- 28 Mar 23
The Dublin group are also set to celebrate the release of their new album with a Tim's Listening Party tomorrow.
Lankum look likely to score their first spot on the UK albums chart, according to midweek projections – with their lauded new album, False Lankum, currently expected to land in at No.17.
"Haha what the fuck," the Dublin four-piece wrote online, in response to the news.
It follows the release of Lankum's latest record on Friday, via Rough Trade Records. The album was met with hugely positive reviews from major international outlets, including The Guardian, Pitchfork, Mojo and Uncut.
"Named after the ballad from which they took their name, False Lankum being presented as a quasi self-titled project, four albums in, feels apt – serving as both a groundbreaking reintroduction for steadfast fans, and a crucial launching pad for new audiences," the Hot Press album review reads. "It should see them take a major step forward on the international stage, with some of the most fearlessly forward-thinking music that’s been produced on these shores in decades."
Read the full review here.
Tomorrow, March 29, at 8pm, Tim Burgess is holding an online Listening Party for False Lankum – with Lankum joining in as "special guests for a track by track guided tour" of the album.
Although midweek projections for the Official Irish Albums Chart have yet to be revealed, we expect the group will have plenty to celebrate on Friday, when the official charts on both sides of the Irish Sea are released.
Elsewhere on the UK charts, Lana Del Rey is on course for her sixth UK No.1 album, with Did You Know That There's a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd.
At this midweek stage, she's followed by Depeche Mode's Memento Mori (No. 2), Fall Out Boy's So Much (for) Stardust (No. 3), Pink Floyd's 50th anniversary Dark Side of the Moon boxset (No. 4), and Luke Combs' Gettin' Old (No. 5).
Listen to False Lankum below: