Butterfly Explosion

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Butterfly Explosion
Origin Dublin, Ireland
Genres Shoegazing
Dream pop
Years active 2005–present
Labels Revive Records
Website Official website
Members Gazz Carr
John Coman
Conor Garry
Aine McGrath

Butterfly Explosion are an alternative-rock band from Dublin, Ireland.


Butterfly Explosion was formed by guitarist/vocalist Gazz Carr in 2005.

By 2007, the band had released two EPs while going through a number of line up changes. John Coman (drums), Conor Garry (bass) and Laura Smyth (vocals) joined the band in 2008 as recording began on the debut album with producer Torsten Kinsella of Irish post-rock band God Is an Astronaut. [1]

The debut album 'Lost Trails' was released in 2010 on the Revive Records label. The album was released in the United States in March 2010 ahead of their appearance at the SXSW festival and broke into the CMJ 200 charts having entered the Top 30 of 35 college radio stations. [2] [3]

In May 2010, they performed at the Soundcity Festival in Liverpool and supported label mates God Is An Astronaut on their UK and European tours.[4] The band also performed at the Electric Picnic and Arthur's Day Festivals in Ireland in September 2010. [5]



  • Lost Trails (2010)[6]


  • Turn the Sky (2006)
  • Vision (2005)


  1. ^ The Alternate Side article http://thealternateside.com/news/2010/mar/17/sxsw-2010-butterfly-explosion-irish-band-dream-roc/
  2. ^ https://www.facebook.com/butterflyexplosion?v=photos#!/photo.php?pid=4310294&id=36777876921&ref=fbx_album
  3. ^ Spinner Magazine article http://www.spinner.com/2010/03/16/butterfly-explosion-interview-sxsw-2010/
  4. ^ http://2fm.rte.ie/blogs/dan_hegarty/2010/04/on-the-show---april-26-to-april-29.html
  5. ^ http://www.guinness.com/en-ie/arthursday/bands.html
  6. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/ie/artist/butterfly-explosion/id198257610

External links[edit]

List of shoegazing musicians