SiriusXM interview audio with Noel & Dolores

April 6, 2017  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

 

WE’RE GONNA BRING THE QUARTET
WITH EACH GIG THE PROMOTERS ARE ORGANIZING A LOCAL STRING SECTION

 

Last Tuesday, Noel and Dolores were interviewed on the US radio SiriusXM on the show “Debatable”.
If you missed it, you can listen to it On Demand on the SiriusXM App. Only working if you are living in the US, for the rest of the world you can access to the podcast on THIS LINK.
A major thanks to Jackie Hogan who shared it on her Facebook.


Interesting interview which of course includes things already heard before but also a few fresh new anecdotes. It’s about 23 minutes long, a bit too long to summarize everything but here below some highlights:

Dolores: “There was this TV show called The Bachelorette, they asked us to do Linger with a quartet. Well I don’t watch the show, we didn’t know much about it but we said OK […] Linger sounded really nice and we said you know it’s our 25th anniversary maybe we should think doing an album for the fans and doing it with a quartet, that’s where the plan came from.”

Dolores: “It was exciting, the challenge of seeing how the songs might sound without all the electric guitars […] it came together very quickly, we went into a huge room and we tried to do it all live off the floor but the strings were leaking down the mics so we realized that we’d have to do the strings separately…”

Dolores: “They [the songs] kinda feel new this way, so different to the originals, like the originals will bring back the memory of that time at where we were when we were doing, but these new ones remind me now of this time”

Dolores: “with a quartet it’s quite different to the live set, we did a week of rehearsals 2 weeks ago in Ireland and the intros are different and some of the bridges are longer and stuffs like that, so that’s what we have to be very aware, because we’re bringing a quartet and a quartet are playing from a sheet […] you can’t afford to make any mistakes”

Dolores: “The guy who’s leading the quartet, he often looks over…”

Noel:  “A lot of our songs, it’s always a guitar base […] and some like Dreams, Ridiculous, they’ve always been very guitar heavy driven […] that was the challenge to kind of break them down without losing the songs completely […] and leaving enough space for the strings…”

Noel: “There’s 3 new songs, 2 of the songs were songs we had for a while…”

Dolores: “The Glory is about 6 months old, it’s very fresh, the other 2 Rupture and Why were written maybe 2 and a half years ago”

Dolores: “The Glory, the chorus came first, the chorus is quite positive and bright so I think it’s a song that has like optimism in it although there’s kind of sadness and nostalgia but there’s also optimism, so there’s a lot of different emotions going through that song”

Dolores: “I didn’t want people to think that this is the grande finale but we’re middle age now, so it’s something else that we’re bringing out but it’s not like a brand new album or new songs either but it’s ‘Something Else’ you know…”

Dolores: “Dreams did jump out to me […] it’s even more vulnerable than the original, so I was quite happy with that one, I think it sounds really nice, I was really impressed with it…”

Dolores: “I’m still very unsecure when it comes to writing […] I’ve always been played by self doubt and fear…”

Dolores: “We’re musicians, we go up on stage and we play music, and I sing, it makes me feel really good and that’s my thing…”

Dolores: “We’re gonna bring the quartet, with each gig the promoters are organizing a local string section, so the guy from the original quartet from UL (University of Limerick, Irish Chamber Orchestra location) he’s coming and they will have 3 other players sitting in, at each show it will be a different 3 players…”

The Cranberries to announce US Tour dates next week

April 5, 2017  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will tour USA starting mid-September. Exact dates will be announced next week. This is great news first reported by the website Cranberryesque:

Dolores and Noel called in to a Chicago radio station this morning and revealed that they will be announcing US tour dates in the next week! Noel said about 18 dates! OMG please come to Florida, it’s been 15 years!! (f-it, I’m seeing them no matter what this time – anywhere on the East Coast, I’ll be there!).

Listen for yourself Here. US tour talk starts about 4:20.

Save the date: Another radio interview is scheduled next Monday morning at 9:40 on kvpifm

Dolores and Noel arrived in New York City yesterday to promote the album “Something Else” in the US and a few pictures with journalists appeared shortly after:

with Rachel Brodsky, Paste Magazine

“Debatable” radio show, SiriusXM

with Melissa Stokoski, John Fugelsang and Franck Conniff
“Tell Me Everything” radio show,  SiriusXM

#CranberriesGeneve: And the winners are… (UPDATED)

April 2, 2017  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Congratulations to Régis Cruz and Delilah Macors who just won a ticket to attend The Cranberries show in Genève, Switzerland.

Thanks to all who entered the contest, and apologies for those who didn’t win.
Don’t be too sad as there will sure be some more occasions to run other contests for you to win tickets for upcoming Cranberries shows.


