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There is more than one artist with the name Embrace, the first two of whom are significant:
1) a five-piece indie band from Leeds, England, who have enjoyed significant success in UK, including three number one albums and six Top 10 singles
2) a Post-Hardcore/Post-Punk band from Washington D.C. that had a galvanizing influence on the Washington, D.C. punk scene of the 80’s and featured Ian MacKaye (who subsequently formed Fugazi)
3) a Dutch Trance duo
4) a Canadian Gothic Metal band

1) Embrace are a five-piece band from Brighouse, West Yorkshire, in England who released their fifth studio album “This New Day” on the 27th of March 2006. They were also chosen to record the official England World Cup song. The band consist of brothers singer Danny McNamara and guitarist Richard McNamara, bassist Steve Firth, keyboardist Mickey Dale, and drummer Mike Heaton. The band have enjoyed six top ten hits in the UK, plus three number one albums.

Embrace have released five studio albums, “The Good Will Out” (8th June 1998), “Drawn From Memory” (27th March 2000), “If You’ve Never Been” (3rd September 2001), “Out of Nothing” (13th September 2004) and most recently, “This New Day” (27th March 2006). They have also released two compilation albums: one of singles, “Fireworks” (25th March 2002) and one of B-sides, “Dry Kids” (31st October 2005).

(http://www.embrace.co.uk)

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