The Nicky Byrne Show with Jenny Greene – RTE 2FM – interview

April 27, 2017  |  Comments Off on The Nicky Byrne Show with Jenny Greene – RTE 2FM – interview  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

A few hours ago the 4 members of The Cranberries were on Irish Radio RTE 2fm on “The Nicky Byrne Show with Jenny Greene” show. The interview was prerecorded yesterday during their press day in Dublin and broadcast around noon today. Just before the broadcast, Nicky Byrne posted a photo with the whole band on his Twitter account.

Still before the broadcast RTE2FM also posted a multiview photo on their Twitter account.

The interview is about 15 minutes long and starts with questions about The Bachelorette, the music industry being different today, the early years when sending demo tapes and receiving record companies letters/answers, the day when and where Zombie was written.

Then one of the hosts asks about Linger.
Dolores: “it’s about first kiss and how the guy broke my heart”
“Does he know the song’s about him?” replies one of the host
Dolores: “I actually got a letter from him about 10 years later, he just said, you know I’m sorry”

About Irish shows coming up soon, are they nervous or is it exciting.
Noel: “A bit of both, you’re far more aware of it, a lot of family out there and at the same time you can’t wait to do it because we do this a lot all over the world and a lot of people aren’t aware of that so it’s nice to kind of come home, we don’t do it that often so it’s always special when we do it”

About more Irish dates.
Noel: “We never say never”
Dolores: “but after this tour it’s the U.S. in September and then they want us to go in South America

About the I.C.O. and the NYE gig and if they had already worked with an orchestra before.
Dolores: “Actually Linger, the original recording, there was a quartet used on that”

About the upcoming shows and the kind of songs they’re gonna be performing.
Noel: “Mainly the album that’s coming out, they’re kind of a semi acoustic with the quartet, a lot of the songs in this album I guess were singles over the years so we’ll be doing those. There’s some new songs written for this album … it may change a bit as we go along then add in and take out songs as the weeks go by but there’s enough to cover… the set is an hour and a half, an hour and twenty minutes.”

About another studio album.
Dolores: “Noel writes more on the road cos he has more time so he sends me bits and pieces so it’s good going on tour cos we get to write for a bit.”

About D.A.R.K.
Dolores: “…the material is very interesting, kind of electronic and it’s also very ambiant, very different to what i’ve done before. Olé is opening up for us on his own but then probably when we swing over to America Andy will probably come on stage and do a few gigs with him.

Special thanks to the fabulous Jackie Hogan for letting fans know about this broadcast just on time.
You Rock!

EDIT: Podcast now available on this link.

“Something Else” signed by Dolores available from Newbury Comics

April 26, 2017  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

For those who missed the band signed copies from The Cranberries official store, you can still preorder Dolores signed copies from Newbury Comics
Price: $14.99

Some of you might remember that in the past Newbury already sold signed CD’s of The Cranberries and Dolores solo (Roses, No Baggage). Customers received a brand new CD still factory sealed and a signed CD booklet apart. Yes it makes 2 booklets. Even if there never is details about that, it might be the very same today.

Please note that CD booklet will be autographed by Dolores only and not the whole band in comparison to the no longer available signed copies from the band’s official store.

Thanks to Cranberryesque for this valuable information!!

Listen to “Why? Radio Mix Instrumental” off UK promo single

April 26, 2017  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

One of our readers just shared the Radio Mix Instrumental of “Why?”.
This rare version is not included on the upcoming album “Something Else” (released in 2 days now!!!) and is only available on the UK Promo CD. So thanks to Cranfan for sharing this gem!

Download the track by clicking this WeTransfer link:
File is 8MB MP3

On the other hand, the “Something Else” signed CDs are no longer available to purchase.
No doubt you already all preordered yours, right, otherwise it’s too late now!

