BackTrax: O’Riordan paved way for female singers

February 28, 2007  |  Comments Off on BackTrax: O’Riordan paved way for female singers  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

BackTrax, one of the most popular programs on the Philipino TV network Myx, yesterday named Dolores O’Riordan as one of the 16 “women who paved the way for new artists of today to create their own identity and as to serve as an inspiration as well at the same time.” The station played music videos for each artist represented, and also chose 9 Philipino women for the same title. Here’s their list of international artists:

1. TORI AMOS
2. SARAH MCLACHLAN
3. JEWEL
4. FIONA APPLE
5. ALANIS MORISSETTE
6. TRACY CHAPMAN
7. SHAWN COLVIN
8. SHIRLEY MANSON (GARBAGE)
9. DOLORES O’RIORDAN (THE CRANBERRIES)
10. SHERYL CROW
11. THE CARDIGANS
12. PORTISHEAD
13. GWEN STEFANI (NO DOUBT)
14. SINEAD O’CONNOR
15. SAVE FERRIS
16. MOONPOOLS AND CATERPILLARS

Source: Yum03ian

“Ordinary Day” #2 on Croatian radio; #10 in Lebanon

February 28, 2007  |  Comments Off on “Ordinary Day” #2 on Croatian radio; #10 in Lebanon  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

“Ordinary Day” is still #1 on the listeners’ voting charts on Croatia’s largest radio station Otvoreni Radio, but the song has just moved up to #2 on the station’s airplay list — meaning that the song is the second most-played track on the station.

Meanwhile, the song is #28 as a new entry on Radio Cibona, Croatia’s 3rd largest station. You can vote to push the song up both on Otvoreni and Cibona.
In the Middle East, “Ordinary Day” is #10 on the charts on NRJ Lebanon. Thanks to DMode, Sabina, and Leandro.

Scan: “Are You Listening?” 5-track promo CD

February 28, 2007  |  Comments Off on Scan: “Are You Listening?” 5-track promo CD  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Radio stations across Europe are receiving 5-track promo CDs for Dolores O’Riordan’s forthcoming album “Are You Listening?” No word yet on what the included tracks are, though we can assume that the first single “Ordinary Day” is one of them. If you want to take a peek at what it looks like, here it is:

Thanks to Sigma for the tip.

Source: Zegut

Another new hi-res promo photo

February 26, 2007  |  Comments Off on Another new hi-res promo photo  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

OldieFreshGyal on the ZG Forums has found another one of Dolores O’Riordan’s new promo photos in generous size on the German MLK tour promotion site. Here it is:

Radio101 in Croatia playing more songs from AYL?

February 24, 2007  |  Comments Off on Radio101 in Croatia playing more songs from AYL?  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Sabina has written in to say that Croatian rock station Radio101 has started playing more songs from Dolores O’Riordan’s forthcoming album Are You Listening? besides the first single “Ordinary Day.”

If someone can confirm this — including which songs titles are being played — use the links below to email us and let us know!

“Ordinary Day” #1 on Croatian national radio

February 24, 2007  |  Comments Off on “Ordinary Day” #1 on Croatian national radio  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Dolores O’Riordan is “calling Croatia” in a big way this week, as her new single “Ordinary Day” has quickly jumped to #1 on Croatia’s biggest rock station, Otvoreni Radio.

Otvoreni Radio was also the first station in the world to play the single. Dolores has currently topped The Killers, Nelly Furtado, Kylie Minogue, and Timbaland.

Voting is open to everyone, and you can help keep Dolores in the #1 spot by voting here (click on her name). It’s only 1 click and very easy. You can also vote for Dolores on Radio 101 (click checkbox then “Glasaj”).

Thanks to DMode for the news.

“Ordinary Day” video recorded with Caswell Coggins

February 23, 2007  |  Comments Off on “Ordinary Day” video recorded with Caswell Coggins  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Dolores O’Riordan has already recorded the music video for her debut single “Ordinary Day,” her MySpace reports.

The video was filmed in Prague by Caswell Coggins, who has also done videos for Keane and fellow Irishmen JJ72 — check out his videography here. (Speaking of videographies, visit Mattia’s excellent Cranberries Videography if you haven’t already.)

The MySpace admin writes, “Finishing touches are currently being put on it, and you can expect to see it sometime in mid-March!!”

