Indie-pop band The Lottery Winners look set to be in the running at the top of the charts with their new album ‘Anxiety Replacement Therapy’.
The midweek chart shows that the band are currently leading the way, battling huge names such as Jessie Ware and The National in what is a huge underdog story.
It would be the first ever top 10 album for the indie-pop band from Leigh, near Manchester. The band have a pop-up shop in Leigh open until Thursday 4th May. It would also be the first no.1 album to come out of Leigh.
On the chart battle, frontman Thom Rylance said: ‘It’s mad to be in this position for our little band from Leigh that aren’t so little anymore. We’re going toe to toe with some amazing acts who sell out arenas worldwide, but we’re delighted to be in it and we’ve got the best fans in the world.
It’s amazing to have had all these acts from different experiences of making music in the charts and where they’ve come from to now, but I bet ours is really different to any of theirs… my Dad’s a joiner, and he’s not even good at it! How are we in this position?! It’s dead exciting.’
Released on Modern Sky UK, the album features collaborations with Frank Turner, Boy George, and Shaun Ryder. Thom spoke to NME about how these collaborations came about.
The band recently completed a sold out UK tour, with further dates to follow throughout the year including at festivals such as Glastonbury and Isle of Wight.
The band also announced over the weekend their biggest headline show to date at the O2 Apollo in Manchester on 1st December this year.
On the meaning behind ‘Anxiety Replacement Therapy’, Thom said:
“Each of the albums in my collection are a self-help tape for me. If I listen to Paul Simon’s Graceland, it’s because I know it’ll put me in a good mood. If I play The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths, it’s because I want to embrace feeling sad. We wanted to present ‘Anxiety Replacement Therapy’ as a self-help tape for anyone playing it.”
Tickets for the band’s 2023 live shows are on-sale now from: TheLotteryWinners.co.uk
The Lottery Winners Tour Dates:
6 May Newcastle The Grove
7 May Bury The Met
8 May Mexborough Imperial Club & Brewery
9 May Kingston Pryzm
10 May Portsmouth Staggeringly Good Brewery
11 May Preston Blitz
12 May Liverpool The Jacaranda
26 May Newcastle Inbetween Days Festival
2 June Irlam Live Festival
3 June Mosfest Sheffield
23 June Glastonbury Festival
4/6 August Bingley Music Festival
13 August Future Yard Birkenhead
18 August Hardwick Festival
15 June Isle of Wight Festival
12 August Boardmasters Festival, Cornwall
19 August This Feeling By The Sea Festival