Friday March 30 2012 9:00 PM
The band drifted together in the usual fashion… inspired by boredom, creative energy, and a passion for music – obvious reference points are Pixies, The Cure, The Clash and Arcade Fire; more oblique influences slide in from most genres of music and virtually every decade from the 50s onwards. Over a period of time that saw others attempt to tie down a description of their sound, they holed up in the wilds of Portrane, Co Dublin and concentrated on writing songs, pure and simple. They had no interest in the frills and fripperies or the empty bombast that occupy other bands; for them it has always been about 4 people communing to harness honest emotion, fashion melodic hooks, and roll out infectious rhythms.
Since 2007 Delorentos have released two critically acclaimed albums; 2007′s In Love With Detail, nominated for Best Album at both the Choice Music Prize and the Meteor Awards, and 2009′s You Can Make Sound, which as well as hitting number 2 in the Irish charts won Entertainment.ie’s Album of the Year. As well as their recording success, Delorentos have always been a touring band, and since 2007 have played extensively in Ireland, as well as the UK, Europe and North America.
They are currently developing their sound and style in the lead in to their third album project, Little Sparks, due to be released in early 2012. A unique Ep Magazine was released in late 2011, followed by an extensive Acoustic tour.
The rest is yet to unfold, pay rapt attention!
Delorentos are Kieran, Ross, Ro and Níal.