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The ShortListen: The Boxer Rebellion (no. 290)

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Dave Fawbert
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Who? The Boxer Rebellion

What’s the story? Big Ideas is an apt name for a song connected to The Boxer Rebellion, a band who were one of the first acts to experiment in going it alone without a label, ever since Poptones (who released their first album) folded back in 2005. Ever since, they've toured and released and built up a dedicated army of fans, who are all eagerly anticipating the release of their fifth album, Ocean By Ocean, which will come out on 29 April. We're delighted to be premiering the video for Big Ideas, a glorious Sin City-style part-animated affair which perfectly complements the luxurious Foals-esque groove of the track. Go on, have a watch and lose yourself for four minutes.

For fans of: Foals, The Temper Trap, Editors

In three words: Driving indie groove

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Dave Fawbert

ShortList.com staff writer Dave’s primary passions are pop, prose, punning and power ballads (and alliteration). A lower division football enthusiast and long-suffering cricket fan, he is one of only 110 people followed on Twitter by Chas Hodges from Chas ‘n’ Dave. Follow Dave on Twitter like Chas: @davefawbert

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