After ten long years in the music industry, Pendulum have decided to call it a day. The focus is now set to turn to Knife Party.
Rob Swire, lead producer and songwriter for Pendulum, announced on Twitter: “There will be no further Pendulum live shows. There are no current plans for a new album in 2013.” Although this makes it sound like the decision is not set in stone, Rob later tweeted: “Lol…wow, everyone loves things more when they’re gone, I guess.” This was posted in response to negative comments from the fans, some of who are a little cynical about Swire turning his attention to Knife Party.
Knife Party are a duo made up of Rob and former bass guitarist/DJ of Pendulum, Gareth McGrillen.
Swire reinforced rumours of a split in an interview with triple j, saying that it was no longer fun to be playing with Pendulum.
“The Knife Party thing is going so well we don’t really feel like going back to junior school anytime soon,” he told triple j. “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.”