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The Pineapple Thief Announce The Release Of Their New Concert Album ‘Hold Our Fire’ On November 15th

Photo credit: Diana Seifert dianaseifert.com

The Pineapple Thief Announce The Release Of Their New Concert Album Hold Our Fire On November 15th, Capturing Their Performance of UK #1 Rock Album Dissolution

Reveal First Track “Threatening War”

First Ever North America Tour Begins With Drummer Gavin Harrison

Following the release of their latest studio album Dissolution, through Kscope, The Pineapple Thief, one of the leading lights of Europe’s experimental rock domain, announce their new concert album Hold Our Fire captured during their 16-date European headline tour in September 2018. The new album is due for release on 15th November, ahead of their debut North America tour in November / December.

LISTEN TO “THREATENING WAR (LIVE)” HERE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8wkIVRVclg

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. The album earned them their highest UK album chart entry to date at #36 and also #1 in Rock and Metal, as well as reaching #22 in the German album chart, #4 in the Netherlands Platomania album chart and #14 in the Finland album chart.

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 Missing with 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.”

Hold Our Fire track list
1. Try As I Might (live)
2. Threatening War (live)
3. Uncovering Your Tracks (live)
4. All That You`ve Got (live)
5. Far Below (live)
6. Not Naming Any Names (live)
7. White Mist (live)
8. Shed A Light (live)
9. 3000 Days (live)

Hold Our Fire will be released on CD, LP and digitally on 15th November worldwide. Fans can also pre-order Soord’s new solo album All This Will Be Yours, which is due to be released on 25th October.

PRE-ORDER / PRE-SAVE HERE
https://music.apple.com/us/album/hold-our-fire-live/1480606486?app=music&lId=3724ad13-1c1d-44b8-8295-9c3bccbbd08f&cId=d3d58fd7-4c47-11e6-9fd0-066c3e7a8751&src=Linkfire&sr=1


Photo credit: Diana Seifert dianaseifert.com

THE PINEAPPLE THIEF will be playing their first ever North America tour in November and December 2019:
Nov 19 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
Nov 20 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
Nov 21 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Nov 22 – Philadelphia, PA –  Union Transfer
Nov 23 – New York City, NY – Sony Hall
Nov 24 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
Nov 26 – Quebec City, Canada – Palais Montcalm
Nov 27 – Montreal, Canada – Corona Theatre
Nov 28 – Toronto, Canada – Mod Club
Nov 29 – Cleveland, OH –  Beachland Ballroom
Nov 30 – Detroit, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom
Dec 1 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
Dec 3 – Guadalajara, Mexico – C3 Stage
Dec 4 – Mexico City, Mexico –  Lunario del Auditorio Nacional
Dec 6 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
Dec 8 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
Dec 9 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
Dec 10 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
Dec 12 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Dec 13 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Rickshaw Theatre
Dec 14 – Seattle, WA – Neumos

Tickets & VIP packages on sale now – pineapplethief.com/tour

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

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

Hi-res images available here: https://kscopemusic.com/media/the-pineapple-thief

Press for Dissolution and The Pineapple Thief’s 2018 tour:
“Poetic, erudite, emotionally powerful, and chock-full of musical imagination” – All Music
“Their ability to move from lo-fi intimacy to 21st-century Floydian rock is fantastic” – PROG
“They delivered fabulously constructed, atmospheric music, built on sublime melodies” – Record Collector
“TPT live is an increasingly exciting proposition… they’ve recently struck some gold. 9/10” – Powerplay

Press inquiries (North America): Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

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Bruce Soord, The Pineapple Thief Frontman, Releases New Solo Album ‘All This Will Be Yours’

Bruce Soord, The Pineapple Thief Frontman, Releases New Solo Album All This Will Be Yours

REVEALS FIRST TRACK “THE SOLITARY PATH OF THE CONVICTED MAN”

KSCOPE – Digitally Released on October 25 and CD / LP Released on November 1

Bruce Soord, the multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and frontman for internationally renowned experimental rock outfit The Pineapple Thief, has confirmed the release of his second solo album. Entitled All This Will Be Yours it will be released through Kscope digitally on October 25 and CD / LP on November 1, 2019.


