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Pendulum Biography


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Birth Place: Perth, Australia
Years Active: 2002-present
Genres: Electronic Rock, Drum And Bass, Electronica


Pendulum is an Australian-British drum and bass/electronic rock band founded in 2002 in Perth by Rob Swire, Gareth McGrillen, and Paul Harding. Harding was a veteran DJ while Swire and McGrillen were part of the rock band known as Xygen. In 2003 they relocated to the United Kingdom.

Pendulum formed in Perth, Australia and released their first song, "Vault," as the A-side of the “Kingz of the Rollers” EP in 2003. After several other singles, including "Spiral" / "Ulterior Motive" and many tracks to be included in their forthcoming LP, they released their debut album, “Hold Your Colour,” in 2005.

Their second album, “In Silico,” was released in May 2008. The second single from the album, "Propane Nightmares," peaked at #9 in the UK Singles Chart.

Pendulum’s album “Immersion” was released in May 2010 and peaked at # 1 on the UK Top 40 chart in its first week of release. "Watercolour" was released as the first single from the album reaching #4 in the UK Singles Chart and number 37 in both Australia and New Zealand.

The second single from the album, "Witchcraft", charted at #29 in the UK Singles chart, making it their third highest charted single in the UK. The third single from “Immersion” was "The Island," and just missed the UK Top 40 at #41. "Crush" was released as the fourth single in January 2011.