With vinyl sales soaring, the first ever official UK vinyl sales chart have been topped by All Time Low and Underworld.
This week, the run up to Record Store Day on Saturday 18 April, sees Official Charts Company launch the official vinyl sales chart for the first time - as sales of LPs continue to soar, after hitting a 20-year high in the UK at 1.29 million back in 2014.
The first week sees All Time Low beat Drenge, Sufjan Stevens, Turbowolf and The Prodigy to claim the vinyl album top spot with Future Hearts, while Underworld vs Heller & Farley are the top-selling vinyl single with 'Baby Wants To Ride' - pipping the likes of Aphex Twin, Swim Deep, Mark Ronson and Lulu to the post.
“What’s been going on with vinyl at the moment is really cool," said Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low. "What I love is that there are different worlds of vinyl fans; there’s the audiophiles who swear by the sound of vinyl, the people for who like owning it as a collector’s piece, and then groups like our fans who buy a vinyl of our record simply so they can hang it on their wall. Back in Baltimore there’s this incredible record store called Sound Garden, which I can regularly be found in."
He continued: "What I love about vinyl is that it makes a real event out of music; you go into a record shop and have to search out what’s there. The world is in music overload at the moment, so it’s great to see more people honing in on certain artists by buying a vinyl and showing loyalty to their favourites. It makes the whole experience of listening to an album special.”
Watch our interview with All Time Low and You Me At Six below
Meanwhile, Noel Gallagher has the best-selling vinyl album of 2015 so far with Chasing Yesterday, ahead of Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti, AM by Arctic Monkeys, Royal Blood's self-titled debut and The Race For Space by Public Service Broadcasting. Gallagher also claims best selling vinyl single of the year with 'The Ballad Of The Mighty I'.