Delorentos say “hello again boys and girls”
Back in February, Delorentos abruptly announced that they were calling it a day. Band member Ronan Yourell decided to leave and the other three felt it wouldn’t be right for them to continue without him. At the time, the band …
Back in February, Delorentos abruptly announced that they were calling it a day. Band member Ronan Yourell decided to leave and the other three felt it wouldn’t be right for them to continue without him.
At the time, the band refered to some music business problems which contributed to their decision to quit, including a mooted record deal which failed to materialise and the collapse of their distribution company, Pinnacle, swhich cuppered the band’s plans to release their album in the UK.
But that was February and now, as spotted by On The Record reader Caroline via a post on the band’s MySpace blog, Yourell is back in the fold.
Per Yourell, “2008 was a difficult year for all sorts of reasons. I realise now that I didn’t cope very well with these. I guess you could say I discovered the true meaning of the phrase ‘difficult second album’.”
Having made his decision to leave, Yourell then reconsidered things. “About a week ago I asked the other delorentos if they’d consider allowing me rejoin the group. After several good chats, we’ve decided to continue on, together.
“The dramatic press release a couple of months back, was in hindsight premature, but we wanted to be open and honest about what was going on.”
All of which means that the band’s forthcoming dates in May – Electric Avenue, Waterford (8); Cyprus Avenue, Cork (9 and 16); Spirit Store, Dundalk (14); Dolan’s, Limerick (15); Roisin Dubh, Galway (21) and Whelan’s, Dublin (22 and 23) – will not be their last shows after all.