The Pineapple Thief release Hold Our Fire

Following the release of Dissolution,The Pineapple Thief announce their new concert album Hold Our Fire captured during their 16-date European headline tour in September 2018. 

Holding up a mirror to our chaotic, social media-fixated society, Dissolution is a modern masterpiece that pulses with charged emotion – the perfect album for the times.

Hold Our Fire features eight concert performances of Dissolution tracks, including the singles “Far Below“, “Try As I Might“, “Threatening War” & “Uncovering Your Tracks“, as well as “3000 Days” from 2010 studio album Someone Here is Missingwith extra guitars from new guitarist George Marios.

The band’s virtuoso drummer, also known for his work with Porcupine Tree and King Crimson, Gavin Harrison reveals more about their performances for Hold Our Fire “I feel this live recording really captures the energy and spirit of the band playing together in front of a great enthusiastic crowd.”

It’s a feeling shared by frontman, composer and guitarist Bruce Soord “It’s a great souvenir from such a memorable tour. I am really looking forward to taking the show over to North America in November and mixing the record reminded me just how much fun we have playing live.”

1. Try As I Might (live) [04:49]
2. Threatening War (live) [06:43]
3. Uncovering Your Tracks (live) [04:38]
4. All That You`ve Got (live) [03:26]
5. Far Below (live) [04:46]
6. Not Naming Any Names (live) [02:16]
7. White Mist (live) [10:35]
8. Shed A Light (live) [05:44]
9. 3000 Days (live) [07:17]

Bruce Soord – guitars and vocals
Gavin Harrison – drums
Jon Sykes – bass
Steve Kitch – keyboards
George Marios – guitars and backing vocals (live) 

Mixed by Bruce Soord (drums mixed by Gavin Harrison)Mastering by Steve Kitch

The Pineapple Thief Release New Video For “Threatening War” From Their New Studio Album Dissolution

London – With The Pineapple Thief’s Dissolution Tour Part 2, due to begin on 21st February in Italy, the band have released a new video for the track “Threatening War”, from their critically acclaimed studio album Dissolution.

(Filmed & Directed by George Laycock , Blacktide Phonic/Visual – www.black-tide.co.uk )

Frontman, composer and guitarist, Bruce Soord on seeing director George Laycock’s interpretation of the song reflects “When I wrote the words for ‘Threatening War’, I had in my mind the journey from despair to hope, and how we need a physical connection with people in our lives to complete that journey, if and when it happens. When I saw how ‘Blacktide’ had tackled this visually it really hit home in a way I wasn’t quite prepared for. It captures the emotion of the song perfectly.”

The Pineapple Thief are due to begin the second leg of their European & UK Dissolution tour in February, have confirmed they will be taking new label mates O.R.k out as main support. The first leg of the tour in September included many sold out shows and their biggest show to date at London’s prestigious O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire and will once again be joined by now full-time member Gavin Harrison on all dates.

21.02 Firenze (Italy) – Viper
22.02 Roma (Italy) – Largo Venue
23-02 Milano (Italy) – Santeria Social Club
24.02 Pratteln (Switzerland) – Z7
26.02 Stuttgart (Germany) – LKA – Longhorn
27.02 Frankfurt (Germany) – Batschkapp
28.02 Strasburg (France) – La Laiterie
1.03 Zoetermeer (Holland) – Boerderij
2.03 Hamburg (Germany) – Grosse Freiheit 36
3.03 Copenhagen (Denmark) – Vega
5.03 Stockholm (Sweden) – Nalen
6.03 Oslo (Norway) – Rockefeller
20.03 Newcastle (UK) – O2 Academy
21.03 Glasgow (UK) – Saint Luke’s
22.03 Manchester (UK) – o2 The Ritz
23.03 Birmingham (UK) – o2 The Institute 2
24.03 Bristol (UK) – SWX

The Pineapple Thief will be supported by new Kscope label mates O.R.k

The Pineapple Thief have an extensive live campaign planned for 2019, including a return to London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire to headline HRH Prog on 26/27th October (http://www.hrhprog.com/ ) so look out for further dates to be announced.

