The Shins storm the US chart

The band enter at Number Two with new LP

The Shins album ’Wincing The Night Away’ has debuted at Number Two on the Billboard chart.

They sold 118,000 of their third album, and were only beaten to the top spot by boy band Pretty Ricky.

The LP marks the highest chart placing ever for a Sub Pop album, beating the record set by Afghan Whigs album ’Black Love’ which reached number 79 is 1996, reports Pitchfork.

The band are set to play the Shockwaves NME Awards show on February 25 at London’s Astoria, as well as a ‘club’ show the following night at the city’s Bush Hall.

To check ticket availability and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS, now.