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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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  • Sirqum

    Недавно послушал все их альбомы. Почти все понравилось. Супер группа)

    16 Jul 11:22am Reply
  • soheil21

    این بند فوق العادست

    17 May 8:57am Reply
  • Yliannos

    Little Man was the gateway drug of choice for me. But I guess Someone Here is mighty easy to get in to, too.

    27 Apr 8:20pm Reply
  • Aztek92

    @Byron I started with Someone here is missing, great album, and i would recommend to check it.

    25 Apr 8:29pm Reply
  • Byron2606

    Best albums to get stuck into for someone who's new to them? Currently have only really listened to Magnolia...

    23 Apr 4:52am Reply
  • magpie_1862

    Man I'm so sorry but this band is getting progressively worse with each album. I'm listening to Vapour Trails right now which is a stunning song, but when I compare it with tracks from the latest album... what a disappoinment they are now.

    26 Feb 9:18am Reply
  • Hobbaloo

    Holy shit these guys are amazing! Can't believe it took me so long to discover them after being a huge PT/SW fan for so long. Can't wait to dive into their entire discography!

    16 Feb 12:34pm Reply
  • chatorisa

    Great band.

    6 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Djakabok

    Russian-language edition of the podcast about new album:

    23 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Finbar_S

    Better/newer band pic:

    9 Nov 2014 Reply
  • IvetteDT

    They sound great and I love their name. <3

    29 Oct 2014 Reply
  • SnotNosedPunk

    Really listening to a lot of their early stuff/Vulgar Unicorn and it's rather overlooked

    22 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Abomination317

    137, with no distinguishable 'epics' like most of their other albums, is often overlooked, I agree. It's a gorgeous album.

    18 Oct 2014 Reply
  • FCA19795

    First time what I hear.

    4 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Aztek92

    Intro to Sense of Fear is so awesome. Sadly, the rest of the song is... just different :C

    30 Sep 2014 Reply
  • RocknReel

    Magnolia review:

    19 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Crim_Rain

    A Loneliness

    19 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Igor6662012

    This band overall deserves more attention, but I feel like 137 is just criminally underrated. It feels like there isn't a bad moment throughout the album, and P.V.S is one of their best compositions. That said, another awesome album just came out - Magnolia is stunning, hopefully the commercial success of this band is on the way.

    16 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Aztek92

    Magnolia album is truly awesome :D

    16 Sep 2014 Reply
  • StoatBox

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

    17 Jul 2014 Reply
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