Photo by Nedda Afsari
London quartet The Boxer Rebellion are excited to reveal the full album stream of its highly anticipated fifth studio album, Ocean By Ocean. Streaming exclusively at Apple Music one week prior to its Friday, April 29 release, Ocean By Ocean presents itself as an accomplished, beautifully orchestrated and impeccably freighted album, with a depth of emotion to every one of the 10 songs that lift each towards the hymnal.Stream the new album its entirety via Apple Music here.
Produced by the band in conjunction with the notable Billy Bush (Garbage, Jake Bugg, Against Me!), the sound is brooding and ruminative, with singer Nathan Nicholson’s rising falsetto casting an eerie lava lamp glow on songs that sound good before midnight, and even better afterwards. It is quite simply the band’s most complete record to date.
Additionally, the music video for “Big Ideas” can be seen below. The clip sees the band transformed into sin city gangsters, thrown into a sleazy grime story of a femme fatale, corrupt cop and a crime family in conflict. It was filmed and edited in Hollywood earlier this year by notable director/animatorAdam Avilla (Kurt Vile, Red Fang, Giraffage). “I wanted to create a surreal story that flips through a series of memories of a lost love, like images you pass along the road and no matter how far or fast you drive you can’t escape,” Avila said of the video. ‘Big Ideas’ is now available for fans to instantly download when Ocean By Ocean is pre-ordered at iTunes or Amazon.
The Boxer Rebellion is one of those rare bands who stay the course. Rarer still are the ones who get better over the years until quietly, astutely, they deliver their classic. The Boxer Rebellion are one of those bands, and Ocean By Ocean is one of those records.
The Boxer Rebellion will be returning to the U.S. for sold out appearances in New York City and Los Angeles in May, with a full North American tour to follow later this year. Dates below with more to be added shortly.
May 17 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge – SOLD OUT
May 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever – SOLD OUT