A CULT favourite Scottish indie band were “gobsmacked” when it was announced their debut album was expected to make a surprise appearance on the charts – more than 30 years after it first came out.

The Trashcan Sinatras are expected to make their first appearance on the official Top 40 with the reissued edition of their 1990 album Cake.

They were formed in Irvine, North Ayrshire in 1986 and have released eight albums to date.

Cake was recorded in the Shabby Road studios in Kilmarnock and featured the single Obscurity Knocks, which reached number 12 on the Billboard modern rock chart in 1991.

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The album spent two weeks in the top 75 in the UK and its follow-up I’ve Seen Everything peaked at number 50, according to Billboard. 

The Official Charts website reported the album is expected to make a “landmark entry” on the official album chart at number 10, their “first Top 40 entry ever”.

Guitarist and singer John Douglas, brother of drummer Stephen, told The National it was a “total pleasure” to be “part of a feelgood story” and that the announcement took the band by surprise.

It was being remastered and reissued by record label Last Night from Glasgow, which Douglas said allowed the band to “take a bit of a back seat”.

He added: “We had no clue this was happening.

"I knew the record was being re-released […] but we never really think of those things, so it was just really out the blue to see the national chart people mention us being that high in the charts.

“Gobsmacked, absolutely gobsmacked.”