Founded in 2006 in Stockholm and named after an underrated b-side by The Cure, The Exploding Boy is a four-piece post-punk act who recently signed a worldwide record deal with Germany’s Drakkar Entertainment (Haggard, The Sorrow, Emil Bulls).
Picked up for release by Toronto’s Artoffact Records in North America, The Exploding Boy’s fourth album (appropriately entitled Four) is supported by a Johan Edlund (Tiamat)-produced video for Dark City Pt. II, the album’s first single. A second single for Street Cliche was released on iTunes on October 8th. The album’s ten tracks present a fresh array of influences, from classics like The Cure, Sisters Of Mercy, Joy Division and Bauhaus to newer bands like Placebo and Editors.
The foursome has toured extensively in Europe, played some of the biggest European festivals (Wave-Gotik-Treffen, Blackfield, Nordstern, Summer Darkness), and their first North American show was last year on New Year’s Eve in Times Square.
The Exploding Boy will release Four on CD and digital on Artoffact Records on November 5th.
Watch the video for Dark City Pt. II here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
THE EXPLODING BOY IN THE PRESS
“A reinvention of the music genres of Electronica, Goth, and New Wave, combined and refined.”
-Jim Sells, Vivogig
“There is no stopping this force field of awesome music!”
-Natalie Perez (Revolver, Metal Maniacs), NataliezWorld
“F*ck it! The album is amazing!”
-Music Is Amazing
“This is one of the few bands that can take elements of gothic rock and new wave, mix it up all together, and not have it sound awkward or trite.”
-Slowdive Music Blog
Haulix full-album stream on request
HOME BASE: Stockholm, Sweden
MEMBERS: Johan Sjöblom, Lars ‘Les’ Andersson, Nick Isgren, Stefan Axell
GENRE: Post-punk, Indie Rock