Live4ever’s Gary Mather was down front on an emotionally-charged night last weekend as Embrace‘s return brought them to the Manchester Academy. Check out our live gallery in full by clicking on the lead image below.
Embrace are out on the road having released their new, self-titled album at the end of April – the first studio record from the band since 2006.
“‘I Run‘ introduces a romantic face to the band; the face perhaps people remember and judge them by,” Live4ever’s glowing review reads. “The post-Britpop soldiers (scapegoats) who could only produce pop songs that pleased the fans who wanted the band stood behind a graffiti-riddled wall looking like miserable fuckers. However, it’s anything but.”
“It’s a masterclass of alt-rock perfection; capable of standing aside the likes of Coldplay or Arcade Fire with great ease; the oscillating levels of euphoria don’t stall the album’s so far superb attack on the attention span of all those men in Adidas trainers and vintage England football shirts. The bass is loud and the heartstrings firmly pulled like a moment of confession to your own reflection; repeat and be pleased.”