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The Pineapple Thief

The Pineapple Thief, a progressive rock band from Somerset, United Kingdom, began as the musical vision of Bruce Soord who started the band as an outlet for his music back in 1999. Bruce released the debut Abducting The Unicorn on Cyclops records - this created enough interest to convince Bruce that perhaps The Pineapple Thief was here to stay, quickly establishing a small but fanatical fan base. Bolstered by critical plaudits and support from fans, Bruce returned to the Dining Room studios to work on the second, and to many, the breakthrough Pineapple Thief album 137. ...read more

The Pineapple Thief, a progressive rock band from Somerset, United Kingdom, began as the musical vision of Bruce Soord who started the band as an outlet for his music back in 1999. Bruce released the debut Abducting The Unicorn on Cyclops records - this created enough interest to convince Bruce that perhaps The Pineapple Thief was here to stay, quickly establishing a small but fanatical fan base. Bolstered by critical plaudits and support from fans, Bruce returned to the Dining Room studios to work on the second, and to many, the breakthrough Pineapple Thief album 137.

During this time, several major labels started to take an interest, causing a delay in the release which arrived over two years after the debut. However it was probably the third album, Variations on a Dream that gave the band the boost they needed, reaching out to yet more people all over the world, by which point The Pineapple Thief were consistently the top sellers on the Cyclops label.

After this release in the spring of 2002 Bruce decided to form a band to take his music to the fans. 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. Matt has since left but Steve Kitch (who co-produced and mixed 10 Stories Down) has since joined to play the keyboards on stage. Wayne Higgins also decided to leave for personal reasons in early 2008, but has not been replaced, the band deciding to continue as a four-piece.

Three albums followed, 10 Stories Down (2005), Little Man (2006), and What We Have Sown (2007),which was to prove to be the last album released via Cyclops. After signing to Kscope records, the band has released 3 albums, 2008's Tightly Unwound, 2010's Someone Here is Missing and 2014's Magnolia, « hide

Similar Bands: Porcupine Tree, Lo-Fi Resistance, Worldengine, Bruce Soord with Jonas Renkse, Projected Twin

LPs
Magnolia
2014

3.5
37 Votes
All the Wars
09/03/2012

3.5
87 Votes
Someone Here Is Missing
2010

3.7
184 Votes
Tightly Unwound
2008

3.5
104 Votes
What We Have Sown
2007

3.6
44 Votes
Little Man
2006

3.8
89 Votes
10 Stories Down
2004

3.2
33 Votes
Variations on a Dream
2003

4
69 Votes
137
2001

3.8
21 Votes
Abducting the Unicorn
1999

3.5
26 Votes
EPs
Build a World
03/25/2013

3
3 Votes
Show a Little Love
2010

3.8
2 Votes
The Dawn Raids 2
2009

3.3
3 Votes
The Dawn Raids 1
2009

3.5
2 Votes
4 Stories Down
2005

Live Albums
Live at the 013
11/30/2012

4
2 Votes
Someone Here is Live
2010

3.7
3 Votes
Compilations
Introducing The Pineapple Thief
2014

3
1 Votes
3000 Days
2009

3.1
6 Votes

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