The Boxer Rebellion
is made up of a menagerie of origins, a splintered influence pool that sets their sound apart from other English rockers. Lead singer (and swoon-worthy) Nathan Nicholson injects a Jim James worthy Tennessee wail into the rhythm section's Brit-rock skeleton, while guitarist Todd Howe layers on Australian riffs. The result of their shaken (not stirred) sound is a contagious, coercive, and clean aesthetic with a little bit of American Southern funk coating the edges. Here the band moves effortlessly through their catalog, including the best of their most recent The Cold Still
, serving up a refreshing blend of effortless cool for the heated crowds of Austin.