Scottish singer/songwriter Sandi Thom yesterday (June 4) ended Gnarls Barkley's nine-week run at the top of the U.K. singles chart. After their "Crazy" was deleted by Warner Bros. last Monday, Thom's "I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair)" (RCA) climbed 2-1. Meanwhile, California pop-rock band Orson followed two recent British hits with a No. 1 entry for the Mercury album "Bright Idea."
U.K. rock act the Futureheads will release its sophomore album, "News and Tributes," June 13 via Vagrant/StarTime International. It's the follow-up to 2005's self-titled debut, which was issued by Sire in North America.