Lost Lane couldn’t be more excited to host a unique and intimate Dublin show for these legends of Irish music. Get your tickets quick!
Featuring support from Sample Answer.
|Delorentos May 11th||€22.00||
Delorentos kicked off 2019 with a quick visit to New York to play live at the press launch for Tourism Ireland’s North American campaign – “Home Again” from the band’s 4th album is the soundtrack to the campaing ads. While there they braved a temperature of -11°C to film an acoustic video in the dock area of Long Island.
Since then a whistlestop tour of Spain and a live appearance at the RTE Choice Music Prize live event (their current album afforded the band their 4th nomination for Irish Music Album of the Year!) have kept them more than busy alongside writing songs for an EP that is due for release before the summer.
The band released their 5th studio album to date in 2018 and it became their 5th consecutive Top 10 studio album to date!
It was a while coming and it’s testament to the resilience of the band that True Surrender exists at all! While on tour in the autumn of 2015 the band were lent a small studio in a Vineyard in Northern Spain and set about recording the bones of a new album. They recorded 15 songs but, on returning home, weren’t happy that the songs reflected the band’s current creative space – they were too close to what the band had done before and not a true reflection of the band’s collective feeling. They began to question their way of writing, their dynamic, and what they wanted to achieve with their songs. They realised they were looking for more soul, more honesty, and a level of openness and intimacy that they’d never felt comfortable revealing before. The Vineyard album was scrapped and they surrendered completely to what gradually became an entirely new way of working.
True Surrender was written, arranged, recorded, mixed and honed over a chaotic three year period of bilocation, the birth of children and a heightened level of personal and professional anxiety – not to mention all of the usual trials and tribulations of the creative process and the artistic battles that are par for the course. Songs were written, stripped back to their core and rebuilt with new instrumentation, new meaning and a constant, fervent desire to pour their hearts and souls into every bar of music.
Preceded by the singles “In Darkness We Feel Our Way” (the only survivor from the Vineyard album) and “In The Moment” (and followed by what will be the hit of the summer “Islands”), which only scratch the surface of the musical endeavour in the album, True Surrender is Delorentos’ proudest achievement to date. Melodic tunes infused with electronic warmth; soaring, mellifluous melodies encasing lyrics that tug at the heart strings, rant and rail in defiance and, ultimately, offer a brand new insight into a band of four school-friends who have grown together and grown apart before cohering again with a whole new shape, understanding and vision.
Ultimately True Surrender is the band’s most evolved, emotive and affecting collection of songs so far. The tell-tale sound of a classic 4-piece guitar band is still there in parts, but that sound has been developed, mixed, melded and transmogrified into a brand new, edgy beast that is a force to be reckoned with and a fitting addition to their canon of albums to date.
Delorentos’ determined rise has been a wonderful (and, at times, tortuous) chaos – break-ups, labels collapsing, reformations and critical awards, worldwide tours and packed houses. Throughout the 4 schoolfriends (aided and abetted by a host of unseen others) have strived to better themselves with every step they take. 5 studio albums (and one acoustic album) have seen them achieve critical acclaim and 5 consecutive Top 10 Chart Positions in Ireland. 100s of live shows – from Mexico City to Munich, Moscow to Madrid, Memphis to Milan (and all the other letters of the alphabet inbetween) – have seen them thrill audiences the world over with electric and acoustic shows, and they’ve loved (nearly) every minute of it!
“Delorentos are at the top of their songwriting game!” Ed Power – The Times
“In a moment where production standards are over-played, and song-writing neglected, Delorentos get it gorgeously right.” – Hotpress Magazine
Ro – guitar, keys, vocals
Kieran – guitar, vocals, keys
Ross – drums, vocals, guitars, keys
Nial – bass, keys, vocals, guitars