Unsigned UK band set to top download charts

January 21st, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI  


London, Jan 21 (ANI): An unsigned UK band is all set to make history by making it to the top of the download charts, and that too without releasing a single CD of their album.

Although, The Boxer Rebellion, a four-man group from London, have not yet signed a recording contract, they are currently at No.4 in the UK iTunes download chart and No.1 in the iTunes US alternative chart.

And if the trend continues, the band might reach the No.1 in most of the international download charts later this week.

However, they cannot enter the official album charts because their album, Union, has only been released digitally and not as a CD.

The bandNathan Nicholson, Todd Howe, Piers Hewitt and Adam Harrison are ahead of major acts like Kings of Leon and Coldplay with their self-release.

All the boys in the band recorded the album by themselves, and released it only via Apple’’s online music store.

“This was a completely independent release and with no label backing, no finance, no radio play and no press coverage, the Telegraph quoted Sumit Buthra, their manager, as saying.

He added: “I think it’’s a real indication that it is now entirely possible to get this level of success without a major label behind you.”

The Boxer Rebellion was formed in London after a chance meeting between Nicholson, from Tennessee, and Howe, an Australian, and the groups has been together for more than five years. (ANI)

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