May 28, 2010

Pendulum Discography

Pendulum are a drum and bass/rock group with the original members, Rob Swire, Gareth McGrillen and Paul Harding, from Perth, Australia. Paul Harding is a veteran DJ while Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen had an acclaimed rock band called Xygen but after hearing Konflict's "Messiah" at a rave they made the decision to produce drum and bass instead. In 2003 they relocated to the United Kingdom and are now one of the top drum and bass producers. While Hold Your Colour held true to this intent, they have since experimented with mixing rock influences back in, with the rock-heavy second album In Silico, and the third album, Immersion, being slightly less so. Their newer efforts also incorporate styles from other genres, such as dubstep, heavy metal and electro house. Pendulum are now better known for their energetic live shows, with live band setup and advanced visual displays and incorporating their rock background with drum and bass.

Formed during 2002 by three musicians from Western Australia with similar visions and musical backgrounds, Pendulum’s mission has always been to pull together their production resources, ideas and influences from various styles of music, to create a new sound that they felt was missing from dance music. The individual members behind Pendulum have been active in Perth’s live music scene for several years: producer / vocalist / keyboardist Rob Swire and producer / bassist Gareth McGrillen played together in the Perth band Xygen, while Paul ‘El Hornet’ Harding had been a veteran of the Perth DJ scene.

The initial result of the collaboration was the 'Vault', released on 31 Records. ‘Vault’ was followed by a series of tracks including 'Trail of Sevens', 'Spiral' and 'Ulterior Motive', 'Back to You' and 'Still Grey' and a remix of 'Tonite' by Concord Dawn. Towards the end of 2003 the trio relocated to the UK and have been touring the country extensively ever since. Pendulum’s debut single for Breakbeat Kaos, 'Another Planet' backed with 'Voyager' exceeded any prior expectations. The single made its debut at #1 in the UK’s National Dance Chart and even went Top 40 in the mainstream chart.

2005 saw Pendulum release their debut artist album on Breakbeat Kaos, ‘Hold Your Colour’ that went on to sell in excess of 300,000 copies and spawned their first Top 30 hit in the shape of the single ‘Slam / Out Here’. The band’s full live show (which adds guitarist Perry ap Gwynedd, drummer Kodish and MC Verse to the core trio) also became an popular with a headline performance at Glastonbury’s Dance Stage. In 2006, Pendulum signed a new deal with Warner Bros. Records / Ear Storm.

Returning with the single ‘Granite’ in 2007, it was the Radio 1 follow-up ‘Propane Nightmares’ that enabled Pendulum to leap into the mainstream. The band then followed a defining performance at Radio 1’s Big Weekend by seeing their second album ‘In Silico’ debut at #2 in the UK album charts. The album was certified Gold within a month of release and its success continued over the summer months with a diverse array of festival appearances including Linkin Park and Jay-Z’s Projekt Revolution, Download, Creamfields, Reading / Leeds and T in the Park. Following a series of London shows and a performance on Later with Jools Holland, Pendulum continued with their UK headlining tour on into late 2008.

Band Members
Rob Swire (vocals/synth/producer)
Gareth McGrillen (bass guitar/DJ)
Perry ap Gwynedd (guitar)
Paul 'El Hornet' Harding (DJ)
KJ Sawka (drums)
Verse (MC)

In 2006, Pendulum's old label Breakbeat Kaos released an album containing a 2-year-old Pendulum DJ mix without their permission, resulting in group member Rob Swire denouncing the album on public internet forum Dogs on Acid.

Drum & Bass musician Goldie has criticized Pendulum's single 'Granite' for being what he calls a "shit single", and accused the band of not acknowledging the Drum & Bass scene from which they came. This is a common criticisim of the material from In Silico by the "Hardcore" Pendulum fans. Fans are also still waiting for an official comment on why Paul Kodish was replaced but the band has yet to answer.

Pendulum discography:

Back 2 You / Still Grey (2004)

Track Lists:
Back 2 You
Still Grey

Another Planet / Voyager (2004)

Track Lists:
Another Planet

Tarantula / Fasten Your Seatbelt CD (2005)

Track Lists:
Fasten Your Seatbelt

Tarantula / Fasten Your Seatbelt (2005)

Track Lists:
Fasten Your Seatbelt

Slam / Out Here (2005)

Track Lists:
Out Here

Slam CD (2005)

Track Lists:
Out Here

Hold Your Color (2005)

Track Lists:
01. Prelude
02. Slam
03. Plastic World
04. Fasten Your Seatbelt (ft. The Freestylers)
05. Through The Loop
06. Sounds of Life (ft. Jasmin Lee)
07. Girl in the Fire
08. Tarantula (Pendulum vs. Fresh ft. Sptda & Tenor Fly)
09. Out Here
10. Hold Your Colour
11. The Terminal
12. Streamline
13. Another Planet
14. Still Grey

Hold Your Color / Streamline (2006)

Track Lists:
Out Here


Jungle Sound Gold - Mixed by Pendulum (2006)

Track Lists:
01. Jungle Sound Gold (mix)
02. Circle VIP 2000
03. Living Daylights II
04. Kingston Vampires
05. Dreadlock
06. Duppy Man
07. 8ball
08. Therapy
09. Hear My Voice
10. Masochist VIP
11. Decade
12. When the Sun Goes Down (radio edit)
13. Matador
14. Karma (John B remix)

Greatest Hits (2006)

