September 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Numan’s Voice finally available on Spotify and iTunes | by Axl | Mono Band
As you all know, the new Mono Band EP was supposed to be released last September 15 but for unknown reason has been delayed. The wait is now over and Numan’s Voice is finally available both on Spotify and iTunes today. Look for it! Also available and downloadable at cdbaby.com
1. Numan’s Voice (6:23)
2. Hawk Set For The Sun (4:27)
3. Solid Ground (4:59)
4. Carry On (4:46)
The new Mono Band EP was supposed to be released yesterday September 15 but now, 24 hours after, there is still no sign of it in many countries whether searching on Spotify or iTunes. For sure there’s nothing in Russia, USA, Canada, France, Italy, Belgium for now…
Some of our readers are asking for more information but we’re sorry to say we don’t have any and we dont know when the EP will be really out. No one in our team could find it yet.
So, to anyone reading this: Does your local iTunes or Spotify have the new Mono Band EP?
The only sign of a new track is the Facebook message below shared by Noel Hogan a few days ago:
Dan Hegarty will be playing a track from the new Mono Band EP tonight. http://2fm.rte.ie/2fm-shows/dan-hegarty/
Noel Hogan just announced a new Mono Band EP to be released next week on September 15. It’s called “Numan’s Voice”, below the image of what seems to be the full cover of the record partially revealed in a teaser last week. No more details for now concerning tracks (EP’s are short, usually 4 to 6 tracks), song titles, name of the singer(s) or even if there is/are singer(s). To be continued…
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. (link no longer available)
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! 😉
March 22, 2014 | Comments Off on Noel’s collaboration with “Zerova”… and other Noel news | by Jury | Mono Band
As 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.
Noel Hogan is credited as
Zerova – “Gombrowicz” CD
Guitar credit for Józiu goes to: Noel Hogan/The Cranberries
Watch full video below:
Zerova – “Józiu”
Also, it looks like Noel is still working on solo project(s). This is what he posted on Tumblr 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.
Limerick will definitely be the place to be in 2014!
The Irish city is indeed officially declared “National City of Culture” for the whole next year.
If you read Noel Hogan’s messages on Tumblr, you may have already seen his recent posts about the “Limerick City of Culture 2014” and followed his collaborative production projects for the town.
And here comes the next step today, the Limerick Leader just announced that Dolores O’ Riordan will be performing at the first ever New Year’s Eve concert to take place in Limerick. Something quite obvious when we all know that The Cranberries are still the biggest hometown band to this day!
Immediate notice: why Dolores solo and not The Cranberries?
No answer to that yet, anyways…
If you’d like to go to the show, tickets will go on sale tomorrow (Friday) 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.
Dolores 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.
October 30, 2013 | Comments Off on Matt Vaughan to work on Noel’s new EP | by Jury | Mono Band
As 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 below, 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.
“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.
October 16, 2013 | Comments Off on New EP from Mono Band (?) | by Jury | Mono Band
According to the new message posted by Noel Hogan on Tumblr on October 11th, The Cranberries guitaris is working on a new (Mono Band?) EP.
“1st ep track almost done.”
Last June Noel revealed demo samples of new songs recorded with Fin Chambers, “Waking Up All Over” and “Start & Scars.” It remains unclear whether these songs will be featured on this upcoming EP or not.
To be continued…
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:
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 drums 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 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.
Take a look at the video below:
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. Previous monoband.co.uk and gohanrecords.com websites are no longer accessible and redirect internet users to a one-page site at noelhogan.com where it reads:
Solo work, collaborations and production by Cranberries guitarist, Noel Hogan. Listen to or buy music by Noel Hogan, including the debut solo project, Mono Band, and Arkitekt, a collaboration with Richard Walters.
There is no word about a launch date or if a new side project is on its way.
More on this soon…
A never-heard-before Mono Band song entitled “Track 29 (demo edit)” was posted today on SoundCloud by the man himself, Noel Hogan.
“Track 29”, a collaboration with vocalist Richard Walters, was most likely recorded in the period of time between the first Mono Band album and the Arkitekt project.
Other songs posted today on Noel Hogan’s SoundCloud include “Army of Mice” (2005), “Track 26” (2006) and “Pacing (acoustic version)” (2009), all recorded with Richard Walters. The first two tracks were briefly posted on Mono Band’s MySpace page in the mid-2000’s while the latter was released on Arkitekt’s “14 Days” single.
