Richard Hawley and The Cribs also on course for Top Five this Sunday (May 13)
Keane are on course to score their fifth UK Number One album this Sunday (May 13) with ‘Strangeland’.
The Sussex band – who recently spoke to NME in a video interview you can view below – are currently outselling the rest of the Top Five combined, a rundown that includes Richard Hawley’s new album ‘Standing At The Sky’s Edge’ (Number 2) and The Cribs’ ‘In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull’ (Number 5), according to the Official Charts Company.
Barbados band Cover Drive to score another new entry with their debut album ‘Bajan Style’ on course for Number 7, while My Bloody Valentine have two new entries on the midweek update. ‘EPs 1988-1991’, which collects together three of their Creation Records EPs, is at Number 22, while the deluxe reissue of their 1991 second album, ‘Loveless’, is at Number 34.
Meanwhile, Emelie Sande is set to climb back to Number Three with her debut album ‘Our Version Of Events’ following her appearance on BBC talent show The Voice over the weekend.
In the singles chart, Rita Ora’s ‘RIP’ looks set to go to Number One this weekend, displacing last week’s chart topper Tulisa’s ‘Young’ down to Number Two.
The Voice is also responsible for a number of other new entries on the chart, including The Temper Trap’s 2008 single ‘Sweet Disposition’, which moves to Number 15 after being covered by David Julien on the show. Tom Petty’s 1989 track ‘Free Fallin” (Number 38) also looks set to enter the Official Singles Chart for the first time ever after being sung by another contestant, Max Milner, at the weekend.
Check back to NME.COM this Sunday (May 13) at 7pm (BST) for the latest chart news.