‘SOS’ is the latest single to be taken from Delorentos fifth Top 10 studio album ‘True Surrender’, (following on from ‘In Darkness We Feel Our Way’, ‘In The Moment’ and ‘Islands’).
We are in the midst of turbulent times, politically and socially. The pressure is mounting, as citizens of western democracies become increasingly frustrated, that the prosperity enjoyed and promised by the ruling classes, continues to allude them.
The gulf between rich and poor is ever widening. Rather than working to bridge this gap, many of those in positions of power attempt to distract the people from their negligence, by demonising some of the most vulnerable in society, such as minority groups and those seeking asylum.
We are being conditioned to see these people as other, in order to divide and distract us from challenging the systemic inequalities in our societies.
SOS, as the title suggests, is a cry for help. It is an attempt to see things from the position of the most vulnerable, those who have “no choice”, to empathise and direct our compassion where it is most needed.
Fresh from a brace of cracking, stuffed shows at Electric Picnic (with an expanded line-up including Tully on keyboards and backing vocals together with Emily and Orla on additional vocals), the Dublin quartet are now knuckling down to prepare for their full album tour of Ireland in October and November with shows right around Ireland (including Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on November 10th and Oslo venue in London on November 17th as well as German shows in October). Full tour dates are…
Saturday October 13th – Kavanagh’s, Portlaoise, Ireland
Sunday October 14th – SET Theatre, Kilkenny
Wednesday October 17th – Monarch, Berlin, Germany
Thursday October 18th – Prinzenbar, Hamburg, Germany
Friday October 19th – Roxy’s, Witten, Germany
Saturday October 20th – Cord Club, Munich, Germany
Friday October 26th – DeBarra’s, Clonakilty, Ireland
Saturday October 27th – Speigeltent, Wexford, Ireland
Sunday October 28th – Cyprus Avenue, Cork, Ireland
Thursday November 1st- Mike The Pies, Listowel, Ireland
Friday November 2nd – Roisin Dubh, Galway, Ireland
Thursday November 8th – McHugh’s, Belfast, United Kingdom
Friday November 9th – Spirit Store, Dundalk, Ireland
Saturday November 10th – Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
Saturday November 17th – Oslo Hackney. London, United Kingdom
“Delorentos are at the top of their songwriting game!” Ed Power – The Times (Irish Edition)
“True Surrender is aptly titled – it is the work of a band that has removed its armour, rebuilt its layers, opened up its heart, and constructed a new way of doing things.” Tony Clayton-Lea – The Irish Times 4****
“Meticulously honed and smartly arranged songs that remind us of Delorentos’ ability to fashion hook-laden radio friendly songs with an emotional heart.” John Meagher – Irish Independent