Ayrshire 90s indie stars The Trashcan Sinatras are heading back up the UK charts - with an album that's 33 years old.

The Irvine band's debut release, Cake, has just been re-released - and is now sitting at No 10 in the midweek album charts.

Back in 1990, when it was originally released, Cake "barely bruised the charts", peaking at No 74.

The band have continued to record and perform consistently since their debut.

Guitarist John Douglas, who released his debut solo album last month, told the BBC: "There was a fearlessness then, and we knew our worth for it.

"Everyone at the label worked really hard on it, and I remember there was disappointment when it didn't do anything in the charts.

"But it did well in America, and we were able to tour over there because of it."

Irvine Times: Cake was released in 1990Cake was released in 1990 (Image: Trashcan Sinatras)

Signed by Go! Discs in 1987, the Trashcans made Cake in a Kilmarnock recording studio.

Their success in the US kick-started a lengthy career for the band, who have retained the same core line-up - with John joined by vocalist Francis Reader, drummer Steven Douglas and guitarist Paul Livingston.

John, who is married to Irvine singer Eddie Reader, joked today: "You should get medals for lasting that long!"

He told the BBC: "I think over the years we've managed to learn when to ease off and what buttons not to push.

"We all came from the same background and we've managed to keep that friendship going."