Artist News

Pendulum on hiatus

By | Published on Wednesday 20 June 2012


Pendulum are on hiatus as a live band and recording outfit, it seems, with one third of the group, main songwriter Rob Swire, announcing via Twitter that there will be no more live shows for the foreseeable, and no new album in 2013. Though, despite some reporting this as a proper split, post-2013 activity has not been ruled out.

Swire is currently focusing on his other musical project, Knife Party. According to NME, he recently told Aussie radio station Triple J: “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”.

Swire’s bandmates Paul Harding and Ben Mount will continue to DJ under the Pendulum banner for the time being. Whether they will pursue other projects sans-Swire, as Pendulum or under another moniker, is not yet clear.