The posthumously released debut album from Warrington band Viola Beach is set to top the charts this week.
The band, who were tipped for success, died in a car crash while in Sweden in February along with their manager. Their self-titled debut album is set to enter the official charts at number 1 on Friday following a posthumous release.
Martin Talbot of the Official Charts Company said: “Following the terribly tragic events of February, everyone will have been rooting for the Viola Beach album this week, so it’s fantastic news that it is doing so well – I’m sure we will all be keeping our fingers crossed that it can hold on at Number 1.”
The album is currently 6000 combined sales ahead of last week’s number 1 album, ELO, All Over The World – The Very Best Of.
The album has been picking up critical acclaim and the band were paid tribute by Coldplay’s Chris Martin during his Glastonbury set last month when the band played Boys That Sing.
You can watch the animated video for the track below and the Viola Beach album is available from the usual places now.