Two new Dolores O’Riordan promo photos

February 23, 2007  |  Comments Off on Two new Dolores O’Riordan promo photos  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Sanctuary has posted two of Dolores O’Riordan’s brand new promo photos for her upcoming album, both of which come from the same photo shoot as the album’s cover. These will be used in publicity for the album around the world, and we can expect to see more in the coming weeks:

Source: Dolores O’Riordan O cial Site, MySpace

Dolores O’Riordan’s Official Website launches

February 23, 2007  |  Comments Off on Dolores O’Riordan’s Official Website launches  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Dolores O’Riordan’s O cial Website has launched at http://www.doloresoriordan.ie — currently the site contains an updated tour date list, a clip of “Ordinary Day,” and confirmed worldwide release dates for Are You Listening?

If you still have yet to hear Dolores O’Riordan’s debut solo single “Ordinary Day,” you can now listen to it in full on her MySpace profile.

The updated tour schedule is as follows:

29TH MAY – BARCELONA, SPAIN – RAZZMATAZZ
31ST MAY – MILAN, ITALY – ALCATRAZ
01ST JUNE – ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – KAUFLEUTEN
03RD JUNE – AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND – PARADISO
05TH JUNE – BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – ANCIENNE BELGIQUE
06TH JUNE – PARIS, FRANCE – BATACLAN
09TH JUNE – BERLIN, GERMANY – COLUMBIA CLUB
10TH JUNE – STOCKHOLM,SWEDEN – BERNS
11TH JUNE – COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – VEGA
13TH JUNE – COLOGNE, GERMANY – GLORIA
15TH JUNE – LONDON, U.K. – KOKO CLUB

theHand interprets “Are You Listening?” cover

February 22, 2007  |  Comments Off on theHand interprets “Are You Listening?” cover  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Italian cartoonist theHand (alias Maurizio di Bona) told us in the ZG Forums that he “felt some scribble coming out” after gazing upon the cover of Dolores O’Riordan’s solo album.

theHand, you’ll recall, designed a line of o cial merchandise for The Cranberries’ last tour in 2003 and recently released a compilation book Scarabocchio Ergo Sum that includes those works.

Here’s what he came up with….

You can post feedback in the Forums!

Dolores’s MySpace launches, official bio posted

February 22, 2007  |  Comments Off on Dolores’s MySpace launches, official bio posted  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Dolores O’Riordan’s o cial MySpace page has launched, complete with a full English biography and profile image. Needless to say, you can become a friend if you haven’t already!
The update reveals a number of tidbits about the album: First, Are You Listening? is due in Japan and Australia on May 21.
Second, Cranberries live guitarist Steve Demarchi’s brother Denny Demarchi has a number of contributions to the album, including: Keyboards, Guitars, Flute, Wind instruments, Backing vocals.
And finally, here is the brand new biography, complete with new quotes from Dolores:

Dolores O’Riordan – songstress, smoldering icon and critically acclaimed voice of The Cranberries – is back. Her first-ever solo LP Are You Listening? is released on Sanctuary Records, May 15th and features the stunning new single “Ordinary Day.” Co- produced by Youth, Dan Broadbeck and engineered by Rich Chycki, the eagerly anticipated album is a 12-track tour de force and marks her first release in four years.
Written and recorded between her homes in Canada and Dublin, the album is a striking return to form, punctuated with angular chords and that crystalline voice. Folk-tinged, electric and deftly powerful, it’s also a relentlessly melodic success. “My time after The Cranberries was a clean slate – no pressure and no contracts,” Dolores enthuses. “It was the first time in my life I was a free agent. I had no inhibitions, which is how I felt when I first started out. That’s all visible here.”
Two of the tracks – “Apple of My Eye” and the forthcoming single “Ordinary Day” – were produced by BRIT Award winner, Youth, whose previous credits include The Verve, Embrace, Primal Scream, U2 and Paul McCartney. “He certainly brought his own vision to the table and softened the tracks without a ecting their integrity or passion.”
Ultimately, the CD was a process inspired by personal experiences, both light and dark. “My mother-in-law died of cancer shortly after I left The Cranberries, which was devastating. It was like watching a beast attack from the inside out, so the song “Black Widow” is a metaphor inspired by that. At the other end of the spectrum ”Apple Of My Eye” was written about my husband and “Ordinary Day” reflects the birth of my third baby, Dakota.”
Other album highlights include the hypnotic “In the Garden,” with its shimmering guitar-rock crescendo, the delicateness of “Watch the Stars,” and “Loser,” which bristles with loops, layered vocals and an instant, razor-sharp hook. “It was a very organic, natural experience.” Dolores adds, “I play guitar and have four fantastic musicians…a great bass player, a stellar drummer and an immaculate guitarist. Once the first 7 songs were penned, we went into the studio and recorded them first. We didn’t rush it. In total, the writing and recording was a four-year period.”
“The album was an awakening for me in my life – a journey that I completed. It’s like I crossed a bridge, which is a great new plateau to be on. My life is so di erent to how it was 10 years ago and there’s a great sense of acceptance. It’s a very exciting time to be releasing music again too. Song-writing is truly coming back.”

