Knife Party is a brand new production and performance experiment by two of the founding members of Pendulum, Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen.
While on tour promoting Pendulum’s third album ‘Immersion’, Rob and Gareth felt the urge to start a new project with the aim of showcasing ideas which didn’t fit into the Pendulum mould, and decided to name themselves after their favourite Deftones song.
Taking inspiration from a number of different genres, Knife Party are focusing their attention on everything except straight-up drum and bass. They are influenced by electro house, dubstep, moombahton / 110, drumstep and much more - however, they file it all under the singular banner of ‘seizure music’.
Their first ever show was headlining BBC Radio 1’s ‘Come Together’ event at Space, Ibiza in August 2011. The crowd had never heard of them, and it was the first time that anyone (including their manager) had heard the music - yet their performance won over the crowd within minutes. Their set was broadcast live on Radio 1 and can now be found all over the Internet, with ‘Internet Friends’ becoming a viral hit overnight.
Since their first show in Ibiza, Knife Party have headlined Trilogy Part 2 in Leeds, the Warehouse Project in Manchester and supported Skrillex on select dates on his ‘Mothership’ Tour of North America. They will be playing at the huge UKF Bass Culture at Alexandra Palace in London this November.
Knife Party have already done a number of high profile remixes to date, including Swedish House Mafia – ‘Save The World’, Porter Robinson – ‘Unsion’ and Nero – ‘Crush’ as well as a huge collaboration with Swedish House Mafia entitled ‘Antidote’.
Now…stop reading pretentious band biographies and go listen to some music, your first port of call should be the exclusive artist mix of their demo material, which has garnered over 800,000 views on UKF Mixes on YouTube (listen HERE - http://bit.ly/utd8rY)