- 08 May 18
Since first landing onto the Irish scene back in 2002, critical acclaim tended to follow Delorentos everywhere they went. It was for this reason that – after recording an album’s worth of songs which they deemed mediocre – the band scrapped almost an entire body of work and started again from square one. Time, turbulence, mistakes and maturity were needed in order to perfect their fifth album (and career best), True Surrender. They tell Peter McGoran why they’re immeasurably proud of every step they’ve taken
“In twenty years’ time, when we’re all in our fifties and all fat, this will be the album that we’ll be doing the legacy tour with.”
Kieran McGuinness, guitarist and vocalist with Delorentos, is talking to Hot Press in the upstairs dressing room in Whelan’s. Bassist Níal Conlan is sitting beside him, nodding at his words in plain agreement, as if his fellow band member had just stated what time it was, or told everyone the date (4.30pm on April 13 – if you’re asking).
Such is Delorentos’ love for their new album, it’s not a matter of speculating about this type of thing. They’ve speculated long enough about it, and written two albums’ worth of material along the way. They’re absolutely certain that they’ve now arrived at a winner.