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Fri 14 Sep 2012 Price: £12.50 Doors Open: 19:30Buy tickets ShareThis
The last few years have seen The Pineapple Thief truly emerge onto a higher stage... bigger and better tours, triumphant festival slots, recording at Peter Gabriel’s Real World studios, artwork designed by Storm Thorgerson and new management all give the sense of act who are destined for greater things.
Much of this is down to the band’s latest album, 2010’s Someone Here Is Missing, and the reaction it received. While this release, along with 2008’s Tightly Unwound, was many people’s introduction to the band they have actually spent the past ten years quietly building up a dedicated fan base across the globe, selling over 50,000 records and nurturing their ‘bittersweet’ progressive sound.
The Pineapple Thief are currently working on the follow-up to Someone Here Is Missing, due to be released on Kscope in autumn 2012. This album marks another leap in the band’s progression, as frontman Bruce Soord continues to mature as a songwriter and the band’s ever growing confidence and status allows them to move in bold musical directions, including the use of a 22-piece string section and a choir. Soord explains, ‘no expense has been spared regarding the production of this record but it’s still at its heart a rock record. It’s very heavy in parts and very delicate and beautiful in others.’
The Pineapple Thief are going back on the road this September with a short UK tour to celebrate the release of their forthcoming 9th studio album. The title of this album is as yet unconfirmed but we can now reveal that this will be released on Kscope in SEPTEMBER 2012!
“...to the people in front of them, bellowing for more, The Pineapple Thief are a treasured secret they can’t wait to tell the world about” - CLASSIC ROCK PROG
“Elements of Rush, Muse and Porcupine Tree meld in a blast of how prog should sound” - CLASSIC ROCK