Sam and the Womp storm to UK Singles Chart number one
By Naomi Rainey
Sam and the Womp took this week's UK Top 40 Singles Chart number one, after an astonishing debut week.
The eight-piece band from London formed in 2009 and released their debut single Bom Bom this week.
It sold more than 107,000 in its week of release, securing the band's first chart topper.
The group's frontman Sam Ritchie said: "Can't believe it, we're number one! Thank you to all our fans for your support, everyone in the Womp team, massive womps to you!
"We really didn't expect this at all for 'Bom Bom' to go all the way to the top when we were writing it in a muddy field a couple of years ago, with Mr Aaron Audio falling off his chair!"
Last week's number two, Heatwave by Wiley, dropped to number three, while How We Do (Party) by Rita Ora was pushed to the number-two spot by the Sam and the Womp's new entry.
Sam and the Womp describe their music as "a womp of gypsy dub-step" and use a variety of big band instruments.
26 August 2012, 21:20