Dolores and her classmates receiving special award in 1989

April 1, 2019  |  Comments Off on Dolores and her classmates receiving special award in 1989  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Instagram user joanna.cran.pic posted a very rare clipping of the Limerick Leader published on 24 April 1989. Dolores and her classmates won “Slógadh ’89” (an Irish nation wide arts festival for young people) and received a special award, “An Gradam”. It was 30 years ago!!!


More about Slógadh
In 1969, Gael Linn established a competition based youth arts festival, Slógadh, involving several local events and culminating in a national final. This event was to prove one of the great successes of the Gael Linn calendar for many years. Activities included singing, storytelling and the visual arts.

The Slógadh music competitions catered for all kinds of music – traditional, pop, country ‘n’ western, classical, solo singing, choirs, musicals and solo instrumental. There were competitions for one act plays, miming and the traditional art form – the agallamh beirte. The festival was not limited to stage competitions. There were important art and literary sections also. The side events were often as important as the competitions themselves. Impromptu music sessions, discos, céilithe and poetry readings formed an integral and important part of the festival.

Above all else, Slógadh gave Irish a new relevance for the young generation. It became a living medium of modern artistic expression. At its zenith in the early eighties, over 50,000 young people were involved annually one way or another. It was through Slógadh that artists such as Clannad, the Hothouse Flowers, Altan and Dolores O’Riordan first gained recognition. It was in Slógadh that Cathal Ó Searcaigh, one of the most promising and prolific of our contemporary poets, came to the attention of the literary public. No other youth festival of its kind in Europe, with the exception of the Urdd Eistedfodd in Wales, could compare to it in scale or in the scope of its activities. Young people from the four corners of Europe – from Wales, Scotland, Brittany, Flanders, Occitania and Slovenia, to mention but some-traveled to Ireland to experience it.

Source: gael-linn.ie

VIDEO: The Cranberries on “Le Drive RTL2”

March 28, 2019  |  Comments Off on VIDEO: The Cranberries on “Le Drive RTL2”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries were still in Paris today.
At 6.30pm they appeared on radio station RTL2 on the show “Le Drive RTL2”. Noel and Mike were interviewed during 20 minutes. The radio has live webcams in the studio, you can watch the video replay directly on the RTL2’s Facebook.

They also posted 2 photos on Twitter:

 

…and one more on Instagram:

 

The Cranberries also posted 2 photos, different photos, both on their Facebook and Instagram accounts:

 

A few hours before the broadcast, RTL2 posted an advert on their socials (Facebook, Twitter) to announce the event. It was not the exact same artwork, very close though:

Dolores’ class photo at Laurel Hill Secondary School

March 28, 2019  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

A very rare pic was posted on Instagram by user joanna.cran.pic
This is the class photo of Dolores in Laurel Hill Secondary School in Limerick. Our friends from Cranberries Italia saw the pic in the school when they visited Limerick last year and said it was taken in 1990.
If so, do the math, Dolores was 18 (maybe 19).

VIDEO: new interview with The Cranberries by Promiflash

March 25, 2019  |  Comments Off on VIDEO: new interview with The Cranberries by Promiflash  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

A short (77 seconds) video interview of The Cranberries was published on YouTube today by Promiflash. Recorded a few days ago in Germany during their “In The End” promo tour.

Thanks to The Cranberries Newspaper for the link!

Today FM wants your questions and memories for the band

March 22, 2019  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Irish radio Today FM will be exclusively chatting to The Cranberries and asking them the questions YOU want to hear.

Email your questions and memories to: moc (at) todayfm (dot) com

Today FM – Twitter

ITW: mariskalrock.com “Entrevista a The Cranberries: Toca pasar página y seguir hacia delante”

March 22, 2019  |  Comments Off on ITW: mariskalrock.com “Entrevista a The Cranberries: Toca pasar página y seguir hacia delante”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

New interview with Noel Hogan, this time for a Spanish website, mariskalrock.com
Thanks to ‘The Cranberries Newspaper’ on Facebook for the link.

A selection of snaps from Noel’s personal collection over the years

March 21, 2019  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries posted 3 snaps on their socials (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook)

CONTEST: French fans, meet The Cranberries on March 27th

March 21, 2019  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Get a chance to listen to “In The End” a month before its release and meet The Cranberries on March 27th by taking part in the ouifm.fr / YouTubeMusic contest.