UPDATE APR.3:

Our 2nd winner Delilah Macors doesn’t want to go to Switzerland anymore and let her ticket go to someone else. So we just picked another name and the winner is Kamil O’Riordan. Congrats to him.
Again, all apologies for all the others who didn’t win. Be assured that there will be no other draw (no more heart attack!!) as both Régis and Kamil confirmed they would be in Genève on June 10th.

Win tickets for The Cranberries in Switzerland – LAST DAY

March 31, 2017  |  10 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Today is last day to enter our contest to win 2 tickets (2 winners, 1 ticket each) to see The Cranberries in Genève, Switzerland on June 10th perform their greatest hits with a string quartet.
Thanks again to Opus One for this!

Contest still runs until 11:59PM (GMT) TONIGHT.
Two participants will be drawn randomly this weekend. We’ll keep you informed about that.


On Twitter we have 3 participants with a private profile and we can’t see anything from you. So if you don’t see your name on the list below, please leave a message in the “leave a reply” box below and we’ll add you. For now here’s the list of all participants correctly entered:

FACEBOOK:
Jenny Quandt
Bruno Cruz
Régis Cruz
Danny Vikings Kronstrom
Arno Billard (as known as Pick me! Pick me! Me! Me!… LOL excellent!!)
Stef Knops
Kamil O’Riordan
Volodymyr Reshota
Dagge DForever
Joanna Pietrzyńska
Bennie Mett
Roger Yapi
Daniel Nir
Katelyn Trowbridge
Davide Masoni
Rose M. Porta
Alejandro Martinez
Delilah Macors
Luigi Rizzuti

TWITTER
José De La Cruz Jr.
Danny Kronstrom
Cranceci
Richard Ortiz
Delirium
Joanna Pietrzyńska
Olivier Ranty
as_esu
(plus 3 hidden participants)

One more time, if you don’t see your name on the list, please leave a message below.
Same thing if you see your name and didn’t want to enter, sometimes a retweet is easily sent without noticing!

GOOD LUCK…


UPDATE, JUST ADDED:

Gonzalo García
Arno (cordell) on Twitter

2 new interviews with Dolores and… a bit of D.A.R.K.

March 30, 2017  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., The Cranberries

2 new interviews with Dolores appeared online this week.
First, the website Hi Res Audio Central published on March 28 an article about the forthcoming album “Something Else” and there’s a few words by Dolores O’Riordan herself. Just a glimpse as more of the interview will be coming soon, closer to the album’s release date says the author.

[it’s important to] keep it all sounding natural and real. I wanted us to do it like David Bowie did, where he would leave in the breathing and other elements in the mix that weren’t technically perfect. Whenever a production is too clean and too perfect, you lose the sense of character of both the songs and the singer.


The second interview is a phone interview given to the Colombian radio station “W Radio”.
It’s only 8:43 min. long and with all the language translations, in the end, the interview is quite short. You can hear the replay published on the internet yesterday by clicking this link or on the player below:

About the music industry which radically changed these days and her strategy:
“I don’t think I have done anything different…”

About Latino America concerts:
“I hope to come back in the next 12 months, I think it’s beautiful and the audience is always great there”

About a Colombian show with The Cranberries:
“We’ll certainly consider that, if the right offer comes in and the gig comes up we’ll be there”

About the album Something Else and the collaboration with the Irish Chamber Orchestra:
“We appeared on an American TV show called The Bachelorette and performed with a quartet and it sounded really nice, we did Linger, so myself and Noel the guitar player we decided to do an album and take all the songs with a live set and do them with a quartet”

About the song Rapture:
“I often find myself quite getting low and when you’re low it’s easy to write…”
“…I had it as a demo… recorded in the last few years, so it seemed appropriate to release it now”

About a song she likes to sing the most:
“I don’t really have a favorite, they’re all different experiences in times in my life and different years so they’re all individually precious”


Third and last thing today, Olé Koretsky published on his Instagram and Facebook accounts a new video recorded inside a cessna with the following (full of information) message:

“New song about time travel. got a few fresh ones. #cessna + #livePA vs. #scienceagrees

new song about time travel. got a few fresh ones. #cessna + #livePA vs. #scienceagrees

Posted by Olé Koretsky on Mittwoch, 29. März 2017

 

Totally out of the blue, we can watch Olé, Dolores and 2 pilots inside that very small plane and, even more interesting, the soundtrack seems to be a piece of a new song by D.A.R.K.
The images were possibly recorded in Mexico last February while they were touring with The Cranberries. Please note that Olé says there’s a few fresh other songs.
After Andy Rourke recently, it’s good to hear that D.A.R.K. is always on a creative mode!!

