Rob Swire to focus on Knife Party

Australian drum 'n' bass crew Pendulum have decided to call it quits after ten years together.

Coming together in Perth, Australia Pendulum seemed to prove that drum 'n' bass could be a commercial force in the 21st century. Bass rattling festival heroes, the band took their music around the globe.

Eventually settling in London, a hometown show Down Under back in January seemed to expose cracks in the band. Pendulum producer Rob Swire Tweeted to fans, informing them that this would be the last show for a long time.

Now the musician has gone one further. Updating his Twitter profile, Rob Swire has signalled the end of Pendulum: "There will be no further Pendulum live shows. There are no current plans for a new album in 2013".

Now concentrating on his Knife Party side project, Rob Swire recently told Triple J that he felt the new group were simply more fun than his day job. “The Knife Party thing is going so well we don't really feel like going back to junior school anytime soon,” he told the station’s Linda Marigliano. “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.”

Writing on his Twitter page, Rob Swire was clearly stunned by the reaction of fans to news of Pendulum's split. ", everyone loves things more when they're gone, I guess. The Kurt Cobain effect."

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