Did Australian-British drum ‘n’ bass outfit turned nu metal band Pendulum announce their breakup over Twitter? It certainly appears that way.
Rob Swire, who is currently enjoying massive global success of his electro-house/dubstep Knife Party project with fellow Pendulum member Gareth McGrillen, has updated his Twitter account bio to read: “There will be no further Pendulum live shows. There are no current plans for a new album in 2013.”
According to NME, Swire 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.”
Swire added: “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.”
NME reports that the name Pendulum will still continue to operate in a limited capacity, with members Paul “El Hornet” Harding and Ben “The Verse” Mount continuing to book DJ sets under the band’s name.
Pendulum and their label have yet to release an official statement about the act’s future.
Pendulum image by Darren Ressler