Wet Leg have topped the Official UK Albums Chart with their self-titled debut.
Outselling the rest of the Top 5 combined, the band say: “Thank you to those who bought the album, streamed the album, played a song of ours to their captive friends on a long car journey. Thanks to everyone who has come to a show. Thanks to everyone that has shouted “WHAT?!!!!” Back to us after each “Excuse me?” at a gig. Thanks to everyone who has come to a show wearing lobster claws on hands and straw hats and mops on their heads and thank you to everyone that worked on the album. Thanks to everyone for believing in us even before we did! Life is a funny old thing and we feel so much gratitude to you guys for supporting us and allowing us to play music with our friends every night. Thank you thank you thank you so much for joining us on this crazy wave and getting us to number freakin’ one!!”
They lead off a Top 3 entirely made up of independent releases, with Father John Misty at Number 2 and Jack White at Number 3. It’s the first time that’s happened in 11 years.
Elsewhere Kae Tempest earns their first Top 10 with ‘This Line Is A Curve’ (8), while Camila Cabello’s ‘Familia’ (9) becomes her second Top 10 hit.