Pendulum (Australian drum & bass)
Rob Swire, Peredur AP Gwynedd, Gareth McGrillen, Paul Kodish, Ben Verse and El Hornet
Pendulum is an Australian drum and bass and electronic rock band founded in 2002. Pendulum originally formed in the Australian city of Perth, Western Australia by Rob Swire, Gareth McGrillen, and Paul Harding. The band was later expanded to include members El Hornet, Ben Mount, Peredur ap Gwynedd, and KJ Sawka. Members Swire and McGrillen also formed the electro house duo Knife Party. The group is notable for its distinctive sound, mixing hard rock with electronic music and covering a wide range of genres.
After forming Pendulum with Paul Harding, the band relocated to the United Kingdom in 2003. The debut studio album, Hold Your Colour, was released in 2005 to positive critical reception. While Hold Your Colour was mostly of the drum and bass genre, the succeeding albums In Silico and Immersion saw experimentation of other genres such as industrial rock and electronic rock.
In August 2013, Swire announced that a new album may be released in 2014, although Swire and McGrillen later confessed on their Reddit AMA that they had become disillusioned with Pendulum and have no interest at present in producing any new material. Despite this, on December 16, 2015, Pendulum reunited to perform at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Florida, marking their official return as a live band.