It has been revealed today that hugely successful Perth-born, London-based drum’n’bass/rock exponents Pendulum will no longer continue as an entity, with the band’s Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen focusing instead on their new Knife Party project.
Swire has changed his twitter bio recently to announce that there will be no more Pendulum shows and that an album is not on the cards for 2013 as previously announced.
He solidified talk of a Pendulum split in an interview with triple j, saying that it was no longer fun playing with the band that made them so famous.
“The Knife Party thing is going so well we don't really feel like going back to junior school anytime soon,” he told the station’s Linda Marigliano. “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.”
Knife Party's Rage Valley EP has debuted in the US charts at number 75 this week and hit the UK's charts at number 71.