Track Lists:
01. Masochist
02. Pendulum
03. Tarantula (Radio Edit)
04. Slam (Radio Edit)
05. Toxic Shock
06. Girl in the Fire
07. The Terminal
08. Minds Eye
09. Guns at Dawn
10. Hold Your Color
11. Parameter
12. Through the Loop
13. Voyager
14. Another Planet
15. Sounds of Life (Feat. Jasmine L)
16. Still Grey
17. Plasticworld (Feat. Fats & Tc)
18. Vault
19. Out Here
20. Spiral
21. Back to U
22. Moving Forward (Original Drum'n'bass Mix)
23. Aphid
24. Trail of Sevens
25. Ulterior Motive
26. Everytnings Blue

Blood Sugar / Axle Grinder (2007)

Track Lists:
Blood Sugar
Axle Grinder

Granite (2007)

Track Lists:

Live at Waxon Metropolis [Leeds Festival](01-01-2008)

Track Lists:
01. White Stripes - Icky Thump (Counterstrike RMX)
02. Hazard - Machete - Playaz
03. Brookes Brothers - Crackdown - Viper
04. Pendulum - Tarantula - Breakbeat Kaos
05. Friciton and Nu Balance - Robocop (Taxman RMX) - Ganja
06. Snitch Bros - In Further Blackness
07. Matrix and Futurebound - Universal Truth - Metro Viper
08. Snitchbros - In Further Blackness
09. Clipz feat Hollie G and Redskin - Push It Up - Audio Zoo
10. Pendulum - Granite - Ear Storm
11. Mindless Self Indulgence - Shut Me Up (CABLE and SPY RMX)
12. G Dub - Finding The Three - Ganja
13. Shockone and Phetsta feat Grant McCulloch - Cyclones
14. Nu Tone - System (Matrix and Futurebound VIP) - Hospital
15. Led Zeppelin - The Imigrant Song (Pendulum remix) - Ear Storm
16. Alex Gaudino - Destination Calabria (? RMX)
17. The Killers - Mr Brightside (Thin White Duke RMX)
18. Pendulum feat Freestylers - Fasten Your Seatbelts - Breakbeat Kaos
19. Hadouken - Liquid Lives (Noisia remix) - WEA
20. Death From Above 1979 - Going Steady
21. Pendulum - Distress Signalx
22. Pendulum - Blood Sugar - Breakbeat Kaos
23. Zen - You Better Run - Zombie
24. The Qemists - Stompbox - Ninja Tune
25. Pendulum - Propane - Ear Storm
26. Pendulum - Propane (Clipz RMX) - Ear Storm
27. Clipz - Rubbish - Audio Zoo
28. Bloc Party - The Prayer (Pendulum RMX)
29. Pendulum - Slam - Breakbeat Kaos
30. Prodigy - Voodoo People (Pendulum RMX) - XL

Propane Nightmare VINYLS (2008)

Track Lists:
Propane Nightmare

In Silicio (2008)

Track Lists:
01. Show Down
02. Different
03. Propane Nightmares
04. Visions
05. Midnight Runner
06. The Other Side
07. Mutiny
08. 9,000 Miles
09. Granite
10. The Tempest

Special Edition:

Live at Brixton Academy (2009)

Disc 1:
01. Pendulum - Masochist
02. Future Prophecies - Dreadlock
03. Baron - The Shakedown
04. Dillinja - You Can't Touch...
05. Distorted Minds - T-10 (DJ Craze VIP Mix)
06. Pendulum - Voyager
07. Fresh - Living Daylights
08. Fresh & Adam F - When The Sun Goes Down (Origin Unknown Remix)
09. Adam F - The Original Jungle Sound (Switch Mix)
10. Adam F & TKO - Therapy
11. Adam F - Circles (2000 Adam F & TKO VIP Mix)
12. Fresh - Hear My Voice
13. Vandalz - Labyrinth
14. Fresh - Submarines (Pendulum Remix)
15. Fresh & Pendulum - Kingston Vampires
16. Fresh - Foreigner
17. Pendulum - Another Planet

Disc 2:
01. Adam F - Circles (2000 Adam F & TKO VIP Mix)
02. Fresh - Living Daylights (Part 2)
03. Fresh & Pendulum - Kingston Vampires
04. Future Prophecies - Dreadlock
05. Chase & Status - Duppy Man
06. Adam F - 8 Ball
07. Adam F & TKO - Therapy
08. Fresh - Hear My Voice
09. Pendulum - Masochist (VIP Mix)
10. Baron - Decade
11. Fresh & Adam F - When The Sun Goes Down (Radio Edit)
12. Fresh - Matador
13. Adam F & Guru - Karma (Comes Back Around) (John B Remix)


Track Lists:
Master Of Puppets (Metallica)
Violet Hill (Coldplay)

Watercolour (2010)

Track Lists:
01. Watercolour [Original Version]
02. Watercolour [Radio Edit]
03. Watercolour [Deadmau5 Remix]
04. Watercolour [Emalkay Remix]

Witchcraft (2010)

Track Lists:
1. Witchcraft
2. Witchcraft (Rob Swire's Drumstep Remix)
3. Witchcraft (Chuckie Remix)
4. Witchcraft (John B Remix)
5. Witchcraft (Netsky Remix)

The Island (2010)

Track Lists:
1. The Island
2. The Island (Radio Edit)
3. The Island (Tiesto Remix)
4. The Island (Lenzman Remix)
5. The Island Pt. II Dusk (DJ Edit)

Immersion (2010)

Track Lists:
01 - Genesis
02 - Salt In The Wounds
03 - Watercolour
04 - Set Me On Fire
05 - Crush
06 - Under The Waves
07 - Immunize (Ft. Liam Howlett)
08 - The Island, Part I (Dawn)
09 - The Island, Part II (Dusk)
10 - Comprachicos
11 - The Vulture
12 - Witchcraft
13 - Self Vs. Self (Ft. In Flames)
14 - The Fountain (Ft. Steven Wilson)
15 - Encoder


Anonymous said...

godd post, i love pendulum , +10 :D

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