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 (“It’s an amazing place to make music and a key factor in the Delorentos sound.”) 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.
They tested the water on the live circuit and immediately stood out as a band capable of pulling off fresh, gutsy live performances. With a seemingly insatiable appetite for gigging they honed their live show and began to build a reputation as a band for the smart money to keep an eye on.
By October 2005 they were ready for their first release, a 4-track EP named after its title track “Leave It On”. It went straight into the Top 30 of the Irish Singles Chart and fuelled a tour that included an appearance at prestigious UK industry bash In The City as well as the filming of a slot for Other Voices: Songs From A Room which was broadcast in early 2006. It was followed in May 2006 by another single, “The Rules”, which bettered its predecessor by debuting in the Irish Singles Chart at No 14.
The band continued through 2006 with a relentless schedule of live dates touring with everyone from Bell X1 and The Futureheads to Gang of Four and Tapes n Tapes as well as incendiary performances at both the Oxegen and Electric Picnic festivals, they built up their reputation, continued writing new material and honed existing songs ready for recording.
2007 began with the release of “Basis Of Everything” in February, coinciding with dates in the U.S. taking in New York and a series of shows at South By South West. The Album was Released in April, and quickly reached number 7 in the Irish charts.
The rest of the year was spent playing tours in the UK and Italy (with tours further afield planned), releasing the "Do You Realise" EP, and in December the Album went Gold and the band celebrated with their biggest headline gig to date, in Dublin's Ambassador Theatre.
So far this year Delorentos have done three Italian tours, been nominated for two Meteor Awards (Best band and Best album), nominated for the Choice music Prize and won Galway's Roisin Dubh Album of the Year.
They are currently locked in a rehearsal space working on their second record...
The rest is yet to unfold; pay rapt attention!