Thanks to Noel for this lovely New Year’s surprise!
In celebration of the “Mono Band Week”, Cranberries World features a Mono Band song every day of this special week. Today’s the last day and we end this special week with the latest Mono Band track “Won’t Leave No More” featuring Fin Chambers.
Mono Band – “Won’t Leave No More”
In 2011, Noel brought Mono Band back to life by working on 5 new songs, three of them (“Waking Up all Over”, “Won’t Leave No More”, “Your Broken State”) confirmed to have been recorded with vocalist Fin Chambers. “Won’t Leave No More” was released on a charity compilation entitled “Life Support” in April 2012. “Life Support” is a compilation of exclusive tracks from some of the Ireland’s finest artists in aid of the Pieta House, a suicide and self-harm crisis centre located in Limerick.
Fin Chambers is the former lead singer of Irish band Woodstar. In 2005, he contributed two songs with Mono Band: “Release” (Mono Band album) and “She’s So Blue” (a free download track available on Mono Band’s official website at the time).
The CD version of “Life Support” is available on Delphi label while the digital version can be found on Band Camp.
August 25, 2012 | Comments Off on Song of the day: “Black Hair” | by Luc | Mono Band
In celebration of the “Mono Band Week”, Cranberries World features a Mono Band song every day of this special week. Today’s pick is none other than “Black Hair” featuring Richard Walters.
(OK, this one is kind of an Arkitekt song)
Arkitekt – “Black Hair”
The “Black Hair” demo was first posted as a Mono Band song on the Mono Band MySpace page in February 2006. It was later offered for purchase on Indiestore in June 2006, also as a Mono Band track. The final version, produced by Bernard Butler, was released in October 2007 on Arkitekt’s “Black Hair” EP.
Richard Walters and Noel Hogan
In 2011, Richard Walters released a new version of the track on his second album “Pacing”. Richard Walters was the main Mono Band/Arkitekt contributor over the years. In 2007, Noel and him continued working together under the band name Arkitekt, which was more guitar-oriented and less electronica. Two years later, Walters released his first solo album “The Animal” then “Pacing” in 2011 and the “Young Trees” EP later that same year. Richard is about to release a new album “Regret Less” which is now available as a pre-release on pledgemusic.com.
In celebration of the “Mono Band Week”, Cranberries World features a Mono Band song every day of this special week. Today’s song is none other than “Hollow Man” featuring Nicolas Leroux.
Mono Band – “Hollow Man”
The song, which was also registered to the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers database (ASCAP) as “No Crisis Allowed”, is the only Nicolas Leroux track on the Mono Band album, although the French singer and songwriter is known to have work on a second track.
Nicolas Leroux was the lead singer of French band Overhead, which released “Silent Witness” in 2002. The French vocalist also pursue his singing career as The Fugitive Kind.
The mystery is over: here is an exclusive 40-second audio clip of Mono Band’s never-before-heard-of track called “Harder Than You Think” and featuring a brand new collaborator, Evi Vine. The audio clip, kindly offered by Noel himself for Cranberries World’s “Mono Band Week”, is the second of two unreleased tracks which are being revealed to fans for the first time ever!
Note that CW does not have the whole track!
Mono Band – “Harder Than You Think”
Few information about this collaboration have been revealed yet. It is unclear whether this song was part of the 2005 Mono Band album recordings or one of the new track Noel has worked on. (Evi confirmed that the track was recorded “a long time ago”.)
Evi Vine is a singer/songwriter emerging from the UK’s underground music scene. Her debut album “…And So The Morning Comes” was released in April 2011.
August 23, 2012 | Comments Off on Song of the day: “Miss P” | by Luc | Mono Band
In celebration of the “Mono Band Week”, Cranberries World features a Mono Band song every day of this special week. Today’s song is none other than “Miss P” featuring Alexandra Hamnede. The song was produced by Noel Hogan, Matt Vaughan and Stephen Street. Also remixed by Steve Hillier and Ming & FS.
