This time the band entertain a small group of lucky fans in a disused Somerset quarry...
EMBRACE have played another secret gig advertised via their website, in a disused quarry near Glastonbury in SOMERSET.
The latest show, the band’s fourth, took place last Saturday (September 2) following Embrace‘s performance at the Pilton Party the evening before (September 1).
At the Pilton show, Embrace vocalist Danny McNamara hinted at another secret show in the future, wearing a T-Shirt with the logo SG#5 across the chest – which assumedly alluded to another gig – Secret Gig Number 5.
The band played their secret set in the quarry to approximately 150 people, performing for almost two hours. Throughout the course of the show they took requests from the crowd and played obscure B-Sides. Following the performance, brothers Danny and Richard McNamara DJ’d, chatting and dancing with fans.
As with the other three secret shows, which have roughly coincided with the band’s appearances at UK festivals throughout the summer, a mobile phone number was advertised for a number of hours on the message board of the official Embrace website, [url=]www.embrace.co.uk, where directions to the secret location were given.
A spokesperson for the band told nme.com that Embrace play the shows as a way of staying in touch with their fans. He said: “It’s brilliant for the fans because they get a personal connection with the band.”
Embrace are working on their third album and plan to release it next year. The band have a shortlist of 24 songs for the record including ‘Copenhagen Song’, ‘Effortless Now’, ‘Some Day’ and ‘Redemption Pours’.
They hope to play some of the new material at their forthcoming UK tour, which calls at: Dublin Olympia (October 25) Belfast Limelight (26) Norwich UEA (29) Southampton Guildhall (30) Nottingham Rock City (November 1) Hull University (3) Liverpool Royal Court (4) Glasgow Barrowlands (5) Newcastle University (6) Bradford St George’s Hall (7) Sheffield Octagon (9) Brixton Academy (10) Manchester Academy (11) Glasgow Barrowlands (Extra date) (12)
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