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This superb Dublin-based alternative rock band was formed in 2005. They are currently one of Ireland’s finest and most imaginative groups.  Last year they won the Choice Music Prize for the Irish Album of the Year.
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 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.
Suffice it to say the band’s self-released third album (and third consecutive Top 10 charting album in Ireland), Little Sparks has been hailed as their best music to date. It is packed with a beautiful balance of gutsy, melodic guitar songs riddled with harmonies, pure pop moments, and more reflective, building soundscapes.

Since 2007 Delorentos have released three critically acclaimed albums; 2007′s In Love With Detail, nominated for Best Album at both the Choice Music Prize and the Meteor Awards, 2009′s You Can Make Sound, which as well as hitting number 2 in the Irish charts won’s Album of the Year; and 2012′s Little Sparks.
As well as their recording success, Delorentos have always been a touring band, and since 2007 have played extensively in Ireland, as well as the UK, Europe and North America.

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