The wait is over: Exclusive 40-sec audio clip of Mono Band’s “Flame” featuring Kate Havnevik is here.
The audio clip, kindly offered by Noel Hogan for Cranberries World’s “Mono Band Week” is the first of two unreleased tracks which are being revealed to fans for the first time ever! Let’s hope for a full official release sometime in the near future.
Note that CW does not have the whole track!
Mono Band – “Flame”
“I did record a track with Kate called Flame“ explained Noel Hogan to Zombieguide.com in February 2006. “It was part of the first sessions I did with Kate, I think we did three or four tracks together. I am sure I will get around to using them at some stage.”
On November 26, 2007 the Monoband.co.uk website revealed that two previously unreleased tracks [‘Flame’ and ‘Angels’] featuring Kate Havnevik on vocals were being mixed by Noel and would be available for download soon after that… but the downloads never appeared.
Then, on March 15, 2011 Noel wrote on Twitter “Listening to a new mix of Mono Band Flame by Session Leopard. Really liking it, will have it online soon.”
This version also remains unreleased up to this date.
Very cool! This is really Cranberries-esque. I wonder if that’s why Noel held off on releasing this…he had mentioned in interviews that some of his Monoband/solo/production work sounded a bit like his work with The Cranberries and so he would put that away and start over, because he didn’t want to duplicate his sound. Regardless, I really like this.
Very cool song… sounds like “Hollow Man” which is one of my favs.
Agree with you. Hollow Man-like song.
cool! thanks for sharing! I think Kate’s voice sounds too much like Dolores’s, so I guess that is why Noel had decided not to use it on the album.
This is amazing really. Looking forward to the full version!