by Bekki Bemrose Staff | Photos by Wenn

Tags: Stereophonics 

Sterophonics beat Bring Me the Horizon to No.1 album slot

The band score a sixth number one with Keep the Village Alive


Stereophonics beat Bring Me The Horizon to number one album Photo: Wenn

The Stereophonics may be a band in their autumn years, but that hasn't stopped them taking the top spot in this weeks album charts. They've beaten Bring Me the Horizon, who have to settle for second place. 

In a top five that features predominantly well established artists, like Duran Duran and the freshly rebooted Libertines, the Welsh band have proved their enduring appeal with a number one slot for Keep the Village Alive.

“I love this band," Stereophonics frontman told the Official Charts Company. "To have got to Number 1 on our own record label is amazing! Twenty years in fans old and new have got us to the top! We love ya! Thank You All. Keep YOUR Village Alive”.

The only real fresh blood on show in the top five is Jess Glynne with her former No.1 I Cry When I Laugh.

Watch our interview with Bring Me The Horizon below

Also in contention were The Libertines, who can approach their recently announced arena tour with a fourthth UK top 40 album to their names.

Low's Ones and Sixes also appears in the charts at No.37, and Beriut just manage to scrape into the top 40 with No No No, their first album in four years.

The battle for the top spot was closely fought, with Sterophonics just 1300 combined chart sales ahead of Bring me the Horizon's That's The Spirit. The band are about to embark on a large scale arena tour of the UK in December, including shows at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena and the London O2 Arena.

Dates for Stereophonics' arena tour and newly added warm-up shows are below. For tickets and more information, visit here.

Thu, 26 November - LIVERPOOL Guild Of Students
Fri, 27 November - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Wed, 02 December - BOURNEMOUTH BIC
Fri, 04 December - MANCHESTER Arena
Sat, 05 December - LEEDS first direct Arena
Sun, 06 December - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Metro Radio Arena
Wed, 09 December - GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Fri, 11 December - BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena
Sat, 12 December - CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Sun, 13 December - CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Tue, 15 December - BRIGHTON Centre
Wed, 16 December - LONDON O2 Arena

Bekki Bemrose


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