More details, tickets & VIP upgrades:http://www.pineapplethief.com/tour

The band’s 2016 album, Your Wilderness produced 4m+ album streams, a #7 in the UK Independent Charts and two extensive headline European tours culminating at London’s Islington Assembly Hall where the concert was recorded for the live release Where We Stood. Their recently released album Dissolution has seen the band propelled to even greater heights, having gained a #1 position in the UK Rock Charts and #22 in the German national album charts. The band have garnered high praise across the worldwide media as can be seen in the small selection of review quotes below…

Prog Magazine – Album Of The Month – “a varied album that pulls together the band’s diverse styles into nine cerebral but very accessible songs”
Kerrang Magazine – “Its existence makes the world a slightly better place”
Total Guitar – “this is essential listening for fans of contemporary prog”
Slam (DE) – “Just a beautiful, melancholy record, powerful and full of hymn-like harmonies”
Lust for Life (NL) – “Dissolution ticks all the boxes”
RockTribune (BE) – “an album to cherish”
Rockerilla (IT) –  “a beautiful album from the beginning to the end, where every track is a piece of a mosaic of enchanted sounds”

BUY: Dissolution HEREhttps://thepineapplethief.lnk.to/DissolutionPR

The Pineapple Thief are:
Bruce Soord – vocalist, guitars
Gavin Harrison – drums
Jon Sykes – bass
Steve Kitch – keyboards

The Pineapple Thief online:
Website: www.thepineapplethief.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thepineapplethief
Twitter: www.twitter.com/pineapplethief
Instagram: www.instagram.com/thepineapplethief
Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/4lrBMUSk8PiNnCEZfsmPAk
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE6401DB011BD837E
Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/the-pineapple-thief/id278648772

The Pineapple Thief Release New Single & Video For “Try As I Might” Taken From Their Forthcoming Album Dissolution

The Pineapple Thief have launched their brand new video for “Try As I Might”, the new single from their forthcoming new studio album Dissolution. The highly anticipated follow up to 2015’s Your Wilderness, is the band’s second album to feature King Crimson and Porcupine Tree drummer Gavin Harrison.


(photo credit James Cumpsty)

Vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist Bruce Soord explains his dystopian view “The video follows the theme of the song and the album – if you sign up to this hyper-connected world we live in, then you have to live with the consequences. Try as you might to get out of it.”

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “TRY AS I MIGHT” HERE

The futuristic clip was created by Blacktide Phonic/Visual (www.black-tide.co.uk) director George Laycock, who expands on how he created the film “When The Pineapple Thief came to me with their track ‘Try as I might’, they had a broad basis for an idea for a music video that dealt with a social media obsessed ‘connected’ world.

This had nods to previous films and television like ‘The Truman Show’, ‘Black Mirror’, the ‘Big Brother’ landscape and its preceding shows, so it was about creating a storyline using these broad influences and encapsulating into an obscure 3-minute film on a budget.

I was interested in the concept of ‘in eye cameras’, scary technology I am sure isn’t too far away from us. We decided to go down the optical medical route and follow our character on a journey from first pre-operation, to surgery, recovery and then trying to battle the decision he has made, whilst battling with the corporation he has signed up too. The film hopefully leaves the viewer to create their own conceptions on his outcome.

We filmed it all on the Dorset/Devon coastline around where I live and were fortunate to be able to secure great locations to shoot in with a few favors, including a remote seaside post-modern house, a private beach and a real working hospital and opticians.

To keep the cast down to a minimum I decided that the camera that is watching Bruce would become the main supporting actor and his nemesis, appearing in scenes without anyone operating it. This allowed us to see the cameras point of view and tell the story to the fictional viewer. This old broadcast camera weighed an absolute ton, and carrying through remote woods, down a mile-long steep cliff path to a beach was a challenge on some of the hottest days of the year. Filming in the water at the end was a welcome refreshment. 

Many thanks to all those who helped with the film, especially everyone involved at Yeovil hospital for allowing us such amazing access, and to Bruce for being so amenable about having scalpels inches from his eyeball.”

The Pineapple Thief have grown to become one of the leading lights of Europe’s experimental rock domain, Your Wilderness produced 4m+ album streams, a #7 in the UK Independent Charts and two extensive headline European tours culminating at London’s Islington Assembly Hall where the concert was recorded for the live release Where We Stood, and their new album Dissolution promises to propel the band to even greater heights.

