The Cranberries really are wild young things !

July 20, 2015  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

 

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She has the voice of a saint stuck in a glass harp while being pelted with ice cubes by vicious clangers.


Their shyness is not only painful, but infectious too.


(…) it’s even more embarassing to watch because they’re so shamingly perfect !


These are the most beautiful high notes you’ll ever get to hear outside of La Scala

 

Those words belong to Sally Margaret Joy and were published in the Melody Maker on July 13th 1991. She went to see The Cranberries live in concert in a pub called The Old Trout in Windsor (UK) on June 29th 1991 and her concert review is one of the earliest if not the earliest review known to this day.

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It may be very possible to find a few earlier articles/reviews inside rare local newspapers or fanzines (and if you know or have one please let us know) but her article might definitely be one of the very first if not the very first about The Cranberries published in a mainstream musical media.
And not bad for a first !
You can read or re-read the complete review by clicking on this link.

2015.07.20 Fort and Firkin in Windsor (The Old Trout)

The Old Trout is now called Fort & Firkin

Sources : Melody Maker, Dolores picture by Pete Grant

Brand new interview of The Cranberries

July 15, 2015  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Yesterday and totally out of the blue appeared on the internet a brand new 27 minutes audio interview of The Cranberries minus Dolores. The weekly podcast is called “Coffee with a sign painter” and usually takes place in Starr Studios in Texas but this time it was recorded in Limerick Ireland. The exact recording date is not yet known but it sure is quite recent, “a few days ago” according to Noel Hogan’s Tumblr account. Host Sean Starr talks with Noel, Mike and Fergal about The Cranberries, the influence of Morrissey and The Smiths, the music industry, Limerick, family, life in the 80’s, not jamming together for fun on their time off, Sign Painting and the upcoming screening of the film Sign Painters at the Elemental Arts Festival in Limerick this coming September.

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But the most important thing for any fans concerns the future plans / music of the band and it comes from Noel around minute 23:00 :

I think if we decided we were gonna do it like we did a few years ago around 2009, when we went back again you know, when we get back into it, it suddenly consumes everything again. You’re doing it, you’re away all the time and you are writing and you’re in the studio and we completely focus on that then when we get back into it.
So if it’s something we do again, and I’m sure we probably will, we’ll lead it at a time when we can all focus on that and not have kind of other things going on at the same time, because as I say, it’s such a big thing when we take off that you have to kind of commit 3 years of your life really to the thing. Cause sometimes you kinda tour short, you don’t go to one territory and next you get these fans that are seriously pissed off with you so you kinda have to keep everybody happy, that’s why it takes so long then.

So, will there be new music of The Cranberries ? Will there be concerts again ? No one can really tell for now but at least it doesn’t look impossible and that’s pretty good news !

Also posted on the Instagram account of starrstudiostx a selfie with the band made at the show by a kid named Seth Collins. Fun !

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Sources : Seanstarr.com + starrstudiostx instagram photo 1 + starrstudiostx instagram photo 2

Linger – Framed and numbered Sound Wave Poster

June 26, 2015  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Remember Concert Live ?
Those who recorded a few concerts of The Cranberries in 2010 and 2012 and sold the CD’s at the end of the show directly at the venue. Today they are releasing a limited edition sound wave poster of the legendary track Linger, framed and numbered 1-25 .
Any of you hear about a sound wave poster before ? Probably not… Well it simply represents a graphic sound wave such as the ones you can find in any audio or video programs on your computer. No music in there, only visual and this one is based upon the band’s concert live album artwork, the one from 2012 with the roses. And that’s pretty much it. If you’d like to buy one it costs £35. Make it fast, 25 is a very limited edition !

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And for those of you who still don’t have the Concert Live official live albums you can buy some of them (both 2010 and 2012) these days for a special price of £3.

