Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Pendulum 'Slam' into The Stannary

Falmouth and Exeter students are buzzing at the news that Drum and Bass outfit, Pendulum are heading for The Stannary this Saturday.

The Australian ‘Wall of Sound’ hailing from Perth are best known for their hit singles: ‘Slam’ and ‘Tarantula’ taken off this 2005 debut album ‘Hold Your Colour’.

The group were originally scheduled to play at The Stannary last Saturday night but, due to a last minute hold up have had to reschedule the date for this coming Saturday.

English and Creative Writing student Alex Harrod said, “I think it’s great that Falmouth have attracted such an artist”.

The event is part of Oxjam’s music events which are taking place throughout the country for the rest of November. All the money raised from these events will go to the charity Oxfam.

FXU Entertainment Officer Greg Curtis said, “Having both Lethal Bizzle and Pendulum within a few weeks of each other is amazing for Falmouth!”
Despite the fact that the groups debut album ‘Hold Your Colour’ hit the shelves in 2005, a late reissue in July of this year bought them back into the mainstream.

The reissue contains two new singles, ‘Blood Sugar’ and ‘Axle Grinder’ replacing the songs ‘Another Planet’ and ‘Still Grey’ from the albums original release.

Pendulum originally started out as a trio before adding guitarist Perry Ap-Gwynedd and drummer Kodish who complete the groups current line up.

Pendulums first single ‘Slam’ is still the bands biggest hit within the UK, having entered the UK singles Top 40 at number 34.

The group have also produced various remixed of other mainstream artists, including their remix of ‘Voodoo People’ by long serving UK Electronica outfit, The Prodigy.

Students will also hoping that the groups DJ Set includes new single ‘Granite’ which is released on November 26th.

Tickets for the event are still on sale at a cost of £12.00 each and are available from The FXU Offices at both Tremough and Woodlane.

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1 comment:

Anne said...

Hi Simon

This is a very good arts and entertainment story -- well written and structured and appropriate for your student audience.

For some authority and balance, you might also have obtained a comment from the FXU entertainments officer and for the sake of uniformity it would be good to tell your readers what students are studying when you quote them -- you have done this in some cases but not others.

Your punctuation and grammar are generally very good. Stylistically it is usual to put inverted commas around the names of tracks but not albums.