Post by sleepwalker24 on Apr 2, 2011 13:39:02 GMT -5
John, Tim - I finally got round to listening to these songs whilst I was cooking today I have to say I was pleasantly suprised! I have to admit that I didn't think I'd be keen on them after Coldplay were mentioned on this thread (no offence intended to anyone on the board who may like Coldplay!) I've never been keen on Coldplay, I find their music a bit depressing but these Embrace songs are really good! I listened to them all except Ashes, it appears that this video is not available in the UK
I'd mentioned in the thread that I felt Embrace was much more inspiring, upbeat, and not as redundant (Holly said not same songey) as Coldplay. I'm not terribly surpirsed you felt that way about Coldplay! I recommended Embrace to you because I thought they'd have the opposite effect for you! I'm glad you like them!
The long time UK Britpop band Embrace, a treasured (unjustly) secret among music geeks and critics here in the US, has put out a self titled album this year! Perhaps Martin has heard something from it on his airwaves? It's definitely got a more modern techno influence than the classic Embrace sound and more of such than I'd prefer. I've heard Coldplay's single for awhile and it sounds as though they've added the techno touch too. As always to my ears, Embrace's new single sounds much more upbeat and exuberant than the band who used to open for them way back when (Coldplay).
Follow You Home - Embrace
Last Edit: Jun 27, 2014 22:45:20 GMT -5 by bamajohn1
Embrace’s new album is their first since 2006 and is a great record, John - a perfect blend of experimental sounds with roots rock. I got the record recently (and was so excited about it that I wrote an in-depth review on the album and published it on another music forum).
Embrace might envisage some extensive performances for 2015 - right now they are touring the UK.
Last Edit: Jun 28, 2014 9:00:46 GMT -5 by martin53
I got the record recently (and was so excited about it that I wrote an in-depth review on the album and published it on another music forum).
I cannot say I'm surprised you already had it Martin!
I was struck by how it had been over 3 years since this thread had been active! There was a good discussion going when it went kaput.
Please feel free to add your review here!
8 years is far too long. This New Day (2006) and the prior Out of Nothing that became a breakthrough for them in the US because of the airplay for 'Ashes' are fantastic records filled with anthemic and uplifting tunes. They were never Oasis little brothers as they were once half mockingly referred to as!