'Velociraptor!' tops the charts

Kasabian have hit number one with their new album 'Velociraptor!' in the first week of release.

A hard working live act, Kasabian have pushed their way into the mainstream through blood, sweat and determination. Working on their fourth album, the band broke cover to play a handful of festivals this summer.

Debuting new material, Kasabian demonstrated that they had lost none of their live muscle during a show-stopping performance at RockNess.

Putting the finishing touches on their new album, Kasabian decided to name 'Velociraptor!' after a much maligned pre-historic reptile. Inspired by one of the iconic dinosaurs from Jurassic Park, the Leicester band wanted to become more furious, more blood thirsty than ever before.

Released last week, 'Velociraptor!' has been accompanied by a fanfare from their supporters. Flooding out into record shops across the land, the band's enormous fan base have sent the new album into the charts at number one.

'Velociraptor!' sits at number one, beating off competition from last week's chart topper Ed Sheeran. Adele lingers at number three with the hugely successful '21' while debut LP '19' has fallen to number ten.

Elsewhere, Tony Bennett's 'Duets II' collection - featuring Amy Winehouse' final recordings - has hit number five. Example slides to number six, while Mick Jagger's SuperHeavy project has failed to enter the Top Ten.

Hitting number thirteen, the album was crafted by an all-star cast including the Rolling Stones frontman, AR Rahman, British blue eyed soul starlet Joss Stone, reggae singer Damian Marley and more.

Meanwhile, Red Hot Chili Peppers have slid down to number sixteen with new album 'I'm With You'. With a full UK tour set to launch later this year, the band will no doubt go veering up the charts.

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