Delorentos - S.E.C.R.E.T
Back in their Irish homeland, Delorentos are hailed as a band of some substance. Their 2007 debut album In Love With Detail met with significant critical acclaim, resulting in various award nominations. The follow up, You Can Make Sound, was released in Ireland towards the end of last year and, whilst it didn't have a similar whirlwind effect, it showed a greater degree of maturity from the band. Their ambitions lie further afield now though, as it gets released this side of the Sea on 15th March.
The lead single is 'S.E.C.R.E.T.', which gets my back up straight away! Songs that rely on spelled-out words to pan are both annoying and lazy in my book ('D.I.V.O.R.C.E.' anybody?) but let's see past that eh? It kicks off with an admirable energy surge and, whilst it is a blatant pop song, it's well put together, even if a little lame lyrically. I question if this was the best vehicle to introduce the band in the UK though, as the album contains more classy moments. It may be something of a cynical release however, as it should guarantee a degree of airplay to raise some awareness for their other material, which is no bad thing. Taken in isolation, D.U.L.L.!