Noel’s collaboration with Zerova… and other Noel news

March 22, 2014  |  Comments Off on Noel’s collaboration with Zerova… and other Noel news  |  by Jury  |  Mono Band

As we reported in January, a few years ago Noel played guitar as a “guest guitarist” on a track by Polish band Zerova.

As it turns out, the track is actually called Józiu. It is the first single from Zerova’s album Gombrowicz which is going to be released this month.

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

You can watch full video for Józiu below:

Also, it looks like Noel is still working on his solo project(s). This is what he posted on his Tumblr page on March 18th:

Last week
It was a busy week, some of the new tracks came back from the vocalists. Really sounding great.
Went to LIT [Limerick Institute of Technology] for and gave a short lecture on Writing/recording.
New tracks for the City Of Culture album have been coming in, some very interesting stuff.”

Sources: Noel Hogan Production Facebook page, Noel Hogan’s Tumblr

The Voice of Ireland Battles: The Review

March 15, 2014  |  Comments Off on The Voice of Ireland Battles: The Review  |  by Jury  |  The Voice

The Battle stage of The Voice of Ireland is over and here’s our review of Team Dolores performances!
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“Zombie” is back on the US iTunes charts

March 15, 2014  |  Comments Off on “Zombie” is back on the US iTunes charts  |  by Jury  |  The Cranberries

The biggest Cranberries hit, Zombie, is back on the iTunes charts… thanks to the US version of the popular talent show The Voice!
On March 3 episode of The Voice, one of the contestants, Clarissa Serna, performed Zombie during the Blind Auditions. According to HollywoodLife.com, she “prompted an elusive four-chair turn with her haunting, original take on The Cranberries’ Zombie. Clarissa definitely made a bold song choice — and her risk paid off! Adam [Levine] said her deliciously ’90s performance made him nostalgic and it appeared he wasn’t the only one. Each one of the judges wanted Clarissa on their team, but she ultimately decided to go with her “Latina soul sister” Shakira.”

As a result, Clarissa Serna’s performance put The Cranberries’ Zombie back on the iTunes charts, with the peak of #33 according to our reader Ben.

Huge thanks to Ben for the heads up!

Sources: Headlineplanet.com, HollywoodLife.com

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