The Cranberries Discuss "Something Else"
Wed, 03 May 2017 08:55:33
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In the thirty years since their formation The Cranberries have had a rocket ship ride through the music industry. Catapulted to international fame with their first release, the extraordinary success of tracks like "Linger", "Zombie" and "Ode To My Family" took seventeen year-old songwriter and front-woman Dolores O'Riordan by surprise. The pressure was huge, but so were the opportunities. Soon a cult band for fans of alternative rock on both sides of the Atlantic, the quartet from Limerick in Ireland went on to soundtrack the lives of an entire generation.
Returning now with Something Else, The Cranberries are presenting some of their best-loved tracks for fans, rearranged for performance with a string quartet. Classic tracks now take on new dimensions, and as Dolores has said — they're more mature, and they're very pretty. With a couple of new songs on the album, and the promise of a tour visiting some incredible venues it seems like 2017 is going to open up for Cranberries fans.
ARTISTdirect's Christopher Friedmann caught up with Dolores to discuss the magic of working in a new format, the prospect of performing in some classical venues, and the sweet memories of sharing a stage with Pavarotti.
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