“Something Else” UK promo CD on eBay

April 24, 2017  |  Comments Off on “Something Else” UK promo CD on eBay  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

After “Why?” promo cd this weekend now it’s the new album’s turn to surface.
Here comes the first image of “Something Else” UK promo CD on eBay.
Reference PROMOBMG1343

BREAKING NEWS: upcoming U.S. shows won’t be acoustic

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

Today appeared on the internet 2 new interviews with Dolores. Both are quite long.
The Songfacts.com interview is very focused on “Tell me about this song and that one”
and the ArtistDirectInterviews.com interview is more classic with the usual questions about Bachelorette, Chamber Orchestra, 25th anniversary celebration, the 3 new songs, tours etc..

HOWEVER:

One question in the ArtistDirectInterviews concerns the next US tour still to be announced soon. It looks like the acoustic shows won’t happen over there. The Cranberries will play ONLY ELECTRIC SHOWS.

Here’s what Dolores answers:

D O’R: Well, those venues – I still like performing in those venues. I prefer having electric guitars in the small and crowded, packed venues. So we’re doing the quartet – we’re bringing some electric guitars so it’s blend of electric and acoustic. We were looking at coming over to the States in September – but that will be full live electric, because the venues seem to be more catering a full live electronic show… so those two thousand seaters – the venues are more appropriate than putting a string quartet into a rock venue.

Also to notice in her answer: the European acoustic shows will feature an electric part when she says “it’s blend of electric and acoustic” she is talking about the upcoming acoustic shows in Europe!
Tricky…

“Everybody Else…” to be reissued on 180g vinyl (2 UPDATES)

April 24, 2017  |  Comments Off on “Everybody Else…” to be reissued on 180g vinyl (2 UPDATES)  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Crazy times!! After the translucent red reissue available exclusively on Barnes & Noble, here comes a second reissue of EEIDISWCW on vinyl, this time it will be a 180 grams standard color (black) vinyl. Release date is the same as the B&N one (May 26) but this really is a different pressing:

>Cut from the original stereo tapes by Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios
>180-gram LP plated and pressed at QRP
>Housed in a Stoughton old style tip-on gatefold jacket 

You can preorder now on AnalogSpark.com
Price: $25

Thanks to Cranberryesque for the info.


UPDATE APR.26:
New release date announced: June 16, 2017
The album is now also available for preorder on AMAZON


UPDATE JUN.17:
New new release date announced: June 30, 2017
Just like the red vinyl reissue, this other reissue has been delayed as well and both vinyls are now expected for the same date.

“Why?” UK promo CD includes instrumental track

April 23, 2017  |  11 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

“Why?” UK promo single surfaced on discogs. Price asked is $128 which is totally insane for something that will end up on eBay for just a couple of dollars.

The card sleeve promo CDR is made by BMG (reference PROMOBMG1342) and contains 3 tracks:

  1. Why? (Radio Mix)
  2. Why? (Album Version)
  3. Why? (Radio Mix Instrumental)

The instrumental track still being unreleased to this day!!
Also interesting to note: title of the song is “Why?” with a question mark which never appeared anywhere before. Is it a mistake or the real title, we should know soon…

Thanks to Cranberryesque for the info!

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EDIT: According to credits on the back cover Noel and Fergal are not playing on these tracks. Dan Brodbeck is credited as lead guitarist and Corey Thompson as drummer.
Thanks to Francois for noticing. Maybe the most important information!!!

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On the other hand, The Cranberries updated their store and you can now preorder “Something Else” on Double Heavyweight Vinyl for €23.99
Release date is April 28 as well.


The Cranberries posted a photo on their Instagram account of the physical LP (whose hand is it?):

And for those who preordered the signed CD, it should be in your hands soon. Band members are signing booklets these days, here’s a short video posted on The Cranberries Instagram today to prove it:

CD signing

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BREAKING: “D.A.R.K. Live PA” opening for The Cranberries on their European acoustic tour

April 19, 2017  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

After “Everybody Else…” reissued on vinyl, another unexpected news today coming this time from D.A.R.K. on their socials.

Olé Koretsky will be joined on stage by DJ Wool performing D.A.R.K. songs and other material, on tour supporting The Cranberries in Europe.