Mono Band – “Miss P”
Swedish singer Alexandra Hamnede co-wrote four songs on the 2005 “Mono Band” album, more than any other artists featured on this album. Throughout her career she has done a considerable amount of studio work, both as a lead and backup singer. She will be featured on one track (“Seriously”) on Afterlife’s new album “The White Island” to be released in September.
You can buy the “Run Wild” CD-single (which also features the original version and Steve Hillier mix of “Miss P”) and the “Mono Band” album from the Gohan Records website. Both releases are also available as a digital download on the Gohan Records website and on most iTunes stores. Both remixes of “Miss P” are available on the iTunes version of Mono Band’s “Remixes“album.
In celebration of the “Mono Band Week”, Cranberries World features a Mono Band song every day of this special week. Today’s song is none other than “Crazy” featuring Kate Havnevik.
Mono Band – “Crazy”
The song is one of the highlight of the 2005 “Mono Band” album according to many reviews. A demo version of the song was released as a free download on Kate Havnevik’s website in April 2006. The song was also performed live by Alexandra Hamnede on several Mono Band shows.
Norwegian singer Kate Havnevik performed with acts such as Röyksopp (“Only This Moment”) before releasing her first solo album “Melankton” in 2006. The first part of her follow up album “You” was released earlier this year while the second part is set to hit the stores this autumn.
The 2005 Mono Band album, which features “Crazy” can be ordered on the Gohan Records website. The release is also available as a digital download on the Gohan Records website and on most iTunes stores.
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.
August 21, 2012 | Comments Off on Song of the day: “Brighter Sky” [Ming & FS Remix] | by Luc | Mono Band
In celebration of the “Mono Band Week”, Cranberries World features a Mono Band song every day of this special week. Today’s song is “Brighter Sky” [Ming & FS Remix] featuring Soname Yangchen.
Mono Band – “Brighter Sky” – Ming & FS Remix
“Brighter Sky” was aslo remixed by Steve Hillier, Lovesky and Stuhr. The orginal version of the song was produced by Noel Hogan, Matt Vaughan and Marius DeVries.
“I went with a different sound on ‘Brighter Sky’ because I needed to do something unlike anything I had ever done before. I knew at the time I wanted to take a different direction in the writing, I had been writing this way for many years, so it was more for myself then anything else. I was doing the best I could to get away from the sound that people were used to hearing from me, this is also the reason the track was put first on the album” told Noel Hogan in 2005.
Soname Yangchen was born in Tibet and now lives in England. She performed with acts such as Zero 7 and the Asian Dub Foundation. She released two solo albums, “Unforgettable Land” (2006) and “Plateau” (2009).
All Mono Band remixes are available on the digital release of “Remixes” on iTunes. A signed limited edition vinyl featuring “Miss P” (Steve Hillier Mix), “Brighter Sky” (Steve Hillier Mix), “Brighter Sky” (Lovesky Mix), “Brighter Sky” (original version – Marius De Vries Mix) is also available on the Gohan Records website.
In celebration of the “Mono Band Week”, Cranberries World will feature a Mono Band song every day of this special week. We start off today with “Waves” featuring Richard Walters.
Mono Band – “Waves” – The sole live performance on TV
“Waves” was the first single released from the 2005 “Mono Band” album. “A big influence for this track came from listening to an album by Stina Nordenstam called ‘And She Closed Her Eyes’. I have always been a big fan of this album, I hadn’t heard it for ages and then when I was in the middle of recording the album I started listening to the album again. The result was Waves” told Noel Hogan in 2005.
The song, produced by Noel Hogan, Matt Vaughan and Stephen Street also features drums by Cranberries member Fergal Lawler.
Richard Walters was the main Mono Band/Arkitekt contributor over the years. In 2007, Noel and him continued working together under the band name “Arkitekt”. Two years later, Walters released his first solo album “The Animal” then “Pacing” in 2011 (which features new versions of his Arkitekt collaboration with Noel) and the “Young Trees” EP later that same year. Richard is about to release a new album “Regret Less” which is now available as a pre-release on pledgemusic.com.
You can buy the “Waves” CD-single and the 2005 “Mono Band” album from the Gohan Records website. Both releases are also available as digital downloads on the Gohan Records website and on most iTunes stores.
