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Foals Top Aus Chart, Aussies Steal #1 In UK

18 February 2013 | 1:13 pm | Scott Fitzsimons

The UK band enjoy their best ever chart positions

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English indie outfit Foals have ridden their Big Day Out tour to see their third album Holy Fire debut at number one the ARIA Albums Chart this week.

As we predicted midweek, Foals led a new-look top ten with Bullet For My Valentine arriving at four with Temper Temper and Tim McGraw at ten with Two Lanes Of Freedom. Tegan & Sara was the other strong debut at 14 with Heartthrob.

Foals' previous best chart position was Total Life Forever, which reached 68 in February 2011. But despite their success in Australia, they couldn't repeat the 'number one' feat in the UK charts back home. There they debuted at two, behind the Les Miserables soundtrack, which features vocal performances from Australians Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe. It would have been Foals' first number one in their home territory. It's still the highest position of their career to date.

Other debuts in the ARIA Album Chart included The Bronx's The Bronx IV at 37 and Russell Morris's Sharkmouth at 47.

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Melbourne outfit Strange Talk cracked the Digital Albums Chart with Cast Away debuting at 44. The album failed to make the overall top 50.

In the ARIA Singles Chart Pink steals the top spot from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' iron grip with Just Give Me A Reason. Further down, Flux Pavilion featuring Childish Gambino's Do Or Die has entered at 48. The entry comes off the back of successful tour while the artists have had minimal radio support.

There's a new local number one on the ARIA Club Charts with The Only's track Looking Back rising to the top spot in its sixth week. The track, which features remixes by Walden, What So Not, Silver Sneakers and Marshall F, was at two last week.

We can't not mention Gotye either, who was splashed across media once again this week thanks to the Grammys. His album Making Mirrors re-entered the ARIA Album Chart at 24 while the Kimbra-featuring Somebody That I Used To Know re-entered the Singles Chart at 26.