich, Waterfront