Dissolution tracklisting
Not Naming Any Names [02:05]
Try As I Might [04:26]
Threatening War [06:37]
Uncovering Your Tracks [04:29]
All That You’ve Got [03:27]
Far Below [04:36]
Pillar of Salt [01:25]
White Mist [11:05]
Shed A Light [05:20]

Dissolution will be released in the following formats – all available to pre-order now HERE https://thepineapplethief.lnk.to/DissolutionPR
CD
Black LP –pressed to audiophile 180g vinyl
Limited Edition Crystal Clear LP edition – pressed to audiophile 180g vinyl
Blu-ray – features a 16-page booklet, the album plus bonus music in a 24/96 DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround sound mix and 24/96 hi-res stereo audio
Deluxe 4 disc edition – features 52 pages containing exclusive additional artwork, the original album on CD plus a second CD of bonus music, and is topped off with a DVD and Blu-ray featuring the album and bonus material in a 24/96 DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround sound mix and 24/96 hi-res stereo audio.
All digital & streaming platforms 

The Pineapple Thief will be taking Dissolution on the road starting in September 2018, with new dates added for March 2019. This tour includes their biggest show to date at London’s prestigious O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – tickets are on sale now and selling fast: http://www.pineapplethief.com/tour/ ;

The Pineapple Thief – Dissolution Tour 2018/2019
Sep 15 – FR – Paris – La Maroquinerie
Sep 16 – BE, Brussels-  La Madeleine
Sep 17 – DE, Bremen – Schlachthof
Sep 18 – DE, Hanover – Musikzentrum
Sep 19 – DE, Berlin – Lido
Sep 21 – PL, Warsaw – Stodola
Sep 22 – CZ, Olomouc – S-Klub
Sep 23 – CZ, Prgaue – Rock Cafè
Sep 25 – AU, Wien – Szene
Sep 26 – DE, Munich – Backstage Werk
Sep 27 – DE, Aschaffenburg-  Colos-Saal
Sep 28- DE, Cologne – Live Music Hall
Sep 29 – NL, Amsterdam – Melkweg
Oct 4 – UK, Edinburgh – Liquid Rooms
Oct 5 – UK, Sheffield – Leadmill
Oct 6 – UK, London – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

2019
Feb 22 – IT, Roma – Largo Venue
Feb 23 – IT, Milano – Santeria Social Club
Mar 3 – DK, Copenhagen – Vega
Mar 5 – SE, Stockholm – venue tba
Mar 6 – NO, Oslo – John Dee

The Pineapple Thief are:
Bruce Soord – vocalist, guitarist, composer
Gavin Harrison – drums
Jon Sykes – bass
Steve Kitch – keyboards

The Pineapple Thief online:
Website: www.thepineapplethief.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thepineapplethief
Twitter: www.twitter.com/pineapplethief
Instagram: www.instagram.com/thepineapplethief
Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/4lrBMUSk8PiNnCEZfsmPAk
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE6401DB011BD837E
Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/the-pineapple-thief/id278648772


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The Pineapple Thief Announce 2017 Tour Dates For Europe

The Pineapple ThiefThe Pineapple Thief have announced a string of European dates for early 2017 in support of their highly acclaimed new album, ‘Your Wilderness’. The band will be joined by virtuoso Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson) on drums. Special guests and label mates Godsticks will be providing support.

20.01 Patronaat, Haarlem NL
21.01 Uden, De Pul NL
22.01 Zwolle, Hedon NL
24.01 Aschaffenburg, Colos Saal DE
25.01 Oberhausen, Eisenlager DE
26.01 Berlin, Frannz club DE
27.01 Prague, Futurum Music Bar CZ
28.01 Dresden, Tante Ju DE
29.01 Hamburg, Knust DE
31.01 Maastricht, Muziekgieterij NL
01.02 Paris, Le Divan Du Monde FR
09.02 Glasgow, ABC2 UK
10.02 Manchester, Sound Control UK
11.02 London, Islington Assembly Hall UK

 

