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April 19, 2018
April 19, 2018
So, it’s been about 7 years since we last heard from Pendulum. The drum n’ bass band has (mostly) been on hiatus since their last release in 2011, while members Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen have been busy dropping dopeness under the name Knife Party. While the band played a few shows in 2017, they hadn’t officially returned and 2018 is looking like the year for it to happen.
The band recently announced a remix album of sorts called Reworks. The official press release promises it’s unlike any other project Pendulum has yet released. Through the band’s Twitter, it was announced that the 12-track album contains reworks of classic songs like “Watercolour,” “The Island, Pt. 1,” and “Witchcraft” from Skrillex, Noisia, Pegboard Nerds, and the aforementioned Knife Party. The band announced March 16 as the launch date with the full release following on June 29th. If all this holds true, the world could be getting newish Pendulum material soon!
16th March Launch. Full release 29th June ✌️ pic.twitter.com/ikQjHyoM3W
— Pendulum (@Pendulum) March 1, 2018
So let’s summarize–remix album, new music, but wait there’s more.. additionally, the band has announced a box set called The Complete Works and forthcoming show dates. Pendulum will be playing London’s Printworks on April 14 and the UK’s Reading and Leeds Festival in late August.
So 2018 may be a good (or great) year for fans of the live instrumentation drum n’ bass band. Let’s hope all this holds true. Until then, let’s never forget Pendulum’s past.