Pendulum Worried By Iron Maiden Fans

Pendulum thought they were going to get "slaughtered" at Download festival.

The rock/drum and bass crossover band - who supported rockers Iron Maiden at the British music festival - admitted while hearing the crowd chant was an intimidating experience, the band thrived in front of a "challenging" crowd.

Frontman Rob Swires said: "Two minutes before we went on the crowd were chanting, 'Maiden, Maiden'. I thought we were going to get slaughtered, but we actually went down really well. We thrive on that sort of tension. We are in our element when we play in front of a crowd that's challenging.

"I think we're very lucky it's 2010. If it was any other time, audiences wouldn't respond as well as they do now."

The 'Propane Nightmares' hitmakers admitted the band's name is "pretty apt", as they tend to get bored with certain musical styles, and awing between different genres quickly.

Rob added: "We're aiming for that raw visceral sound. If we can do that and stand out in contrast to the other bands at any festival then we are happy. Our name wasn't a conscious thing, but it's pretty apt. We get bored quickly with what we last did and tend to want to do something completely different."


Contactmusic

Tags: Download Festival - Iron Maiden - Styles


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Zach Braff Reignites The Shins Connection for 'Wish I Was Here'

By the time you finish reading this article you will be enlightened. You...

Zach Braff Reignites The Shins Connection for 'Wish I Was Here'

Bruce Springsteen Stars & Makes His Directional Debut In 'Hunter Of Invisible Game'

Bruce Springsteen has made his directional debut with a 10:15 minute short...

Bruce Springsteen Stars & Makes His Directional Debut In 'Hunter Of Invisible Game'

Will He Or Won't He? Garth Brooks Vows To Reach Out To Irish Prime Minister About Cancelled Gigs

It turns out when Garth Brooks said he would perform “all or none” of...

Will He Or Won't He? Garth Brooks Vows To Reach Out To Irish Prime Minister About Cancelled Gigs

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 ups the ante

Back in early 2010 when the first How to Train Your Dragon was released, cinemas were...

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 ups the ante

George Clooney Rejects Daily Mail Apology Over Claims Regarding Fiancee's Mother

George Clooney has been left reeling in fury in a spat with The Daily...

George Clooney Rejects Daily Mail Apology Over Claims Regarding Fiancee's Mother
Advertisement

Flashback Friday: Major Labels In Talks For Shares In SoundCloud In Exchange For Copyright Waivers

Berlin-based streaming service SoundCloud is about to reach a deal...

Flashback Friday: Major Labels In Talks For Shares In SoundCloud In Exchange For Copyright Waivers

Paul McCartney: Just One in a Long List of Celebs Who Love a Good Proposal

Paul McCartney made two fans’ dreams come true at a recent concert...

Paul McCartney: Just One in a Long List of Celebs Who Love a Good Proposal


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Download Festival Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Download Festival

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All