Cooking Vinyl posted a new interview with The Cranberries, which was taped during their recording session at the Metalwork Studios (Toronto, Canada).
The video features an interview with Dolores and Noel, as well as short audio clips of “Tomorrow” and “Roses”. During the interview, Dolores revealed how destiny played a role in the creation of the latter song. “I suppose that the song ‘Roses’ was the one that stood out. Noel just gave me this music last week. He sent this track like six months ago and that other one accidentally. I was sitting there […] and I thought, ‘God this is a beautiful piece of music, so different’. I rang him and said ‘Noel, the other take, why didn’t you give it to me before?'”
Dolores and Noel showed a short preview of the “Tomorrow” video on UK television this morning. The two Cranberries members were guests of the BBC 1 Television “Breakfast”, where they were interviewed. Then Dolores went to “Loose Women” (Channel 4) for another interview. A preview of the “Tomorrow” video was also shown there. The video features old pictures and videos of the band, shown on a garage wall. No release date yet but hopefully soon.
You can watch the BBC1 interview by clicking this link
and the channel 4 interview below:
Dolores and Noel played a 2-song performance on Weekend Wogan (BBC Radio 2) in London today.
Noel, Terry Wogan, Dolores
The two Cranberries members offered acoustic versions of “Linger” and “Tomorrow” to Terry Wogan, also born in Limerick, and his listeners.
Dolores told Wogan that she wrote the title track of their upcoming album for her father, who passed away last November. She also said that the band will be visiting Berlin this week, then Canada and the U.S.
You can listen back to the show on the Weekend Wogan webpage for the next 7 days. UK residents can also listen to an audio stream of the live session for the next 30 days.
The Cranberries ended their 3-day media blitz today in Paris. On Wednesday, the band performed their first live session on Ouï FM, where they played an acoustic rendition of “Tomorrow” and a cover version of “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” (The Smith). A few hours before, they taped a 3-song performance (“Tomorrow” “Schizophrenic Playboys” and “Zombie”) for On Connaît la Musique on Europe 1. The show is to be aired on the February 25-26 weekend.
Yesterday, The Cranberries were guests on a Taratata episode, where they performed a full-band version of “Tomorrow” and a cover of “In Between Days” (The Cure). The airing date is to be determined.
Finally, Dolores and co. recorded another acoustic session at RTL2 today. They performed three of their songs, including “Tomorrow”. The last cover song that the band intended to play during their Paris sets was discarded. They also recorded an interview at this radio station. Airing date: February 29.
They band were also interviewed by numerous medias.
Next stop: London on Sunday. They’ll be guest of Sir Terry Wogan on BBC Radio 2.
Be sure to check the CW Calendar section for upcoming performances and the CW Promo Performances section for more information about the past ones.
January 20, 2012 | Comments Off on New French interview with Dolores and Noel | by Luc | The Cranberries
Dolores and Noel were interviewed by the RockNLive website during their promo tour in Paris. In this French interview, Dolores revealed that 23 songs were written for Roses, but only 15 tracks will be released on the album and as bonus material. Beside the 11 album tracks, we already know that “Someday” will be released on the Japanese version of Roses, while “Perfect World” and “Always” will be offered as iTunes bonuses. This means that only one other track is to be released out of the seven remaining song.
The band intends to promote the new tracks on tour and does not have any plans to record a following album to Roses yet. They want to focus on the upcoming tour for now.
The two Cranberries members also talked about recording Roses with Stephen Street. As a joke, they said that they chose to work again with him, because he knows how to kick everyone’s butt. As for their favorite tracks of the album, Dolores chose “Roses” while Noel said to prefer “Schizophrenic Playboys”.
Asked about one of her favorite moments in her career, Dolores talked about when she wrote “Paparazzi on Mopeds” (B-side on the “Animal Instinct” CD-single). Will the band play this song live in the upcoming tour?
Thanks to cran from the cranberries.me community and Sara for the info about this article.
The Cranberries played a cover version of “In Between Days” (The Cure) on Taratata in Paris today. Thanks to Hélène for the info. The band also performed their new single, “Tomorrow”. The show will be broadcast on France 2 and Europe 1 in the next weeks.