Photo credit: Steve Brown www.stevebrowncreative.com

Oh this path falls away from you
On this path there’s just one thing I must do

LISTEN TO “THE SOLITARY PATH OF THE CONVICTED MAN”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yTqsLnYreQ&feature=youtu.be

Taking elements from the recent musical developments with The Pineapple Thief, as well as an ambition to experiment with his own sound, All This Will Be Yours is an album of acoustic and personal vision from Bruce Soord. Described by Soord as an observational record, it is inspired by the joy felt by the birth of his third child juxtaposed by the local deprivation in his hometown.

Bruce explains, “Emotionally it was a pretty unique & eventful time, my wife was due to have our 3rd child at any time but she managed to come to see the final date of the TPT tour at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire, after the show that night we returned home to Yeovil and the next day our baby girl arrived.  So, we had this new life in our lives and it introduced a very different perspective on the world around me. I was totally inspired and started writing almost immediately.”

He continues, “You’d like to think that something as simple as having a child shouldn’t impact on how you view things, but even the sight of a serene, sleeping baby in my studio while I was writing and recording, impacted on how I was inspired to write.  I was still observing. Taking walks in my hometown, witnessing the deprivation, the ‘incarcerated souls’ shuffling to my local drug den ‘number 158’, the screaming children on their commute to school. And the incessant sounds of sirens. I would take a mobile recorder out with me and some of these sounds made it onto the record. The kids, an old man walking along the street singing outside my house (‘Our Gravest Threat Apart’). And the sirens. The sirens appear throughout the record.”

The sound of All This Will Be Yours features modern production elements, as well as acoustic guitars delicately layered with samples. Ever present are Soord’s familiar vocals, which deliver an emotive and accessible view into his contrasting feelings when writing about austerity whilst his newborn dozed in the studio. The audio has been recorded as two continuous linear pieces to replicate the pleasure of listening to an album on vinyl and was mastered by fellow The Pineapple Thief member Steve Kitch.

The new album, All This Will Be Yours, builds on Soord’s momentum gained by The Pineapple Thief’s multiple headline Europe and UK tours in support of 2018 UK #1 Rock album Dissolution and 2016 summer hit album Your Wilderness.  November 2019 sees The Pineapple Thief embark on their first North American tour. A prolific musician, Soord has also previously collaborated with Katatonia’s Jonas Renkse on fan-favourite album Wisdom of Crowds and produced 5.1 mixes for the likes of Katatonia, Opeth & Anathema.

Tracklisting:
1. The Secrets I Know [02:24]
2. Our Gravest Threat Apart [04:14]
3. The Solitary Path Of A Convicted Man [03:44]
4. All This Will Be Yours [06:04]
5. Time Does Not Exist[03:33]
6. One Misstep [04:00]
7. You Hear The Voices[06:54]
8. Cut The Flowers[04:35]
9. One Day I Will Leave You [05:17]

All This Will Be Yours will be released on CD, LP, digitally and as a deluxe hardback book 3 disc edition featuring the album on CD, with an extra CD of acoustic re-workings and bonus studio tracks plus a DVD with All This Will Be Yours as a Hi-res 24/88 WAV stereo album, Hi res 24/88 WAV acoustic album and Hi res 24/88 WAV bonus studio tracks, all of which will also be available in 24/88 DTS 5.1 surround. PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE HERE
https://brucesoord.lnk.to/AllThisWillBeYours

Hi-res images available here: www.kscopemusic.com/media/brucesoord
Photo credit: Steve Brown www.stevebrowncreative.com

Press for Bruce Soord – the debut album:

