TALENTED music technology students from Coleg Llandrillo were amazed to discover their album Pink Noise had reached number eight in the iTunes album charts, outselling Ed Sheeran and George Ezra.

To add to this remarkable achievement, one of the singles from the album, Facing the Facts, by 16-year-old Louis Peters from Denbigh, independently charted at 71 in the singer, songwriter singles chart. The album is a compilation of original music, which was both created and produced by the gifted collective using the college’s state of the art recording and mixing studios at the college’s Rhos-on-Sea campus.

Scores attended the charity album release party at Llandudno's Venue Cymru last week, where music technology students gave a presentation of the process of putting the album together, before performing a few tracks from it live.

One of the musicians, and a key organiser, Jacob Jones, aged 18, from Rhyl, who is also the student union president for Coleg Llandrillo, said: “We are so proud of the album we have produced and have all worked so hard on it. We peaked at number eight in the iTunes streaming chart, which is absolutely mental. Please support us on our journey by downloading and streaming our album, Pink Noise. It’s available now on all major music platforms."

Robin Williams, programme area manager for creative arts at Coleg Llandrillo, spoke soon after the CD’s release, he said: “What a fantastic achievement by our students: currently they are out-streaming a number of the world’s top performers.”