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Knife Party is an Australian dubstep duo founded by 2 members of the electronic rock band Pendulum, Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen.


Knife Party is a side project featuring the two founding members of Perth, Australia's long-running drum'n'bass act Pendulum. In late 2011, Gareth McGrillen and Rob Swire debuted their aggressive electro-house/dubstep guise with 100% No Modern Talking, released digitally through the EarStorm label and provided as a free download on the duo's website. They also matched up with Swedish House Mafia for the Virgin-issued "Antidote," billed as Swedish House Mafia vs. Knife Party. Remixes of tracks by Swedish House Mafia ("Save the World"), Porter Robinson ("Unison"), andNero ("Crush on You") trickled out around the same time.


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Artwork Title Release Details Tracklist
Abandon Ship

Abandon Ship

Release Date: 7 November 2014

Label: Earstorm

Formats: CD, Vinyl, Digital Download

  • Reconnect
  • Resistance
  • Boss Mode
  • EDM Trend Machine
  • 404
  • Begin Again
  • Give It Up
  • D.I.M.H
  • Micropenis
  • Superstar
  • Red Dawn
  • Kaleidoscope


Artwork Title Release Details Tracklist
100% No Modern Talking-0

100% No Modern Talking

Release Date: 12 December 2011

Label: Earstorm

Format: Digital Download

  • Internet Friends
  • Destroy Them With Lazers
  • Tourniquet
  • Fire Hive

Rage Valley

Release Date: 27 May 2012

Label: Earstorm

Format: Digital Download

  • Rage Valley
  • Centipede
  • Bonfire
  • Sleaze (feat. Mistajam)
Haunted House

Haunted House

Release Date: 6 May 2013

Label: Earstorm

Format: Digital Download

  • Power Glove
  • LRAD
  • EDM Death Machine
  • Internet Friends VIP
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Trigger Warning

Release Date: 20 November 2015

Label: Earstorm

Formats: Digital Download

  • PLUR Police
  • Parliament Funk
  • Kraken (with Tom Staar)
  • PLUR Police (Jauz Remix)
Lost Souls EP

Lost Souls

Release Date: 19 July 2019

Label: Earstorm

Formats: Digital Download

  • No Saint
  • Lost Souls
  • Death & Desire (feat. Harrison)
  • Ghost Train

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Knife Party are preparing a new EP release for 2019. The first track from this EP was premiered on their "Knifecast" radio show, an ID currently titled "Lost Lands", which is a satirical take on Excision's festival of the same name and the modern dubstep industry. The intro that the group have been using for live shows "You're No Saint" is also being reworked into a full track for the EP release. "Nothing For Free" is speculated to be released on this EP, although it is unclear wether or not the "Lost Lands" ID will replace this track.

In November 2018, on Episode 8 of their podcast, they previewed a new song titled "Ghost Town", a 90's sounding progressive trance track.

In their final Knifecast of 2018 on 18 December they revealed that their fifth EP was close to completion and would be released "within the next 3 months". They also mentioned that Pendulum would become their main focus after its release but that Knife Party would return once they got bored of it again. It is speculated that their as-of-yet untitled fifth EP is set to include the tracks: You're No Saint, ID (Chickenstep), Lost Souls and Ghost Town, however speculation that the NYE Jungle Terror ID may also appear on the EP still remains.

The EP may be the last Knife Party release in a while, as Rob and Gareth both want to work with Pendulum as a focus, however, might come back to the Knife Party project if they get bored with Pendulum again.

The final EP, now titled Lost Souls (releasing sometime in July 2019), will feature completed versions of You're No Saint, Lost Souls (previously titled "Lost Lands"), Ghost Train and Death & Desire, which was previously under the name Ghost Town, and will feature vocalist Harrison instead of Rob.