1993 Dave Fanning Session to air on October 18!

October 13, 2011  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

A first chance in almost 20 years to hear back “Like You Used To” and “False”

RTÉ radio host Dan Hegarty confirmed tonight on his blog that he is going to broadcast the Cranberries’ complete 1993 Dave Fanning Session next Tuesday. This session was recorded shortly after the release of the band’s first album, Everybody Else is Doing so Why Can’t We?.

During an interview with Dave Fanning few days before the first 1993 broadcast, singer Dolores O’Riordan and drummer Fergal Lawler explained that they were recording a new version of “Wanted” for that session, plus three new songs. It is likely that those songs are “False”, “Like You Used To” and “The Icicle Melts”. The latter was recorded again a year after for the band’s second album No Need to Argue, while the first two were never commercially released.

Few weeks ago, some hardcore fans from the cranberries.me community joined forces to ask the Irish radio host to broadcast this session. Thanks to all who participated!!

And a big CHEERS to Dan Hegarty!

Be sure to tune in to Dan’s show, next Tuesday night (October 18) at 11 p.m. (Ireland time).

Note (October 18): There have been some confusion on RTÉ 2fm website. The session broadcasted tonight was the 1991 session (“Dreams”, “Uncertain”, “Reason” and “Put Me Down”) and not the 1993 one, announced last Thursday.

Sources: 2fm.rte.ie, fanningsessions.wordpress.com, cranberries.me

“Fire and Soul” preview is released!

October 13, 2011  |  Comments Off on “Fire and Soul” preview is released!  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Guys and Girls, give a listen to the third Roses preview, “Fire and Soul”, a soft-voice ballad with drum loops and light electronica elements. It’s Cranberries 2.0!!


Source: TheCranberriesTV on Youtube

Hogan enters studio Friday with vocalist(s) for Mono Band follow-up

October 11, 2011  |  Comments Off on Hogan enters studio Friday with vocalist(s) for Mono Band follow-up  |  by Luc  |  Mono Band

In a Twitter message today, Cranberries’ guitarist Noel Hogan said that he is going into studio with guest vocalist(s) on Friday to record tracks for the second Mono Band album.
Last June, Gohan Records revealed that Hogan was working on a new 4-track Mono Band EP. According to today’s tweet, it looks like the EP has now become an album.

There is no word yet on who will be the vocalists on the upcoming album. The 2005 album featured tracks by singers Alexandra Hamnede, Richard Walters, Kate Havnevik, Nicolas Leroux, Fin Chambers and Angie Hart.

Mono Band is a side project started by Hogan in 2004, during The Cranberries hiatus. You can buy Mono Band’s first album on Gohan Records website.

Sources: Noel Hogan Twitter account (@noelhogan2), gohanrecords.com

Acoustic versions of “Analyse” and “Linger” resurface

October 10, 2011  |  3 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Back in August 2001, The Cranberries embarked on a U.S.promo tour, visiting several radio stations to promote the upcoming release of Wake Up and Smell the Coffee with live performances, most of them played in an acoustic format.

Thanks to a couple of e-mails sent to KBCO – World Class Rock, we are proud to tell you that you can now listen back to “Linger” and “Analyse”, the two songs the band performed at this Boulder (Colorado) radio station on August 16, 2001. A big thanks to the personnel of the 97.3 FM.

This version of “Analyse” was also featured on KBCO Studio C – Volume 13, a locally-sold charity compilation back in 2001.

During the 1990’s and early 2000’s, The Cranberries recorded many other acoustic performances during promotional tours, amongst them a MTV unplugged episode and unforgettable versions of “I Can’t Be With You” (2 Meter Session – 1993), “False”, “Sunday” (KCRW – 1993), “Animal Instinct” and “In the Ghetto” (BBC Radio 1 – 1999). The idea of releasing a compilation regrouping the best of these acoustic performances would surely please tones of Cranberries fans. Santa Claus, are you listening?

In the meantime, you can listen to both KBCO acoustic versions of “Linger” and “Analyse” and a short interview on the radio station website, and tell us about your all-time favorite acoustic performance by the ‘Berries in the discussion box below.

You can also listen to other Studio C performances here.

Source: kbco.com

Edited on 2011-10-11

“Tomorrow” could be really late!

October 10, 2011  |  2 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

According to German music site Rockszene, the release of Roses’ first single, “Tomorrow”, is scheduled for January 27, only 2 weeks before the album hit the shelves.

