The Cranberries are taking a break from recording and live shows for the next two years.

Lead singer Dolores O'Riordan is currently working on a variety of solo projects.

Her co-writing partner and Cranberries guitarist, Noel Hogan, is making demos for his first solo album.

O'Riordan said that after 13 years together, it was getting predictable and that it was time to experiment.