About The Cranberries
The Cranberries is an Irish rock band formed on 1990 in Limerick, Ireland. The members are Noel Hogan (guitarist), Dolores O’Riordan (Vocalist), Mike Hogan (Bassist) and Fergal Lawler (Drummer). The band makes alternative rock, Celtic rock, dream pop as well as jangle pop music. They started with name The Cranberry Saw US but eventually they changed it to The Cranberries after the released their first demo tape. Later on, they were discovered by Island records and signed a recording contract with them and they recorded their first EP called “Uncertain” together with Gilmore. Their first debut album was called “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t Be?” on March 1, 1993 that produced by Stephen Street. It was peaked at number 1 in UK and number 9 in Irish and it was a Certified Platinum in Canada (Music Canada), 5x platinum in US (RIAA), 2x platinum in UK and Gold in France (SNEP).
One year later, they launched their 2nd album called “No Need to Argue” on October 3, 1994 that comprises with 13 tracks and 5 tracks were re-released in 2002. The album got number 1 in Australia, Austria, France as well as Germany. Their 3rd album was entitled “To the Faithful Departed” on 30th of April 1996 that was produced by Bruce Fair bairn and the band itself, they collaborated with Michael Kamen (Orchestration), Henry Daag, Richie & Michael Buckley (Saxophone) and Bruce Fair bairn (Trumpet). It was sold for about 1.7 million copies and
The band released their 3rd and 4th album between 1996 and 1999; it was “To the Faithful Departed” and “Bury the Hatchet” which both successful in promotion. They had been featured playing in TV series called ‘Charmed’ and ‘She’s a Man, Baby, A Man!’ in its fifth episode 2nd season. In the other hand, they started their tour in April 1999 and end in 2000 which became their huge accomplishment in their career. Next was “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” that was out on 2001 and “Roses” for the year 2012. But the band got their low point in between 2004 to 2008 and some of the members focused on having solo career. However, they got reunited in 2009 in showing their support to Dolores when she was awarded an Honorary Patron by the University Philosophical Society. Although, they revealed that they will work together on their North America as well as in their European tour.