Enter Shikari chasing highest chart position with new album The Spark

28 September, 2017 - 15:15
St Albans band Enter Shikari held a record signing for their new album The Spark at Empire Records. Picture: Danny Loo

St Albans band Enter Shikari held a record signing for their new album The Spark at Empire Records. Picture: Danny Loo

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Enter Shikari after chasing their highest ever chart position with new album The Spark.

After signing copies of The Spark in their home city this week, the St Albans group are on course for a top five album.

It was number three in the mid-week sales charts behind The Killers’ new album Wonderful Wonderful, which was at number one, and the Foo Fighters’ chart-topper Concrete and Gold.

Enter Shikari tweeted yesterday: “Hearing we’re still at #3 in the UK album charts but just a few hundred copies keeping us there above Van Morrison and the Sheeran!”

“If there’s a time to pick up a copy and/or stream the record it’s now. Help us get our highest ever chart position”

The band – made up of Rou Reynolds, Chris Batten, Rob Rolfe, and Rory Clewlow – released fifth studio album The Spark last Friday.

To coincide with the record’s release, they arranged a series of album signings around the country, including in their home city.

Empire Records’ manager Dave Burgess said: “A St Albans band were putting out a new album, so it made sense for us to do something.

“They did signings with the larger stores like HMV, so we were the smallest.”

Mr Burgess said around 50 people attended the signing, and one woman from Germany came to get a signature.

St Albans band Enter Shikari sign their new album The Spark for fans at Empire Records. Picture: Danny LooSt Albans band Enter Shikari sign their new album The Spark for fans at Empire Records. Picture: Danny Loo

To get an invite, fans had to pre-order the CD or the vinyl with Empire Records, which is located in Heritage Close.

St Albans band Enter Shikari sign their new album The Spark for fans at Empire Records. Picture: Danny LooSt Albans band Enter Shikari sign their new album The Spark for fans at Empire Records. Picture: Danny Loo

St Albans band Enter Shikari sign their new album The Spark for fans at Empire Records. Picture: Danny LooSt Albans band Enter Shikari sign their new album The Spark for fans at Empire Records. Picture: Danny Loo

St Albans band Enter Shikari pose with fans during a signing of ther new album The Spark at Empire Records. Picture: Danny LooSt Albans band Enter Shikari pose with fans during a signing of ther new album The Spark at Empire Records. Picture: Danny Loo

St Albans band Enter Shikari sign their new album The Spark for fans at Empire Records. Picture: Danny LooSt Albans band Enter Shikari sign their new album The Spark for fans at Empire Records. Picture: Danny Loo

St Albans band Enter Shikari sign their new album The Spark for fans at Empire Records. Picture: Danny LooSt Albans band Enter Shikari sign their new album The Spark for fans at Empire Records. Picture: Danny Loo

St Albans band Enter Shikari sign their new album The Spark for fans at Empire Records. Picture: Danny LooSt Albans band Enter Shikari sign their new album The Spark for fans at Empire Records. Picture: Danny Loo

Fans queue outside Empire Records as St Albans band Enter Shikari hold a record signing for their new album The Spark. Picture: Danny LooFans queue outside Empire Records as St Albans band Enter Shikari hold a record signing for their new album The Spark. Picture: Danny Loo

Fans queue outside Empire Records as St Albans band Enter Shikari hold a record signing for their new album The Spark. Picture: Danny LooFans queue outside Empire Records as St Albans band Enter Shikari hold a record signing for their new album The Spark. Picture: Danny Loo

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