Knife Party

Knife Party

Knife Party is an Australian Electro House/Dubstep duo founded by two members of Pendulum: Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen.

Knife Party Discography


PCD-694 Knife Party Abandon Ship (Album) Earstorm, Warner Bros. Records PCD-694 Japan 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

EARSTORM 001 Knife Party 100% No Modern Talking (EP) Earstorm EARSTORM 001 2011
none Swedish House Mafia Vs Knife Party Swedish House Mafia Vs Knife Party - Antidote (Single, Maxi) Virgin none UK 2011 Sell This Version
825646581917 Knife Party Rage Valley (EP) Earstorm, Big Beat 825646581917 UK 2012
GBAHT1200224 Knife Party Centipede(CDr, Single, Promo) Not On Label GBAHT1200224 Finland 2012 Sell This Version
0825646447299 Knife Party Haunted House (EP) Earstorm, Big Beat 0825646447299 Finland 2013 Sell This Version
none Knife Party LRAD(CDr, Single, Promo) Warner Music Benelux none Netherlands 2013 Sell This Version
none Knife Party EDM Death Machine(CDr, Single, Promo) Warner Music Benelux none Netherlands 2013 Sell This Version
0825646213481 Knife Party Resistance (Single) Earstorm 0825646213481 Netherlands 2014 Sell This Version
none Knife Party Boss Mode (Single) Earstorm none 2014 Sell This Version
825646200382 Knife Party Begin Again (Single) Earstorm 825646200382 UK 2014 Sell This Version
EARSTORM 004 Knife Party Trigger Warning (EP) Earstorm EARSTORM 004 US 2015

DJ Mixes

MIXMAG 12/12 Knife Party Clever Title Like Deadmau5 Would Use Mix Mixmag MIXMAG 12/12 UK 2012 Sell This Version


none Knife Party Live On Radio 1 From Space, Ibiza(File, MP3, P/Mixed, 192) Not On Label none 2011
none Knife Party BBC Radio 1 Mini Mix(File, MP3, Mixed, 128) BBC none UK 2014

Reviews Show All 4 Reviews

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February 21, 2015
edited about 1 month ago
I became a great fan of them thanks to his two first eps, singles, some unreleased tracks like Suffer or Zoology and for his remixes. With the third one I have mixed feelings because I like Power Glove and EDM Death Machine, I don't see anything new in the VIP of Internet Friends, and tho I don't like LRAD I think that is one of the few Big Room tracks that are something else. His debut LP has some good songs but it's anything new and it's just too cheesy, EDM-ish and monotonous for my taste in electronic music. Now seems like they want to produce Progressive House and I'm sure that this is not going to be of my taste.
It's hard to recognize but out of the bass music or Electro, they are not special at all and it's obvious that they are not going to do it again, at least Dubstep / Drumstep / Moombah so KP is just other EDM act that we are going to forget soon.


January 10, 2014
don't see any wax releases for them here, but ik i've seen some in record stores... strange...


December 2, 2012
I can't stand Knife Party. It is just noise to me. It is still music, just not good music. I wish Rob and Gareth were back in Pendulum and not screwing around and making experimental drivel.


September 17, 2012
edited over 3 years ago
"Knife Party" is an exciting, relatively new pairing which consists of the late Pendulum's Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen.

As controversial as this new wave of Hard Electro / New Dubstep (Whatever the fuck you want to call it) seems to be, Knife Party comfortably sit well into the upper end of the genre's quality spectrum. If you like melodic climaxes / drops and more musical tracks, then you may not find Knife Party's style to your tastes, which seems to be very much evident in the large number of pissed off, pitchfork wielding Pendulum followers.

Knife Party's productions focus on heavy, hard beats / drops along with loads of different colours of distorted synths - not limited to well designed FM noises, meticulously modulated and shaped bass timbres and thick, clean synth leads, as well as many other elements including orchestral instruments. Aside from that, the exceedingly impressive releases so far have yet again proven Rob Swire's exceptional abilities as a music producer / sound engineer. Every track is approached from a totally different angle, and is also meticulously detailed to a high standard. The great challenge of any Dance music producer is to approach each production in a different manner, it's easy to use templates, it's a skill to pull off variety properly.

If you don't like their music then there's plenty more material Rob Swire has produced which is a contrasting leap to the more melodic side.

I really enjoyed Pendulum throughout their existence but i find I'm enjoying Knife Party even more. Can't wait to hear their 3rd EP.

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