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Dolores O’Riordan chats with Andy Rourke; D.A.R.K. premiere new song on The Talkhouse Music Podcast

On this week’s episode of the Talkhouse Music Podcast, Andy Rourke of the Smiths and Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries sit down to discuss their new supergroup, D.A.R.K, and we give their song, “High Fashion,” its world premiere.

The new bandmates and old friends talk Dolores’ teenage Smiths fandom, Stephen Street (who helmed production duties on iconic records for both groups), initial reaction from their legendary bands’ diehard fans to the new project, and getting pelted onstage at festivals back in the day by a half-eaten apple and a packet of sausages adorned with the note “Meat is Murder.” Take a listen and subscribe now on  iTunes or  Stitcher to stay in the loop on future Talkhouse Podcasts.

You can listen to the full episode HERE.

If you can’t contain your excitement and need to hear “High Fashion” before the talk, skip ahead to 4:30. We don’t blame you.


“Of course I was all excited to work with you because I was such a big Smiths fan, and all the Cranberries were Smiths fans… I was mad about ya… I had a poster on the wall of your band when I was a teenager, and Morrissey, but you were the eye candy, though! You could’ve been in a boy band!” – Dolores

“I think that the fans, Cranberries fans, are Smiths fans… [D.A.R.K. is] not like the Cranberries and it’s not like the Smiths, it’s very different. But the whole point is to do something different.” – Dolores

“I think a lot of people are expecting it to sound like the Smiths and the Cranberries.” – Andy

“Yeah, and it doesn’t… It’s more important to challenge yourself and to try different things for yourself. And we definitely did that here, ya know. It’s definitely an experimental project.” – Dolores

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