SINGLE: Pendulum – Showdown

Release Date: January 5th, 2009
Label: Warner Bros.


One listen to ‘Showdown’ and another to anything from the band’s debut album ‘Hold Your Colour’ shows how much the band have changed, and in time leant more towards a more mainstream approach over the past few years. This move has clearly worked in their favour, catapulting the genre-twisting ‘pioneers’ into growing musical successes.

‘Showdown’ is much like the other singles released from latest album ‘In Silico’, an encasement of drum & bass and dance music roots and prowess layered with pop and rock input. By no means is ‘Showdown’ a failure, and will undoubtedly see itself in clubs and venues across various parts of the globe making people dance ’til they sweat, but you can’t help but think that everything sounds a bit too similar.

Written by Zach Redrup