Watch Pendulum Perform Angsty Cover of Taylor Swift’s “Anti-Hero”

Who knew Pendulum were Swifties?

The influential drum & bass group have taken on Taylor Swift's "Anti-Hero" for triple j's long-running cover series, "Like A Version." They managed to breathe new life into the Midnights fan-favorite, channeling the track's self-loathing angst into an edgy electropunk cover.

Referring to the band as "Swifties," a tongue-in-cheek statement from frontman Rob Swire said Pendulum wanted to lend a helping hand to the pop icon, whose record-breaking "Eras Tour" movie recently became one of the highest-grossing concert films of all-time.

"We just thought [she] needed some exposure," Swire lightheartedly said. "Really just needed some help shifting those numbers, selling some tour tickets. We just tried a whole bunch of stuff at drum & bass tempo and it just really lent itself to that sort of speed."

"She's really talented and we just thought she needed a bit of help down under," added Pendulum co-founder and guitarist Gareth McGrillen.

In other Pendulum news, the band is set to release a brand-new EP, Anima, on November 3rd via Virgin/Mushroom Group. In the meantime, check out the band's cover of "Anti-Hero" below.




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