The Cranberries are an irish rock band from Limerick, Ireland that formed in 1990 and rose to mainstream popularity in the 1990s.
The band consists of Dolores O’Riordan (vocals, keyboards, guitars), Noel Hogan (guitars, vocals, also a member of mono band), Mike Hogan (bass, vocals), and Fergal Lawler (drums, percussion, also a member of The Low Network).
Combining the melodic jangle of post-Smiths indie-guitar pop with the lilting, trance-inducing sonic textures of late-’80s dream pop and adding a slight celtic tint, The Cranberries became one of the more successful groups to emerge from the pre-brit-pop U.K. indie scene of the early ’90s. Led by vocalist Dolores O’Riordan, whose keening, powerful voice is the most distinctive element of the group’s sound, the group initially made little impact in the United Kingdom.
It wasn’t until the lush ballad Linger became an American hit in 1993 that the band also achieved mass success in the U.K. Following the success of Linger, The Cranberries quickly became international stars, as both their 1993 debut album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?, and its 1994 follow-up, No Need ...