Klaxons album gets sales increase after Mercurys victory

Amy Winehouse and Bat For Lashes big sellers too

Klaxons have seen a huge increase in their record sales following their victory at the 2007 Nationwide Mercury Music Prize.

The band’s triumphant debut ‘Myths Of The Near Future’ has seen a five-fold increase in sales at chain HMV since their victory on Tuesday (September 4).

The album, which has been out of the Top 60 chart, now has a chance of re-entering the Top 20 at the weekend with a sales increase of 486 per cent.

Defeated nominees Bat For Lashes and Fionn Regan have also seen a big increase in their sales.

Meanwhile Amy Winehouse is set to return to the top of the album chart on Sunday (September 9) with ‘Back To Black’.

Currently lying at Number Two, she has seen a 53 per cent increase in her sales this week.

HMV’s Gennaro Castaldo said: “”While Klaxons are enjoying a significant boost to their album sales, they now also have a real opportunity to reach out beyond their established fanbase.

“Even if she didn’t collect the prize many people felt she deserved, Amy Winehouse is also among the big winners – her acclaimed album ‘Back To Black’ now has the momentum to power towards the two million sales mark over the coming months.”