Starting tomorrow Monday, Cranberries World will celebrate Noel Hogan’s side projects with the “Mono Band Week”. And we have a few surprises along the way…
New information about Noel’s side projects will be added to the Cranberries World site over the next week and a theme will be featured every day. We’ll start off the “Mono Band Week” Monday with the 2005 eponymous release. On Tuesday, it will be all about the Mono Band remixes. Then, we will post information about demos and other digital releases (Wednesday), concerts (Thursday), promo performances and unreleased songs (Friday), Arkitekt (Saturday) and the 2011/2012 Mono Band rebirth (Sunday).
Our “Mono Band Week” starts tomorrow
Speaking of unreleased songs, Noel himself was kind enough to provide us with 40-second audio clips of two unreleased songs (actually, he sent us three, but one of them was “She So Blue”, which was already released as a free digital download in 2005). So be sure to visit our site every day or follow us on Twitter or Facebook to be the first listeners of these two never-before-heard audio clips. One of the two tracks is performed by a vocalist featured on the first Mono Band album, the second one features a brand new singer (and no, it is not the Eagle-Eye Cherry track!)
July 29, 2012 | Comments Off on Noel on Smart Arts: “I didn’t really think we could go very far because we come from Limerick” | by Luc | Mono Band, The Cranberries
Noel Hogan reflected on his pre-stardom years as a musician and meeting Dolores at the Xeric studios on his “Smart Arts” series interview.
“Lots of songs from the first album were just instrumentals for months and months [before we met Dolores]” explained Hogan.
Hogan spoke about the first album’s slow start and empty venues in the UK until “Linger” became a hit in the USA.
Noel also spoke about The Cranberries hiatus and his Mono Band project. “I started getting interested into other things, listening to other people -what they were playing and doing- and I kinda thought ‘You know this is more interesting to me than what were are doing’. I could see how you could make electronics stuff with guitars and it kinda interest me a lot.”
Noel finished up the interview talking about his work as a producer and The Cranberries reunion.
You can listen to the whole interview here, thanks to ciaranryanproduction2 on Soundcloud
Noel Hogan is featured in a one-page article entitled “Hogan’s Run” in the latest issue of the Irish magazine Hot Press. Here’s a picture of the article provided by Noel himself on his public Facebook page. If anyone has a clearer scan don’t hesitate to share it with us.
SPIN South West sets out to prove that the South West contains some of Ireland’s most creative individuals, with a new arts/culture series “Smart Arts” that starts this coming Friday, June 29th. Over five consecutive Fridays, everything from knitwear design to literature to film-making and design to rock and pop stardom will all be covered in this profiling series.
The Cranberries and guitarist Noel Hogan speaks to SPIN on July 27th. Ever wonder who was beyond the album cover for DJ Shadow’s seminal hip-hop record Entroducing? None other than Limerick’s Brian Cross, aka B+, who has spent the past two decades in LA, writing, filming, photographing, and djing, and is featured on the July 20th edition of “Smart Arts”.
Noel Hogan published yesterday on his public Facebook a message to announce his upcoming interview on Ireland’s SPIN South West Radio (94.7 FM) next July 13th for the Smart Arts series.
Tune in on SPIN web radio player at 2:15 pm to 2:35 pm on Friday, July 13th.
UPDATE – JULY 13
New date, July 27th, for the upcoming interview at SPIN South West radio. Below the new message published yesterday on Noel’s Facebook:
SPIN South West sets out to prove that the South West contains some of Ireland’s most creative individuals, with a new arts/culture series “Smart Arts” that starts this coming Friday, June 29th. Over five consecutive Fridays, everything from knitwear design to literature to film-making and design to rock and pop stardom will all be covered in this profiling series. The Cranberries and guitarist Noel Hogan speaks to SPIN on July 27th. Ever wonder who was beyond the album cover for DJ Shadow’s seminal hip-hop record Entroducing? None other than Limerick’s Brian Cross, aka B+, who has spent the past two decades in LA, writing, filming, photographing, and djing, and is featured on the July 20th edition of “Smart Arts”.
April 23, 2012 | Comments Off on Listen to Mono Band’s “Won’t Leave No More” | by Luc | Mono Band
Listen to the full track of “Won’t Leave No More” on Bandcamp.com.
The “Life Support” album is on sale on this site in digital format.
“Life Support” is also available on Delphi Label both digital and CD.
