The latest chart battle is well underway, and Leigh indie-pop band The Lottery Winners are in the driving seat to take the crown with their new record, ‘Anxiety Replacement Therapy’.
With competition from Jessie Ware, The National, and Reverend and the Makers this week, the Midweek Chart Update has placed The Lottery Winners at #1, but it is by no means guaranteed, with fans rallying behind the band for one final push.
It would be the quartet’s first ever Top 10 Album, never mind number 1, and it will be the first number 1 record to come from their home town of Leigh, where they have hosted a pop-up shop to promote the new release and interact with fans.
Frontman, Thom Rylance commented: “It’s mad to be in this position for our little band from Leigh that aren’t so little anymore. We’re going toe to toe with some amazing acts who sell out arenas worldwide, but we’re delighted to be in it and we’ve got the best fans in the world.
“It’s amazing to have had all these acts from different experiences of making music in the charts and where they’ve come from to now, but I bet ours is really different to any of theirs… my Dad’s a joiner, and he’s not even good at it! How are we in this position?! It’s dead exciting.”
Should Lottery Winners achieve the coveted number 1 spot, it will follow a string of exciting UK bands to achieve this feat. The Snuts, The Lathums, and current holders Enter Shikari all recently defied the odds to take the title.
For more information on how to purchase the record, which includes collaborations with Frank Turner, Boy George, and Shaun Ryder, head to the band’s website. You can also get tickets for their 2023 live shows, including Manchester Apollo: TheLotteryWinners.co.uk.
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