In a music industry more and more focused on digital singles issued months before the release of an album, it seems like a strange marketing strategy for a band that was absent of the musical scene for so long.

Remember that this information was not confirmed by the band. Later last week, O’Riordan told Billboard the band has not yet made a definitive choice about the first single.

First scheduled for an October release, “Tomorrow” was first pushed back in late 2011, according the the band’s official website.

Thanks to cranB82 from the cranberries.me community for the info!

You can hear a one minute preview of “Tomorrow” on Youtube.


Sources: rockszene.de, billboard.com, cranberries.com

O’Riordan and Hogan “were sending each other ideas on and off” during hiatus

October 9, 2011  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

While Roses release date continues to make the headline all over the world on various news sites – mainly reporting what had already been said on Billboard.com –, Australian site AAABackstage published a new short interview with the band last week.

During this interview, guitarist Noel Hogan explained that he and lead singer Dolores O’Riordan continued to share ideas for new music during the band’s six-year hiatus.

O’Riordan also talked about how unique making music with the band and producer Stephen Street is. “Having recorded two albums with various different musicians during our hiatus, I could clearly see that Noel and Mike have a unique way of creating chords and Ferg keeps it together in a subtle way.  We had a blast in the studio, Stephen was in his zone and it came together rather quickly.”

Lucky Australians will be the first ones to get a hand on a copy of Roses – to be released on Shock Records/Cooking Vinyl on February 10, 2012 – and to hear the new songs on tour, in March 2012.

Sources: aaabackstage.com, billboard.com

Perez Hilton mentions The Cranberries

October 8, 2011  |  2 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

From perezhilton.com

Gossip guru Perez Hilton posted an article on his site, talking about The Cranberries’ comeback album.

A pretty short post that sparked off a few improper comments about gay people and music tastes. Fragile hearts, beware!

Source: perezhilton.com

Ireland Has Another “Reason” to Love The Cranberries

October 7, 2011  |  Comments Off on Ireland Has Another “Reason” to Love The Cranberries  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

It looks like Ireland has another “Reason” to love the Cranberries. After being broadcasted a few times in the last year on Ireland’s national radio RTÉ 2fm, we have words that the 1993 b-side “Reason” was also played on Limerick’s Live 95 FM during Alan Jacques’s LimRock Special last May. The radio host has been nominated for a PPi Radio award last month for this special.

During his May 19 2010 show, RTÉ 2fm’s radio host Dan Hegarty caused quite a commotion in the Cranberries fan community by airing three songs (“Dreams”, “Uncertain” and “Reason”) taken from the long-lost 1991 Dave Fanning Session. The Fanning Session version of “Reason” was broadcasted a couple of times after that on Hegarty’s show.

“Reason” is not the only b-side which got a life on its own. In 1995 “Liar”, which was first released on the 1992 “Dreams” single, was featured on the Empire Records soundtrack and have been part of the Cranberries concert set list for many shows up to now. Both songs are available on the complete session edition of Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?.

You can listen to the three songs from the 1991 Dave Fanning Session on the The Dave Fanning Sessions Archive website.

Sources: fanningsessions.wordpress.com, live95fm.ie

Billboard.com Reveals “Roses” Release Date and Track List

October 7, 2011  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

In an exclusive interview with Billboard.com on October 5, lead singer Dolores O’Riordan revealed that Roses, The Cranberries sixth studio album and first since the 2001 release of Wake Up and Smell the Coffee, will be released on February 14, 2012 – just in time for Valentine Day – on Downtown Records/Cooking Vinyl in the U.S., and on Cooking Vinyl worldwide (February 13).

O’Riordan also told Billboard that the band has not yet made a definitive choice about the first single, although she favors “Tomorrow”. Earlier this summer, the band posted a preview clip of “Tomorrow” on their official website, mentioning that the song would be released as the first single later in 2011.

Finally, Billboard.com announced “Roses” track list, revealing two new songs which were not previously included in the list of songs recorded at the Metalworks studio (Toronto,Canada) in April and May. It is likely that those two new titles – “Losing My Mind” and “Waiting in Walthamstow” – were recorded during the London session last June.

Here’s the track list for “Roses”:

1. “Conduct”
2. “Tomorrow”
3. “Fire & Soul”
4. “Raining In My Heart”
5. “Losing My Mind”
6. “Schizophrenic Playboys”
7. “Waiting in Walthamstow”
8. “Show Me”
9. “Astral Projections”
10. “So Good”
11. “Roses”

Sources: Billboard.com, cranberries.com

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