A music blog from Ireland.
You probably recognise this picture; it’s the Butterfly Nebula in the constellation of Scorpio. as shot by the Hubble Telescope. A young star that burns so brightly it’s rapidly dying, a cloud of dust and gas, 4,000 light years away. To us, it looks like a thing of great beauty but at the core, its fiery nature burns with a temperature exceeding 25,000 degrees.
Butterfly Explosion, the Dublin band with a cult fanbase in the world’s post-rock scene, don’t actually have anything to do with astronomy but their music reminds me of all kinds of natural wonders that I sometimes take for granted. Their hearts’ devotion lies with the shoegaze blister of that ultimate Irish band, My Bloody Valentine but their heads are above the clouds in the sphere of M83 dreampop. Here is a free download of the beautiful Closer, one of the new songs from Lost Trails.
You can stream/buy the album at butterflyexplosion.bandcamp.com. It’s been a good, busy year for BX with the release of debut album Lost Trails and gigs across thirty cities from Chicago to Krakow. They’ve recently toured the UK with God Is An Astronaut (Torsten Kinsella produced the album in his Wicklow studio) and next Thursday 25 November, return to a Dublin stage for a special headline show in the Academy 2. Support comes from Overhead The Albatross and tickets are priced just €10.