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Embrace deny rumours of quitting
Danny McNamara of Embrace
Danny McNamara is the lead singer of Embrace
Rock band Embrace have insisted they are staying together despite reports they were going to split after their next album.

In an interview on BBC 6 Music lead singer Danny McNamara implied their next album would be their last.

But in a later interview with Radio 1's breakfast show, the band denied they were breaking up.

McNamara said: "We're going to make the next album as if it's our last but we always do that anyway."

He added: "That's kind of how we go into it because you've got to be wholehearted about these things you know?"

Urgently woken

The singer told Chris Moyles they had been urgently woken up to the news and he had 20 missed calls on his mobile.

The breaking up reports started last night before the band were due to play in Hull on the first date of their UK tour.

The tour that we're on at the moment might be the last we do for a while
Danny McNamara, lead singer of Embrace

"I think our next album will be our last ever album. If we get as far as making it and finishing it. I want it to be a masterpiece and I want to take as long as it takes," McNamara told 6 Music.

But he told Moyles: "The tour that we're on at the moment might be the last we do for a while because there's some other stuff that I want to do, but you know our next album's got to be amazing and it needs a lot from me to do that."

The band will continue with their tour on Friday in Norwich.

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