“He’s created something remarkable” – Classic Rock

“A journey that would please fans of Floyd and Steven Wilson” – Total Guitar

“Soord has genuinely created something truly outstanding” – Prog

“Deceptively simple, emotionally rich, this album shows Soord at the peak of his powers” – Echoes and Dust

THE PINEAPPLE THIEF will be playing their first ever North America tour in November and December 2019:
Nov 19 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
Nov 20 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
Nov 21 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Nov 22 – Philadelphia, PA –  Union Transfer
Nov 23 – New York City, NY – Sony Hall
Nov 24 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
Nov 26 – Quebec City, Canada – Palais Montcalm
Nov 27 – Montreal, Canada – Corona Theatre
Nov 28 – Toronto, Canada – Mod Club
Nov 29 – Cleveland, OH –  Beachland Ballroom
Nov 30 – Detroit, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom
Dec 1 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
Dec 3 – Guadalajara, Mexico – C3 Stage
Dec 4 – Mexico City, Mexico –  Lunario del Auditorio Nacional
Dec 6 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
Dec 8 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
Dec 9 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
Dec 10 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
Dec 12 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Dec 13 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Rickshaw Theatre
Dec 14 – Seattle, WA – Neumos

Bruce Soord online:
Facebook, twitter & Instagram: @bsoord

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

Press inquiries (North America): Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Prog Legends The Pineapple Thief To Begin Eagerly Anticipated Tour of North America in November 2019!

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Prog Legends The Pineapple Thief To Begin Eagerly Anticipated Tour of North America in November 2019!

Featuring drummer Gavin Harrison (King Crimson, Porcupine Tree)

The Pineapple Thief will be heading out on an eagerly anticipated tour of North America in November 2019. The band, now complete with full-time drummer Gavin Harrison (King Crimson, Porcupine Tree) will be heading to the USA, Mexico and Canada for the first time ever.

Frontman Bruce Soord says: “People have been clamouring for us to bring our show to North America since I can remember. We’ve completed 4 tours of Europe with this lineup with Gavin. And now we are finally able to bring it over the pond. I for one cannot wait!”

Tour Dates:
Nov 19 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
Nov 20 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
Nov 21 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Nov 22 – Philadelphia, PA –  Union Transfer
Nov 23 – New York City, NY – Sony Hall
Nov 24 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
Nov 26 – Quebec City, Canada – Palais Montcalm
Nov 27 – Montreal, Canada – Corona Theatre
Nov 28 – Toronto, Canada – Mod Club
Nov 29 – Cleveland, OH –  Beachland Ballroom
Nov 30 – Detroit, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom
Dec 1 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
Dec 3 – Guadalajara, Mexico – C3 Stage
Dec 4 – Mexico City, Mexico –  Lunario del Auditorio Nacional
Dec 6 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
Dec 8 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
Dec 9 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
Dec 10 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
Dec 12 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Dec 13 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Rickshaw Theatre
Dec 14 – Seattle, WA – Neumos

The band will once again be offering VIP upgrades which proved so popular during recent European tours. Fans will get the unique opportunity to hang out with the entire band, take photos, get stuff signed and ask questions. Numbers are limited to keep the event intimate and special.

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”

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

Promo, logos and assets:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0kdllzd8xmgkgu7/AAA-invx4bt_sEIKHGd2Uf3Ua?dl=0

Videos:
“Threatening War” (Official Video from “Dissolution”): https://youtu.be/nDBdrXo4Nw0
“Try As I Might” (Official Video from “Dissolution”): https://youtu.be/-yBCcT3L2e0
“In Exile” (Official Video from “Your Wilderness”): https://youtu.be/8LTh10MHMOo
“Alone at Sea” – Live 2017: https://youtu.be/RCOCulnzDaE
“In Exile” – Live 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=385vQDpCcnw

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

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com


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

For Immediate Release

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

Dissolution Tour Dates in Europe & the UK Begin February 21, 2019

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

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.

