Here’s two rarely seen photos of Dolores in the city of Lille, France on May 12, 2017. First one was published by Charlie’s Delicatessen’s on Facebook, a kind of café/restaurant where Dolores had a drink:
The second photo was posted by David Fremy who comments Charlie’s Delicatessen’s post: “A few minutes before I got to meet her!!!!”
The artist Oumi Kapila just released a cover version of “Zombie”. We usually never report about cover songs/cover bands as there are too many each week and most of the time they are not very good or/nor interesting. Today is an exception as first, there is no big news these days in the Cranberries world, and secondly this cover song appears in 2 blockbuster trailers this month. Not that bad!
1st trailer is for the Xbox videogame “Middle Earth – Shadow of War” whose the whole soundtrack features Oumi Kapila’s version:
“Shadow of War” – Xbox – Trailer
2nd trailer is for the next season of “The X-Files” where Oumi Kapila’s version is just a part of the soundtrack among other music and dialogs:
“The X-Files” – Season 11 – Trailer
Below the full song by Oumi Kapila:
Oumi Kapila – “Zombie”
The question could be, why don’t all those blockbusters use the original Cranberries song… but that’s another story!
Oldies but goldies!
Below a rare early years concert advert for a venue called The Speakeasy in Limerick, Ireland and published on November 3, 1990 in the Limerick Leader, a local newspaper.
Among other bands: A Touch Of Oliver plus The Cranberry Saw Us
It was the good old days when The Cranberries were called The Cranberry Saw Us and one of the very first shows with Dolores on vocals and not anymore Niall Quinn, the band’s very first singer.
Advert for The Speakeasy
Quite a rare and 3rd advert concerning this show as usually most of the people and fans (including us) only know the existence of these following 2 adverts:
Flyer (Notice The Speakeasy mispelled)
Another newspaper ad
Many thanks to S.
Another advert, another artwork, a 4th version for The Cranberry Saw Us concert at The Speakeasy. This small advert was published page 36 the day of the show (November 10, 1990) still in the local newspaper, Limerick Leader. Also to notice in this edition, an article page 29 to promote the show and featuring pictures of both bands that night… this article is quite known by the fans already.
Sad news, “The Sage Café” (Mike Hogan’s Café) is closing today!
Below the photo posted a few hours ago on their Facebook page.
To all of our loyal customers and friends over the many enjoyable years on Catherine Street we would like to thank you for your continued custom and support however it is with heavy hearts that we are announcing our closure of the cafe as of today!
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/
September 11, 2017 | Comments Off on “Numan’s Voice” EP to be released digitally exclusively | by Axl | The Cranberries
More information about the forthcoming Mono Band EP. Below the complete statement published on Noel’s Public Facebook today. Two important things to note: first the EP will be digitally available only and secondly Fin Chambers is on vocals. As you may remember Fin Chambers already appeared among other artists and singers on the original Mono Band project more than a decade ago.
Noel Hogan’s Monoband unveil a new EP – “Numan’s Voice.” An ongoing side-project from his work as guitarist and songwriter with The Cranberries, it’s over 10 Years since Monoband released any material.
These new songs were recorded in Limerick, Ireland and were mixed by Cenzo Townsend. Fin Chambers (ex-Woodstar) is the featured vocalist. These new songs see Hogan drawing upon a wide palette of sonic influences. A digital only release, the EP will be available via iTunes & Spotify.
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…
September 4, 2017 | Comments Off on Welcome to Maximilian Michael Wiseley born August 30th | by Axl | The Cranberries
Johanna Wiseley, keyboard and back vocalist on stage with The Cranberries, gave birth to Maximilian Michael Wiseley. Baby was born on August 30th at 5:30 pm.
The CW team would like to wish all the best to Johanna and her family.
Congrats to the proud Mom and Dad!
It seems that a new limited turquoise colored version of the NNTA vinyl is going to be released on October 20th by Plain. Limited edition: 1000 units.
Price is $29.98 which is exactly the same price as the other colored versions already released by the label before.
Great and interesting work done by lipecran concerning 3 (now 6) Cranberries videos. Thanks to him and The Cranberries Brasil.
First the comparison between all 3 versions of “Dreams” on the same screen. The Cranberries Brasil note: “At the top of the screen, the first version, from 1992. Below, to the left, the second version of 1993, and to the right, the third, filmed between 27 and 29 January 1994 in Dublin, Ireland. Although some other videos of the band also have other versions, dreams is the only one with completely different versions of each other.”
Secondly, in the same style, the comparison between all 3 versions of “Zombie”. Some people only knew the existence of 2!! It seems this one just been censored for copyright reasons… The Cranberries Brasil note:“On the top of the screen, is the most common version, with the song in full length (“No Need To Argue” album). Under it, at left, the version known as “UK Limited Edition” surfaced in early 2000’s and at right the “Alternate”, released in 2009 at VEVO channel of the band. These other two versions have the same lenght, so at some point, the screen will show only the common version, during the missing sound part of these other versions. The common and Alternate versions are very similar while the “UK” shows a lot of differences.”
And last the complete and quite rare alternative version of “Free To Decide”. Brilliant!
Now the comparison between both versions of “Free To Decide”
…and between both versions of “Ridiculous Thoughts”. Great job guys!
One more, “When You’re Gone”
And last, “I Can’t Be With You” and “Zombie” censored on YouTube and reuploaded on Vimeo.
A fan just sent us the picture below off a german magazine called “Petra” dated from 1999. Same photo session, almost the same pose. The session then can’t be from the year 2000 and was probably from early 1999.
July 3, 2017 | Comments Off on Blast from the past: Dolores in Limerick 2000 | by Axl | The Cranberries
Krzysztof Świstak, member of the Polish Facebook group “Forum The Cranberries”, found a very rare black and white photo of Dolores side by side with a Teddy bear in Limerick in the year 2000. The photo was taken by Olaf Heine and posted on the website akostra.livejournal.com
Who saw this pic before? A real gem for sure!