THE PINEAPPLE THIEF – new single out

THE PINEAPPLE THIEF – new single out

The Pineapple Thief kick 2024 off with new single ‘Every Trace Of Us’

After their much-anticipated return with ‘The Frost’, The Pineapple Thief continue to tease their new album with second single ‘Every Trace Of Us’, lifting the curtain a little more on what you can expect from their forthcoming album ‘It Leads To This’

Frontman Bruce Soord says “The idea for this song came out of writing sessions I had with Gavin at his studio. Gavin played me this idea he had come up with and I immediately connected with it, straight away humming what would become the verse. I went into another room with my guitar to try out some chorus ideas while Gavin was in his studio playing out the middle section. It was one of those moments where everything came together so quickly. A lot of the guitar remains from that session, including all the lead riffs. Jon (bass) came up with the chorus bass melody, Beren Matthews, our touring guitarist, added some brilliant guitar work, before Steve (keyboards) added his icing on the cake.  The words came later.”

The Pineapple Thief revel in opposing forces. Muscle and fragility. Chaos and precision. Distorted introspection and warm, dreamlike expanse. Conceived in 1999 by Bruce Soord, the progressive quartet underwent a rebirth in 2017 with the arrival of Gavin Harrison (King Crimson, Porcupine Tree) on drums. Completed by bassist Jon Sykes and keyboardist Steve Kitch, they’ve honed a lean yet lush, quietly timeless sound that soars on It Leads To This.


The Pineapple Thief – ‘It Leads To This’
Released 9 February 2024


It all feeds into It Leads To This. Comprising eight fat-free epics – all about five minutes long, mixing rock urgency with delicate atmospherics, pensive keys and captivating melodies – it finds Soord looking back and fearing for the world his children will inherit. His lyrics also drew from literature: accounts of Ancient Rome, John Williams’ classic Stoner and epistolary Augustus. All conveyed through Soord’s fragile yet penetrative tenor, nodding to storytellers like Nick Drake, Thom Yorke and Katatonia’s Jonas Renkse. 

In a way, that’s The Pineapple Thief all over. Idiosyncratic but relatable. Devastating and life-affirming, in the same breath. Not married to a single genre, just melody served by tones and textures. Music that only the four of them could make. 

It Leads To This will be available in a multitude of formats that are as follows:

Limited Edition Deluxe 4 Disc set featuring:
DISC 1: CD Album
DISC 2: Bonus CD ‘Y Aqui Estamos’ – Alternate Versions
DISC 3: Blu-ray – It Leads To This + bonus album “Y Aqui Estamos” (reworkings of album session recordings): Dolby Atmos-DTS-HD MA 5.1-24/48 PCM Stereo mixes created by Bruce Soord
DISC 4: DVD – It Leads to This and Y Aqui Estamos: DTS 5.1-24/48 PCM Stereo
52 page book

Limited edition brick red vinyl LP (exclusive to The Pineapple Thief and Kscope stores)
Limited edition green vinyl LP (exclusive to worldwide independent record shops)
Limited edition cream vinyl LP (exclusive to Germany & Austria)

Blu Ray – Includes “It Leads To This” and bonus album “Y Aqui Estamos” . All in hi-res dolby atmos, dts-hd 5.1 and stereo created by Bruce Soord

In support of the new album The Pineapple Thief will be embarking on a EU/UK tour view the full dates below. 


20/2 Manchester (GB) – O2 The Ritz

21/2 Bristol (GB) – SWX

23/2 Paris (FR) – Elysee Montmartre

24/2 Amsterdam (NL) – Melkweg

26/2 Neunkirchen (DE) – Gebläsehalle

27/2 Aschaffenburg (DE) – Colos Saal

28/2 Zurich (CH) – Komplex 457

1/3 Barcelona (ES) – Apolo

2/3 Madrid (ES) – La Paqui

3/3 Lisbon (PT) – Lisboa Ao Vivo

5/3 Toulouse (FR) – Metronum

6/3 Lyon (FR) – La Rayonne

7/3 Milan (IT) – Alcatraz

8/3 Strasbourg (FR) – La Laiterie

9/3 Munich (DE) – Technikum

11/3 Warsaw (PL) – Palladium

13/3 Krakow (PL) – Klub Studio

14/3 Berlin (DE) – Kesselhaus

15/3 Cologne (DE) – Carlswerk Victoria

16/3 London (GB) – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

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