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ok sound, i shall make some phone calls.

they've been awesome the two times i've seen them before so if i can sort transport would well be up for it.

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Seek and Hide Presents...

THE OFFICIAL ART DEGREE SHOW PARTY

Mono

PENDULUM with MC Rage

NEIL SMITH & DIGIMAK (Seek and Hide Residents)

Floor5

FREAK SCENE

Roborovski (Sound The Alarm, White Mouse Disco)

Suicidal Syd (Born Bad, The Leatherettes)

Moose (White Mouse Disco)

Air

ALEX C (Mind Your Bitz)

JAMIE COULL

Liar

Union Residents

FRI 18th MAY - 10:00 - 03:30

Dundee University Students Association (The Union)

Tickets availble from the 23rd April - 9 - allows entry into all venues

For more information please contact hayley@seekandhide.com

www.myspace.com/seekandhide

www.myspace.com/officialpendulum

www.myspace.com/digimak

www.myspace.com/neilsmithdj

www.myspace.com/freakscene

www.myspace.com/alexcremix

www.myspace.com/jamie_coull

Pendulum Bio

Pendulum formed in their home-town of Perth (Western Australia) in 2002, when producers Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen teamed up with acclaimed local DJ Paul 'Elhornet' Harding. While their individual formative roots ranged from producing drum & bass, breakbeat and hardcore, to playing in metal and punk bands, their comparable talents proved an unstoppable force when they managed to single-handedly conquer the world of drum & bass in their first 12 months together.

After selling more than 100,000 units of their debut artist album "Hold Your Colour", remixing for such respected artists as The Prodigy, being play-listed and featuring regularly on BBC Radio 1, all whilst continuing to tour the world over as DJs...Pendulum decided that was finally time to take things to the next level - performing live.

The last 12 months have seen Pendulum retreat to the depths of the underground to work on their second album, and to hone and perfect their sound for the live arena. Finding that using purely electronic sounds left something to be desired, they fetched their guitars and worked on perfecting their ultimate sound - an electronic Led Zeppelin, a crunked up Soundgarden, Tool meets Timbaland, combined with the synthetic aggression and sonic purity of the original Pendulum sound.

So apart from that, what the hell are Pendulum all about? In the words of the boys themselves...

"We want our music to be an escape. While technology continues to constantly advance production techniques and (arguably) sound quality, something has been lost in the process - that original sense of self-escape, the idea of leaving yourself open to experience something you don't necessarily find in every-day life. That was the energy we picked up on and liked about electronic music when we first got into it. It felt like the same energy found with bands like Led Zeppelin and even The Beatles, and still occasionally today with bands like Tool, The Mars Volta, Queens Of The Stone Age and others.

To us, it made perfect sense to combine the best of both worlds, but it had to be done in a way that didn't make it sound obvious. In the last 10 years you've had all these bands that tried to cross the bridge by recruiting a turntablist / using a synthesizer on their new single, or electronic artists who just threw an obvious guitar sample into a tune...but eventually it just came across as a gimmick or a bit cheesy. We thought we'd try and do it properly, because to us it still hasn't been done right and theres a lot of room for exploration.

If you turn on the radio today you'll hear 20 tracks in a row describing someone's every-day life, or songs with a one-line catchphrase chorus about shaking your ass in the club - the production is usually great but when you look deeper, there's nothing behind it...it doesn't offer you anything past its face value. We want to hear something different and exciting, but the material we want to hear isn't getting made. Thats why we spend nearly every waking moment trying to create music that takes you out of this universe - for ourselves and anyone else who wants to listen."

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If you turn on the radio today you'll hear 20 tracks in a row describing someone's every-day life, or songs with a one-line catchphrase chorus about shaking your ass in the club - the production is usually great but when you look deeper, there's nothing behind it...it doesn't offer you anything past its face value. We want to hear something different and exciting, but the material we want to hear isn't getting made. Thats why we spend nearly every waking moment trying to create music that takes you out of this universe - for ourselves and anyone else who wants to listen."

That's cool as fuck...I like these what these guys do and their philosophy is sound...

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That's cool as fuck...I like these what these guys do and their philosophy is sound...

It's a good blurb but unfortunately it's total bull.

Pendulum are the poster boys for the dumbing down of d&b that has occured in the last couple of years. Their music is (excellently produced) predictable dancefloor cheese for pillheads and kids on ritalin.

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If you turn on the radio today you'll hear 20 tracks in a row describing someone's every-day life, or songs with a one-line catchphrase chorus about shaking your ass in the club - the production is usually great but when you look deeper, there's nothing behind it...it doesn't offer you anything past its face value. We want to hear something different and exciting, but the material we want to hear isn't getting made. Thats why we spend nearly every waking moment trying to create music that takes you out of this universe - for ourselves and anyone else who wants to listen."

Yeah, if you listen to Radio 1. Anyone with half a brain could write something "deeper" than McFly or Westlife. It's nothing to boast about.

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It's a good blurb but unfortunately it's total bull.

Pendulum are the poster boys for the dumbing down of d&b that has occured in the last couple of years. Their music is (excellently produced) predictable dancefloor cheese for pillheads and kids on ritalin.

Totaly agree, I never saw why so many people are into this lot. Guess it's an easy entry point, but too many of the songs I heard from mates came across as horrible happy hardcore interspersed with non-descript dnb breaks, nothing to really get excited about at all.

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It's a good blurb but unfortunately it's total bull.

Pendulum are the poster boys for the dumbing down of d&b that has occured in the last couple of years. Their music is (excellently produced) predictable dancefloor cheese for pillheads and kids on ritalin.

They are a good 'beginners guide to D&B' band.

Although most of the songs on Hold Your Colour are fairly generic, songs like 'Girl in the Fire' are fucking excellent because they incorporate so many different styles, pushing those tracks much higher in intelligence than a lot of other D&B tunes I have heard.

'Form & Function' by Photek is awesome (irrelevance)

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photek : drum n drum (great stuff like, not slagging)

randal C, xclusive, infinity&basic, ganja krew etc - that's where it was at ('94)

classics - anyone used to go to manga in Edinburgh back then? Loved it.

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You have to remember that these guys come the underground rave clubs in Oz. I agree with a lot of what people have said but if your not a DnB'er, Pendulum not only put on a great show, they also play amazing sets playing out DnB tracks from all there influences not just the album.

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