Further details and ticket info can be found at:
http://pineapplethief.com/tour/

The Pineapple Thief Reveals New Song “Tear You Up” Acoustic Video

11th album “Your Wilderness” out now on Kscope
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LONDON, U.K. – The Pineapple Thief has launched a clip of frontman Bruce Soord performing an acoustic version of “Tear You Up,” taken from the band’s recently released new album on Kscope, Your Wilderness.
Soord states, “People always ask me how I write songs and I always say the same thing – with my acoustic guitar. I thought taking one of the heavier tracks on the album and giving it the ‘singer songwriter’ treatment would be a nice way of showing this. It was also a lot of fun to do, although the sigh at the end, as I played it live in the studio, is a result of it taking quite a few takes to get right!”
Your Wilderness showcases the group performing without any inhibitions, providing a springboard for the ongoing creative growth of The Pineapple Thief.
For the first time, The Pineapple Thief has brought in several special guest performers. Bruce Soord adds: “Since our last album ‘Magnolia,’ the most eye catching change is obviously having Gavin Harrison contribute drums throughout the album. This has not only redefined our sound, but also redefined how we approached the songs as a band.  Gavin’s drumming is technically brilliant, but also incredibly musical, and it inspired all of us to raise our game. I’ve also rediscovered my progressive roots in terms of song-writing and arrangement. Added to that, we were lucky enough to have John Helliwell from Supertramp contribute some beautiful clarinet parts and Geoffrey Richardson (Caravan) provided a string quartet. We were also joined by a lovely four piece choir and, to cap it all off, my friend Darran Charles (Godsticks) added some jaw dropping guitar playing… You’ve never heard a The Pineapple Thief album like this one! I am convinced people will love this record as much as we do.”
Your Wilderness was recorded entirely by the band with the exception of the drums, which Gavin Harrison produced and engineered at his own studio. The string quartet was recorded at Geoffrey’s own studio in Canterbury. The album was mixed and produced by Bruce Soord and Steve Kitch with mastering duties also carried out by Kitch. There is a special lossless 5.1 surround mix available with the special edition mixed by Soord.
A lyric video for the track “No Man’s Land” can be seen on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/qxYFXw5I45A and Vimeo at: https://vimeo.com/167882200.
Your Wilderness is available on the following formats:
Deluxe 12″ hardback book featuring:
  • 44 page artwork book
  • CD8 track original album
  • New bonus 8 Years Later CD
  • DVD-AV –  8 original tracks hi resolution stereo & 5.1 audio (24/96 MLP Lossless stereo, 24/96 Lossless 5.1 surround, 24/96 PCM stereo & DTS 96/24 5.1 Digital surround) mixed by Bruce Soord.
CD featuring:
  • 8 original album tracks with a total playing time of 41.07 minutes.
  • 24page booklet in digisleeve
180g heavy weight LP featuring:
  • 8 original album tracks (with MP3 download code).
  • 8 page booklet
Digital download featuring:
  • 8 original album tracks mastered for iTunes
All formats (CD / LP / Deluxe Edition / exclusive bundles) are now available via the Kscope webstore at: www.kscopemusic.com/store. The album can also be purchased digitally via iTunes at: http://smarturl.it/TPT_YOUR_WILDERNESS.
1. In Exile (05:40)
2. No Man’s Land (04:20)
3. Tear You Up (4:53)
4. That Shore (04:36)
5. Take Your Shot (04:34)
6. Fend For Yourself (03:49)
7. The Final Thing on My Mind (09:52)
8. Where We Stood (03:46)
Amplifier busting riffage – Prog Magazine
Prepare to fall in loveKerrang!
The Pineapple Thief is a band to watch out for PopMatters
If prog is music for smartass musicians, then Your Wilderness is prog for the smart masses Outburn Magazine
Seen as one of the most vital rock bands the U.K. has produced over the last two decades, The Pineapple Thief was formed in 1999 by founder and chief songwriter Bruce Soord. The band has steadily evolved and refined its sound with the bass playing of Jon Sykes and the production and keyboards of Steve Kitch now so integral to the sound. “After so many years, The Pineapple Thief has become way bigger than the sum of its parts,” says Soord.
The Pineapple Thief is currently booking a European tour for late 2016 and planning live shows in the U.S. and Canada.
Stay tuned for more information on The Pineapple Thief and Your Wilderness, out now on Kscope.
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