Pendulum announce split

The dance rockers' mainman Rob Swire tweets that the band have called it quits

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Pendulum

Pendulum have announced that they have split up.

The Australian dance rockers released three studio albums in a 10-year career, with their most recent effort 'Immersion' coming out in 2010. They have also been a fixture on the festival circuit in recent years, playing over 30 festivals across Europe last summer.

The band's multi-instrumentalist and main songwriter Rob Swire [pictured on the right], who is currently touring with his side-project Knife Party, announced the news, writing on his official Twitter account Twitter.com/rob_swire: "There will be no further Pendulum live shows. There are no current plans for a new album in 2013."

Swire also confirmed that Knife Party was very much his priority in a recent interview with Australian radio station Triple J, saying when asked about the future of Pendulum: "The Knife Party thing is going so well we don't really feel like going back to junior school anytime soon."

He continued: "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."

It looks as though the name Pendulum will still continue to operate, with members Paul "El Hornet" Harding and Ben "The Verse" Mount continuing to book DJ sets under the band's name.

You can watch the video for the band's previous single 'Watercolor' by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

Read More On This Artist

Pendulum - 'Watercolour' Pendulum - 'Watercolour'

Video: Pendulum - 'Watercolour'

More News
Run The Jewels share 'clean version' of 'Run The Jewels 2' album
Led Zeppelin share interactive video for alternate version of 'Trampled Under Foot'
Glasgow's Arches venue set to close following police raid
Ringo Starr says he originally wrote new album 'Postcards From Paradise' on drums alone...
Azealia Banks becomes Medusa in 'Ice Princess' video – watch
The Maccabees share new single 'Marks To Prove It' - listen
Everything Everything, James Bay and Catfish And The Bottlemen added to Festival Number 6 line-up
The Vaccines to release new video tomorrow (April 1)
Paramore's Hayley Williams unveils first episode of beauty and music web series 'Kiss...
Wilco cancel show in Indiana due to US State's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act
Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson announce co-headline tour
Drenge say Record Store Day has 'turned into a swamp of bullshit'
Future Islands record new music at Abbey Road and play new songs live - watch
The Libertines tell fans to 'expect album announcement soon' in latest update from...
Mac DeMarco performs 'Let Her Go' live on 'Conan' - watch
Universal call Record Store Day 'the single best thing that has ever happened to the indie...
Justin Bieber working on new album with Kanye West and Rick Rubin
Naughty Boy on Louis Tomlinson beef: 'No one is against anyone here'
The Rolling Stones announce North American tour for 2015
The Maccabees announce UK tour dates for May
Grace Jones to support Paolo Nutini's Glasgow Summer Sessions gig
A$AP Rocky says his new album is inspired by The Doors

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM