Embrace are set to head back into the studio in January to begin work on the follow-up to this year’s ’OUT OF NOTHING’.
Singer Danny McNamara has also spoken out about the band’s whirlwind year which saw them sign a new record deal with Independiente and release the Number One album ’Out Of Nothing’.
Talking about the group’s plans for 2005, he said: “We’re back in the studio in January to start working on the next album, album number five. Then we’ve got a national tour in February and March and doing a couple of nights at Brixton Academy. And after that we’re off to America for the first time – we’re on the verge of signing a new deal over there so it’s all very exciting.”
Embrace are keen to repeat on the next record the different way they worked when writing the songs for ’Out Of Nothing’.
McNamara said: “We did some jamming on the album that made up the last two songs and it was a real untamed, wild and exciting way of working. When you work on songs over and over, sometimes the edge that it has gets sewn away during the crafting you have to do to get everybody on the same page.”
He told Xfm: “But when you’re writing the music together, you all live in the same moment and you get those little moments on the tape. So the next album is going to be half of that kind of thing and half of the more crafted stuff that me and Richard (McNamara – guitarist) do, and I think it’ll be a better album for it. We want to push the envelope a bit.”
The band will release their next single ’Looking As You Are’ on February 14 to continue the band’s recent run of success.
“It’s gone better than we could have ever dreamed really,” McNamara explained. “If you’d asked us last year how we thought it would have gone this year, we’d have never had it going as this. With the album going platinum and at Number One, ‘Gravity’s even Number One in Thailand. It’s just great.”
Embrace’s 2005 spring tour will call at:
Newcastle City Hall (February 23)
Doncaster Dome (25)
Carling Apollo Manchester (26/27)
Leicester De Montford Hall (28)
Wolverhampton Civic Hall (March 1)
Cambridge Corn Exchange (2)
Portsmouth Guildhall (3)
London Brixton Carling Academy (5/6)
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