Embrace reborn with an album to be proud of and sell-out date

Embrace. Picture: Lou Barber
Embrace. Picture: Lou Barber
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Embrace are heading back on tour today in support of their seventh studio album – ahead of a major slot at a Lancashire festival this summer.

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The Yorkshire rockers will play the Highest Point festival in Williamson Park in Lancaster on May 19, with Ocean Colour Scene headlining.

Their new album Love Is A Basic Need was released earlier this month on Cooking Vinyl and reached number five in the charts. They play the O2 Academy in Glasgow tonight ahead of a sold-out gig at Manchester Ritz on Saturday.

Lead singer Danny McNamara said: “We are enjoying it more now, we know each other a lot better, we’ve been together for more than 20 years. There’s a genuine sort of love.

We wanted to make an album that we’re really proud of. That if this was the end – which it isn’t – then we’d be going out in a high.”

The launchpad for the album is Never, a duet with Scottish singer Kerri Watt.

- Embrace play Williamson Park, Lancaster on May 19.

For tickets go to www.highestpoint.co.uk