Copenhagen venue set, ticket sale info

February 22, 2007  |  Comments Off on Copenhagen venue set, ticket sale info  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Gaffa confirms that Dolores O’Riordan’s concert in Copenhagen will take place at the Vega on June 11th. Tickets will go on sale at 10:00 on February 26 from Billetlugen.dk. If you are skilled in the Danish tongue (Google Translate won’t help us), you can read more details over at Gaffa.

Interview: New band is like “having a new boyfriend”

February 22, 2007  |  Comments Off on Interview: New band is like “having a new boyfriend”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

In an interview recorded during the soundcheck for December’s Monte Carlo Christmas Concert, Dolores O’Riordan told Italian website Music Box that having a new band to back her solo career is like having “a new boyfriend” (!)

Cranberries-fan has posted DivX videos of a very brief interview done for the Italian-based Music Box service. There are also clips of Dolores’s soundcheck of “Away in a Manger.”

Dolores, who sounds a bit under the weather in the video, said, “It’s really quite di erent [from The Cranberries]. It’s more experimental, I suppose. The whole idea was to do something di erent, try di erent things… so hopefully you’ll enjoy it.”

How does Dolores feel about being a solo artist? “It’s cool. It’s not that much di erent — you’ve still got a band playing. It’s exciting, it’s just a new experience. It’s like a new boyfriend or something.”

You can download DivX versions over at Cranberries-fan or watch YouTube versions below
[LINKS NO LONGER AVAILABLE]

Universal releases Cranberries Gold Collection DVD

February 22, 2007  |  Comments Off on Universal releases Cranberries Gold Collection DVD  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Universal Music is releasing another budget-priced “greatest hits” collection for The Cranberries in the UK, this time a DVD title called The Cranberries: The Videos, which will be part of their Gold Collection series.

The disc will release on March 5, 2007. You can preorder at Amazon UK. The MSRP is £7.99 (about $16 US) and will contain the following videos:

1. Ode To My Family [USA Radio Version]
2. Salvation
3. Just My Imagination
4. Animal Instinct 5. Dreams
6. Promises
7. Zombie
8. I Can’t Be With You
9. Free To Decide
10. Linger
11. Ridiculous Thoughts
12. When You’re Gone
13. You and Me
14. Analyse [Original Version]
15. Time Is Ticking Out
16. Stars

Thanks to many for the tip.

Dolores wrote over 30 songs for Are You Listening?

February 21, 2007  |  Comments Off on Dolores wrote over 30 songs for Are You Listening?  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Static Multimedia has posted what appears to be a Sanctuary-penned synopsis of Dolores O’Riordan’s forthcoming solo album Are You Listening?
The press release reveals that the singer has written over 30 songs over the past five years, only 12 of which appear on the forthcoming album. This extreme sort of “boiling down” of songs seems to fit in with the direction that O’Riordan was heading when she was starting to write The Cranberries’ ill-fated sixth album in 2002.
She told Italian TV network La7 in July 2003, “We’re concentrating on writing right now, taking our time to do a really beautiful album. Even if we write 4 songs, we’ll throw 3 of them away and we’ll choose 1 [to keep]. We’ve got to be very selective to be sure that the next album is really good, because it doesn’t make sense to make an album otherwise, so we prefer to take our time, to enjoy the period of writing, and time spent at home. Then we can go out with a really great disc and a good tour.”
Also, it should be pointed out that “Apple of My Eye” appears as “Apple” in this press release.

