Embrace are back! It’s been an epic 8 years since their last album release but now the boys from Leeds are back with a self-titles new album ‘‘Embrace’ due to be released through Cooking Vynl on 28th April.
The new album, which has been described as ‘a rawer, darker sound’, is available to pre-order now from the band’s official store on four different physical formats. The Super Deluxe Box Set includes 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.”
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 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
After recently performing two secret shows for fans in their hometowns of Bradford and Halifax, Embrace have announced some Intimate Scottish dates in February with a ticket pre-sale taking place on Wednesday 15th January, and the general sale taking place on Friday 17th January. The four dates are as follows:
13 Dundee – Fat Sams
14 Aberdeen – The Lemon Tree
15 Forres – The Loft
16 Inverness – Ironworks
A limited number of tickets will be available for all dates via the band’s official store at 9am on Wednesday 15th January, with the general sale following at 9am on Friday 17th January. Keep an eye on the band’s website, Facebook and Twitter feeds using the links below for details of the general sale.
Danny: “We can’t wait to play Scotland again. Three of my top five ever gigs have been in Scotland. The crowds are just amazing there for us. I remember playing there and not being able to hear the music because the crowd was cheering so loudly.”
For more info on all of the above, check out Embrace Official Website.