Simply enter the word CRANBERRIES by sms.
Send to: 74400 (carrier and data charges may apply)

and/or enter by email answering the following question (you have to register first):
When was CREATED the album Bury The Hatchet?
(1998, 1999 or 2000)

 

A 15-second video ad was also posted on Instagram today by OUI FM, click image below to play:


UPDATE – MARCH 22

The Cranberries posted a message on Facebook regarding the OUI FM contest. It seems it is intended for French IPs only:

AUDIO: Kyle Meredith with… The Cranberries

March 20, 2019  |  8 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Listen to the interview series “Kyle Meredith with…” in which WFPK’s radio host speaks to a wide breadth of musicians.

On today’s show: Noel Hogan

Download or listen via Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher | Radio Public

Also available on YouTube

“Wake Me When It’s Over” out today, March 19th

March 19, 2019  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Last week, the Limerick Leader announced that the second single “Wake Me When It’s Over” would be released on March 18th, which turned out not to be exact as the song was not available as expected at midnight that day.

As fans were waiting, a “Coming soon…” teaser was posted on The Cranberries socials (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) in the afternoon Monday 18th, which confirmed that the release was imminent. The (unknown back then) featured quote turned out to be taken from the very first lines of the song:

Later in the day, still Monday, a link from Japan (thanks to Ex-cranfan) revealed more information, including the official release date, March 19th, and the artwork/cover of the single in HQ.

However, as midnight was coming in every part of the world, the song was still not available on digital platforms (but leaked on a Russian website). Fans had to wait another post from the band on their socials (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) this morning Tuesday 19th, announcing an exclusive first play at midday on the Jeremy Vine show on BBC Radio 2, exactly like it happened in January for the release of the first single, “All Over Now”.

EDIT – 2:00 pm (UTC)
The Jeremy Vine show is now just over and “Wake Me When It’s Over” appeared on digital platforms… “In The End” didn’t, still looks ready to play though, so it might be coming soon, however there is no information about that for now!

EDIT – 3:15 pm (UTC)
The song is now available on YouTube (both full and edit versions):

“Wake Me When It’s Over” and “In The End” available on Monday

March 16, 2019  |  26 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries recently revealed in a few interviews (watch Radio Regenbogen video for instance) that the songs “Wake Me When It’s Over” and “In The End” will be released very soon, and “Wake Me When It’s Over” will be the 2nd single.

“Wake Me When It’s Over” will be released next Monday (18 March), as revealed last week by the Limerick Leader, probably starting at midnight on streaming platforms and to download.

However, it seems that the song “In The End” will/could also be released on the same date, as both songs have just appeared today on iTunes/Apple Music and are almost ready to play… and even if not yet working, we can see both durations.


“In The End” pre-release songs on iTunes

Let’s note that just like “The Pressure”, the song “In The End” should be another pre-release track the band wants to share and not a 3rd or 4th single.

“In The End” promo tour – Radio NRW

March 12, 2019  |  Comments Off on “In The End” promo tour – Radio NRW  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Radio host Susi Makarewicz just posted on Instagram and Facebook a photo with The Cranberries to announce the broadcast of her interview with the boys recorded during their recent “In The End” promo tour in Germany.

Listen to the interview tonight at 10.00 pm (German time)

“Wake Me When It’s Over” next single to be released on March 18

March 7, 2019  |  Comments Off on “Wake Me When It’s Over” next single to be released on March 18  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The information was revealed by the Limerick Leader, “Wake Me When It’s Over” should be the next single off the album “In The End”. Read their article directly on limerickleader.ie or click image below to open pdf file.

Let’s note that “Wake Me When It’s Over” should be the 2nd single as the song “The Pressure” released on March 1st was not the second single but just a pre-release track the band wanted to share (see the news update that includes Noel’s words about it).

officialcharts.com “The Cranberries unveil All Over Now music video: Premiere”

March 6, 2019  |  Comments Off on officialcharts.com “The Cranberries unveil All Over Now music video: Premiere”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Read the article directly on officialcharts.com or click image below to open pdf file.

