The Boxer Rebellion - All You Do Is Talk (Poptones)
UK release date: 21 March 2005
I am not usually one who succumbs to a cheap and unimaginative play on words, but the most suitable adjective to describe The Boxer Rebellion's latest offering is 'punchy'. The Boxer Rebellion are a London based four-piece and All You Do Is Talk is the download-only single from their forthcoming (as yet untitled) debut album.
Sounding not unlike something by the mighty Cooper Temple Clause, All You Do Is Talk sees the excellent, enigmatic Tennessee born Nathan Nicholson screaming his vocals charismatically over the top of pounding drums and distorted, psychedelic guitar motifs.
With All You Do Is Talk, The Boxer Rebellion have created a dark, moody, pulsating slab of rock whilst its pop sensibilities make sure it embeds itself firmly in the listener's head. Buckle up, The Boxer Rebellion pack quite a punch. Truly excellent stuff.