**SXSW Spotlight** Delorentos
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.
2007 began with the release of "Basis Of Everything" in February, coinciding with dates in the U.S. Throughout the summer months, Delorentos played a string of festival dates which included Oxegen, Electric Picnic & as support to the Arctic Monkeys @ Malahide Castle . Upcoming shows include their biggest headline Irish date in the Ambassador, Dublin (1,300 capacity), a nine date UK tour followed by dates in Spain & Italy in January.
Delorentos on [MySpace]
Video for "Do You Realise" Below
March 12th - Ninety Proof Lounge / 8pm
March 13th - BD Rileys / 2am
March 14th Austin Convention Center / 12pm