Pendulum swings in


Fifty bucks will buy admission to a night of drum and bass bedlam in Queenstown this weekend.

Acclaimed Australian/British group Pendulum brings its DJ set to the Memorial Centre on Sunday.

Veteran Perth DJ Paul ‘El Hornet’ Harding is joined by MC Ben ‘The Verse’ Mount for the much-anticipated gig.

Pendulum hit the mainstream back in 2007 with their blistering electro-rock sound, after five years shaking the underground.

Second and third albums In Silico and Immersion topped the charts and came amid years of intense tours and festival performances – from huge gigs at London’s Wembley Arena to Coachella and SXSW in the US, and ultimately the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury.

But success came at a price, and founding member Rob Swire recently told Reddit users that the Glastonbury gig – performing before Beyonce to a lacklustre crowd – had effectively killed his passion for the project.

Producer Swire and bassist Gareth McGrillen are now focused on side project Knife Party, although a contract for a final album is still to be fulfilled.

The full band hasn’t played live for years but their music continues to rock venues around the world through the DJ sets – with El Hornet likely spinning classic Pendulum tracks such as Granite and Propane Nightmares, along with the latest drum and bass club bangers.

After-party at The Find.

Loose Moose Touring, Audiology Touring & The Find present Pendulum DJ set at Queenstown Memorial Centre, Sunday, 9pm-2am. Tickets $50