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Enter Shikari on target for their first Official Number 1 album

18/01/2012

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Enter Shikari

By Lauren Kreisler

St Albans rockers Enter Shikari have taken an early lead in the race to the top of the Official Albums Chart with their third album, A Flash Flood Of Colour. Despite being released via their own label, Ambush Reality, the album is ahead by 4,000 copies, currently outselling the likes of Ed Sheeran’s high-flying debut + (2), and Adele’s 14-times platinum album 21 (3).

www.theofficialcharts.com spoke to bassist Chris Batten, guitarist Rory Clewlow and drummer Rob Rolfe about the making of the album this week.

“We never expected to be anywhere near the charts,” says Batten. “Especially as we came up playing our own shows and started our own label.” 

You can watch the full interview below.

Elsewhere in today’s Official Albums Chart Update, Florence & The Machine’s Ceremonials climbs back upwards, and looks set to be Top 10 this Sunday, currently taking up position as today’s Number 8. Camden rockers Tribes see their debut release Baby enter today’s Update Top 20 at Number 13.  The band are due to embark on the NME Awards Tour 2012 throughout February alongside the likes of Azealia Banks, Metronomy and Two Door Cinema Club

Official Albums Chart Update Top 40
01 A FLASH FLOOD OF COLOUR - ENTER SHIKARI
02 + - ED SHEERAN
03 21 - ADELE
04 DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS - BRUNO MARS
05 4 - BEYONCE
06 MYLO XYLOTO - COLDPLAY
07 WHAT DID YOU EXPECT FROM THE VACCINES - VACCINES
08 CEREMONIALS - FLORENCE & THE MACHINE
09 WHO YOU ARE - JESSIE J
10 STEREO TYPICAL - RIZZLE KICKS
11 TORCHES - FOSTER THE PEOPLE
12 VELOCIRAPTOR - KASABIAN
13 BABY - TRIBES
14 IN CASE YOU DIDN'T KNOW - OLLY MURS
15 GIVEN TO THE WILD - MACCABEES
16 NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS - NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING
17 LIONESS - HIDDEN TREASURES - AMY WINEHOUSE
18 UP ALL NIGHT - ONE DIRECTION
19 TALK THAT TALK - RIHANNA
20 BORN THIS WAY - LADY GAGA
21 AT YOUR INCONVENIENCE - PROFESSOR GREEN
22 19 - ADELE
23 ECHOES - WILL YOUNG
24 TAKE CARE - DRAKE
25 HEAVEN - REBECCA FERGUSON
26 GREATEST HITS - WESTLIFE
27 LOVESTRONG - CHRISTINA PERRI
28 STICKS & STONES - CHER LLOYD
29 TEENAGE DREAM - KATY PERRY
30 JUKEBOX - JLS
31 WASTING LIGHT - FOO FIGHTERS
32 LOUD - RIHANNA
33 EL CAMINO - BLACK KEYS
34 LAST NIGHT ON EARTH - NOAH & THE WHALE
35 NO MORE IDOLS - CHASE & STATUS
36 FALLEN EMPIRES - SNOW PATROL
37 LETTERS - MATT CARDLE
38 GREATEST HITS - FOO FIGHTERS
39 NOTHING BUT THE BEAT - DAVID GUETTA
40 THE LADY KILLER - CEE LO GREEN

© The Official Charts Company 2012

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