Dolores O'Riordan's publicist confirms The Cranberries were working on a new album 2 years ago

Dolores O'Riordan's publicist confirms The Cranberries were working on a new album

It would have been album number eight for the group.

For many, the news of O'Riordan's death is still raw and painful, especially for those of her home-town of Limerick.

On Friday evening, the artist's publicist released a statement which told fans that O'Riordan and her band-mates were working on a follow-up to 2017's Something Else.

The official statement reads as follows:

The corner announced today that the inquest in to the sudden death of Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of The Cranberries has been adjourned until 3rd April as they await the results of further tests.

Funeral arrangements for the star are currently underway to bring the singer back home to Ireland.

Whilst the primary purpose of Dolores’s trip to London last Sunday evening was for a studio mixing session on Monday and Tuesday with Martin 'Youth' Glover on a recently recorded D.A.R.K. album, it has emerged that while in London she was also due to meet with The Cranberries record label, BMG to discuss plans for the release of a new Cranberries studio album that she had been working on with the band in recent months.

A spokesperson for the band’s management confirmed this but said they did not wish to discuss matters further at this sensitive time.

The funeral details have also been issued by O'Riordan's publicist:

Sunday 21 January :: 12.30-4.00pm. Public Reposal at St Josephs’ Church, O Connell Avenue Limerick, Ireland

Monday 22 January :  4.00pm – 8.00pm. Family and close friends at Cross’s Funeral Home, Ballyneety. Limerick with removal to St. Ailbes’ Church, Ballybricken, Limerick.

Tuesday 23 January :  11.30am Funeral Requiem Mass St Ailbes’ Church. Followed by private family burial.