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The Cranberries to ‘take a step back’ from making music

The band released their latest album earlier this week


The Cranberries are going to “take a step back” from making music.

Lead singer of the group, Dolores O’Riordan passed away last year and the band released their new album on Friday, using demos featuring Dolores’s incredible voice which were recorded prior to her death.

Speaking to the Press Association, guitarist, Noel Hogan said the band plan to take a break from making music for a while: “It’s time to take a step back from it for a while. Then we will think about what does come next – if anything.”


Noel also spoke about Dolores’ death and how they have been coping with her loss: “Since it all started on that day, this has been all-consuming for us. We dealt with that, we went into the studio and there’s been that ongoing thing.”

“We will see where we are at. We’re getting a little tired at this point because it’s just been ongoing,” he continued.

“And it has been great – we are truly delighted people are interested and know about us. There are bands that would kill for that and it’s great to have that. But I think, a few steps back for us.”

Dolores joined Noel, Mike Hogan and Fergal Lawler in 1990 to replace lead singer, Niall Quinn.

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