EMBRACE REACH THEIR PEAK

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This time they're in a forest in the English Peak District...

EMBRACE have played another secret acoustic outdoor gig – in the DERBYSHIRE PEAK DISTRICT.

The band played an hour-long set in the middle of a forest in the Peak District of Derbyshire to a crowd of approximately 70 fans last Saturday (July 29). As with the previous two shows – on the beach in Burnham-On-Sea, and the eventually-cancelled gig at Loch Leven in Scotland, a mobile phone number giving directions for the show was posted on the official Embrace website, [url=]www.embrace.co.uk.

Speaking about the gig, vocalist Danny McNamara said: “This was the best one so far. It could have been a complete farce but it turned out to be really special, almost magical. I can’t really put it in to words, it was a totally surreal vibe. Dressed head to toe in combat gear, sat under camouflage netting in the middle of a bloody forest! I was thinking, ‘If anyone shows up for this it’ll be a miracle.’ Then all these people started making their way towards us through the trees.

“I reckon if we can pull a crowd in the middle of a forest we can do it anywhere – which is kind of nice to know as we sit down to plan the next one!”

In other Embrace news, the band have been confirmed to headline the annual Pilton Party on September 1, organised by Glastonbury Festival boss Michael Eavis as a way of saying thank you to the local community. In addition to the show, the band have announced a handful of live shows for October and November, calling at: Norwich UEA (October 29) Southampton Guildhall (30) Folkestone Leas Cliffe Hall (31) Glasgow Barrowlands (November 5) London Brixton Academy (10)

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These dates follow on from the band’s previously confirmed appearance at the Carling Weekend Festivals in Reading and Leeds over the August Bank Holiday Weekend (August 25-28).

The band’s new single, ‘I Wouldn’t Wanna Happen To You’, is released on August 7 through Hut. To check out nme.com‘s exclusive Reading/Leeds microsite, featuring news and exclusive video interviews with the bands playing, [url=]Click here.