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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.