Universal Music to release The Ultimate Collection compilation in Germany

March 27, 2017  |  Comments Off on Universal Music to release The Ultimate Collection compilation in Germany  |  by Jury  |  The Cranberries

New greatest hits compilation entitled “The Ultimate Collection” is going to be released in Germany on April 21st (one week before “Something Else”!)

Amazon.de lists the label as Island (Universal Music). We don’t know yet if this compilation will be released in other countries.

“The Ultimate Collection” tracklist:

DISC 1

1: Stars
2: Dreams
3: Just My Imagination
4: You And Me
5: Promises
6: Animal Instinct
7: Cordell
8: Hollywood
9: When You’re Gone
10: Free To Decide
11: Salvation
12: Daffodil Lament
13: Dreaming My Dreams

DISC 2

1: Linger
2: Everything I Said
3: How
4: I Can’t Be With You
5: Not Sorry
6: Empty
7: Ode To My Family
8: Pretty
9: Ridiculous Thoughts
10: So Cold In Ireland
11: Sunday
12: New New York
13: Zombie

Sources: Amazon.de, Saturn.de

All 2017 promo pics so far… (2 UPDATES)

March 24, 2017  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

It all started last February 9th when Facebook user Cesar Enrique Vera (Quíque Vera now!) posted a behind-the-scenes photo of what seemed to be a photo shoot in Puerto Morelos, Mexico:

(Curiously this exact scene below still havent been published anywhere yet!)

The photo shoot was officially confirmed by Dolores on stage in Cancún.
After that, we learned the photographer was none other than ANDY EARL. As you may know, he already worked with The Crans in their glorious past. His name appears on almost all The Cranberries albums and he is responsible for some of their (very famous) promo pics over these last 25 years.

During their time in Cancún, it seems The Cranberries did a lot of different photo shoots possibly during 3 days. With the help of another Facebook user Victor M Gonzalez Becerra, who published another behind-the-scenes photo, we can date these shootings.

So here’s a recap of all the promo pics so far and some of them in HQ!!
All credits go to Andy Earl/BMG/The Cranberries.

DAY 1 (February 9, 2017)


DAY 2 (February 10, 2017)

No pics from this day surfaced yet!


DAY 3 (February 11, 2017)



UPDATE Apr.13:

Another promo pic appeared on the internet today to promote the show in Monaco on August 13th. This one is probably from DAY 3 as all 4 band members are wearing the exact same clothes as the sofa pics that day, just a different place.

Just like the cover of Something Else which is the same as NNTA more than 20 years after, let’s note the resemblance between this new promo pic and AYL some 10 years after!
Nice photo montage made by DO’RSpain


UPDATE Apr.19:
Another promo pic from DAY 1 appeared today on the Billboard website/Soul Sisters Podcast:

 

“Why” world premiere on BBC Radio 2 today (UPDATED)

March 21, 2017  |  15 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries announced this morning on their socials the first play of their brand new track “Why” with Jeremy Vine on BBC Radio 2 (England).
As you probably all know, “Why” leaked last Friday and there’s a good chance you already heard the song before. Anyway this is the official premiere today.

…Now the song just aired and as the website Cranberryesque perfectly reported:
“It is a radio edit (as the song clocks in at over 5 minutes) much more compact with a little more production. Most of the intro is gone and it ends with Dolores’ voice.”

Very interesting different version! (3:23)

LISTEN HERE (starts at 48:52)


UPDATE MARCH 22:
The Cranberries uploaded today the radio edit version to youtube.
On the other hand, the long version (the album version) is also available today on digital platforms.
Cranberries World updated the WHY song page with lyrics of both versions!

CONTEST: win tickets to see The Cranberries in Geneve on June 10th

March 20, 2017  |  Comments Off on CONTEST: win tickets to see The Cranberries in Geneve on June 10th  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

Cranberries World teamed up with Opus One to give away tickets to see The Cranberries at Théâtre du Léman, Geneve on June 10th!

Follow the steps on our socials (Facebook and Twitter) to take part in the contest and win tickets to attend their acoustic show with string quartet in Switzerland.

You can enter both FB and Twitter to increase your chances of winning.

The contest runs through March 31th, 11:59PM GMT.

TWO participants will be drawn randomly and will win x1 free ticket each to attend the show.

Please note that we do not provide transport nor accommodation.

For all others, keep in mind you can still buy tickets here !

Bad news from French fans…

March 17, 2017  |  2 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

Taratata just announced The Cranberries would not perform on their show with London Grammar, Camille & Féfé next Tuesday.

Fans who had reveived their confirmation email earlier this day were just sent a new one mentionning that the band’s performance had been cancelled. No reason given! Tickets remain valid to attend tv show recording on that day though.

Let’s hope everyone’s ok and that the upcoming European tour won’t be affected as well.

The Cranberries Press