British rockers Embrace are temporarily dropping their penchant for moody guitar-based ballads to release a cover of rap band D12's hit HOW COME.

The song - which reached number four in the British charts for Eminem's collective in August (04) - has been picked by Embrace as their top choice of b-side to accompany their upcoming single ASHES.

And frontman DANNY McNAMARA admits releasing the D12 tune only became a plausible option after his group received an "amazing" response from fans following their performance of it on British DJ JO WHILEY's BBC Radio One show.

He says, "After putting the track together at the last minute for the Jo Whiley show we didn't really know what to expect.

"RICHARD (McNAMARA, guitarist) was visibly shaking just before we went on air, but the response to it has been amazing.

"It's one of the most-requested songs at gigs. We just had to put it on the new single."

20/10/2004 09:10