Knife Party & Pendulum split

2012-06-18 by Acanthus | 20 Comments
Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen have announced that they will not be returning to play as
Pendulum anytime soon, deciding to stick with the side project Knife Party for the time
being.

In an interview with Australian radio station Triple j Swire stated:

"The Knife Party thing is going so well we don't really feel like going back to junior
school anytime soon," he said."I guess we'd been doing Pendulum for ten years and that's a
pretty long time to be doing anything I guess. We were still playing tracks like 'Blood
Sugar' that we made when we were 18 or 19. To still be doing that 10 years later, it just
felt like time to do something else.

I don't know if we've outgrown it because it just evolved into something else in the end.
But it was time for something new and the music scene itself had changed. Rock bands are
having a pretty hard time at the moment and we weren't a rock band but with Pendulum we
had the band format. We just decided that in 2012 it was time to put that down for a bit.

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.
"

The news can be read here:

http://www.tonedeaf.com.au/news/local-news/172731/pendulum-call-quits.htm

Tagged: Knife Party

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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 18th 2012
32190 Comments


For a second I thought they were going to team up for a collab (which would have been strange)

SiliconFields
June 18th 2012
201 Comments


Yeah news title is deceptive

Tyrael
June 18th 2012
21005 Comments


Bad news

Knife Party sucks dick

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 18th 2012
32190 Comments


Maybe it's just me being cynical, but I totally read this as:

"the kids don't seem to be responding to the drum & bass anymore, they like the wubs"

Tyrael
June 18th 2012
21005 Comments


^

exactly

what the hell is that about the music scene having changed or some shit

drum and bass is still really popular

FatalHybrid
June 18th 2012
38 Comments


More Knife Party is good news to me.. I liked Pendulum but right now I am very much liking what Knife Party are doing, so more of that is all good.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 18th 2012
32190 Comments


what the hell is that about the music scene having changed or some shit


he's talking about dubstep and how it's shit hot at the moment

Tyrael
June 18th 2012
21005 Comments


Hehe yeah I understand what it means Dev ;]

But from what I get from my friends drum & bass is still pretty big

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 18th 2012
32190 Comments


It is, but not so much in the US and certainly not the jump-up style that Pendulum plays

anarchistfish
June 18th 2012
24854 Comments


For a second I thought they were going to team up for a collab (which would have been strange) [2]

Leave a good band to focus on a shit one, yay

owen
June 18th 2012
3918 Comments


$$$$$$$$$

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bloc
June 18th 2012
37310 Comments


What the hell? Knife Party is just a side project of Pendulum?

"The Knife Party thing is going so well we don't really feel like going back to junior school anytime soon"

Knife Party IS the junior school, fool.



Tijnmans
June 18th 2012
369 Comments


Don't give a shit about Knife party or Pendulum so whatever!

klap
Staff Reviewer
June 18th 2012
11318 Comments


$$$$

Havey
June 18th 2012
10054 Comments


Title is sorta misleading

and Knife Party sucks

Mabbitt
June 18th 2012
1471 Comments


Man, at first I saw this and I thought "man, they're splitting from pendulum and sticking to knife party for now!" and i'm like "wait a minute, they would have named it something else if that was the case...probably going to be a split EP or something"

I was right the first time fuuu

Acanthus
June 18th 2012
9808 Comments


Weird, my mind doesn't see how the title is misleading: the side project is breaking away from the real band (and there's a minimal amount of space to say that). But then again I submitted this early in the morning, my mind wasn't all there.

Adore Pendulum, I think Dev hit the nail on the head about the drum and bass bit.

Dogget
June 18th 2012
781 Comments


Makes sense for them I guess, why spend money on touring with a full band set up when they can just pack a few laptops and play 2 or 3 shows a night getting paid shit loads more?

Acanthus
June 18th 2012
9808 Comments


I need their new EP, but I enjoy their remixes far more than their tracks.

housegeek23
July 5th 2012
115 Comments


http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/50683/Knife-Party-Rage-Valley/ I actaully hate this whole Knife Party thing, they should just stick to Pendulum



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