Pendulum Split Up?

Pendulum's Rob Swire plans to focus on Knife Party following success and 'fun' with new project.

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Pendulum appear to have split up with band member Rob Swire saying he has no plans to make more music with the Australian drum and bass act. The dubstep/metal hybrid band tasted huge success with their albums 'In Silico' and 'Immersion' but have moved away from the band in 2012 to start up a number of side projects,. Knife Party, one of the Pendulum offshoots, have become so successful that band members Rob Swire and Rob McCrillen have confirmed they have no plans to return to their original band. "I don't know if we've outgrown it because it just evolved into something else in the end. But it was time for something new and the music scene itself had changed. Rock bands are having a pretty hard time at the moment and we weren't a rock band but with Pendulum we had the band format. We just decided that in 2012 it was time to put that down for a bit." Swire told Triple J. Adding: "The Knife Party thing is going so well we don't really feel like going back to junior school anytime soon. We're having too much fun with this project. It's also great because Pendulum towards the end sort of felt like we were doing it because we had to and that's never a fun way to do music. Whereas Knife Party is pretty much solely us doing what we want to and if no one likes it we don't care." Pendulum previously told fans that they would take 2012 off and return with a new album in 2013. Thanks to Gigwise for the report.

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    godofthunder178
    I saw pendulum play in 2011, and they honestly but on a great friggen show. I like Knife Party, don't get me wrong, but completely leaving an act like Pendulum...that sucks. They have some good tunes, and it sucks to see them leave. Granted...give them 2 or 3 years (just like any other band that goes on a hiatus) and they will be back, with a new album.
    bozomatt
    vppark2 wrote: one of the few great dubstep acts.
    I hate to be that guy, but they weren't dubstep.
    strat0blaster
    What a damned shame. I just recently got into them, and they're a favorite now. The track they did with In Flames was insane, and I was looking forward to some new music. Bummer.
    CrazyPigeon
    I never saw Pendulum live, but I did see the MC do a DJ set at a club several years back. From what I remember, it wasn't half bad.
    INstaNt-RocK
    I never liked them anyway; something doesnt sit right with me when your lead singer plays a guitar hero controller.
    dollyDagger
    Only a week late. But that's OK. Knife Party are rubbish. This Dubstep phase is almost dead, and when it finally ends, Rob will bring out Pendulum again. Hopefully the DnB act similar to Hold Your Colour. Not the Heavy Metal band DnB act.
    CommanderMeaty
    As a lover of Pendulum this doesn't really make me sad cause I think they were about to make dubstep anyway, just like most techno and drum n bass's outfits.
    vppark2
    bozomatt wrote: vppark2 wrote: one of the few great dubstep acts. I hate to be that guy, but they weren't dubstep.
    if u really want to get specific, go right ahead, but there is a bit of dubstep in their music. just saying.
    phantom_lord586
    dollyDagger wrote: Only a week late. But that's OK. Knife Party are rubbish. This Dubstep phase is almost dead, and when it finally ends, Rob will bring out Pendulum again. Hopefully the DnB act similar to Hold Your Colour. Not the Heavy Metal band DnB act.
    You have no place on this site..... The more guitar the better so shhhh
    foxhound525
    Dolly Dagger is right, normally more guitar is better but they excelled when making proper drum n bass