Embrace in split confusion

The band seem undecided about splitting

The future of Embrace has been thrown into confusion, following contradictory statements made by singer Danny McNamara.

BBC 6 Music reported that McNamara announced the group would part ways following the release of their next album.

On Thursday (September 21) he said: “I think our next album will be our last ever album. If we get as far as making it and finishing it, I want it to be a masterpiece and I want to take as long as it takes.”


McNamara went onto say that he wanted to settle into a more normal way of life: “We’ve worked solidly since I was 17 – that’s half my life – and I’ve done nothing except look at the bigger picture. I haven’t stopped to smell the flowers along the way at all.”

He suggested that he wouldn’t be venturing into a solo career explaining, “I wouldn’t want to make music without the band”.

However, when questioned by Chris Moyles today (September 22) he said: “We’re going to make our next album as if it’s our last, but we always do that anyway, because that’s how we go into these things, you’ve got to be wholehearted, you know.”

Moyles said: “You implied that you were jacking it all in.”

“That definitely not the intention,” McNamara replied.

“This tour that we’re on might be the last for a while as there’s some stuff that I want to do. But our next album’s got to be amazing and it needs a lot from me to do that.”


Embrace are currently touring to support ’This New Day’.

The will play:

Norwich UEA (22)

Cambridge Corn Exchange (23)

Cardiff University Great Hall (24)

Exeter Great Hall (26)

Bristol Colston Hall (27)

London Hammersmith Apollo (29)

Derby Assembly Rooms (October 8)

Carlisle Sands Centre (9)

Glasgow Academy (10)

Manchester Apollo (13)

Manchester Apollo (14)

Leicester De Montford Hall (16)

Birmingham Academy (18)

Newcastle Academy (19)

Middlesbrough Town Hall (20)

Liverpool University (22)

Doncaster Dome (23)

For ticket availability go to NME.COM/Gigs.

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