- 12 Mar 18
The band's eagerly awaited album hits the racks on April 27; we've had a sneak preview and it's a cracker!
Hot Press is delighted to bring you exclusive news of True Surrender, studio album number five from Delorentos, which is being released on April 27 with the pre-sale commencing this Friday.
It gets a live airing when the Delos play the Irish Cultural Centre, London (March 16); Dolan’s, Limerick (6); Cyprus Avenue, Cork (7); Roisin Dubh, Galway (12), and Whelan’s, Dublin (13 & 14).
“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,” we’re informed. “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.”
Describing it as their “proudest achievement to date”, the chaps promise: “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.”
Lending their assistance are Richie Egan, AKA Jape, who co-wrote ‘In Darkness’ and Villagers man Tommy McLaughlin whose Attica Audio studio in Donegal played host to the recording.