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After announcing shows at V2001 and Glasgow Green, the band confirm they've been approached to play the Irish Witnness Festival...

EMBRACE have been approached to play at the WITNNESS FESTIVAL in IRELAND, as work on continues on the band’s new album.

Speaking to fans on the official Embrace website [url=]www.embrace.co.uk, singer Danny McNamara said that the band are considering performing at this summer’s festival.

Although details for this year’s Witnness have not yet been confirmed, last year’s two day event took place in August at Fairyhouse Racecourse in County Meath – and there is speculation that this year’s will be held on August 4-5. Stereophonics have also announced their intention to play.

He said although the band have not decided whether to perform or not, their last appearance at the festival was an “amazing experience”.

In other Embrace news, work continues on their third album with producer Ken Nelson. The band have completed nine tracks, with McNamara saying it is now “put up or shut up time” in the studio.

He said: “Ken (Nelson) said that he didn’t think the LP sounded like either of the other two Embrace LPs and that it’s quite a jump. It’s hard for me to think of it in those terms because i’ve lived with these songs for a while now.

“I suppose it’s like your grandma telling you you’ve grown… what I will say is that this feels like more of a leap than (‘Drawn From Memory’) did. But it also feels more natural”.

The album is due for release later in the summer, and the band have already confirmed performances at the V2001 and Glasgow Green festivals.

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