Idles storming towards first No.1 album

James Hanley

The Official Charts Company Midweek Sales Flash is in, and Idles have stormed clear of the pack in pursuit of their first No.1 album.

The Partisan-signed band's third LP Ultra Mono has moved 22,498 units so far, giving it a near unassailable lead over Prince's reissued Sign O' The Times in second on 4,986 sales.

Meanwhile, Michael Kiwanuka's Kiwanuka enjoys a resurgence on the back of its Mercury Prize triumph last week, rocketing 78-3 on sales of 4,706, Machine Gun ...

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