The Cranberries during Taratata rehearsals – Photo: Nagui (Twitter)
The Cranberries offered their first performance of the promo tour today on OUI FM in Paris. The band performed an acoustic rendition of “Tomorrow” as well as a cover version of “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” (The Smiths) on “Au Secours, C’est du Live!” Dolores and Noel also did an interview with the show hosts, where they talked about their reunion and the bands that inspired them in the late 80’s/early 90’s: The Smiths, Depeche Mode and The Cure.
“There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” – Live on OUI FM
The Cranberries – OUI FM
The band is in Paris for the next few days to record interviews and live performances. Dolores and Noel were at France 24 for an interview today, which will be broadcast over the next weeks. They also recorded three live tracks (“Tomorrow”, “Schizophrenic Playboys” and “Zombie”) at Europe 1 to be aired in February. In the upcoming days, the band will also prerecord one of their songs and different cover on Taratata (TV show) as well as another acoustic session at an unknown radio station (probably RTL2, which promotes the upcoming French concerts).
The Cranberries – France 24
Yesterday, Dolores and Noel were in Amsterdam for a full day of interviews. Be sure to visit the Calendar section frequently for updates on upcoming media appearances, releases and concerts.
Sources: Noel Hogan’s Twitter account, OUI FM site and Twitter account
Dolores O’ Riordan chatted with RTÉ 2fm host Ryan Tubridy last Friday. The Cranberries singer talked about the new single “Tomorrow”, her kids, living in Canada, and the recent death of her father. She also spoke about touring in the USA and South America eventually.
The Cranberries will begin their promo tour next week in Paris.
The band will be live on OUI FM on January 18. The next day, they will record segment for a Taratata episod. Another radio session is also planned in Paris.
The band plans to perform a different cover song on each one of these 3 shows. Two shows will be in acoustic format while the other will be a full band set (most probably Taratata).
The Japanese edition of Roses will include bonus track “Someday” as well as five live tracks from the 2010 Madrid concert. “Someday” is one of the four tracks written in 2003 before the band’s hiatus. The track was recorded at the Metalworks studios (Toronto, Canada) last Spring.
Here’s the official track list of the Japanese edition of Roses:
3. Fire & Soul
4. Raining In My Heart
5. Losing My Mind
6. Schizophrenic Playboys
7. Waiting In Walthamstow
8. Show Me The Way
9. Astral Projections
10. So Good
11. Roses 12. Someday 13. Animal Instinct (Live in Madrid 2010) 14. Linger (Live in Madrid 2010) 15. Salvation (Live in Madrid 2010) 16. Zombie (Live in Madrid 2010) 17. Promises (Live in Madrid 2010)
The Cranberries will play two more venues in France next summer. Shows in Paris (June 20) and Toulouse (July 6) are added to the upcoming world tour. Last month, a French news site revealed that The Cranberries will be part of the Aluna Festival in Ruoms (Ardèche).
The Cranberries are rehearsing cover songs for their upcoming promo tour. As reported today, the band will record a segment on France 2’s Taratata on January 19. This French show frenquently features artists performing cover songs and duet with other artists.
In the past, The Cranberries recorded cover versions of “(They Long To Be) Close To You” (The Carpenters), “Go Your Own Way” (Fleetwood Mac) and “In The Ghetto” (Elvis Prestley). The band also played a live version of Patsy Cline’s “Crazy” on the Free to Decide Tour in 1996.
The band will not reveal the titles considered as they prefer to keep it a surprise. Fans will have to wait and… hear.
According to business magazine “Fast Company”, our favorite band is back apparently to “cash in on 90’s nostalgia”… The article with a sensationalist title -which reports on a 90’s nostalgia trend in the business industry- took The Cranberries as an example of 90’s bands making a comeback after several years of inactivity (among others, Garbage and No Doubt).
Back in 2003 The Cranberries took a seven-year hiatus to raise their growing families, while pursuing side projets.