 

DJ Wool

D.A.R.K. will be supporting The Cranberries on live PA on their European acoustic tour from May 2nd in Berlin to June 10th in Milano. Please note that the summer electric shows in July/August are not concerned, nor the show in Wrocław, Poland on May 1st (which comes as a probable confirmation that Wrocław won’t be an acoustic show). Also, the 3rd Paris show added on May 13th is not on the list but will certainly be included. This seems to be a simple “copy and paste” of The Cranberries website which still doesn’t list the third Paris show (!!??).

For those of you wondering what Live PA means, wikipedia provides a pretty accurate answer: “it is the act of performing live electronic music in settings typically associated with DJing”.
So don’t expect lots of backline on stage, mostly backing tapes on keyboards and computers.
Will Olé Koretsky be the only singer or will DJ Wool be singing too?
We can’t help but hope Dolores will join them at some point to perform as a super guest… time will tell!!!

Very exciting piece of news!


EDIT 9:40 PM (UTC):
Glen Brady, also known as DJ Wool, just posted a great photo on his Instagram account. The Cranberries fans will easily recognize the Irish Chamber Orchestra Studio located in Limerick where it looks like everyone is rehearsing together these days. Nice to discover the D.A.R.K. Live PA set with SCIENCE AGREES on it. We can’t see the whole room but it does look like there’s only one mic for Olé Koretsky. Can we still expect Dolores to make a surprise featuring nonetheless? Suspens…

Last thing to note, Glen Brady is a sound engineer who mixed D.A.R.K. album and was supposed to be an opening act for D.A.R.K. shows last year.

Thanks to J. for noticing!

“Everybody Else…” reissued on translucent red vinyl on May 26 (UPDATED)

April 19, 2017  |  Comments Off on “Everybody Else…” reissued on translucent red vinyl on May 26 (UPDATED)  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The album “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?” will be reissued on translucent red vinyl!!
Release date: May 26, 2017

It is a B&N (Barnes & Noble) exclusive.
Label: Barnes Noble Consign
UPC: 0888072028005
Catalog number: 00037

You can preorder it now on Barnes & Noble
Price: $29.99

It’s unclear whether this LP is for the US market exclusively or not and if it will be available in different stores later. Anyway this is probably not the best time to reissue the first album right when fans are awaiting the band’s new album “Something Else” (available in less than 10 days now) and spending money on a new tour, in Europe but also in USA/Canada as we know 18 shows are to be announced soon, and possibly more continents?

Special thanks to Joshua Ryan for the info.

Sources: Barnes & NobleAll Music


UPDATE May 30:
New release date announced: June 30, 2017

Blast from the past: The Cranberries at CORK ROCK ’91 (UPDATED)

April 15, 2017  |  7 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Next Monday at 8pm the Irish radio RTE2fm will broadcast a documentary about Cork Rock ’91. Cork Rock was a three/four days annual event where in 1991 The Cranberries appeared on June 1st. Held at “Sir Henry’s” in Cork it was definitely The Cranberries early years. Dolores was reviewed in a press article as “the most beautiful pop-girl you’ll hear all year”. Exact setlist is unknown but a few songs played that night are known: Uncertain, Nothing Left At All, Put Me Down, Linger, Dreams.

Photos by Siobhan O Mahony

The great website “The Fanning Sessions” published a Cork Rock ’91 dedicated page with 4 bands/4 tracks all recorded from Dave Fanning’s 2FM radio show. One of the tracks is “Uncertain” by The Cranberries. So, before the new documentary this Monday, enjoy or re-enjoy that live song now!


UPDATE Apr.17:
Just a couple of hours after the radio broadcast, the podcast is available on THIS LINK.
“2FM MUSIC SPECIAL” is a great documentary featuring a recent interview with Noel Hogan and Dreams live at Sir Henry’s/Cork Rock ’91 on June 1, 1991. The Cranberries part starts at 00:34:19

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!!

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