An Irish Butterfly Explosion

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.

Originally a solo home project of Gazz Carr, Butterfly Explosion has developed into a full blown band, releasing two EPs independently and touring North America, Ireland and UK, performing with bands such as Howling Bells, God Is An Astronaut, 65daysofstatic, Serena Maneesh, Film School, Land Of Talk, Giant Drag and Amusement Parks On Fire. Their increasingly epic live shows have seen them be championed by many, home and abroad, as one of the most promising bands to emerge from Ireland in recent years. 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.

Recording on the debut album Lost Trails began late 2008 with producer Torsten Kinsella (God Is An Astronaut) and is released March 1st 2010 through Revive Records. ‘Closer’, the first single, has been receiving extensive airplay from Ireland’s leading alternative music shows such as Paul McLoone (TodayFM), featuring in his Best Of 2009 show, and Dan Hegarty (RTE 2FM) who described the track as “My Bloody Valentine meets M83 meets Sigur Ros in Heaven”.

Following the debut album release, Butterfly Explosion will be touring between the UK (February) and Europe (April-May) with God Is An Astronaut, as well as the USA (March) where they will be performing at the SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas.


Butterfly Explosion – “Warmer Moment” (mp3)