21st Century Reading Appearances: 2010 NME Stage Headliner, 2008 NME Stage,
The Defining Reading Moment: Drawing a mammoth crowd up against Arcade Fire in 2010, cementing Pendulum’s status of one of 21st Century’s biggest acts.
With their kick ass mix of drum and bass and hard rock, Australian born Pendulum have managed to bridge the gap between the two genres unlike any other. Add into the melting pot the fact they play their live shows with a full instrumental set up and you have an artist that has smashed down boundaries. Their inaugural offering Hold your Colour became one of the best selling drum and bass album of all time, selling 225,000 copies in the UK alone. Pendulum now incorporate progressive metal into their sound, and “Watercolour” from their latest album Immersion became a huge club hit. How many other current artists can successfully melt your face, make you headbang and make you rave all at the same time? Fox James