Pendulum

Pendulum are undoubtedly one of the biggest electronic bands of all time. With 3 platinum albums to their name including renowned debut ‘Hold Your Colour’ and a UK #1 and #2 for ‘Immersion’ and ‘In Silico’, the band from Perth have sold over a million albums in the UK alone. Selling out global arena tours and playing to thousands across main stage performances from Glastonbury, Download to Reading and Leeds and a headline slot at Ultra Miami, the band are preparing to announce new music very soon alongside dates for their Trinity show in 2020.

One of the most iconic electronic acts of all time, Pendulum are back. With a handful of live shows in 2017/18 marking the end of a 7 year hiatus, Pendulum are now fully gearing up for a monumental 2020: with their new jaw dropping state of the art Trinity show and brand new music loaded and ready to be unleashed on their fans early next year.

The launch of Trinity saw the three founding members of Pendulum – Rob Swire (Anscenic), Gareth McGrillen (Speed) and Paul Harding (El Hornet) perform together for the first time in a decade, allowing them to road test their new music amongst epic headline stage productions. Featuring live vocals from Rob Swire, Pendulum will be performing as Trinity throughout 2020 before bringing the full live band back for 2021.

Launching in 2003 with ‘Vault’ and in 2005 releasing their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Hold Your Colour’, which included monster tracks ‘Slam’, Fasten Your Seatbelt’, Tarantula’ and ‘Blood Sugar’, Pendulum became instantly known for their unique blend of genre bending, high-tempo productions and energetic live shows. Led by Rob Swire and mates Gareth McGrillen and Paul Harding, their debut released on Breakbeat Kaos went platinum and the band set about taking the world by storm.

By the time 2008’s platinum-selling follow up ‘In Silico’ dropped, the band was one of electronic music’s biggest live acts, the album spawning the now iconic productions ‘Granite’ and ‘Propane Nightmares’. With the album certified Gold within a month of release, and platinum within a year, Pendulum followed with a defining performance at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in the same year.

Headlining stages at festivals worldwide, including Download, Sziget, Creamfields, Coachella, Rock Am Ring, Reading/Leeds and T in the Park, Pendulum’s momentum continued to grow with their biggest UK headlining tour to date before an audience in excess of 50,000 people, including two massive sold out shows at Brixton Academy, later released as a full live CD/DVD.

Releasing their third studio album in 2010, ‘Immersion’ shot straight to #1 in the UK album charts and featured guest appearances on the album from metal giants In Flames, The Prodigy’s Liam Howlett and Porcupine Tree’s Steve Wilson. The album was their biggest release to date and featured their highest charting single ‘Watercolour’ (#5), as well as ‘Witchcraft’ and ‘The Island’.

The band had well and truly exploded into the mainstream, cemented further by a pair of huge live shows at London’s Wembley Arena and headline tours in Europe, Australia and a massive summer smashing the international festival circuit, as well as becoming the most played act on BBC Radio 1 in 2010.

Early in 2011, the band headed to North America where they played as special guests on Linkin Park’s ‘A Thousand Suns’ US Arena Tour followed by a run of their own dates. They then returned home to Australia to headline the Future Music Festival, before heading into another summer of shows at festivals all over the UK and Europe, including the penultimate slot on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival, and headlining slots at Download Festival, T In The Park, V Festival and Bestival.

After hitting the peak of their commercial success, the guys decided to take a break from the band and Pendulum went on hiatus, to the shock of their fans, shifting their focus instead onto their Knife Party project.

Fast forward 4 years to 2016, and with Knife Party reaching a similarly dizzying headline status, Rob and Gareth made a triumphant comeback with Pendulum at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival. Cementing their place at the top table of electronic music with a joint headline slot that combined both Pendulum and Knife Party performances, the show featured all the fan favourites and special guest appearances from Deadmau5 and Tom Morello.

Playing a handful of other live shows throughout 2017 and 2018 including headline performances at the newly launched Printworks venue, Snowbombing and SW4 Festival, the band made a massive return to headline the BBC Radio 1 stage at Reading and Leeds in 2018, closing out the festival just like they did the last time they were there in 2010. 

Releasing their greatest hits package in 2018 along with a remix album – ‘The Reworks’ it was a closing out of all of the bands previous chapters, paving the way for something new. Featuring 13 colossal Pendulum songs, from early ‘Hold Your Colour’ single ‘Streamline’ to ‘Immersion’s’ ‘Witchcraft’ and ‘Watercolour’, artists such as Skrillex, Noisia and Moby, were eager to contribute their remixes.

With new a new chapter incoming, Pendulum are gearing up for a busy 2020 and look set to make a triumphant return to the spotlight where they rightfully belong.