We're really happy to announce our first full tour of the UK in over seven years. In addition to our five shows in Scotland this week, we're also going to be playing nine further dates across the UK this May as follows:
09th Liverpool - O2 Academy
10th Birmingham - O2 Academy
11th Nottingham - Rock City
13th Bristol - O2 Academy
14th Leeds - O2 Academy
16th Glasgow - O2 Academy
17th Manchester - Academy
18th Newcastle - O2 Academy
20th London - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
Embrace return in 2014, releasing their first album in eight years with their self-titled new album ‘Embrace’ released on 28th April through Cooking Vinyl.
With three #1 albums, six top ten singles, sold out arena shows and well over a million album sales behind them, Embrace were on the crest of a wave when they suddenly vanished without a trace. But now they are back with a fantastic new album conveying a rawer, darker sound whilst still keeping their signature anthems and huge choruses. Embrace are set to return with a bang. A big bang.
Danny: "The album feels like we've come full circle to the band we were before we even got signed, but the clock is ticking louder than it ever has before and everything feels more do or die now. All our original influences have floated back to the surface. I have to say that for my part, we've never felt more focussed or distilled. I think we've done it at last - we've finally made an album that's better than the first one."
The album is available to pre-order now from the band's official store on four different physical formats, with the Super Deluxe Box Set including seven different pieces of exclusive merchandise that won't be available anywhere else:
- Standard CD (signed)
- Deluxe Edition CD / DVD (signed)
- Gatefold White Double Vinyl LP (signed)
- Exclusive Super Deluxe Embrace Album Box Set
Talking about the Super Deluxe Box Set, Danny said: "We've never really done one of these before but there has been so much extra material that we've built up over the years working on this album that it felt right to do it now. I have hundreds of notebooks with song ideas that never made it to the album, and lyrics for alternative versions of songs and a million other things. I imagine people sitting down with an acoustic guitar and playing some of these songs and they will be the only people to hear them apart from the band. We also made a really fucked up piece of art called "Al's Tribute" from all the pictures fans gave us of things they have been obsessed by."
To view further details of the different physical formats of the album and pre-order your copy now, visit the band's official store here.
The first release from the band's new album will be the single 'Refugees' which will be released as part of a 4-track EP on 17th February, giving fans a taster of what lies ahead with three brand new songs not featured on the new album. The tracklisting for the EP is as follows:1. Refugees
Danny: "Richard brought this in as a near finished recording. It was one of the first songs we finished and it really set the bar for the rest of the album. 'The snow on the screen / We're going light speed tonight / Like Bonnie and Clyde except we don't die tonight.' It's an image from those sci-fi movies where the stars whizz by like snow on the screen. To say we have argued over this song would be an understatement. I guess you know you've got a good one when that happens because everyone gets really precious about it. But it was really important to us that all the other tracks are strong too. We wanted to go back to how we were at the beginning when we released EPs and every track was as good as the lead track. It feels just like those days, we're all fired up and hungry for it because we've got it all to prove again."
The EP will be available as a 12" and digital download, and all pre-orders of the 12" will be signed by the band and delivered on release date. All pre-orders of the EP on either format will receive 'Refugees' instantly as a download, with iTunes pre-orders receiving the remaining three tracks on the release date - February 17th 2014.