The 38 million albums they have sold are clear testimony to their talent. With anthems like ‘Zombie’, ‘Salvation’ and ‘Animal Instinct’, The Cranberries have established themselves as a reference point on the music scene since the early 1990s.
The band was formed in 1989 around the nucleus of the Hogan brothers and Fergal Lawler. In search of a female singer, the trio met Dolores O’Riordan, who was to become the emblematic voice of the band. Debuting with the album Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? (1993), produced by Stephen Street, the quartet from Limerick set out to win over their public. They played as a support act for many artists, including Mike Osfield and The The, but it was when they opened for Duran Duran and Suede that success came the band’s way. They arrived firmly on the scene in1994 with No Need To Argue, featuring the cult track ‘Zombie’, which created a polemic because it denounced The Troubles in Northern Ireland. The band followed this up with tours and concerts all around the globe and after To The Faithfull Departed (1996) featuring the single ‘Free To Decide’, they released the album Bury The Hatchet in 1999. Tracks like ‘Just My Imagination’, ‘Animal Instinct’ and ‘Promises’ were chart hits. The Cranberries celebrated a decade of success with the greatest hits album Stars, on which their fans got to select one of the tracks. In 2003, the band split up and each member pursued solo projects. Dolores released two albums, but announced in 2009 that the quartet was getting back together and would be going on a world tour.