“It’s really cool, the chemistry,” Dolores told “Billboard” magazine last Fall about getting back with her old bandmates. “It’s really just right. There’s something there when we’re together that’s really good. It’s not something that money can buy. It’s not really something anyone can really emulate. It’s got to do with energy and chemistry and that kind of thing. It’s like putting on a perfect pair of shoes. It just fits.”
With the “Roses” previews released on the Australian iTunes store a few weeks ago, music listeners can notice that the band is still relevant in the 2010’s, with an updated sound on many songs of its upcoming album.
German radio stations might get a different radio mix of The Cranberries’ first single over the next weeks. According to the Golden Gate Management website, Producer Michael Ilbert mixed a radio edit of “Tomorrow” for German radios.
MICHAEL ILBERT mixed the first single Tomorrow of the new THE CRANBERRIES (Universal) album Roses for the German radio
There will be a physical release of the “Tomorrow” single in Germany, according to the Vertigo Berlin/Universal Music website. The CD-single is due for release on January 27th.
No tracklist is available for the moment. Germany is one of the last territories, if not the last, not to have “Tomorrow” on digital music retailers yet.
Music producer Stephen Street, who worked on the upcoming “Roses” album with The Cranberries, told some interesting details about last Spring recording sessions in an interview published on the Miloco Studios website.
Last June, the band went into the Miloco studios in London to work on four extra songs for their upcoming “Roses” album, which was mainly recorded at the Metalworks Studio in Toronto, Canada.
“I was very interested to see what they would come up with after such a long break. At first they were a little hesitant with their writing, but bit by bit they started to find their rhythm and suddenly some really good material came through,” told Street.
The music producer also explained how the band and he worked on going back to their pre-stardom sound. “I was very keen to get them back to sounding like they did on their first record, which had a very intimate sound. I think touring the world and playing to huge audiences in big stadia had possibly distorted their writing output a bit. And so rather than being this group where D[o]lores was almost singing out to the world, I wanted them to go back to how it was on the first record which was more inwards looking, and intimate. And I think we’ve achieved that, and I’m really looking forward to that album coming out next year.”
The preview clips posted on the Australian iTunes store last week (also YouTube below)
“Roses” 2012 – Audio preview”
revealed The Cranberries at their best on “Roses”, with a less pop-rock sound. Guitars are toned down, acoustic and strings arrangements seems to be more dominant, and light electronica elements, similiar to what we heard on Noel Hogan’s “Mono Band” project, were added to some Cranberries tracks.
Like on the band’s first two albums, O’Riordan seems to be more in control of her vocals, with a soft and warm voice far from the raging style of “To the Faithful Departed” and some rock songs from “Bury the Hatchet” and “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee”.
It will be interesting to see if the band will try to integrate this softer style in their upcoming World tour.
Stephen Street produced The Cranberries’ first two albums, “Everybody Else is Doing it, So Why Can’t We?” and “No Need to Argue”, as well as their last effort before their hiatus, “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”.
Hostess Entertainment has launched a japanese version of The Cranberries official website. With a new release date on February 22, the japanese edition of Roses is planned to have bonus content. There is no word yet on the title(s) chosen. In other news, “Tomorrow” is now available on the Japanese iTunes store.
It looks like Cranberries fans will not get Roses for Valentine’s Day. This week, almost every online music retailers (iTunes, Amazon) has pushed back the release date of The Cranberries upcoming album to February 26-28, depending on the country.
Wednesday, Cooking Vinyl confirmed the new release date (February 27) for Europe on its website.
Thanks to Juan (cranberries.me) for the information.
“Tomorrow” has made its debut on the Billboard Triple-A radio airplay this week at #30.
Here’s what the American magazine had to say about our ‘Berries:
SWEET SUCCESS: An act that scored four top 10s on Alternative Songs in the ’90s makes its first Billboard chart appearance since 2001.
Ireland’s the Cranberries debut on the adult alternative Triple A radio airplay chart at No. 30 with “Tomorrow.” The group had last drawn chart ink when its fifth album, “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee,” reached No. 46 on the Nov. 10, 2001, Billboard 200.