Eight years in the making for Embrace

Brighouse band Embrace has announced the release date for the group’s first album and single in eight years.

From starting in a shed in Bailiff Bridge, the five piece of Danny McNamara, Richard McNamara, Mike Heaton, Steve Firth and Mickey Dale are back on the music scene after playing numerous secret gigs including one at Halifax Amateur Boxing Club.

Their self entitled sixth album will be released on April 28 through Cooking Vinyl.

Danny, who attended Hipperholme Grammar School with his brother Richard, said: “The album feels like we’ve come full circle to the band we were before we even got signed. 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 first release from the new album will be the single ‘Refugees’, to be issued as part of a four-track EP on February 17. It will give fans a taster of what lies ahead, alongside three brand new songs not featured on the album.