Sea Girls beat Biffy Clyro to top UK Record Store Chart with Open Up Your Head

Sea Girls live in London (Alberto Pezzali / Live4ever)

Sea Girls live in London (Alberto Pezzali / Live4ever)

Sea Girls have beaten Biffy Clyro to top the UK Record Store Chart with their debut album Open Up Your Head.

A Celebration Of Endings takes second spot, while James Dean Bradfield’s second solo record Even In Exile also scores a high new entry and Fontaines D.C. remain in the Top 5 with A Hero’s Death.

The Official Charts Company launched the UK Record Store Chart in 2012 to reflect the last decade’s drive to support independent music outlets and the concurrent surge in vinyl sales. It is compiled from the best selling albums at 100 of Britain’s leading independent music shops.

UK Record Store Chart, Top 20:

1 – (new) Sea Girls – Open Up Your Head
2 – (new) Biffy Clyro – A Celebration Of Endings
3 – (new) James Dean Bradfield – Even In Exile
4 – Fontaines D.C. – A Hero’s Death
5 – (new) Rival Consoles – Articulation
6 – (new) Marsicans – Ursa Major
7 – Glass Animals – Dreamland
8 – (new) Mutter/VP/Williams – John Williams Live In Vienna
9 – (new) Slowdive – Pygmalion
10 – Willie J Healey – Twin Heavy
11 – (new) Goldfrapp – Supernature
12 – (new) Gang Of Four – Anti Hero / This Heaven Gives Me Migraine
13 – (new) Whitney – Candid
14 – JARV IS… – Beyond The Pale
15 – Laura Marling – Song For Our Daughter
16 – (new) The Levellers – Peace
17 – Deep Purple – Whoosh
18 – (new) Mark Eitzel – The Ugly American
19 – Stand Atlantic – Pink Elephant
20 – Fleetwood Mac – Rumours

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