We're playing a couple of festivals the next month. First up is Cork's Indiependence Fest.
We'll be on Sunday 31st July, 5pm at the Main Stage. Headlining the stage that night will be Editors and Therapy?.
From sunny Cork to sunny Portugal, next up will be a Friday night slot at the Barco Rock Fest in Guimaraes. This will be our first gig in Portugal and one we've very much been looking forward to making happen having missed Portugal during our recent Spanish Tour.
SPAIN - APRIL 2011
We will be back to Europe in April 2011, this time playing our first ever gigs in Spain.
More details in our gig listings or click the poster below...
(poster by Andrés Casciani - http://andrescasciani.blogspot.com)
CANADIAN MUSIC FEST 2011
Butterfly Explosion will be playing at Toronto's annual music extravaganza that is the Canadian Music Fest.
Taking place from March 9th to 13th, we will be performing at the Music From Ireland showcase at The Hideout
on Thursday 10th March at 2am.
Thanks to the Imagine Ireland programme who are providing essential sponsorship, through MFI, to make the trip possible.
DOWNLOAD 'LOST TRAILS' FOR JUST €3
You can now download the full album for just €3 at this bandcamp link...
All money from sales up to December 25th will be donated to the Simon Community (www.simon.ie) who support the homeless at this difficult time of year. Thanks!
- Dec 2010
LONDON, BRUM & DUBLIN IN NOVEMBER
Tickets are now on sale for these dates supporting God Is An Astronaut and Caspian:
NOV 11 - O2 Academy Birmingham
NOV 12 - O2 Academy Islington London
Then we're in Dublin for our last headliner of a memorable 2010:
NOV 25 - Academy 2 Dublin
Tickets for Dublin and UK gigs here
In other news we've added some class new tee-shirts to our new OWJO store below where our album 'Lost Trails' can also be downloaded for just €5.45
* ARTHUR'S DAY FESTIVAL & ELECTRIC PICNIC*
Butterfly Explosion have been invited to perform at Guinness' Arthur's Day
Festival featuring a series of gigs in Dublin on September 23rd.
Venues and line-ups to be announced but here's a list of the confirmed
Arthur's Day Festival bands
We will be playing one early evening, 6pm at The Odeon, and one late gig, 9pm at Whelans - both gigs are sold out.
We will also be making our first appearance at Ireland's Electric Picnic Festival which already boasts a great line-up including Bryan Ferry, LCD Soundsystem and The National. We will be playing Friday night 11pm in the Body & Soul area on their Love Letter Stage.
* EUROPEAN TOUR,
LIVERPOOL SOUND CITY FESTIVAL,
2FM SESSION & INTERVIEW *
We've been invited to play an instore gig in Tower Records Dublin this Saturday 17th April as part of Record Store Day (2:30pm)
On Tuesday 27th April we'll be heading into the 2FM studios to record a session for Dan Hegarty's show and we'll be dropping into the show for an interview that night. For anyone outside Ireland (90-92FM) you can stream the show at 9pm GMT on www.2fm.ie
Dates now up for our two week European tour supporting God Is An Astronaut which will be mega, and we've also been invited to play at the Liverpool Sound City Festival which is on May 19-22. Some great artists playing this. See our gigs listing for more info on the tour and festival.
*DEBUT ALBUM 'LOST TRAILS' OUT NOW*
A week after the album's digital release, Butterfly Explosion are #5 this week in the hyped artists chart on LastFM! - www.last.fm/charts
Furthermore, we've been informed that the album has broken into the CMJ 200, the official college radio charts in the US.
Thanks to everyone who bought the album so far. The album can be downloaded on iTunes here:
For other webstores click the music tab in the menu bar above. The album will be released in Irish record stores in April (Road Records/Tower Records/HMV).
The CD album can be ordered here:
- "Lost Trails, the Butterfly Explosion’s full length debut, feels like a dream from which you never want to wake" 5/5 Stars – www.thesilvertongueonline.com
- "a sort of alt pop fantasy that is built from rather familiar parts but manages to be just a bit better than the bulk of the bunch......What comes out of this seemingly simple arrangement is something to behold" - staticmultimedia.com
- "Ride. Slowdive. Lush. Swervedriver. They all added to the fuzzed out, rock 'n' roll glory of shoegaze greats My Bloody Valentine and The Jesus And Mary Chain. Now Ireland's Butterfly Exposion are about to take their place amongst the elite with their debut album, Lost Trails" - examiner.com
- Album of the Week - www.indierockcafe.com
- #169 on CMJ 200 college radio charts in it's first week of release
*LOST TRAILS IN THE UK AND USA*
This February we head off on an eight date UK tour with God Is An Astronaut (see poster below!)
which precedes the March release of our debut album 'Lost Trails'.
More details on the album very soon and....
...we will confirm our US schedule once the SXSW showcase dates have been announced (www.sxsw.com). We'll be playing a few cities before we head to SXSW including Philadelphia, NYC and Chicago and hopefully we'll land a few SXSW parties too!