Violent Soho Primed For First-Ever ARIA #1 Album

23 March 2016 | 11:11 am | Staff Writer

It was just a matter of time.

If you needed any more proof that Brisbane outfit Violent Soho are quickly becoming one of the biggest bands in the country then look no further than the ARIA Albums Chart where the band are set to claim their first-ever #1 on the chart with their latest record, Waco.

Though the album already hit top spot on the Australian iTunes Chart last week, the quartet have never claimed a #1 on the ARIA chart, with their highest placing coming from their 2013 offering, Hungry Ghost, which peaked at #6. 

The news comes in the wake of the group taking out the Song Of The Year and Rock gongs at this week's Queensland Music Awards, as well as Waco scoring our pick for Album Of The Week. Check out our review here

Violent Soho will likely fight for the top spot against last week's top charting artist and fellow Aussie act Matt Corby, as well as the Molly soundtrack and Adele's 25, which have managed to stay in the top five for a number of weeks. 

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Meanwhile, to celebrate the release of the album, Violent Soho recorded a special live performance of Viceroy and Evergreen at Brisbane's Lightspace — check it out below. 

Elsewhere, US artist Gwen Stefani returns with her first solo effort in ten years, This Is What The Truth Feels Like, conveniently set for a top ten finish, as is Iggy Pop's seventeenth studio album, Post Pop Depression.

Other album debuts this week include The DronesFeelin Kinda FreeKoi Child's self-titled record, Underworld's Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Feature and the film soundtrack for Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice.

On the Singles Chart, Lukas Graham will be aiming for a sixth consecutive week at top spot with 7 Years, while new tracks including Justin Bieber's CompanyAriana Grande's Be Alright and Tinie Tempah's Girls Like featuring Zara Larsson are all set to place.