Noel Hogan as a “guest guitarist” on a new track by Polish band

January 27, 2014  |  1 Comments  |  by Jury  |  Noel Hogan

According to a new message on Noel Hogan Production’s Facebook page, a few years ago (on October 10th, 2012, to be more specific) Noel played guitar as a “guest guitarist” on a track by Polish band called Zerova.

The track is called “Gombrowicz” and you can listen to it here:

Zerova is a Polish experimental music band “combining soft electronic sounds with a
variety of traditional instruments,” according to their bio on

Source: Noel Hogan Production Facebook page

The Voice of Ireland – Episode #3

January 20, 2014  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Voice

Episode #3 of The Voice of Ireland is over and it appears pretty clearly that, once again, Dolores’ team is the strongest.

Dolores only turned her chair around twice this evening and managed to convince both John Hogan Jr. and Michelle Revins to join her team following their stunning performance.

Indeed, if John Hogan Jr. was unanimously applauded by the four coaches as well as the audience for his very original performance of one of his own song “Little Boy Blue”, Michelle Revins managed to catch Dolores & Kian’s attention with her dark and fascinating cover of “Hurt” by Nine Inch Nails, which made our fav coach quite emotional.
Dolores even gave a special interview during the show to describe how moved she was by Michelle’s “raw” and “beautiful” performance.
She told the girl “I felt like you actually took your hand and you put it into my chest and you pulled my heart out […] it’s so hard to express that raw pain, but you did and it was just really beautiful, raw pain that you have to experience to be able to express“.

We do hope Michelle is going to make it as far as possible in the show as we, at Cranberries World, were lucky enough to attend her blind audition and were totally blown away by the emotion she conveyed.

To come back to our favorite singer, Dolores was the trending topic of tonight’s show with everyone discussing her characteristic hand movements which led Kian to wonder whether she was casting spells or not. Her style seems to fascinate everyone as much as RTÉ launched a new expression to describe Dolores’ “catchy moments” : #Doloresisms
This comes as a confirmation that the new coach really is on her way to becoming the darling of the public.

Noel Hogan to finish his new project with Finn Chambers

January 18, 2014  |  Comments Off on Noel Hogan to finish his new project with Finn Chambers  |  by Jury  |  Noel Hogan

According to Noel Hogan’s recent post in his official Tumblr page, he and his long time collaborator Finn Chambers are almost done with their new project.

“Finn & NoelThe ongoing project I have been working on with Finn Chambers is almost finished. I hope to have a complete update on this in the coming weeks,” said Noel.

For now it remains unclear what kind of project Noel is talking about. A new Mono Band EP or album? Or something completely new? As we reported before, Noel has been working on a new EP, and before that new Mono Band demoes with Finn Chambers’ vocals had surfaced.

Source: Noel Hogan’s Tumblr

Third solo album: 15 tracks done & ready to record…

January 13, 2014  |  2 Comments  |  by Camille  |  Dolores O'Riordan

A new interview was published today, confirming that Dolores accepted to become a coach on the TV show The Voice Of Ireland only because her 16 year-old son, Taylor, suggested her to do so.

It’s pretty clear that Dolores is having quite a good laugh while working on the show as she says she’s sharing great moments with Bressie and Kian.

More strikingly, the interview sheds a light on the progress of her work on a possible third solo album. Indeed, we learn that she’s already got a bunch of new tracks and is ready to go into the process of recording:

I’ve about 15 new track done and I’m probably going to head over to Los Angeles this month and see what’s on offer.


The Voice of Ireland – Episode #2

January 13, 2014  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Voice

A late debriefing on last night’s second session of Blind Auditions.
Seems that the coaches are getting a little tougher as many more contestants left empty-handed on this second night of The Voice of Ireland. Six of them managed to have coaches turning their chair around though, among whom Pauric “unique” McLoughlin and Mariah  “country” Butler went to #TeamDolores.

As you might note, this week saw coaches fighting quite hard to convince the candidates to pick them, especially for Mariah whose country vocals unanimously impressed the coaches – and the audience as well – with her rendition of Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats”. Dolores and Jamelia had to argue over who would be the best coach for her and who knew country music better so to show the young girl who was worthy of being her coach.

Mariah’s choice – who had initially told her friend she would like to join Team Jamelia – shows that Dolores keeps on imposing herself as the “talents magnet” of the show.
It appears that our favorite singer is also growing in popularity among the audience as she’s about to get the highest share of likes with her team on the official website.

Let’s all keep on supporting #TeamDolores!!!

Last but not least, for those of you who’d like to attend some of the Live Shows in March & April, note that tickets are now on sale on The Helix website.

Focus on Kellie Lewis from The Voice: Dolores’ reincarnation?

January 10, 2014  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Voice

As you might know, last Sunday saw Dolores O’Riordan convince three candidates of The Voice of Ireland to join her team: Kellie Lewis, Sean Sunderland and Thomas Kinney indeed chose our favorite singer to be their coach on the TV show.

If the performance of the three of them was noticeably good, it seems Kelly Lewis is well on the road to become the favorite of the audience, according to the number of views she got with her stunning performance of “Running Up That Hill” (by Kate Bush) at her Blind Audition on YouTube.

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The Voice of Ireland – Episode #1

January 6, 2014  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Voice

The first session of the Blind Auditions is over and it’s pretty clear that Dolores O’Riordan is a great addition to the show. The Irish Mirror goes as far as saying that her Team is obviously going to win as her experience will enable her to accompany her talents the way everyone expect coaches to.


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The Voice of Ireland to premiere this Sunday

January 5, 2014  |  Comments Off on The Voice of Ireland to premiere this Sunday  |  by Camille  |  The Voice

As you might all know, guys, The Blind Auditions of The Voice of Ireland which were recorded from October 18th to 20th will be broadcast on RTÉ ONE this Sunday at 6:30 (Irish time) until February 9th. The four following shows (Feb 16th to March 9th) will then be dedicated to The Battles phase of the show, followed by 7 Live Shows (March 16th to April 27th).

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Dolores in Limerick: interviews and rehearsal photo

January 1, 2014  |  Comments Off on Dolores in Limerick: interviews and rehearsal photo  |  by Jury  |  Dolores O'Riordan

During her time in Limerick Dolores did some interviews for Irish TV. Dolores spoke about her hometown and her participation in The Voice Of Ireland show which is going to be premiered on January 5th, 2014!

You can watch the interviews below:

Also there’s a nice picture of Dolores rehearsing with Irish chamber orchestra before the NYE concert in Limerick:


Happy New Year everyone!

Source:, RenovatioXX Youtube channel, Piotr Rajchembach

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