Viola Beach Set For UK No.1 With Posthumous Debut Album
2 August 2016, 15:43 | Updated: 3 August 2016, 10:40
The self-titled LP was released last week to honour the band, who tragically lost their lives earlier this year.
Viola Beach are on course to achieve a UK No.1 with their posthumous debut album.
According to the Official Charts Company, the Warrington four-piece's self-titled LP is currently 6,000 combined sales ahead of last week's chart topper; ELO, All Over The World - The Very Best Of (2).
Following the tragic death of band members, Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe, Jack Dakin, and their manager Craig Tarry - who lost their lives in a car crash in Sweden earlier this year - their families decided to release what was to become their first and only album posthumously in honour of their memory.
Last Thursday, we played host to a very special Viola Beach album playback session,playing all nine tracks of the studio release and featuring dedications from friends, family and fellow musicians.
Listen to it again below:
Soon after, a new animated video for the band's Boys That Sings single was released, which saw them amongst landmarks in their hometown.
Watch it again here: