Explode When They Bloom

Explode When They Bloom


Explode When They Bloom is a high voltage rock act out of Windsor, On. With their unique sound of wailing guitars, thunderous vocals, and a groovy rhythm section that won't quit, EWTB have been electrifying every pair of ears in it's path.


"...Intense yet volatile yet maintain a strong sense of melody, they have perhaps elements of both Fugazi and Mogwai with perhaps a hint of Tool. These guys are just at home at an acoustic showcase as they are at a metal show. These guys could be superstars..."
-Jamie Greer, Upfront issue99

2008 would mark the release of their first full length record "As the Animals Make Their Way Through the Crowds." Produced, mixed and mastered in exactly one year to the day by Brett Humber from Sound Foundry Studios in Kingsville, Ontario. The album would produce the highest intensities and coolest lows, giving the boys the diversity to play along side any genre, and still stand out.

"I have to admit: when I listen to the start of the first song on this disc, Moonlighting Woman, I'm reminded of the melodrama of Danzig. But then the guitars and drums burst into an angular riff and this Kingsville/Windsor post-punk quartet totally redeem themselves. There's stupendous creative energy on this debut album. Seriously, I ended up listening to all 10 tracks in one sitting -- that's how interesting the songwriting is. It's a testament to the band's originality that it's hard to describe what they sound like. Imagine if Fugazi had more of a pop sensibility. Or if At the Drive-In beefed up and took singing lessons. At times, the band really does sound on the verge of exploding. Even when things slow down, like on the track Code Blue Baby, there's a manic current under the calm." 5/5
-Dalson Chen, Windsor Star

"By including a band like Explode When They Bloom in this article, I have included a band that brings a distinctive energy to unsigned music. In We Will Be Sleeping, Explode When They Bloom has a track that simply oozes the quality of being a live favourite. On the whole, and band that poignantly concocts a potion of shout-along verses and harmony-soaked choruses is always welcome here. Here it becomes paramount to recognize the vocal talents of Jay Ouellette, whose capacity to both passionately scream and sing is a welcome addition to my play list. Many argue that he really comes to life on the up-tempo songs, but he is equally at his best on The Truth, a song that not only encompasses Jay’s vocal talents, but also the capacity of the band as a whole to record a song that sounds truthful." 7/10

The band would become known as "local loudsters." Moonlighting Woman and Got' em in Spades would get rotation on major radio stations and "Animals..." has been in the top 30 chart on college radio stations and across Canada. The album is now on major distribution sites such as Amazon.com, iTunes, and cdbaby.com, and available in various record stores in Southern, Ontario. WAMM (Windsor Arts & Music Monthly) Magazine declared "Animals..." 32nd on the "100 Best Windsor record ever released" list. The album being amongst Alexander Spence (Jefferson Airplane), The Tea Party, and Never Ending White Lights. In the same article, the album was dubbed "Possibly the best of 2008".

Explode When They Bloom are now taking to the road, burning down every house they play. The live show is always different with new elements and constant new material working its way in. So let down your hair down, bring yourself a hot date and be the next to fall victim of their electrifying rock and roll.


"Bedtime Sessions" Ep(2006)
"Got'em in Spades" Single (2007)
"As the Animals Make Their Way Through the Crowds" Album (2008)
New record out 2009

"Got'em in Spades" played on 101.1FM WRIF, 95.1FM theRock, Punkradiocast.com, and across the country on college radio
"Moonlighting Woman" on 88.7FM 89x, 95.1FM theRock, and across the country on college radio

Set List

Our sets can be as long or as short as nessesary. We have songs of many different lengths, and they are listed below. The "*" songs are the most likely to be played in our sets:

Moonlighting Woman (3:20)*
We Will Be Sleeping (4:30)*
Give it Out (3:30)*
The Truth (5:10)
Wolves (4:10)*
Code Blue Baby(4:10)
In the Arms of Trees (6:00)
Got'em in Spades(3:20)*
Satisfaction (2:20)
Living on the Black Ivory (4:30)*
Dead Beat (3:10)*
Full Tank of Gas (4:00)
Electric Love (3:10)*
Young Gun, Bang Your Drum(3:20)*