Delorentos are a critically acclaimed Dublin-based Irish alternative rock band, formed in 2005. The band consist of four members: Ró (vocals, guitar, piano), Kier (vocals, guitar), Níal (Bass, Keys, backing vocals) and Ross (drums, backing vocals).
The band’s sound is based around having four singer-songwriters, with each member taking lead vocals on various albums’ tracks and singles. In 2013 they won the Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year for "Little Sparks".
The band have released five critically acclaimed albums; 2007’s In Love with Detail, 2009’s You Can Make Sound, 2012’s Little Sparks, 2014’s Acoustic album, Unbroken, Untied, and 2014’s Night Becomes Light.
The band’s early sound was rooted in post-punk and pop but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. In 2010, they began experimenting with acoustic music, (obvious in 2014 release "Unbroken, Untied") a theme that would expand and develop their sound and audience.
The band’s debut album In Love with Detail was critically acclaimed in Ireland, being nominated for the Choice Music Prize and in the Best Irish Album category at the 2007 Meteor Awards, at which Delorentos were also nominated for Best New Irish Band. On 17 February 2009, Delorentos announced on their MySpace and official website that Rónan Yourell had decided to leave the band. The entire band subsequently announced a split but rescinded this decision two months later. Their second album You Can Make Sound was released on 9 October 2009 and led to two more Meteor nominations for Delorentos in 2010. in 2012, Third album Little Sparks was released with much fanfare and an innovative release and went on to win Irelands’ Choice Music Prize. Acoustic Album Unbroken Untied, a mix of acoustic versions of tracks across their career and new songs, was released in 2013. The band announced on 31 July 2014 that they had signed a deal with Universal Music to release their new album Night Becomes Light.
Aside from headline shows, Delorentos have opened a number of high-profile shows throughout their career, including 2013 support slots for Bruce Springsteen in Kilkenny, in 2007 with Sinéad O’Connor at Heineken Green Energy, the Dave Matthews Band at the Point Theatre and Arctic Monkeys, Supergrass and The Coral at Malahide Castle. The band have also played with the likes of Idlewild, Gang of Four, Bell X1 and The Futureheads in locations such as London, New York City, Chicago, Madrid and Toronto. They have featured at numerous major festivals and tours including Electric Picnic, Oxegen, Bennicassim, CMJ, Eurosonic and South by Southwest. Delorentos were invited to play at Other Voices: Songs From a Room in 2006 and 2014, and were also regular performers on The Cafe. They have built up a small fanbase in the neighboring United Kingdom through appearances on television shows such as CD:UK. They have also had several songs feature on the PlayStation 3 karaoke video game, SingStar.
Delorentos are also well known for their Irish speaking; they have released several songs in Irish, performed a set in Irish in 2011, and in 2012 were heavily featured in Bernard Dunne’s Brod Club on RTÉ TV in Ireland.