In actual proof that Skegss are bigger than The Beatles, the Byron boys have beaten Paul McCartney and hit number 2 on the ARIA charts with their debut album My Own Mess. McCartney’s Egypt Station debuted at number 3, whilst Eminem’s surprise release Kamikaze has held on to the number 1 spot for a second week.
Watch: Skegss – “Smogged Out”
After shows across Europe, a huge set at Splendour, and putting together their incredible album, Skegss are now preparing for their biggest national tour yet, beginning next month. With three EPs and a handful of national and international tours already under their belt, a number 2 album is the latest in a long list of achievements for the band from the past three years.
Eminem’s surprise drop Kamikaze took the number 1 spot last week on the ARIA charts, leaving Tash Sultana and Troye Sivan in 2 and 3 respectively. Whilst not surprising to see Eminem in the top spot again this week, we reckon it’s a pretty big deal that the boys managed to beat one of the most famous artist’s in the world to number 2.
My Own Mess was the Triple J feature album of the week over the past week, and has received praise from critics around the world. The number 2 spot is further proof that the boys are quickly becoming one of our countries biggest bands.
Check out Skegss’ tour dates below, as well as the video for “Up In The Clouds”.
Watch: Skegss – “Up In The Clouds”
Skegss 2018 Australian tour dates
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