When you hear the lyrics of ‘More Time’, the first track on Eileen Gogan And The Instructions new album, ‘Under Moving Skies’, you know it’s by an Irish artist. Sure, you might argue, Eileen Gogan’s very name is a bit of a give away, but I think it goes further than that. There’s a certain melancholy to Irish music; you’ll hear it in The Cranberries, The Corrs, U2 – even more recent Irish artists such as Inhaler, Jedward, Columbia Mills, and Robert O’Connor have it. Kodaline has it. And Eileen Gogan has it in spades.
Listening to ‘In The End’, the final album for The Cranberries, is an eerie experience, when you remember that Dolores O’Riordan and her ethereal voice, is no longer with us. This is literally a voice from beyond. And equally, you can’t help but wonder what she was thinking in those last days, as they were recording the album.
As they prepare to release their final album on April 26, The Cranberries share the record’s title track ‘In The End’. The last song recorded for the album, and the last track on the album, it is an apt conclusion to a record that pays tribute to Dolores O’Riordan and brings to a close the band’s singular career.
30 years after forming in Limerick, The Cranberries are set to release their 8th and final album ‘In The End’. With Stephen Street once again taking producer duties, the eleven-track record brings a remarkable career to a fitting and powerful closure. The album is a strong goodbye from the band to their fans, a fitting tribute to their bandmate and friend Dolores O’Riordan, and, most importantly, a collection of powerful songs that can take their rightful place with The Cranberries’ previous records.
30 years after forming in Limerick (initially as The Cranberry Saw Us), The Cranberries are set to release their 8th and final album, ‘In The End’. With Stephen Street once again taking producer duties, the eleven-track record brings a remarkable career to a fitting and powerful closure. Announcing the album, the band has shared the first single ‘All Over Now’ that blends rock, alternative and catchy almost pop-sounding melodies to deliver a classic Cranberries sound.
We’ve had a good working relationship with Peppermint Heaven for several years now, and they even did an Essential Weekly Playlist for us back in 2016. The duo comprising Juno and Spark, based in Los Angeles, are strongly influenced by the likes of Tears For Fears, Pet Shop Boys, Simple Minds, New Order, Howard Jones, Psychedelic Furs…..among others – so it’s no surpise to see a few of those names turn up in their Essential Weekly Playlist.
Jane N’ The Jungle are certainly making a name for themselves with their unique blend of 90s style alt and modern rock. The Phoenix Arizona trio, who formed back in 2013, have already graced the pages of Essentially Pop several times in 2017 alone, most notably with their singles, ‘Killed Someone’, and ‘Faded Stars’. Now they’ve released their final instalment for the year, ‘One Time’; a pared down ballad which gives the listener a deeply personal look at the band.