Butterfly Explosion

Butterfly Explosion

 Dublin, Leinster, IRL
BandAlternativeRock

Butterfly Explosion blend powerful spiraling music with delicate vocals to form rich soundscapes of beautiful melodies, gliding between moments of ethereal dreampop and explosive sonic bliss.

Biography

Butterfly Explosion are a band from Ireland that blend powerful spiraling music with delicate vocals to form rich soundscapes of beautiful melodies, gliding between moments of ethereal dreampop and explosive sonic bliss.

The debut album 'LOST TRAILS' was released in March 2010 on Revive Records. 'Closer', the first single, had already received extensive airplay from Ireland's leading alternative music shows such as Paul McLoone(TodayFM) and Dan Hegarty(2FM) who described the track as "My Bloody Valentine meets M83 meets Sigur Ros in Heaven".

Within a couple of weeks of the album release, more tracks such as 'Chemistry', 'Insulate Dreams', 'Sophia' and 'Tracing Stars' began to stir interest in the USA and with the album entering an increasing number of stations' Top 30 playlists, 'Lost Trails' broke into the CMJ 200 college radio charts after just 2 weeks, rising to #121 by the end of March. The album has also featured on Toronto DJ Alan Cross' popular Explore Music on CFNY 102.1.

Following on from a UK tour in February with God Is An Astronaut, including a sold out date at London's ICA, the band headed over to the States to perform at SXSW 2010, playing Philadelphia, New York and Chicago en route to the festival. Their official showcase attracted a full venue at Habana Calle with interest coming from two of New York's biggest webzines. The Brooklyn Vegan said "this is what i call "epic shoegaze"", while The Village Voice wrote a full review summarising "With Silversun Pickups whetting the alternative crowd's appetite, these guys might actually find a niche in America". When Drowned In Sound recently had a series of articles dedicated to the diverse influence today of the early 90s shoegaze scene Butterfly Explosion were amongst the new artists highlighted as ones to watch.

Since the debut album release the band have toured UK, USA, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Austria and Spain. Other highlights have included festival appearances at SXSW in Austin, Liverpool Soundcity, Electric Picnic Festival, CMW Toronto and Barco Rock Fest in Portugal.

Lyrics

CLOSER

Written By: Gazz Carr

Under strange skies we cling on lost trails,
Let's dream less, for soon we'll be there,
With your dead romance, I suffer in your arms,
but find a way where we come undone

Skies surround, her ghost lays a path,
if she whispers your name will you wake?

Twilight burns her secrets,
Follow her and soon we'll be there

With your dead romance, I suffer in your arms,
but find a way to bleed into one
find a way where we come undone

Discography

"Vision" EP
"Turn The Sky" EP

"Lost Trails" debut LP
(released: 2010)
1 Closer
2 Tracing Stars
3 Sophia
4 Chemistry
5 Automatic
6 Turn In You
7 Insulate Dreams
8 Carpark
9 Crash / ...See You On The Other Side
10 A Nearer Sky
11 A Warmer Moment