After being approached by a couple of record companies that liked the music and wanted to see The Exploding Boy perform live, Johan and Lars decided to gather some friends from the music scene to form a complete line up. In the beginning of April rehearsals started with Mario, Nicklas, Stefan and Tord, all of them with a musical past from different beloved Swedish bands.
Everything fell in to place and the band made their live debut at Fight Club/Stampen Stockholm the 5:th of May, The venue was totally sold out and the band conquered and explode!
Since the release of the self titled 2007 debut-CD, the demand for The Exploding Boy as a live act has constantly increased. In 2008 and 2009 the band managed to combine two short tours of France and Germany with the production of their second full length album.
The music and sound of The Exploding Boy has been updated and refined on Afterglow. The album has received great reviews, probably because it contains some pretty amazing songs.