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The Butterfly Explosion came together in Spring 2005 as recording began on their debut EP 'Vision'. Within a year the EP earned them showcases at the Musicworks festival in Glasgow and the SXSW festival in Austin. They've since played with bands such as Giant Drag, The Like, Serena Maneesh, Film School, Land Of Talk, God Is An Astronaut and The Delays in venues from London to New York.

Their 2nd EP 'Turn The Sky' was released in Ocotber 2006. Two of the tracks, 'Sophia' and 'Next Year', featured in the Top 100 Songs of 2006 as voted by the listeners of Dublin's Phantom FM. Another track 'Carpark' featured in MOJO magazine's monthly Top 10 playlist.

Irish music magazine Hotpress highlighted Butterfly Explosion in their new acts to watch in 2007, a year which brought them tour supports with Howling Bells and 65daysofstatic and their first Canadian/US tour. The debut album was recorded and released in 2008.