Pendulum are a drum and bass/rock/electronic group from Perth, Australia, who relocated to the UK in 2003. The group (2002) comprises Rob Swire (vocals/synth/producer), Gareth McGrillen (bass guitar/producer/DJ), Perry ap Gwynedd (guitar), Paul ‘El Hornet’ Harding (DJ) and Kodish (drums).
In 2005 they released their debut album, Hold Your Colour. Critically, the album was well-received in both the United Kingdom and Australia. In addition, it was one of the biggest selling Drum and Bass releases of all time. Pendulum have also collaborated with The Freestylers, releasing the single “Fasten Your Seatbelt”. MC Spyda and tenor fly also feature as vocalists on “Tarantula”.
Pendulum’s sound is typically heavy beats accompanied by low, buzzing bass lines, overlaid with synthesized leads. As of their latest album, In Silico, further experiments with sound are evident with many more elements from rock and typical electronic music being incorporated into their music.
Their track “Vault” was played by almost every DJ and was declared by annual Knowledge Drum’n’bass Awards as The Best Track of the Year. They’ve made a bunch of remixes, including a remix of Voodoo People by The Prodigy.
Since then, Pendulum turned to rock music. Having impressed on their sold-out UK tour at the end of last year, Pendulum return to these shores in May 2008 with their full live band experience. The tour coincides with the release of their second album In Silico on May 12th. “In Silico” is Pendulum’s first album for Warner Bros. Records via the bands Ear Storm imprint and features the recent single “Granite”. A second single entitled “Propane Nightmares” will further preview the album when it’s released on April 14th.
Their official website can be found at www.pendulum.com.