The wait is finally over – 10 years since their last release Pendulum are back with a double single consisting of ‘Nothing For Free’ and ‘Driver’. The iconic outfit have outdone themselves with this double release – they’ve managed to retain their signature sound whilst modernizing it for 2020.
Rob Swire said: “We’ve been working on some new tracks for a while now and it’s great to finally get them out. We’d been playing exclusive previews of some of the new music at shows in Australia and New Zealand before lockdown, and we’ve been making tweaks along the way to make sure they’re right.”
‘Nothing For Free’ highlights Rob Swire’s distinctive vocals throughout a powerful rock infused electronic production, while ‘Driver’ hits hard with hectic drum n bass beats. These two tracks will impress both long time Pendulum fans as well as dance music enthusiasts.
Since their hiatus, Pendulum have since returned for shows under Pendulum Trinity, being just Rob Swire (Anscenic), Gareth McGrillen (Speed) and Paul Harding (El Hornet) from the group. Pendulum Trinity have also been announced as festival headliners at some of the biggest events across the globe including We Are FSTVL, Ultra Europe, Boomtown, Creamfields, EDC Vegas, Let It Roll, Lowlands and even more for 2021.
Rob said “Trinity just seemed like the perfect touring model for us right now, it gives us the freedom to test out our new music on the road like we did in the early days, whilst still being able to headline the biggest events and bring a huge, bespoke new show to our audiences.”
The artwork, designed by Rob Swire also doubles up as a phenakistoscope, an animated design which turns the static images into moving pictures when played on a 45rpm record player and viewed through a phone camera at 25fps.
At the time of publishing, only ‘Driver’ has been officially released, with ‘Nothing For Free’ set to be delivered after its Annie Mac Radio 1 premier at 7PM BST.