British indie pop band Bastille have achieved their second UK number one album this week. The four piece narrowly beat Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds to the top spot, selling an estimated 36,000 copies.
Bastille released their new album ‘Wild World’ on September 9 via Virgin EMI. The record has so far spawned two singles titled ‘Fake It’ which peaked at a fairly mediocre number 83 in the singles chart, and ‘Good Grief’ which reached number 13. Despite not being able to break into the Top 10 with any standalone track, ‘Wild World’ has proved strong enough to emulate the success of debut album ‘Bad Blood’, and gifted the band their second number one record.
The band said of the album’s success: “This feels very surreal. Obviously it’s amazing! This album has been a real labour of love for us… making it has been the one constant through all the madness of the last couple of years.”
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds achieved their highest ever chart position in the UK, when they reached number two with their new record ‘Skeleton Key’. ‘Skeleton Key’ is the band’s 16 studio album and marks the fourth time they have broken into the Top 10.
The Beatles came in at number three with a reissue of their 1977 live album ‘Live At The Hollywood Bowl’, while Meatloaf’s ‘Braver Than We Are’ and Ward Thomas’ ‘Cartwheels’ made up their rest of the Top 5.