Friday, September 8, 2023

Royal Blood score fourth UK number one with Back To The Water Below

Royal Blood has scored its fourth consecutive UK chart topper with its latest release, “Back To The Water Below.”

The Official Charts Company reports the project by the duo of bassist/singer Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher extends a flawless run of number ones on the Official Albums Chart Top 100 with their fourth studio album, following the success of eponymous debut “Royal Blood” (2014), “How Did We Get So Dark?” (2017) and “Typhoons” (2021).

“Back To The Water Below” also tops the Official Vinyl Albums Chart and the Official Record Store Chart as the most-purchased LP of the last seven days in the UK’s independent record shops; physical sales account for over 85% of the album’s opening week total.

“Today officially marks our fourth album going to No 1 in the Official UK Charts,” says Kerr and Thatcher. "We’re honestly so overwhelmed by how many of you went out and supported us with this album. We’ve never made music in hope for any kind of award, reward, or chart position - we just make music together because that’s what we love doing, but we have to say, this is truly nuts and we can’t thank you enough for keeping this dream burning so bright for us.

“Best fans ever. Mike & Ben”

Originally launched with the lead single, “Mountains At Midnight”, Royal Blood recorded the set at their home studio in Brighton.

Fresh off the completion of a UK tour in support of the record, Royal Blood will launch a North American run at the Sea.Hear.Now festival in Asbury Park, NJ on September 16.

Get your copy of “Back To The Water Below” here.

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