The Boxer Rebellion made headlines in January by becoming the first unsigned band in history to break the Billboard Top 100 Albums Chart on a digital-only release. “Union,” the band’s latest album, birthed a phenomenon when lead track, “Evacuate,” became the first iTunes “Global Single of the Week,“ clocking up a staggering 560,000 downloads in seven days. On fanbase alone, the album knocked My Morning Jacket off the iTunes US Alternative Charts top spot, while also becoming an iTunes Top 5 album on both sides of the Atlantic … all within 48 hours of release. Additionally, the band most recently made headlines again when they announced a groundbreaking partnership with HMV in the UK.
Since the album’s release, the band went on an unbelievably successful tour of Europe and was even invited to record a Live session at London’s flagship Apple store, a feat no other unsigned band has been able to achieve. “Union” is now available in physical format in the UK via HMV.