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Maccabees on course to bag their first Official Number 1 album

11/01/2012

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The Maccabees - Orlando Weeks, Hugo White, Felix White, Rupert Jarvis, Sam Doyle

The Maccabees look set for an exciting week as third studio album 'Given To The Wild' is ahead of the pack on the Official Albums Chart Update, and on course to score the Brighton indie rockers their breakthrough Official Number 1 album.

Guitarist Felix White revealed to NME in this week’s cover feature that he views the albums as “a fresh start for the band”.

“With this album we got to piece the songs together by ourselves, it was kinda like a new start," he said. "That’s what I enjoyed the most; setting up the mood of a song.”

If 'Given To The Wild' can sustain its opening performance into the weekend, this will be their highest charting release to date. The Maccabees’ first album 'Colour It In' (2007) peaked at 24, and second album 'Wall Of Arms' (2009) managed a Number 13.

The full Official Albums Chart Update is as follows:

Official Albums Chart Update Top 10
01 GIVEN TO THE WILD - THE MACCABEES
02 21 - ADELE
03 DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS - BRUNO MARS
04 WHAT DID YOU EXPECT FROM THE VACCINES - VACCINES
05 + - ED SHEERAN
06 4 - BEYONCE
07 VELOCIRAPTOR - KASABIAN
08 TORCHES - FOSTER THE PEOPLE
09 MYLO XYLOTO - COLDPLAY
10 NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS - NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING

© The Official Charts Company 2012


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