Noel Hogan reflected on his pre-stardom years as a musician and meeting Dolores at the Xeric studios, on his “Smart Arts” series interview.
“Lots of songs from the first album were just instrumentals for months and months [before we met Dolores]”, explained Hogan.
Hogan spoke about their first album’s slow start and empty venues in the UK, until “Linger” became a hit in the USA.
Noel also spoke about the Cranberries hiatus and his Mono Band project. ” I started getting interested into other things, listening to other people – what they were playing and doing – and I kinda thought ‘You know this is more interesting to me than what were are doing'”. “I could see how you could make electronics stuff with guitars and it kinda interest me a lot.”
Noel finished up the interview talking about his work as a producer and the Cranberries reunion.
You can listen to the whole interview on Soundcloud.
Source: ciaranryanproduction2 Soundcloud