Hold Your Colour is the debut full-length album by Australian drum and bass band Pendulum. The album was mastered by Stuart Hawkes at Metropolis in London. It was released in 2005 and reissued in 2007 by Breakbeat Kaos. The album cover inspired the single cover for later Pendulum release "Witchcraft".
This album features collaborations with artists such as the DJs Fresh and TC, the MCs $pyda and Singing Fats, vocalists from bands Freestylers and Halogen, and guitarists from bands Karnivool and Concord Dawn, together with Peredur ap Gwynedd.
Five singles were produced from the album, including "Slam" / "Out Here", the first single by Pendulum to reach the top forty in the UK Singles Chart. In addition, a non-album single, "Blood Sugar" / "Axle Grinder", released on 18 June 2007, was later appended to the reissue of Hold Your Colour due to its popularity.
Otherwise, the LP was released as a triple 12", and features, together with Hold Your Colour, all the tracks that did not appear on any single. A promotional LP contained also "Slam / Out Here".
The album received very positive critical attention in both Australia and the United Kingdom, becoming one of the best selling drum and bass albums of all time, along with New Forms by Roni Size. 225,000 copies of Hold Your Colour were sold in the UK. On 25 May 2008 it entered the top 40 of the UK Albums Chart for the first time, peaking at number 29 on the 16 of August.
"Slam" was featured in the soundtrack for the video game MotorStorm on the PlayStation 3 console, and Bipolar's remix of "Hold your Colour" was featured on "FIFA Street 2", Dance Dance Revolution Universe on the Xbox 360 console and on the premiere episode of Sky1's Gladiators. It has also been picked up by the relaunched Nine's Wide World of Sports as an outro to the show and as a precursor to advertising breaks. The track "Tarantula" was featured in the Australian television drama series Underbelly, in an episode of the UK series Skins and CSI: Miami, and in the soundtrack for the video game MotorStorm: Pacific Rift.
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