Pendulum Split: Rob Swires Tweets The End Of The Band

Pendulum have announced that they have split up, after 10 years and three studio albums.

The Australian dance rockers, who have been a fixture on the festival circuit in recent years, playing over 30 festivals across Europe last summer, posted the news on Twitter on Tuesday.

The band's multi-instrumentalist and main songwriter Rob Swire, who is currently touring with his side-project Knife Party, tweeted: "There will be no further Pendulum live shows. There are no current plans for a new album in 2013."

However, it seems the name Pendulum will still continue to operate, with members Paul "El Hornet" Harding and Ben "The Verse" Mount continuing to book DJ sets under the band's name.

Swire, who was clearly stunned by the reaction of fans to news of Pendulum's split, wrote: "Lol...wow, everyone loves things more when they're gone, I guess. The Kurt Cobain effect."