Viola Beach‘s debut album looks to be heading straight to Number One in the UK, according to midweek figures from the Official Charts Company.
The band’s posthumous eponymous album, which is available to stream below, comes just five months after the Warrington band and their manager fell over 80ft to their deaths in into a canal in Södertälje, about 20 miles from Stockholm, in February.
Following its release on Friday, ‘Viola Beach’ is currently at the top spot of the UK Albums Chart, 6,000 combined sales ahead of ELO, who topped last week’s chart with their ‘All Over The World’ best-of release.
Martin Talbot of the Official Charts Company says of the news: “Following the terribly tragic events of February, everyone will have been rooting for the Viola Beach album this week, so it’s fantastic news that it is doing so well – I’m sure we will all be keeping our fingers crossed that it can hold on at Number One.”
The rest of the midweek Top Five is completed by Christine and The Queens’ Chaleur Humaine at Number Three, DJ Khaled’s ‘Major Key’ at Number Four, and Drake’s ‘Views’ at Number Five.