Pendulum loses drum and bass heads, gains US and rock fans

2008-10-07

Perth-based drum & bass band Pendulum may have lost some love from hardcore drum & bass heads with their recent mainstream success, but theyâ??ve won over a whole new legion of fans from the rock side of things.
Kerrang! magazine no less, are the latest rock magazine to support the Ear Storm/Atlantic Records group by nominating Pendulumâ??s â??Propane Nightmaresâ?? as Best Single in the upcoming Kerrang! Awards.
Itâ??s not hard to understand why head bangers can get into Pendulumâ??s fast and furious guitar-laced beats as it is aggressive and in-your-face music.
Whilst â??Propane Nightmaresâ?? smashed its way to the top of the pop charts in Europe, Pendulum have achieved the unthinkable over in the US by getting on-air radio support for their brand of electronic music. Commercial radio dominates in America, and mainstream radioâ??s support for dance music is pitiful by comparison to the rest of the world, but college radio stations and Live 105 in San Francisco have been supporting â??Propane Nightmaresâ?? significantly.
Live 105â??s music director Aaron Axelson even raved, â??...the song generates a sick reaction with every spin.â?

Even MySpace US featured â??Propane Nightmaresâ?? as a Video Exclusive.

The US-based popularity of Pendulum is now so great, that the band kick started their first-ever â??Tour of the Americasâ?? yesterday at Bostonâ??s Middle East, and they will continue to tour throughout October even reaching Baltimore and Atlanta.

Kerrang! summed up Pendulumâ??s new-found love from the mainstream with, â??Pendulum have that intriguing cross-over appeal that will make them superstars.â?
Whatever you may think about Pendulumâ??s style of drum & bass, thereâ??s no denying that the band are on the brink of becoming major dance music stars, perhaps the first group to crossover to the mainstream worldwide since The Chemical Brothers.

Pendulumâ??s US tour: dates
OCTOBER
1 Boston, MA Middle East
3 Chicago, IL House of Blues
4 Toronto, ONT Kool Haus
5 Detroit, MI I Rock
7 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
9 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
11 Salt Lake City, UT Murray Theatre
13 Los Angeles, CA The Mayan
14 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
18 Mexico City, MEX Motorkr Festival
19 Guadalajara, MEX Motorkr Festival
22 Atlanta, GA The Loft
24 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
25 New York, NY Webster Hall
26 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom

Source: beatportal.com