They first took to a tiny stage in Bailiff Bridge in 1990, going through a few lineup changes and band names, before settling on Embrace in 1992. After building a strong following with well-received EPs, their debut album The Good Will Out debuted in 1998 and went in at Number 1 in the UK Album Chart…
Fast forward 21 years. Embrace are now on of the UK’s most loved longstanding, alternative & emotional rock outfits, with three Number 1 albums, six Top 10 singles, sold out arena shows and over 2 million album sales. Now is the time for a 21st Birthday like no other, as we celebrate the anniversary of their much-loved debut album!
Embrace are a five-piece band from Brighouse, West Yorkshire, in England who released their fifth studio album “This New Day” on the 27th of March 2006. They were also chosen to record the official England World Cup song. The band consist of brothers singer Danny McNamara and guitarist Richard McNamara, bassist Steve Firth, keyboardist Mickey Dale, and drummer Mike Heaton. The band have enjoyed six top ten hits in the UK, plus three number one albums.
Embrace have announced their brand new album LOVE IS A BASIC NEED which will be released on 9th March 2018 through Cooking Vinyl and is available to pre-order now.
The band will be introducing tracks from the album at an intimate six date tour in November, commencing in Preston on Saturday 4th and culminating at Keele University on Thursday 9th.
20 years into their recording career Embrace are making an epic and emphatic return with their seventh studio album. With three #1 albums, six Top 10 singles, sold out arena shows and over two million album sales behind them, Embrace returned to the music scene three years ago with their Top 5 self-titled album Embrace.
Already being hailed as a return to “classic” Embrace, new album LOVE IS A BASIC NEED was recorded in the first half of 2017 at the band’s own Magnetic North Studio, produced by Richard McNamara.
With tracks such as the emotive string-laden ballads The Finish Line and All That Remains, the powerful Never and the instant Wake Up Call, LOVE IS A BASIC NEED sees Embrace return to the classic sound that first made us first fall in love with them. The album’s overriding theme is one surrounding love and Danny McNamara says;
“Most people remember to eat, breathe and drink, but too many of us forget about love until it’s too late. The album is about the realisation that without food or water or shelter you die, but the same is also true of love.”
“We set out to make an album where every song on it would stand up against the best songs we’ve ever written, and I’m pretty confident we’ve done just that.”
A trailer for the album can be watched on the link above and the album can be pre-ordered in a number of signed formats and exclusive bundles from https://embrace.lnk.to/liabn.
Following recent stadium support dates with Coldplay plus establishing and performing at their own award-winning secret festival, the band have announced a short run of intimate shows in November, where they will be previewing songs from the album.