With their bigger and better second album, London-based indie/dance band Boxed In have earned their breakout moment
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...would you believe it, yet another fired up beast of a single...
An intro that dry ice and huge flashing lights were invented for, a bit in the middle that sounds like primetime Iggy And The Stooges, and an outro that hurls itself into a blaze of feedback, as these things tend to… Then it’s over. And you flick a button on your CD player and it starts all over again. Neat, huh? Just one problem: why have indie bands started looking like they realise they’re popstars? What has happened to our indie?
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