Source : Concert Live

Linger was played during the TV show The Bachelorette (UPDATED)

June 22, 2015  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

According to Fanberries Facebook who was following the TV show live, The Cranberries minus Mike and Fergal played Linger with a string quartet at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin Ireland while the 2 candidates were dancing together. It was an acoustic performance. The TV show didn’t play the whole song -only 2 minutes- and there were dialogues on it. Anyway, still according to Fanberries, it is worthwhile.

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This post will be updated as soon as appear links to watch a replay. For now you can watch a 2 min video captured by David Elieser Alvarez and shared on Fanberries Facebook. It looks like David filmed his TV screen with a cell phone !! Thanks to him
A 3 min video have also been recorded by The Cranberries Brasil and shared on their Facebook. It is a little longer and a little better quality. Thanks to them

 

Update 1 :
Video in HQ available thanks to Pep Vila

 

Andrew Kimmel producer of The Bachelorette published on his Instagram a picture of him and Dolores with the following words ” Honored to have this legend perform on tonight’s The Bachelorette”
Thanks Sara Leonard from Cranberries Italia for the information
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Update 2 :
chrisbharrison published a 15 sec video on his Instagram. He is one of the few people allowed inside the cathedral during the recording. “Just a stunning experience to be allowed in Christ Church Cathedral and listen to The Cranberries”.
His short video is very interesting because it is an audience recording and the direct sound inside the cathedral can be heard and it sounds… magic… with all the depth and space of such a place like this. Beautiful !
Thanks to CranberriesMexico for finding this.

Just a stunning experience to be allowed in Christ Church Cathedral and listen to #TheCranberries #TheBachelorette #Dublin

A video posted by Chris Harrison (@chrisbharrison) on

 

Sources : Fanberries + The Cranberries Brasil + Pep Vila + Andrew Kimmel + chrisbharrison

 

The Bachelorette new spoilers. Pictures (UPDATED)

June 18, 2015  |  12 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The site wetpaint.com just published new spoilers of the next episode to air of The Bachelorette US TV Show and this time amongst other things it features 2 pictures of The Cranberries playing the very private concert :

THE BACHELORETTE - "Episode 1106" - Six suitors are at first eerily unnerved and then, amused, when they attend a traditional "fake" Irish wake - for Kaitlyn - and must "eulogize" her. The bereaved and bemused bachelors bid a fond farewell to their beloved, who is hysterical with laughter listening to a raucous celebration of her life. At the cocktail party that night at the Guinness Storehouse the six men proceed to woo Kaitlyn, especially one hopelessly romantic bachelor. The recipient of the group date rose and Kaitlyn share a romantic private concert by the hit Irish rock band The Cranberries, but simultaneously, a very agitated man confesses that he is having a hard time watching the Bachelorette share her attention and affection with the other guys. He has a meltdown and reveals an explosive secret that only he and Kaitlyn know, on "The Bachelorette," MONDAY, JUNE 22 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Clodagh Kilcoyne) THE CRANBERRIES, JARED, KAITLYN BRISTOWE

THE BACHELORETTE - "Episode 1106" - Six suitors are at first eerily unnerved and then, amused, when they attend a traditional "fake" Irish wake - for Kaitlyn - and must "eulogize" her. The bereaved and bemused bachelors bid a fond farewell to their beloved, who is hysterical with laughter listening to a raucous celebration of her life. At the cocktail party that night at the Guinness Storehouse the six men proceed to woo Kaitlyn, especially one hopelessly romantic bachelor. The recipient of the group date rose and Kaitlyn share a romantic private concert by the hit Irish rock band The Cranberries, but simultaneously, a very agitated man confesses that he is having a hard time watching the Bachelorette share her attention and affection with the other guys. He has a meltdown and reveals an explosive secret that only he and Kaitlyn know, on "The Bachelorette," MONDAY, JUNE 22 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Clodagh Kilcoyne) JARED, KAITLYN BRISTOWE

By the way, is there anything not spoiled in this TV show ? Just saying !
Thanks to DO’RSpain for finding this article

Update June 21 :
2 more pictures on the website Buddy TV :

