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“Imagine taking the Smashing Pumpkins and squishing them together with Sigur Ros and My Bloody Valentine” -

(The) 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 March 2010 on Revive Records, recorded and produced with Torsten Kinsella (God Is An Astronaut). A week after the release Butterfly Explosion jumped into the top 5 of Last.FM’s “hyped artists” chart and also broke into the CMJ college radio charts in USA with album tracks featuring in dozens of top 30 playlists.

Since the album release the band have toured UK, USA, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Austria, Spain and Portugal. Other highlights have included festival appearances at SXSW 2010 in Austin and CMW 2011 in Toronto.

When UK webzine Drowned In Sound had a week of articles in April 2009 dedicated to the revival and diverse influence of the early 90s shoegaze scene, Butterfly Explosion were amongst the international artists highlighted as ones to watch.


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  • feelek

    Found it by an accident while searching for some old live videos. Also haven't see any news on facebook or website.

    10 Jan 7:51pm Reply
  • ThePerfectDay

    @feelek: nice one! Though I can't find any news about it on their facebook or website. Where did you get it? It really seems like their song...

    25 Dec 2014 Reply
  • feelek

    found a new song : D

    25 Sep 2014 Reply
  • AGRESSOR_rus

    So many memories with this project's music. Thank you so much...

    28 Mar 2014 Reply
  • mathpeal

    Needs more recognition. ²

    24 Mar 2013 Reply
  • mattimek

    + Sophia +

    1 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Candyheart33

    @ColFang: You'd think wouldn't you? But their Facebook page doesn't have a "the" and they wrote that themselves :S

    26 Dec 2012 Reply
  • feelek

    I can't believe something can be so intense, yet being so dreamy and light. Perfect. Needs more recognition.

    4 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Electric__Frost

    I'm really glad I found this band. I've only been listening for a few days but I think Lost Trails will end up being one of my favourite albums!

    16 Sep 2012 Reply
  • ColFang

    Isn't the correct name The Butterfly Explosion, as written on the covers ?

    17 Jun 2012 Reply
  • ayersh

    “Imagine taking the Smashing Pumpkins and squishing them together with Sigur Ros and My Bloody Valentine” And that only begins to describe it.

    10 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Paloma___

    Amazing ;)

    29 Feb 2012 Reply
  • PaulScholes18

    Brilliant band!

    7 Feb 2012 Reply
  • asilentfire

    Wow, I 'm listening to closer right now -- my first Butterfly Explosion experience, and I LOVE IT!

    25 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Candyheart33

    So..... is that an explosion of butterflies or an exploding butterfly? lol

    1 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Danil005

    Amazing music!

    12 Oct 2011 Reply
  • gregorb87

    I was really dissapointed by this band, in general is very boring but the worst thing is the voice, they sound like linking park

    24 Sep 2011 Reply
  • ThaSven89

    I prefer the Sophia from their EP, don't really like drums on the album for that track. Still a great song though.

    22 Sep 2011 Reply
  • kOmil

    i'm listening to their Turn The Sky EP and it's very good - noisy guitars rocks :)

    14 Aug 2011 Reply
  • SueDeviiliish

    Enchanting music and a quiet mood (: !

    30 Jul 2011 Reply
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