Monday Box Set: Phil Collins Tops UK Charts, New Tours Feat. Laura Marling & MGMT Track Of The Week

Start your week right here as Live4ever’s music collection offers you all the weekend chart news, updates of brand new tours recently announced and our pick of the week’s new tracks.

Manic Street Preachers - Postcards From a Young Man

Phil Collins’ new solo album ’Going Back’ climbs three places this week to top the UK Album Chart, knocking last week’s chart topper The Script to #2, while Manic Street Preachers’ new record ‘Postcards From a Young Man’ debuts at no.3 and Mumford & Sons’Sigh No More’ moves back into the top ten.

In the UK Singles chart, Bruno Mars is on top with the track ‘Just The Way You Are (Amazing)’.

In the UK Indie Album chart, The xx’s self-titled debut remains on top for another week, and Prodigy‘sInvaders Must Die‘ is back in the top ten at number eight. Emma’s Imagination are on top of the UK Indie Singles Chart with the single ‘Focus‘.

Top 10 Albums:

1/ Phil Collins – Going Back
2/ The Script – Science & Faith
3/ Manic Street Preachers – Postcards From a Young Man
4/ Brandon Flowers – Flamingo
5/ Robert Plant – Band of Joy
6/ Maroon 5 – Hands All Over
7/ Linkin Park – A Thousand Suns
8/ Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
9/ Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More
10/ The xx – xx

Top 10 Singles:

1/ Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are (Amazing)
2/ Taio Cruz – Dynamite
3/ Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
4/ The Script – For The First Time
5/ Alexandra Burke – Start Without You
6/ Eminem – Love The Way You Lie
7/ Emma’s Imagination – Focus
8/ Katy B – Katy On a Mission
9/ Shontelle – Impossible
10/ Alex Gaudino – I’m In Love (I Wanna Do It)

UK Indie Album Chart:

1/ The xx – xx
2/ Black Country Communion – Black Country Communion
3/ Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – History Of \Modern
4/ Example – Won’t Go Quietly
5/ Underworld – Barking
6/ The Jolly Boys – Great Expectation
7/ Röyksopp – Senior
8/ Prodigy – Invaders Must Die
9/ Dizzee Rascal – Tongue N Cheek
10/ Vampire Weekend – Contra

UK Indie Singles Chart:

1/ Emma’s Imagination – Focus
2/ Katy B – Katy On a Mission
3/ Alex Gaudino – I’m In Love (I Wanna Do It)
4/ Emma’s Imagination – This Day
5/ DJ Fresh – Gold Dust
6/ Example – Last Ones Standing
7/ Missing Andy – The Way We’re Made
8/ Example – Kickstarts
9/ Greg Street – Turn My Swag
10/ The Pictures – Earthly Treasures

Our pick of the week’s new tracks is MGMT‘s Congratulations‘, taken from their recent album of the same name.

Here’s our round-up of the latest UK tour news, which this week features Laura Marling, Elbow and Two Door Cinema Club.


Acclaimed songwriter Laura Marling has announced details of a UK which will begin in Sheffield on November 20th. The dates will include a spot supporting Vampire Weekend in London on December 2nd.


Sheffield Leadmill (20)
Portsmouth Wedgwood Rooms (22)
London Conway Hall (23, 24)
Norwich Waterfront (26)
Liverpool University Stanley Theatre (27)
Edinburgh Liquid Room (28)
Aberdeen Lemon Tree (29)

Cardiff Glee Club (1)
London Alexandra Palace (2)

Mercury winners Elbow will mark their comeback next year with a UK Arena tour to commence in Glasgow in March. The tour will be in support of their as-yet-untitled new album, the follow up to 2008’s hugely successful ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’.


Glasgow SECC (15)
Newcastle Metro Radio Arena (16)
Nottingham Trent FM Arena (17)
Sheffield Arena (19)
Liverpool Echo Arena (20)
Birmingham National Indoor Arena (22)
Cardiff International Arena (23)
Manchester Evening News Arena (25)
London O2 Arena (28)

Two Door Cinema Club have announced details of three new UK and Ireland dates for next March. The band will visit Glasgow, Dublin and London next year, and will also release a new, expanded version of their debut album ‘Tourist History’ on October 4th.


Glasgow O2 ABC (10)
London Roundhouse (12)
Dublin Olympia (18)

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