Woohoo! Fergal lets the fans in on a tentative title of a new song, inspired by the band’s recent gig in Africa. More news from the official page:
I’m home from holidays, apologies again for my lack of writing but we’ve been really busy, and when I’m not working I’m up to my ears in babies pooh!! But I’m loving every minute of it. Anyway enough emotional warbling Lawler you gobshite.
All the gigs have been going really well, I don’t think we’ve had a bad gig this leg of the tour (fingers-crossed). We had an absolute ball down in South Africa. It was our first time there and we were treated really well by everyone. We even have a new song with the possible title of “Down In Capetown”, the lyrics of which are about the trip down there through Dolores’ eyes.
On the subject of new songs we have been working away in between concerts and we have about ten or so. We hope to have around twenty-ish songs when we go into the studio in August. That way we have extra songs to choose from and you have extra songs for B-sides!! We are really looking forward to recording again ’cause the new stuff is staring to take shape and you can get a rough idea of what it’s basically going to sound like, but the fun of recording is that they change so much with all the different layers. It’s been a long time since we worked with Stephen Street and he always managed to capture that special something, so roll on August.
We also did a gig in Prague which was our first ever and we were really impressed, but unfortunately we didn’t get a chance to see any of the sights, as we flew home right after the show. So maybe next time.
We played in Sweden for the first time in about five years and it was excellent! We went on-stage at 12:30 am and it was still kind of dusky, as it doesn’t get fully dark there at this time of year. After the show we went back to the hotel for a few drinks and I saw the sun rise at 3:00 am,….. weiirddd!!
Well I’m off to rehearsal again now, we are just dusting ourselves off after our holidays, and also brushing up on the new stuff; so I promise I won’t leave it so long the next time (but I’m sure I’ve said that before, so your faith in me is probably deteriorating rapidly!).
The Tour page has been updated today too to finally name the last remaining unnamed venues.
Source: The Cranberries Official International Homepage