THE BACHELORETTE - "Episode 1106" - Six suitors are at first eerily unnerved and then, amused, when they attend a traditional "fake" Irish wake - for Kaitlyn - and must "eulogize" her. The bereaved and bemused bachelors bid a fond farewell to their beloved, who is hysterical with laughter listening to a raucous celebration of her life. At the cocktail party that night at the Guinness Storehouse the six men proceed to woo Kaitlyn, especially one hopelessly romantic bachelor. The recipient of the group date rose and Kaitlyn share a romantic private concert by the hit Irish rock band The Cranberries, but simultaneously, a very agitated man confesses that he is having a hard time watching the Bachelorette share her attention and affection with the other guys. He has a meltdown and reveals an explosive secret that only he and Kaitlyn know, on "The Bachelorette," MONDAY, JUNE 22 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Clodagh Kilcoyne) THE CRANBERRIES, JARED, KAITLYN BRISTOWE

THE BACHELORETTE - "Episode 1106" - Six suitors are at first eerily unnerved and then, amused, when they attend a traditional "fake" Irish wake - for Kaitlyn - and must "eulogize" her. The bereaved and bemused bachelors bid a fond farewell to their beloved, who is hysterical with laughter listening to a raucous celebration of her life. At the cocktail party that night at the Guinness Storehouse the six men proceed to woo Kaitlyn, especially one hopelessly romantic bachelor. The recipient of the group date rose and Kaitlyn share a romantic private concert by the hit Irish rock band The Cranberries, but simultaneously, a very agitated man confesses that he is having a hard time watching the Bachelorette share her attention and affection with the other guys. He has a meltdown and reveals an explosive secret that only he and Kaitlyn know, on "The Bachelorette," MONDAY, JUNE 22 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Clodagh Kilcoyne) DOLORES O'RIORDAN OF THE CRANBERRIES


And a total of 6 pictures available on disneyabcpress.com, click on the i on each picture to see it larger. Thanks to ABC for posting the links on the “Leave a reply” below.

THE BACHELORETTE - "Episode 1106" - Six suitors are at first eerily unnerved and then, amused, when they attend a traditional "fake" Irish wake - for Kaitlyn - and must "eulogize" her. The bereaved and bemused bachelors bid a fond farewell to their beloved, who is hysterical with laughter listening to a raucous celebration of her life. At the cocktail party that night at the Guinness Storehouse the six men proceed to woo Kaitlyn, especially one hopelessly romantic bachelor. The recipient of the group date rose and Kaitlyn share a romantic private concert by the hit Irish rock band The Cranberries, but simultaneously, a very agitated man confesses that he is having a hard time watching the Bachelorette share her attention and affection with the other guys. He has a meltdown and reveals an explosive secret that only he and Kaitlyn know, on "The Bachelorette," MONDAY, JUNE 22 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Clodagh Kilcoyne) DOLORES O'RIORDAN OF THE CRANBERRIES, JARED, KAITLYN BRISTOWE

THE BACHELORETTE - "Episode 1106" - Six suitors are at first eerily unnerved and then, amused, when they attend a traditional "fake" Irish wake - for Kaitlyn - and must "eulogize" her. The bereaved and bemused bachelors bid a fond farewell to their beloved, who is hysterical with laughter listening to a raucous celebration of her life. At the cocktail party that night at the Guinness Storehouse the six men proceed to woo Kaitlyn, especially one hopelessly romantic bachelor. The recipient of the group date rose and Kaitlyn share a romantic private concert by the hit Irish rock band The Cranberries, but simultaneously, a very agitated man confesses that he is having a hard time watching the Bachelorette share her attention and affection with the other guys. He has a meltdown and reveals an explosive secret that only he and Kaitlyn know, on "The Bachelorette," MONDAY, JUNE 22 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Clodagh Kilcoyne) DOLORES O'RIORDAN OF THE CRANBERRIES, KAITLYN BRISTOWE, JARED

Sources : Wetpaint + Buddy TV + Disneyabcpress

The Cranberries to appear in The Bachelorette next week

June 16, 2015  |  1 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

As previously mentioned in our article, media recently revealed that The Cranberries would appear on a US TV show “Bachelorette” 2015.

