Architects have scored their first Number 1 album, with ‘For Those That Wish To Exist’.
The Brighton band’s ninth album beat Maximo Park’s ‘Nature Always Wins’ to the top spot by just 550 sales, despite the latter having led the race in the midweek charts. It’s still Maximo’s first Top 10 record in seven years, though.
Celebrating the news, Architects vocalist Sam Carter said:“I cannot begin to tell you how much this means to us. Thank you to every single person who bought this record. We love you so much and we could not have done this without you.
“To have an album that connects this much, with what we’re talking about – trying and pushing for a better world – it’s unbelievable. As ever, everything we do is for Tom Searle, our brother.”
The rest of the Top 5 is made up of new entries, with Digga D‘s ‘Made In The Pyrex’ at Number Three, followed by Alice Cooper‘s ‘Detroit Stories’ and Lucy Spraggan‘s ‘Choices’.
In the singles chart, Olivia Rodrigo racks up her eight straight week at Number 1 with ‘Drivers License’.