Saturday night saw Yorkshire indie stalwarts Embrace play a sold out show at Manchester Academy. The band, fronted by Danny McNamara received a huge Manchester welcome as they took to the stage and kicked straight off with ‘All You Good Good People’.
The band continued to play plenty of older hits which went down a storm with this crowd, the front row especially who had clearly been waiting outside the venue, queuing down Oxford Road to ensure a barrier spot.
Highlights this evening were without a doubt ‘Come Back to What You Know’ which prompted a huge audience sing-a-long, and the encore, the final song ‘Ashes’ by which point the whole audience was waving their arms and singing back every word.
In between these two absolute bangers, the band performed newer material from their most recent album ‘How to be a person like other people’ released last year which included the song ‘We Are It’.
The band are act you must see live, because as brilliant as their albums are played at home or in the car, there is no comparison when they unite on stage. McNamara rarely stays still, gesturing to the audience throughout and pulling some iconic poses.
I would urge any fan who has yet to see these guys on stage get their arse down to a live show pronto! You may have to wait a little while though as their latest tour ended this week. More information about the band can be found HERE.