Pendulum return, debut new video

2020-09-18 by resident shit music stan | 35 Comments
Drum and bass titans Pendulum have returned with their first original material since their 2010 album Immersion and 2011 single "Ransom": "Driver" and "Nothing For Free".

Not much is known about "Driver", but "Nothing For Free" was originally intended for members Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen's other project Knife Party (and was even played at several Knife Party concerts) before being reworked for Pendulum.

You can stream the new songs here:




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BallsToTheWall
September 18th 2020
50124 Comments


Oh, hell yeah.

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OSEL
September 18th 2020
133 Comments


Yeah, oh hell.

JayEnder
September 18th 2020
8502 Comments


Never thought I'd see the day where these guys made a comeback. Songs are good, and its refreshing to hear their sound again. However, they're nothing close to Hold Your Colour

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GregoriusV
September 18th 2020
40 Comments


Hell, yeah oh.

Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
September 18th 2020
21966 Comments


I just discovered that Devin Townsend remix'd Crush 2 years ago. :=O

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Sinternet
September 18th 2020
23235 Comments


they're decent I guess, but their sound is permanently stuck in the mid-late 00s mentally for me and it's hard to really see these as anything but a sum of nostalgic parts

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Valzentia
September 18th 2020
1110 Comments


Hell, oh yeah.

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Scheumke
September 18th 2020
1888 Comments


Hmm I dunno yet. Driver in particular is very generic sounding. Nothing for Free at least doesn't sound like an Immersion B side, that one was pretty cool.

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dedex
Contributing Reviewer
September 18th 2020
5366 Comments


everything Sint said

Trifolium
September 18th 2020
19197 Comments


Haven't heard them yet but I fear what Sint said, I think there's a very high chance I'll feel the same about these two, that is if they didn't shake up their sound incredibly (and there's no way they did!).

Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
September 18th 2020
21966 Comments


i just want an absolute banger like Crush or Watercolour, i dont care about the instrumental d'n'b nonsense.

Just 1 banger pls

dedex
Contributing Reviewer
September 18th 2020
5366 Comments


Watercolour yassss

Tarantula was a hit jam in high school

Trifolium
September 18th 2020
19197 Comments


''i just want an absolute banger like Crush or Watercolour, i dont care about the instrumental d'n'b nonsense.'' YEEEESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!
Exactly this.

Trifolium
September 18th 2020
19197 Comments


Hmmm, those two (especially Driver) are not yet dispelling my apprehension.

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
September 18th 2020
29360 Comments


Watercolour blows + most of the best Pendulum songs have one foot over and one outside of the pop threshold

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Trifolium
September 18th 2020
19197 Comments


''Watercolour blows + most of the best Pendulum songs have one foot over and one outside of the pop threshold''

First part NO second part yes they do.

dedex
Contributing Reviewer
September 18th 2020
5366 Comments


First part NO second part yes they do. [2]


Sabrutin
September 18th 2020
7087 Comments


i just want an absolute banger like Crush or Watercolour, i dont care about the instrumental d'n'b nonsense. [3]

and no pop nonsense like Nothing for Free either. Man these two singles are nothing :/

ChrimzonCanine
September 20th 2020
402 Comments


Still waiting for them to go full-on Self vs. Self for an entire album.

trilo
September 20th 2020
3497 Comments


yea these are very mediocre especially driver

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bloc
September 20th 2020
63682 Comments


Wow so they didn't end up upgrading their sound at all

This shit sounds like it's from 2011

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Trifolium
September 20th 2020
19197 Comments


Driver is very unnecessary. Very.

Megabomberman
September 20th 2020
44 Comments


Sweet nostalgia

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
September 20th 2020
44209 Comments


these both rule tbh

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ShadowNeko
September 20th 2020
253 Comments


What’s so wrong with sticking to the roots and progressing? Old school sounds rule

Trifolium
September 20th 2020
19197 Comments


Very true. But I've never really been a fan of their heavier moments à la Slam.

budgie
September 20th 2020
22441 Comments


trif trif trif

Trifolium
September 20th 2020
19197 Comments


Hi budgie hello!

Megabomberman
September 21st 2020
44 Comments


"What’s so wrong with sticking to the roots and progressing? Old school sounds rule"

Agreed, they are not pushing boundaries like Radiohead. They make fun, dumb, loud music. If fans want 'progression' they should satisfy themselves with the Knife party dumbster fire.


Sinternet
September 21st 2020
23235 Comments


the problem is when you stick to your roots you have to make it good or at least satisfying, especially after teasing it for so long, and neither of these tracks would make the cut on any of their previous albums

Megabomberman
September 21st 2020
44 Comments


I don't necessarily disagree with your general point here, but I think these tracks might have been jammed into Immersion. I'm not expecting this album to be much better than a 3/5 but it could be enjoyable for a few listens - its the equivalent of a Hollywood franchise reboot.

Trifolium
September 21st 2020
19197 Comments


''its the equivalent of a Hollywood franchise reboot'' Accurate!

''I think these tracks might have been jammed into Immersion'' perhaps they could have been b-sides, but I don't really see them fit on the actual album. They would stand out as very bland compared to the more obvious catchiness of the Immersion tracks.

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
September 21st 2020
44209 Comments


they're a good choice to comeback with. two songs that represent the two most visible sides of Pendulum's sound in an accessible way that might appeal to new audiences as well. I have no doubt they've got weirder shit in the pipeline but these are the smart choice for first

Sinternet
September 21st 2020
23235 Comments


maybe, if they at least have a couple real bangers in the works i'll be happy

need another propane nightmares in my life

GregoriusV
September 23rd 2020
40 Comments


like butane nightmares amirite?



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