Boxed In

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Boxed In

Boxed In

Boxed In by Boxed In

Release Date: Jan 19, 2015
Record label: Nettwerk Music Group
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Alternative Dance

78 Music Critic Score
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Boxed In - Very Good, Based on 3 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10

As an assistant and engineer for producer Dan Carey and on his own as a producer and songwriter, Oli Bayston has worked with some of indie and electropop's leading lights, including the 2 Bears. It's no surprise, then, that the self-titled debut from his own project Boxed In is a charming blend of electronic and indie sounds bolstered by witty songwriting that rivals the best that like-minded artists such as Hot Chip and Tom Vek have to offer. Boxed In's singles remain the standouts: "All Your Love Is Gone" and "Run Quicker" sound like New Order set to a motorik beat that's airy instead of insistent, while "Foot of the Hill" brings some low-slung cool to the proceedings with its driving bassline.

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The 405 - 75
Based on rating 7.5/10

Head here to submit your own review of this album. Oli Bayston--alias Boxed In--has something of a pop music Midas touch. He boasts a miles-long CV of production credits, ranging from keyboard work with Steve Mason to songwriting with Lily Allen. Now, his self-titled debut as Boxed In is set to make him an artist in his own right.

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The Line of Best Fit
Their review was positive

Like a pool of latent magma, London-based producer Oli Bayston - who goes by the moniker Boxed In - has been bubbling under the surface of the British music scene for the past few years, slowly but surely heating up nearly everything he’s come into contact with. Having set up his own studio after assisting producer Dan Carey, where he worked on material for Lianna La Havas and fellow London singer-songwriter Anita Blay (AKA CocknBullKid), Bayston also contributed keyboard work on albums by Steve Mason and Willy Mason. Not only that, but he has also been involved in some writing and production work with Lily Allen as well as releasing a single on the ever dependable Moshi Moshi imprint.

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