VIDEO: billboard.com “The Cranberries unveil All Over Now video from final album: Premiere”

March 6, 2019  |  Comments Off on VIDEO: billboard.com “The Cranberries unveil All Over Now video from final album: Premiere”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

“All Over Now” full music video is premiering on billboard.com
The Cranberries were just happy to announce it on Facebook and Twitter:

Click image below to open pdf file (article only… video won’t work; to watch the video click the billboard.com link above).

“All Over Now” video to be released Tomorrow

March 5, 2019  |  Comments Off on “All Over Now” video to be released Tomorrow  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Have a look at the teaser posted by The Cranberries today on Twitter and Facebook.

Dr Fergal Lawler turns 48 today

March 4, 2019  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Today is Fergal’s birthday!
Sending love and our best wishes to you, Ferg.
xx

ITW: muzyka.interia.pl “Myślisz, że rzeczy idą ku dobremu, a potem dzieje się coś takiego”

March 3, 2019  |  Comments Off on ITW: muzyka.interia.pl “Myślisz, że rzeczy idą ku dobremu, a potem dzieje się coś takiego”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Read Noel Hogan’s new interview (in Polish) on muzyka.interia.pl or click image below to open pdf file.

New song “The Pressure” available tomorrow at midnight (UPDATED)

February 28, 2019  |  16 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

“The Pressure” should be the 2nd single off the album “In The End” (track #10) and should be officially released tomorrow (March 1st) starting at midnight on streaming platforms.

Well… right now, it’s already tomorrow in Australia, the song has started to spread the internet (so it’s not a leak) and lyrics have already appeared on genius.com


EDIT: Now midnight in most European cities, March 1st, “The Pressure” just appeared on streaming platforms, Deezer, Spotify, iTunes/Apple Music etc…

Deezer

Spotify

iTunes/Apple Music

Also available on YouTube (US viewers may have to wait until midnight tho):


UPDATE – MARCH 1 – 08:00 AM (UTC)

Noel Hogan just posted on Instagram to inform that “The Pressure” is NOT the second single but a new track they “wanted to share”.
Second single should thus be “Wake Me When It’s Over” as stated in the Radio Regenbogen interview posted yesterday on YouTube.
He also replied to 1tipsy that All Over Now’s video should be available next week.

“In The End” promo tour – Frankfurt, Baden-Baden, Mannheim

February 28, 2019  |  Comments Off on “In The End” promo tour – Frankfurt, Baden-Baden, Mannheim  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Last day in Germany promoting “In The End” in Frankfurt, Baden-Baden and Mannheim. As usual now, the band posted a few photos on Instagram and Facebook:

Unfortunately the guys don’t give any details like name of the shows in which they appear and/or broadcast dates. Anyway, thanks to The Cranberries Newspaper on Facebook, here below the video of their interview for Radio Regenbogen posted on YouTube by RegenbogenDE:


and one more on Instagram posted by swr3online:

limerickpost.ie “Limerick music mystery over Cranberries poster”

February 27, 2019  |  Comments Off on limerickpost.ie “Limerick music mystery over Cranberries poster”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Read the article directly on limerickpost.ie or click image below to open pdf file.
Inside the article, a fake poster and a very rare never seen before flyer and artwork from “The Cranbery Saw Us” (Cranbery misspelled with only one ‘R’) at The Oasis Club in Limerick on 23 February 1990.

“In The End” promo tour – Köln

February 27, 2019  |  Comments Off on “In The End” promo tour – Köln  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries were in Köln (Germany) today and just posted 2 photos on their socials, Instagram (pic1, pic2) and Facebook.

Next stop, Frankfurt.

limerickleader.ie “Dolores O’Riordan takes pride of place in Limerick’s Hall of Fame”

February 25, 2019  |  Comments Off on limerickleader.ie “Dolores O’Riordan takes pride of place in Limerick’s Hall of Fame”  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Read the article directly on limerickleader.ie or click image below to open pdf file.

The Cranberries appearing in “Sound On Sound” magazine

February 22, 2019  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries appearing in “Sound On Sound” magazine  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries appearing in the next issue of Sound On Sound magazine, March 2019.
“Classic Tracks: The Cranberries Linger”, a 5-page article/interview with Stephen Street including lots of facts about the song and the recording sessions.

You can buy the full PDF or print versions by clicking this link or you can even just buy and download the single article in Adobe PDF format by clicking this link.

Thanks to The Cranberries Newspaper on Facebook for the info and the photos below:

The Cranberries Press