Dolores O’Riordan 1st Solo
Iconic – Ethereal – Exquisite
Three adjectives that can be used to describe both album and artist. Sanctuary Records is thrilled to release Dolores O’Riordan’s first solo e ort, ARE YOU LISTENING? on May 15, 2007.
Taking her time after the demise of The Cranberries (who sold 40 million records worldwide), Dolores O’Riordan retreated to real life with her husband. She had three children and wrote over 30 songs. She never rushed. And when she was ready, she whittled those 30 songs down to the terrific 12 tracks that make up ARE YOU LISTENING?
A logical successor to The Cranberries, but a knowingly more mature e ort, ARE YOU LISTENING? takes the listener on a journey of the heart. From the rage of “Black Widow,” to the sweet romance of “Apple” to the joy of first single “Ordinary Day,” O’Riordan always was – and remains – one of the few vocalists that can capture emotion in a song.
It comes down to the voice. THAT voice. You know just where you were the first time you heard “Linger” or “Dreams” or “Zombie.” That power remains intact when hearing ARE YOU LISTENING? Dolores O’Riordan is one of a handful of artists who can be identified from the second they sing their first note.
Co-produced by Youth, Dan Broadbeck and Rich Chycki, ARE YOU LISTENING? is a stunning debut from an artist who really has nothing to prove but everything to share.
DOLORES O’RIORDAN – ARE YOU LISTENING?
Track Listing:
1. Ordinary Day
2. When We Were Young
3. In the Garden
4. Human Spirit
5. Loser
6. Stay With Me
7. Apple
8. Black Widow
9. October
10. Accept Things
11. Angel Fire
12. Ecstasy

Thanks to celticyodels for finding it.

Source: Static Multimedia.

Dolores O’Riordan’s European tour schedule

February 21, 2007  |  Comments Off on Dolores O’Riordan’s European tour schedule  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

A few dates have been trickling in over the past few weeks, but we now have Dolores O’Riordan’s full European tour lineup:

**Tour schedule updated 02.23:**
29TH MAY – BARCELONA, SPAIN – RAZZMATAZZ
31ST MAY – MILAN, ITALY – ALCATRAZ
01ST JUNE – ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – KAUFLEUTEN 03RD JUNE – AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND – PARADISO 05TH JUNE – BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – ANCIENNE BELGIQUE 06TH JUNE – PARIS, FRANCE – BATACLAN
09TH JUNE – BERLIN, GERMANY – COLUMBIA CLUB 10TH JUNE – STOCKHOLM,SWEDEN – BERNS
11TH JUNE – COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – VEGA
13TH JUNE – COLOGNE, GERMANY – GLORIA
15TH JUNE – LONDON, U.K. – KOKO CLUB

It appears that some venues still have yet to be confirmed.

In other news, the following German release dates have been confirmed:
“Ordinary Day” single on May 4th, Are You Listening? album on May 11th.

Thanks to Stéphane for the news!

Confirmed: “Are You Listening?” in US on May 15th

February 20, 2007  |  Comments Off on Confirmed: “Are You Listening?” in US on May 15th  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Confirmed: A PR representative for Sanctuary Records has confirmed to Zombieguide that Dolores O’Riordan’s Are You Listening? is now scheduled to come out on May 15th in the United States.

It seems that Are You Listening? might be delayed a week in the US. An article last week on LiveDaily listed a May 15th release date. (The album was previously scheduled for May 8th in the US.)

Now, the representative running Sanctuary’s MySpace wrote in regards to Dolores’s in-the-works MySpace profile: “It should be up and running shortly! Look out for her album May 15th. Thanks!”

Thanks to Meg for the news.

Dolores O’Riordan at Amsterdam Paradiso, June 3rd

February 20, 2007  |  Comments Off on Dolores O’Riordan at Amsterdam Paradiso, June 3rd  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Amsterdam’s Paradiso is listing a Dolores O’Riordan concert scheduled there for June 3rd at 20:30 local time. Tickets will go on sale March 3rd.

This is earlier than the first-announced June 6th date in Paris, so perhaps more even earlier dates are soon to be announced.

Thanks to our tasty friend Taco for the tip.

Dolores O’Riordan at London’s Koko, June 15th

February 19, 2007  |  Comments Off on Dolores O’Riordan at London’s Koko, June 15th  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

UK ticket broker Ticketweb has posted a second tour date for Dolores O’Riordan’s summer tour: London at the Koko on June 15th at 7 PM. Tickets are not yet on sale, but will go on sale on Friday, February 23rd at 9 AM.

Thanks to Stéphane for the news!

Helter registers Doloresoriordan.ie

February 19, 2007  |  Comments Off on Helter registers Doloresoriordan.ie  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Helter Ltd., Dolores O’Riordan’s self-owned management company, has just registered the domain http://www.doloresoriordan.ie, presumably for use in promoting her upcoming record. The domain record was most recently updated on February 15th. There is only a generic placeholder page there currently.

Thanks to Saeed for pointing it out.

Another song title: “Watch the Stars”

February 19, 2007  |  Comments Off on Another song title: “Watch the Stars”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Sanctuary Records has sent out a French press release, which includes the title of a song called “Watch the Stars,” which was not included in the recent full-album promos for Are You Listening? It could end up as a B-side — we’ll have to wait and see.

