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Cooking Vinyl signs Embrace

Cooking Vinyl has won the hotly contested race to sign Embrace to an artist services deal for the world.

The band will release a new studio album in Spring 2014, their first for eight years, on Cooking Vinyl. It is being recorded at the band’s own studio in Halifax, with Embrace co-founder and guitarist Richard McNamara on production duties.

Embrace have enjoyed plenty of success over the course of their career, releasing two Platinum albums (1998’s The Good Will Out, 2004’s Out of Nothing), three Gold albums (2000’s Drawn from Memory, 2002’s Fireworks (singles compilation) and 2006’s This New Day) and achieving six UK Top 10 singles. Combined sales of their last two albums total over one million copies. 

The band will support the new album with a full touring schedule, primarily covering the UK.

Embrace’s co-founder and lead singer Danny McNamara said: "We had a few labels that loved the album, some who'd wanted to work with the band for a long time. But as soon as we met the Cooking Vinyl team, we knew we'd found the right home. We're really looking forward to working with them."

Rob Collins, Director at Cooking Vinyl added: “We’re so, so pleased to land Embrace, especially given the stiff competition. This is a band that has delivered great songs time and time again, and is putting the polishing touches on another special album. We struck up a great relationship with Danny and had a shared vision for the record.”

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