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Pendulum Biography

Pendulum is a British and Australian band that combine Drum 'n' Bass with rock and electronica. Though they are originally from Perth, the band relocated to the UK.

Pendulum: Music History

Pendulum formed in Perth, Western Australia and released their first single 'Vault' in 2003. Their debut album, Hold Your Colour was released in 2005. The album was hugely popular in both Australia and the UK and featured the singles 'Slam', 'Out Here' and 'Blood Sugar'. The album features collaborations with Fats & TC and The Freestylers.

Pendulum's second album, In Silico was released in May 2008, following a high profile performance at Radio 1 Big Weekend concert in Maidstone, Kent. In Silico featured 'Propane Nightmares', their most successful release to date, having reached number nine in the UK singles charts. That year also saw Pendulum playing a number of large festivals, including the Leeds & Reading Festival, Creamfields, T in the Park and Download Festival. In December 2008, they filmed their performances at London's Brixton Academy. The resulting footage was released as a live DVD, released in June 2009.

2009 also saw Pendulum perform at Glastonbury (where they performed their version of Calvin Harris' 'I'm Not Alone'), Download and the Isle of Wight Festival. They also played at that year's Somerset House shows, with Guardian writer Caroline Sullivan calling them the "odd ones out" on the line-up. Their crossover sound appeals to a wide range of music fans, making them a popular festival choice. Though their earlier material, released through independent labels such as Uprising Records and Renegade Hardware was darker and more melodic, similar to Adam F and DJ Fresh, their recent releases on Warner Bros. have been a big departure and have a more dance-led sound.

Pendulum have remixed a number of tracks by other artists, most notably the track 'Voodoo People' by The Prodigy. They also collaborated with The Freestylers on 'Painkiller'.

In June 2009, Pendulum performed at a secret gig at Cargo, London, to raise money for the charity Crisis. Also playing at the gig were Zane Lowe, Chase and Status and The Bays.

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The Latest Pendulum News

Pendulum Spark Split Rumour

19th June 2012

Dance stars Pendulum have sparked rumours of a permanent split after announcing they have no plans to tour or record...

Movie Reviews The Raven

28th April 2012

It's as if the makers of The Raven were begging for trouble. After all, they've made the victim of a...

Pendulum To Headline High Definition Festival 2012

24th February 2012

Pendulum will headline this year's High Definition Festival. The drum and bass group - who said last year that they...

The Prodigy Voted Best Dance Act Of All Time

20th January 2012

The Prodigy have been voted the best dance act of all time. The 'Firestarter' group beat Daft Punk to claim...

Pendulum Announce Hiatus

23rd August 2011

Pendulum are to go on hiatus for a year. The dance rock group have been on the road ever since...

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Pendulum Reviews

Pendulum - Immersion Album Review

14th June 2010

Pendulum are a peculiarity: Too Drum 'n' Bass for the Metal kids, too Metal for...

Pendulum, Preview Liverpool University Feature

26th February 2008

PendulumPreviewLiverpool UniversityMay 2nd 2008The drum and bass scene is alive and well and kinda breaking...

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Pendulum Festivals

Hideout Festival

30th June 2014

Open'er Festival

2nd July 2014

Glastonbury Festival

25th June 2014

Exit Festival

10th July 2014


17th July 2014

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Pendulum Interviews

Pendulum, Interview

25th November 2010

Founded in 2002, Pendulum have revolutionised the Drum n' Bass scene. Incorporating different styles such...

Pendulum Interview

2nd September 2008

Pendulum InterviewWe caught up with Pendulum's guitarist Perry at this years Leeds festival to have...

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The Latest Pendulum Press Releases

Pendulum Arena Tour Announced

27th July 2010

Pendulum have announced a December Arena tour to celebrate their latest album 'Immersion'...

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