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Delorentos say goodbye

Dublin band Delorentos are preparing to call it a day. In a statement issued today, the band say that the decision by Ronan Yourell to leave has lead them to decide that “it wouldn’t feel right to continue “delorentos” without …

Tue, Feb 17, 2009, 12:30

   

Dublin band Delorentos are preparing to call it a day. In a statement issued today, the band say that the decision by Ronan Yourell to leave has lead them to decide that “it wouldn’t feel right to continue “delorentos” without him”. The band are still planning to record and release album number two but, as they say, “it’ll be our last collection of songs as delorentos”

It’s a huge shame because they did have the smarts and potential to make bigger steps elsewhere. Indeed, a couple of tours of the United States (including a very memorable couple of dates last March) created a lot of interest in the band and hopes were high for album number two.

But such ambitions turned out to be another victim of the credit crunch. As Delorentos explained in their MySpace blog last December, a mooted record deal failed to materialise due to the prospective label encountering a problem with financing, while the collapse of their distribution company, Pinnacle, scuppered the band’s plans to release their album in the UK.

As they said then “these are strange times for everyone, and for us in the music industry there has been a lot of uncertainty. It just happened that our opportunity coincided with this extraordinary time.”

While we wait for their final hurrah, lets remember them this way

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