Date of broadcast was unknown until then, though Inquisitr.com reported yesterday that the dates’ trip to Ireland including a private Cranberries concerts would be part of Week 6 episode of the season, airing on Monday 22nd at 8:00pm on ABC.

For those who do not live in the US, we will try to find a link for fans to watch it wherever they are in the world.

Source : Inquisitr.com

No Need To Argue 180g vinyl – PICTURES

June 3, 2015  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

NNTA180G-04Here comes a few HQ pictures of the album No Need To Argue reissued on 180g vinyl and ordered on the Runtshop website. The delivery was fast and the package was very well protected. Those guys know how to ship a LP ! The vinyl really is thick even if it’s hard to see on pictures.
The overall quality is great, buy with confidence.
Click on picture to see it larger.

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The Cranberries appearing in the next season of The Bachelorette (UPDATED)

May 6, 2015  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Sort of breaking news today as several articles in the medias mention The Cranberries as playing a private concert in the new season of the TV show The Bachelorette. USA version. Season 11 premieres next May 18th on ABC.

Travelling across the Atlantic to Ireland, the dates are filled with explosive revelations and drama, as the group journeys to Dublin and a stop at the magnificent Christ Church Cathedral. The Bachelorette and one lucky man are treated to a private concert by the popular rock group The Cranberries. Then their Irish excursion moves on to Killarney with a romantic trip to the Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone.

It looks like all the episodes are now recorded so if true The Cranberries reformed at least for one day. Hope we can have more details soon as it would be the first show of the band in about 2 years and a half.
This is not the first time The Cranberries or Dolores solo appear on TV/Movies (Charmed, Click…) and it is always nice to see them in projects like this.

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Sources :  InquisitrBuddyTVBWWTV

Update May 7 : Dolores was spotted today at Treyvaud’s restaurant in Killarney, Ireland. As a matter of fact, the restaurant owner posted a picture of her on Facebook and commented “The stunning Dolores O’Riordan just popped in for dinner!! She’s so nice!!“.
Is this a coincidence ? BWWTV was mentioning yesterday that the Bachlorette dates would attend a private Cranberries concert and then move on to Killarney.
Looks very much like the private concert took place / is taking place these days.

2015.05.07 Treyvaud's restaurantThanks to Sara from Cranberries Italia who found the pic on Treyvaud’s Facebook account.

Update May 11 : The Bachelorette private concert OFFICIALLY CONFIRMED BY The Cranberries on their Facebook page.

No Need To Argue being reissued on 180g vinyl on July 17th (UPDATED)

April 23, 2015  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Title says it all !
Good news for collectors and people who still don’t have it on vinyl, the masterpiece album of The Cranberries will be reissued on Plain Label on July 17th 2015 and can be pre-ordered online right now for $23.78 on the Runtshop website.

The news directly came from Runtshop’s Facebook last April 9th.
For now The Cranberries or their management made no official statement, so it is too soon to know if the LP will be available anywhere else but according to the Runtshop pre-order page the offer doesn’t look exclusive nor limited edition.

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This reissue might directly be linked to the partnership recently signed by Dolores and Noel with Warner/Chappell Music as seen in this news. If that is the case we could expect some more reissues like this in the coming months/years. Nice !

Thanks to Pepe Tavini Car Ra on Cranberries Mexico.

Source : Runt

UPDATE MAY 12 : EARLIER THAN EXPECTED THE LP IS NOW IN STOCK  !!

The Cranberries’ songwriters sign with Warner/Chappell Music

April 2, 2015  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

According to this online article by Music Week, Dolores and Noel signed a publishing partnership with Warner/Chappell Music UK covering their share of the band’s body of work 1993-2004 from Everyboby Else Is Doing It So Why Can’t We? to Wake Up And Smell The Coffee.
Let’s note the last studio album of The Cranberries Roses doesn’t seem to be part of the deal. Read More