Kodaline have thanked their fans after their new album, Politics of Living, zipped straight to the top of the charts in Ireland.

The band, who are currently on tour, recorded a special video to show their appreciation, with singer Steve Garrigan saying: "We just want to thank you guys so much in Ireland for making Politics of Living the number one, it means the world to us.

"Cheers guys, yis are all legends!", he added.

This is the Dublin rockers' third number one on the Irish albums chart. Their first chart-topper was debut album In A Perfect World in 2012, followed by Coming Up For Air in 2015.

Kodaline guitarist Mark Prendergast and drummer Vinny May previously who told us they were "nervous" about releasing their new album.

Watch the interview below.

Politics of Living headed straight to the top of the charts with nearly double the sales of its nearest rival, Rod Stewart's Blood Red Roses, which came in second position.

Eminem's Kamikaze fell to number three after four weeks at the top, the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman is in number four and Lil Wayne's Tha Carter V bows in at number five.

In the singles chart, Calvin Harris and Sam Smith are at number one for a fifth week running with their collaboration Promises.

Calvin Harris and Sam Smith are at number one in the singles chart for a fifth week running

Benny Blanco, Halsey & Khalid rebound to number two with Eastside, while Kanye West & Lil Pump drop a slot to three with I Love It.

Marshmello & Bastille hold firm at four with Happier, while In My Mind by Dynoro & Gigi D’Agostino rounds off the top five for a sixth consecutive week.

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