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The Pineapple Thief

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(1999 – present)

In April 2008 The Pineapple Thief launched the Kscope label with the critically acclaimed album, Tightly Unwound.

Initially a solo outlet for Bruce’s music the first album, Abducting, was released on Cyclops Records in May 1999. The critical plaudits and small but fanatical fan base that grew around the release was enough to convince Bruce that perhaps TPT was here to stay and he returned to the Dining Room studios to work on the second TPT album, 137.

Following the reaction to its release in the spring of 2002 and the growing demand from fans for live shows, Bruce felt the need to expand TPT to a full band. The band consisted of his close musical friends – former university band mate Jon Sykes on bass, Wayne Higgins on guitars, Matt O’Leary on keyboards and Keith Harrison on drums. Wayne and Matt have since left but Steve Kitch (who co-produced and mixed the albums since 10 Stories Down) joined to replace Matt and play the keyboards.

The third album, Variations On A Dream (2004) gave TPT a further boost, reaching out to yet more people all over the world. Three albums followed, 10 Stories Down (2005), Little Man (2006), and limited the run What We Have Sown (2007) which featured re-worked un-released tracks. This was to prove to be the last album released via Cyclops before the band signed to Kscope and released Tightly Unwound. This was followed by The Dawn Raids EPs and 3000 Days, a 2CD re-mixed and re-mastered collection of songs from their ten year history so far.

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  • StoatBox

    I wasn't wild about the last album but Reaching Out is wonderful

    17 Jul 3:22am Reply
  • Ghedas-Iratas

    "What Have We Sown?" is one of the most under rated tracks of all time.

    26 Apr 6:12pm Reply
  • Ghedas-Iratas

    sometimes they sound like a bad radiohead cover band, sometimes they sound pretty original[2]

    26 Apr 6:09pm Reply
  • KevinVillage

    sometimes they sound like a bad radiohead cover band, sometimes they sound pretty original

    7 Apr 10:04pm Reply
  • DuVtrell

    New album out September 15th!

    7 Apr 1:01am Reply
  • KungFuHamster__

    I wish I had heard of them and started listening to them earlier than yesterday. Wow.

    26 Mar 3:39pm Reply
  • Abomination317

    pretty sure they've fulfilled that potential many times over.

    22 Mar 12:34am Reply
  • Moxxxu

    All the wars is amazing. This band has potential

    18 Mar 5:49am Reply
  • Neue_regel_

    Btw, Pineapple = great golden fruit, and tasty on topping Pizzas for flavour.

    12 Jan 8:14am Reply
  • Djakabok

    Невероятный и ахренительный прогрессив!

    18 Dec 2013 Reply
  • meisdelirious

    Love them so fucking much. Bruce Soord's voice is *_*

    8 Dec 2013 Reply
  • lucahonorio

    Superb band. I like so much Parted Forever. The mix of sounds is unique.

    24 Oct 2013 Reply
  • misterpockets

    Wow. The remaster of "137" is like a completely different album. It is sounds REALLY good now. Very rich and deep and layered. Pretty impressive.

    11 Oct 2013 Reply
  • magpie_1862

    I wish TPT would go back to their really experimental songs and not play it so safe. What Have We Sown, Remember Us, Parted Forever and Too Much to Lose are some of my all time favourite tracks so I know TPT has the ability to pull them off. Yet the previous two albums have lacked a killer track like those I've listed.

    31 Jul 2013 Reply
  • In_1984

    Snowdrops is my favorite :D

    16 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Cat_007

    Cool and underrated band...

    4 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Mar_Sexx_669

    Have you heard about Bruce Soord's new project with Jonas Renkse? http://www.kscopemusic.com/wisdomofcrowds/

    26 May 2013 Reply
  • mnmari

    The most Underrated band of the world [2]

    22 May 2013 Reply
  • peste2noire

    Reaching Out. Love.

    9 May 2013 Reply
  • torge_d

    Hey fellow PT listeners, my instrumental progressive rock band Ysma has just released their first album, Vagrant. It's fully streamable and two songs can be downloaded for free. Feel free to check it out and post what you think! :)

    1 May 2013 Reply
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