The press release also says that the 2 songs that UK-based Youth produced are “Apple of My Eye” and the first single “Ordinary Day.” Additionally, mixer Richard Chycki has updated his blog to report that he and Dolores co- produced the single. Chycki writes that Dan Brodbeck and Dolores O’Riordan co-produced most of the album.

Dolores O’Riordan
« Are You Listening? »
LE PREMIER ALBUM SOLO DE LA VOIX DES CRANBERRIES
Sortie le 7 mai 2007 sur Sequel Records / Sanctuary (distribution PIAS)
Conçu entre son Irlande natale et le Canada, sa terre d’adoption, « Are You Listening ? » marque le grand retour et les débuts solo de Dolores O’Riordan ! Enfin libérée de toutes obligations contractuelles et de ses inhibitions, après quatre ans de silence, celle que l’on a connue comme LA chanteuse du groupe irlandais The Cranberries, revient sur le devant de la scène, seule, plus envoûtante que jamais, avec un disque chargé d’émotions pures.
Très largement inspirées par les expériences personnelles de cette musicienne hors pair, les 12 chansons de ce disque traitent de sujets forts comme le cancer qui a emporté sa mère, tristement dépeint à travers la sombre métaphore de « Black Widow », ou plus heureux comme les rapports avec son mari canadien sur « Apple » ou de la naissance de Dakota, leur troisième enfant, avec « Ordinary Day ». A noter que deux de ces titres, « Apple » et « Ordinary Day », le premier single, sont produits par Youth, dont l’on a déjà pu apprécier le travail d’orfèvre avec The Verve, Embrace, Primal Scream, U2 ou Paul McCartney.
Il y a fort à parier que le scintillement crescendo des guitares rock de « In The Garden », les touches délicates et les refrains accrocheurs de « Watch The Stars » ou « Loser », ne vont pas manquer de séduire tous ceux qui ont un jour vibré pour les compositions et la voix cristalline de la chanteuse.
A noter que c’est le bassiste Marco Mendoza (Blue Murder, Thin Lizzy, Ted Nugent, Whitesnake, Soul Sirkus) qui accompagnent Dolores sur disque et sur scène !
Un concert unique est d’ores et déjà annoncé
le 6 juin à Paris, au Bataclan.

Source: Metal-live

First Photos: Dolores O’Riordan In the Studio

February 19, 2007  |  Comments Off on First Photos: Dolores O’Riordan In the Studio  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Dan Brodbeck, who is producing and engineering Dolores O’Riordan’s forthcoming solo album, has posted
some photos of Dolores’s studio sessions on his personal site. [LINK NO LONGER AVAILABLE]

The photos were taken at Pulse Studios and Windmill Lane Studios (where The Cranberries recorded To the Faithful Departed and Wake Up and Smell the Coffee), both in Dublin. There are also photos of guitarist Steve Demarchi, bassist Marco Mendoza, and drummer Graham Hopkins, who are all contributing to the album.

A photo shows that for one take, the crew had to squeeze Graham Hopkins’s drum kit into a tiny voiceover booth at Windmill Lane Studios. Another photo shows Hopkins sitting at a mixing board listening to a recent take, while others are scenic pictures of Howth outside of Dublin, where Dolores now lives.

Source: Dan Brodbeck

MySpace page for Dolores O’Riordan launches

February 14, 2007  |  Comments Off on MySpace page for Dolores O’Riordan launches  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

A MySpace page has launched for Dolores O’Riordan’s solo album… but there really isn’t much there yet. There’s a rough biography about Dolores’s collaborations from 2003 to the present, which should be well-known to Zombieguide readers. Of course you can get in line for the friends list, although no one’s been approved yet.

Update: Although the profile is linked to Sanctuary Records, the page says it is a fanpage at this time.

Dolores’s first concert announced for Paris, June 6th

February 13, 2007  |  Comments Off on Dolores’s first concert announced for Paris, June 6th  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Right alongside today’s unveiling of the cover of Dolores O’Riordan’s solo album is the announcement of the first concert, to be held June 6th at the Bataclan in Paris, France. Provided that no earlier concerts will be announced, this will be Dolores’s first full-length concert in nearly four years, her last being The Cranberries’ summer tour ender in Killarney, Ireland, on June 27, 2003.

More tour dates are sure to come soon, so we’ll have them up as soon as they’re announced.

Source: Zegut

“Are You Listening?” cover unveiled

February 13, 2007  |  Comments Off on “Are You Listening?” cover unveiled  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Ladies and gentlemen, the cover:

Thanks to many for the tip.

Source: Zegut

The Cranberries Press