The Last Shadow Puppets on course for first Number One album in eight years

The Puppets' second album 'Everything You've Come to Expect' is outselling Danish soul band Lukas Graham by 5,000 copies

The Last Shadow Puppets are setting the early pace in the race for the Number One album this week, outselling their nearest rivals by more than 5,000 copies.

‘Everything You’ve Come to Expect’ is the second collaboration from Alex Turner and Miles Kane, following 2008’s ‘The Age of the Understatement’ – and if this week’s trend continues, it’ll be the pair’s second Number One.

It would also end up as Turner’s seventh UK Number One album, if you include the five he has had in his day job as frontman of The Arctic Monkeys. As a solo artist, Kane hasn’t had quite the success of his mate, but his first album ‘Colour of the Trap’ reached number 11 in 2011, eventually going gold.

Behind the Last Shadow Puppets at two is the self-titled album from ‘Lukas Graham’, with the Danish soul band ahead of British pop royalty in the shape of the Pet Shop Boys thirteenth studio album ‘Super’. Black Stone Cherry are sat at four with ‘Kentucky’, while Adele’s ’25’ is at long last sliding down the rankings at five, almost five months after it was released. The Snowman’s Aled Jones’ new record ‘One Voice’ debuts at six with Japanese metal band Babymetal’s ‘Metal Resistance’ at seven.

Other notable entries include Mogwai’s ‘Atomic’, Weezer’s ‘Weezer’ and Sunset Sons’ ‘Very Rarely Say Die’ are all set to make the Top 20, currently in at 14, 16 and 18 respectively.