Exclusive Mono Band t-shirts on eBay

May 26, 2014  |  Comments Off on Exclusive Mono Band t-shirts on eBay  |  by Jury  |  Mono Band

Great news for the Mono Band fans: Noel Hogan is selling some pretty cool original Mono Band t-shirts on eBay. All size Medium in both men’s and women’s.
If you ever wanted to enlarge your collection of the Cranberries-related t-shirts, here’s your chance! 😉

Mono Band T-shirts
Source: Noel Hogan’s Tumblr page

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

An old demo recording from Noel Hogan surfaces

December 4, 2013  |  Comments Off on An old demo recording from Noel Hogan surfaces  |  by Jury  |  Mono Band

The Cranberries guitarist Noel Hogan has shared his old demo recording from 2006: a song called “Roads.”
You can listen to it on Noel Hogan Production’s Soundcloud here:

The song has vocals from a long-time Noel’s collaborator, Richard Walters, and most likely was recorded for the Arkitekt project which started to take shape at that time.

It remains unclear whether this song will see the light of day on any future Noel Hogan releases.

Limerick City of Culture 2014: Dolores O’Riordan to headline New Year’s eve concert

November 14, 2013  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, Mono Band, The Cranberries

Limerick will definitely be the place to be in 2014!!
Indeed the city is officially declared National City of Culture for the whole next year.
If you’re following Noel Hogan on Tumblr,  you may have read his recent posts about the “Limerick City of Culture 2014” where you can see his collaborative production projects for the town. The Cranberries being the biggest home-town band, it seems that some band members (all?) have naturally been asked to do something special to mark the event.
And today the Limerick Leader just announced Dolores O’Riordan will be performing at the first ever New Year’s Eve concert to take place in Limerick city.

Limerick city of culture

Our favorite rock star will be joined by the Irish Chamber Orchestra for an “exclusive worldwide performance” to open Limerick’s stint as national City of Culture. Other artists are planned and names will be revealed in the coming weeks.

If you’d like to go to the show, tickets will go on sale this Friday (tomorrow) on Ticketmaster.
A crowd of up to 2,800 people will packed into Merchant’s Quay in front of City Hall for the ticket only gig.

The show will be broadcast on RTE TV.

Sources: Noel Hogan, Limerick Leader

Matt Vaughan to work on Noel’s EP

October 30, 2013  |  Comments Off on Matt Vaughan to work on Noel’s EP  |  by Jury  |  Mono Band

As we reported before, the Cranberries guitarist Noel Hogan is working on a new EP (most likely the new Mono Band EP). And according to his latest Tumblr post, one of the tracks is going to be produced by an old friend.

“Mr. Vaughan working on a new track for me. This is part of the new ep, more soon,” said Noel in his blog post.

“Mr. Vaughan” is obviously Matt Vaughan, producer and programmer who briefly worked on The Cranberries’ 6th album demos in 2003. He also worked with Dolores O’Riordan and Noel Hogan on their first solo demos in 2003-2005.

All in all, this means that Mr. Vaughan is no stranger to the Cranberries world so we can expect some really exciting material from the new Mono Band EP.

New EP from Mono Band?

October 16, 2013  |  Comments Off on New EP from Mono Band?  |  by Jury  |  Mono Band

According to the new post in Noel Hogan’s official Tumblr account, The Cranberries guitaris is working on the new Mono Band EP.

“1st EP track almost done” says the descriptions below the photo posted on October 11th.

Early in May, Noel revealed demo samples of the new songs that he recorded with Fin Chambers, “Waking Up All Over” and “Start & Scars.”
It remains unclear whether these songs will be featured on the upcoming EP.
Let’s hope Noel will reveal more to us.

Demo samples of the new Mono Band songs

June 16, 2013  |  Comments Off on Demo samples of the new Mono Band songs  |  by Jury  |  Mono Band

Noel Hogan made available demo samples of the new Mono Band songs recorded with Fin Chambers in May. Demos are called “Waking Up All Over” and “Start & Scars”.
Check them out on Noel’s Soundcloud page:

As a side note, Noel has a Tumblr page now so you can check his activities here – http://noelhogan2.tumblr.com

Noel Hogan heads back to studio

May 25, 2013  |  Comments Off on Noel Hogan heads back to studio  |  by Luc  |  Mono Band

Noel Hogan plans to enter recording studio for his Mono Band solo project next month.
The Cranberries’ guitarist posted a short message on his Facebook production page yesterday, saying that he is set to record some drum and bass for two tracks he did with vocalist Fin Chambers. One of the two titles was already revealed by Hogan in 2011 (“Waking Up All Over“), while it is the first time we hear about “Start & Scars”.

Noel Hogan has also been doing some production work for other acts for a few weeks. Senakah‘s “Human Relations” — for which Noel worked as a producer — was released last month.

As for The Cranberries, things have been quite quiet since their last shows in early December. The band has not express any plans for concerts or recording sessions in a near future.

New official Noel Hogan website “coming soon”

February 3, 2013  |  Comments Off on New official Noel Hogan website “coming soon”  |  by Luc  |  Mono Band

Noel Hogan will launch a new website in a near future, according to the Cranberries guitarist and music producer himself.  Read More

Unreleased Mono Band “Track 29” revealed

January 3, 2013  |  2 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Mono Band

A never-heard-before Mono Band song entitled “Track 29 (demo edit)” was posted today on SoundCloud by the man himself, Noel Hogan.  Read More

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