April 3, 2012 | Comments Off on New Mono Band track on a charity album [update 05/04] | by Luc | Mono Band
“Won’t Leave No More” will be featured on “Life Support”, a compilation of exclusive tracks from some of the Ireland’s finest artists to be released on April 20.
Proceeds from the sales of the album will go to Pieta House, a suicide and self-harm crisis centre located in Limerick. Life Support to be released on Delphi label, will be available both online and in stores for €9.99. The album, which is entirely funded by Live 95FM and Delphi Label, is on sale on the label’s website.
Noel recorded this Mono Band track with vocalist Finn Chambers last Fall along with other track to be featured on an upcoming second album.
Cranfans got quite a treat tonight : RTÉ radio host Dan Hegarty kept his promise made last October and played the entire 1993 Dave Fanning session (and more!) on his Alternative to Sleep show.
During the first hour, listeners had the chance to (re)discover the Fanning session versions of “Wanted” and “The Icicle Melts”. Keeping the rarest for the end, Hegarty then played “Like You Used To” and “False” in the last hour of his show.
The RTÉ radio host also surprised listeners with a RTÉ 2fm session version of “Home” from Noel Hogan’s Mono Band side project. The song was recorded with Richard Walters in 2005.
Thanks to Dan Hegarty and Ian Wilson from RTÉ 2fm!
The Fanning Sessions Archive site also reveals that there is a project underway at RTÉ to digitise these sessions. “Incidentally there is currently a project underway at RTE to digitise this archive and we await the results with great anticipation.”
Noel Hogan posted a 12-second clip of a new Mono Band track, which features vocals by Fin Chambers. Hogan has been working in studio with Chambers for the upcoming second Mono Band album since October.
The Cranberries’ guitarist Noel Hogan finished up the recording of a new track today for his Mono Band side-project with vocalist Fin Chambers. The track, intented to be on a compilation to be release in early 2012, will include drums and a brass section.
There is no word yet on the track title, nor on the nature/theme of this compilation. Hogan plans to mix the track next month, during the Holidays Break.
Fin Chambers – Photo: Noel Hogan
Source: Noel Hogan’s Twitter account (noelhogan2) and Instagram account
Noel Hogan revealed the first two new Mono Band track titles – “Your Broken State” and “Waking Up All Over” – on Twitter today. As reported on Friday, The Cranberries’ guitarist started recording vocals with singer Fin Chambers for the second album of his side project.
Noel Hogan posted a first picture of the Mono Band recording session via his Twitter account today with the words “Mono band vocals”.
It looks like the guest vocalist is none other than Fin Chambers, who was featured on “Release”, from Mono Band’s first album, and the free-download track “She’s so Blue”.
Hogan added another picture later today and confirmed that Chambers was recording 3 songs for the album.
No other guest vocalists have been confirmed for the second album. It is also unknown if unreleased tracks from the first album sessions will be used.
On March 15, Hogan posted a mysterious tweet:
“Listening to a new mix of Mono Band ‘Flame’ by Session Leopard. Really liking it, will have it online soon.”
“Flame” is an unreleased song recorded with singer Kate Havenevik. Back in late 2007, Hogan also talked about releasing the orignal version of this song online in the news section of the Mono Band website.
Neither the original version nor the Session Leopard mix were released on Internet.
Thanks to Cappuccino, a reader who left a comment in the discussion section, for the info about “Flame”.
You can listen to “She so Blue” below:
Mono Band – “She’s So Blue”
Sources: Noel Hogan’s Twitter account, Zombieguide, Mono Band website, Youtube
In a Twitter message today, Cranberries’ guitarist Noel Hogan said that he is going into studio with guest vocalist(s) on Friday to record tracks for the second Mono Band album.
Last June, Gohan Records revealed that Hogan was working on a new 4-track Mono Band EP. According to today’s tweet, it looks like the EP has now become an album.
There is no word yet on who will be the vocalists on the upcoming album. The 2005 album featured tracks by singers Alexandra Hamnede, Richard Walters, Kate Havnevik, Nicolas Leroux, Fin Chambers and Angie Hart.
Mono Band is a side project started by Hogan in 2004, during The Cranberries hiatus. You can buy Mono Band’s first album on Gohan Records website.