Genre: Alternative/Alt. Rock, Rock, Indie
Dublin-four-piece Delorentos write emotionally urgent songs for your heart, head and feet.
They nearly didn’t make it to new album “You Can Make Sound”: after having scored early, chart-topping Irish success came the collapse of their distributor, a record deal falling through and singer Ró walking out. The remaining members– school friends who bonded in spite of the disparity of their music- decided to go on, until Ró suddenly returned, after a period of reconsideration and reflection.
Delorentos have toured ferociously in the short time they’ve been together, and have stories to back it up. At support slot for the Arctic Monkeys both bands’ set of parents watched the show together, as if their kids were playing Sunday football. They’ve played summer gigs in the warm dusk as the sun sets over towns, while the people sang the words back to them. Also in the scrapbook is the memory of sipping champagne under cherry blossom trees at South By Southwest, whilst quite delirious with flu: a far cry from home, where, Kieran explains, “Portrane has a chip shop and a pub; that’s it!”
Having established a strong live set up, Delorentos continued to pack out headline dates, on top of shows with Supergrass, The Coral, and hilltop-tours of Italy (in association with Myspace). Whilst playing in the 02, their drummer, Ross, broke his metatarsal, but miraculously played on; perfectly encapsulating the band’s never-say-die spirit.
On their songs; Recent single ‘S.E.C.R.E.T’, is a driving, dance-driven piece of pogo-punk, chronicling “secret, on-tour relationships.” It was released back in Ireland with some appropriately ’Secret” shows, where fans were invited to text a mysterious number, which replied with details of the location.
Sombre album closer ‘I Remember’, with its “I remember, but I don’t regret” refrain, succinctly summarises the trauma-into-triumph tale of Delorentos. 2009 saw them enter the Irish album charts at number 2: in 2010, they’ll take on the rest of the world!