WATCH THE “THREATENING WAR” VIDEO HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDBdrXo4Nw0&feature=youtu.be

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 HERE: https://thepineapplethief.lnk.to/DissolutionPR

LISTEN: DISSOLUTION ON SPOTIFY 

WATCH: “Try As I Might” video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yBCcT3L2e0

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

Kscope: 1st floor, 52 Lisson Street, London, UK NW1 5DF

North America Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com


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

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.

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yBCcT3L2e0&feature=youtu.be

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 favours, 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


(photo credit James Cumpsty)

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

Kscope: 1st floor, 52 Lisson Street, London, UK NW1 5DF

Press inquiries (North America): Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com


The Pineapple Thief, The UK’s Future Art Rock Stars, Reveal More Details on New Album Dissolution – Released August 31 on Kscope

For Immediate Release

The Pineapple Thief, The UK’s Future Art Rock Stars, Reveal More Details on New Album Dissolution – Released August 31 on Kscope

Premiere of first single “Far Below”

(photo credit James Cumptsy)

The Pineapple Thief  have revealed their first single, entitled “Far Below” from 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 virtuoso drummer Gavin Harrison.

Vocalist, songwriter and guitarist Bruce Soord explains the song’s evolution “’Far Below’ began life as a bit of a jam session between myself and Gavin. Gavin had this distinctive 6/8 rhythm going and it didn’t take long for me to find the melodies. And so, a song was born. Is it my favourite track from the album? Impossible to judge as the album covers so much ground. But it does showcase what the four of us want The Pineapple Thief to be about and I for one can’t wait to play this one live.”

“we just want you back from the life that claimed the life of you”
LISTEN TO NEW TRACK “FAR BELOW” HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te5bGWJIlOk&feature=youtu.be

Bruce Soord reveals more about the themes within Dissolution“broadly speaking the title reflects the disintegration of relationships and the undoing of our social fabric. We’re living in a time when supposedly we are more connected than ever before, but, I personally am at my happiest when I unplug that connection.”

Bruce Soord elaborates on the writing and recording process “We’ve once again been joined by Gavin Harrison. It’s been a real collaborative journey between the 4 of us writing and recording this record, with the songs taking on a life of their own. When everyone pulls in the same direction, amazing things can happen. The Pineapple Thief is a different proposition with Gavin. This time he was with me from the inception of ‘Dissolution’ and together we took the songs into territory I wouldn’t have found on my own. We found ourselves pushing each other so much further, both technically and artistically. There were times in the depths of the writing and recording process, which took 6 months, that I felt so exhilarated but at the same time exhausted and overwhelmed, that I couldn’t imagine us ever finishing the record. Every day we found ourselves finding that extra something we didn’t know we had. None of us would let anyone or anything get in the way of what we felt the album should become. I look back on the process with immense pride”

Gavin Harrison stated “It’s been fantastic to collaborate with these guys again – especially as this time I’ve been involved from the ground up. It’s been a most inspiring effort and I think it will prove to be the best yet.” 

Dissolution was recorded across the UK at the band member’s various studios, Bruce explains “The drums were recorded and mixed by Gavin at his studio, ‘Bourne Place’ in London. He has the best sounding live room I have heard and gets an incredible drum mix. Gavin would send me a stereo drum mix that he would constantly tweak as the songs progressed. Jon records his bass at his studio north of Leicester. Steve records his keyboards at his mastering studio in Exeter and I record and mix the rest here in my studio (Soord Studios) in Yeovil, Somerset. It may seem odd that we were able to create something as ‘a band’ when we are so far apart. But we talked almost daily. Technology means ideas can be shared instantly. We were effectively jamming a lot of the time. Just a bit further apart.”

Dissolution features cover art artwork from iconic design agency Stylorouge, who have produced artwork for the likes of Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Blur and the British film Trainspotting.

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.

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, Olomucany – S-Club
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

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