Portrait of Irish band The Cranberries, which met international success in 1994 with their hit, Zombie, and interview with singer and band spokewoman Dolorès O'Riordan.
The Irish rock group created in 1989 by the Hogan brothers (Noel on guitar and Mike on the bass) the Cranberries found their definitive form in 1990 with the arrival of the singer Dolores O'Riordan. If the group received true recognition in their own country very quickly, they had to wait for their first album release Everybody else is doing it in 1993 and the success of the single Linger for the world to discover this lyrical and melodic rock, transfigured by the crystalline voice of O'Riordan.
But it was in 1994 with the song Zombie (a passionate political song that denounced civil war in Northern Ireland), from their second album No Need to Argue, that the Cranberries would find global success. In 1996 the group released its third album To the Faithful Departed which, in more of a rock style, didn't find its audience, then in 1999 Bury the Hatchet which allowed the Cranberries to come right back to the fore but didn't renew their inspiration. A last record Wake Up and Smell the Coffee was released in 2001 and the group gradually broke up through different solo projects without officially splitting.