The Who: The Boxer Rebellion (London, UK)
The What: The Boxer Rebellion are that band: you know, the band from London whose singer is from Tennessee and with a penchant for celestial melodies and orchestration to the tune of Britrock. Nathan Nicholson (vox, guitar), Adam Harrison (bass), Piers Hewitt (drums) and Andrew Smith (guitar) released their fifth album, Ocean by Ocean in April and it’s easily one of our favorite releases this year. Directed by Adam Avilla, the video for “Weapon” follows in the stylistic choice footsteps of their last video, “Big Ideas”: think Miami Vice, neon noir and some of the best of the worst visual aesthetics that the glorious 80s had to offer with a dash of gumshoe private eye and a dangerous liaison. Yet it fits the sensual cool of the song. Feeling nostalgic? So are we.