Pendulum members Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen spoke to Australian radio station Tripple J about the future of Pendlum. Both Swire and McGrillen have decided to stick with their side project Knife Party and thus put Pendulum on hold indefinitely
“The Knife Party thing is going so well we don’t really feel like going back to junior
school anytime soon,” he said.
“I guess we’d been doing Pendulum for ten years and that’s a pretty long time to be doing
anything I guess. We were still playing tracks like ‘Blood Sugar’ that we made when we
were 18 or 19. To still be doing that 10 years later, it just felt like time to do
I don’t know if we’ve outgrown it because it just evolved into something else in the end.
But it was time for something new and the music scene itself had changed. Rock bands are
having a pretty hard time at the moment and we weren’t a rock band but with Pendulum we
had the band format. We just decided that in 2012 it was time to put that down for a bit.
The Knife Party thing is going so well we don’t really feel like going back to junior
school anytime soon. 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.”