British rockers Embrace faced financial ruin last year (04) when inspiration ran dry.

Frontman DANNY McNAMARA hit a disastrous patch which resulted in him having to take beta blockers to keep his heartbeat regular during this period of severe stress.

He recalls, "I was desperate. We were two years into being signed by a new record company, but we didn't have any songs written.

"There were a few good choruses, but nothing great.

"Then the money started running out. Panic was setting in. We were sitting there for eight hours a day, not getting 'owt (anything).

"You start to feel maybe you shouldn't be doing it anymore, which is a horrible feeling because what the f**k else are you going to do?"

21/03/2005 14:11