Australian indie-pop outfit Sheppard​ are primed to score the highest local debut on this week's ARIA​ Albums chart with their new record, ​Watching The Sky​.

According to midweek figures, the Brisbane band's second LP is in the race for top spot on the list and should debut in the top five, where it will likely be up against last week's #1 album​Kanye West's Ye​ and ​Post Malone's Beerbongs & Bentleys.

It comes after Sheppard's debut record, Bombs Away​, peaked on the chart at #2 in 2014. 

The top ten should get a shake-up too with Kanye West & ​Kid Cudi's collab, Kids See Ghost, Lily Allen's No Shame​ and Jorja Smith's ​Lost & Found​ all gunning for debuts in the top end.

Other album debuts this week include ​Olivia Newton-John's ​Hopelessly Devoted: The Hits​ and Dierks Bentley's The Mountain (both top 30), Sugarland's Bigger​ (top 40) and ​The Beach BoysThe Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ​(top 50).

Over on the Singles chart, Sydney's own ​5 Seconds Of Summer​ look to have #1 in the bag for a fourth-straight week with Youngblood​, given that no new offerings are predicted to debut inside the top ten. 

You can expect to see new tracks on the list from Peking Duk with ​Reprisal​ (top 20), as well as ​Ruel's Dazed & Confused and ​Jess Glynne's ​I'll Be There​ (both top 50).