The Boxer Rebellion‘s lead guitarist Todd Howe has announced his departure from the band as he looks to tread a ‘different direction’ and pursue ‘music production, mixing, and other artistic pursuits’.
Howe’s decision to leave was revealed via post on the band’s official Facebook page, during which he declared that: “It is with immense sadness that I announce my departure from my beloved band. I’ve shared my life, my heart and my soul with three guys that I am honoured to call my brothers. We have created something great together and touched so many people with our music.”
“No-one else apart from the four of us will ever know what it felt like to experience what we have, and those experiences will always bind us. Over a third of our lives has been The Boxer Rebellion. We are older and wiser and our desires are simply different now as I move forward in a different direction.”
The Boxer Rebellion were first signed to Alan McGee’s Poptones label, which ceased to be almost immediately after the release of their debut album ‘Exits‘ in 2005. Undeterred, the band committed to an independent mindset which remains to this day, and garnered many a positive headline and review with their follow-up ‘Union‘ around four years later.
The most recent effort ‘Promises‘ was released last year.