Embrace back with new album and Aberdeen date

Embrace have a new album and a date at Aberdeen's Lemon Tree.
Embrace have a new album and a date at Aberdeen's Lemon Tree.

Embrace have announced their long-awaited return, releasing their first album in nearly eight years.

The top-selling Yorkshire band will appear at Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree on Friday, February 14, one of four Scottish dates during the month.

Their new album ‘Embrace’ is released on April 28 through Cooking Vinyl.

With three number one albums, six top ten singles, sold-out arena shows, more than 2.5 million record sales, Embrace were on the crest of a wave when they suddenly vanished from the scene in 2006.

The latest material conveys a more raw and darker sound while still keeping their signature anthems and huge choruses.

Embrace are singer Danny McNamara and guitarist brother Richard, bassist Steve Firth, keyboard player Mickey Dale and drummer Mike Heaton.

The band recorded the new record in their own studio in Halifax over the last three years.

The single ‘Refugees’ will be released as part of a 4-track EP on February 17, giving fans a taster of the fresh material with three songs not featured on the album.

Embrace recently performed two secret shows for fans in their home towns of Bradford and Halifax.

Though the appearances were strictly low profile, fan forums went into meltdown with both gigs selling out in minutes.

Embrace will also be appearing at Fat Sams in Dundee on February 13, The Loft, Forres, on February 15, and Inverness Ironworks the following night.