Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries is ready to get back into the recording studio

The Cranberries are set to release a new album - their first in eight years.

The Irish band recently reunited for their first tour in six years and singer Dolores O'Riordan admits they are desperate to record some fresh material.

She said: "It would be nice to come up with a new record. I don't see why not. The ideas are always there, so hopefully something will come out of it."

If The Cranberries are going to commit to an LP, which would be their first studio release since 2001's “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee,” O’Riordan wants it to be as good as it can be.

The “Linger” singer, who has been working on new material with guitarist Noel Hogan, added in an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper: "Noel has been sending me lots of music, and I've been continually writing. It's one of those things where we have to see what happens. There's no point in bringing out a crappy record. You want it to be good, so hopefully the creative juices are flowing."