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    “The new album was a joy to make. More so than any other The Pineapple Thief album before it. Everything came together so effortlessly and I think this comes across when you hear the record.”
    Bruce Soord

    After the worldwide acclaim generated by the 2014 anthemic rock release Magnolia, The Pineapple Thief returns with its most ambitious studio album to date, Your Wilderness OUT NOW. 

    Your Wilderness, their 11th studio album, showcases the band performing without any inhibitions providing a springboard for the ongoing creative growth of The Pineapple Thief.

    For the first time, The Pineapple Thief has brought in several special guest performers. “Since our last album Magnolia, the most eye catching change is obviously having Gavin Harrison contribute drums throughout the album” explains Bruce Soord. “This has not only redefined our sound but also redefined how we approached the songs as a band.  Gavin's drumming is technically brilliant but also incredibly musical, and it inspired all of us to raise our game.  I've also rediscovered my progressive roots in terms of song-writing and arrangement.  Added to that, we were lucky enough to have John Helliwell from Supertramp contribute some beautiful clarinet parts and Geoffrey Richardson (Caravan) provided a string quartet. We were also joined by a lovely 4 piece choir and to cap it all off, my friend Darran Charles (Godsticks) added some jaw dropping guitar playing... You've never heard a The Pineapple Thief album like this one!  I am convinced people will love this record as much as we do.”

    Carl's thought provoking collection of photographs perfectly compliment the concept of the album, something which Soord is tight lipped about. “It should reveal itself to the listener and be open to interpretation. I don’t want what it means to me to influence how it affects you”.

    Your Wilderness was recorded entirely by the band with the exception of the drums, which Gavin Harrison produced & engineered at his own studio. The string quartet which was recorded at Geoffrey’s own studio in Canterbury. The album was mixed and produced by Bruce Soord and Steve Kitch with mastering duties also carried out by Steve. There will be a special lossless 5.1 surround mix available with the special edition mixed by Bruce.

    Seen as one of the most vital rock bands the UK has produced over the last two decades, The Pineapple Thief was formed in 1999 by founder and chief songwriter Bruce Soord. The band has steadily evolved and refined it’s sound with the bass playing of Jon Sykes and the production and keyboards of Steve Kitch now so integral to the sound. “After so many years, The Pineapple Thief has become way bigger than the sum of it’s parts.” explains Soord.

    Bruce Soord has also collaborated with the likes of Wisdom Of Crowds (with Katatonia’s Jonas Renkse), Katatonia (joining the band on its 2014 acoustic European tour), and has created 5.1 remixes for artists such as Opeth, TesseracT, Tim Bowness and Katatonia. Soord also released his debut self titled debut solo album through Kscope in 2015.

    The Pineapple Thief is currently booking a European tour for late 2016 and planning live shows in USA / Canada
    Your Wilderness will be released by Kscope on CD, LP, digitally and as a special deluxe 12” hardback book

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    Your Wilderness Album Tracklisting:
    1. In Exile (05:40)
    2. No Man's Land (04:20)
    3. Tear You Up (4:53)
    4. That Shore (04:36)
    5. Take Your Shot (04:34)
    6. Fend For Yourself (03:49)
    7. The Final Thing On My Mind (09:52)
    8. Where We Stood (03:46)

    The Pineapple Thief / Magnolia media comments:
    "The perfect blend of brains, brawn, beauty and exquisite songwriting...a modern rock masterpiece."  The Guardian
    “Magnolia is a gorgeous album – immaculately produced, and assembled with real love and imagination” Classic Rock Magazine (UK)
    “This is a fearless, consistently lovely and beautifully executed album that’s sure to be cherished" Prog Magazine (UK)
    “Full of haunting vocal melodies, thick overdriven rock tones and dazzling touches of electronic, this is their most polished and strongest album to date”  4/5 Guitarist Magazine (UK)

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    Everyone knows that slow and steady wins the race and that the greatest ideas often take a while to sink in. But with a little luck, the planets should eventually align and the world will come around to your way of thinking. The Pineapple Thief's graceful rise to progressive rock glory may have taken over a decade but as Bruce Soord's ever-inventive brainchild gear up to release their latest and greatest studio album it is plain that those years have all been part of a magical evolution.

    Formed back in 1999 when the modern prog scene was still in its tentative infancy, The Pineapple Thief provided multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Soord with an outlet for his unerring passion for music. Initially a studio-bound project rather than a fully functioning band, its sound slowly emerged as an idiosyncratic blend of melancholy indie rock and subtly innovative experimentation, with Soord's sublime compositional gifts providing a compelling pulse at its heart.
    "I just wanted to create some music that was my undiluted vision," Soord says today. "I'd spent my life in bands and collaborations and it was never an easy ride. All that consensus building was too bloody stressful if you ask me! Doing a project on my own, I had no one to argue with but myself.  At the time, I really had no expectations at all. I didn't even know if anyone would ever hear it. Luckily I got the first album released on a small indie label it did okay, or well enough for me to do another one..."

    That debut album, Abducting The Unicorn, could hardly have been timelier. As like-minded artists like Porcupine Tree and Radiohead began to purposefully rehabilitate the notion of rock with a progressive streak, The Pineapple Thief suddenly found an audience, most notably in mainland Europe, and Soord's vision began to resonate with a steadily expanding fan base. Over the years that followed, the band's music grew in stature and with each successive album their reputation as major contenders within this burgeoning underground movement became inarguable.

    "I managed to nestle into the 'new wave' of progressive rock, led by Porcupine Tree at the time, although obviously I was pretty tiny in comparison," Soord recalls. "I confess I hated a lot of 'prog rock' at that time but there were still people doing interesting, original stuff.  I was desperate to be seen in that light. I remember I got a really decent review in Holland and all of a sudden a little fan base started to emerge.  Then the same thing happened in the UK.  After I released the 3rd studio album (Variations on a Dream) we were asked to play at a prog rock festival in Whitchurch, Hampshire supporting Caravan.  So I got a band together.  We turned up at this place and they'd basically taken over the local secondary school! We played to a packed house and the queue to our merch stand after the show was huge. That was the moment that I realised this was actually a band people listened to, not just my lonely, isolated little studio project."

    Newly reincarnated as a bona fide live band, The Pineapple Thief forged ahead, releasing a series of widely acclaimed and I increasingly dynamic albums that repeatedly reaffirmed their growing confidence and laudably distinctive take on emotionally-charged art rock. After signing with Kscope in 2007, just as the modern prog scene truly hit its stride, they released their seventh album Tightly Unwound in 2008 and began to dedicate themselves more to live performance with frequent tours and festival appearances contributing greatly to the perception that this band were coming of age. The true breakthrough came in 2010 when The Pineapple Thief released the magnificent Someone Here Is Missing: truly the culmination of all Bruce Soord's hard work and determination over the preceding decade, it showcased a now vibrant and classy band -- featuring keyboard maestro Steve Kitch, bassist Jon Sykes and drummer Keith Harrison alongside Soord's unmistakable voice and guitar playing - at the peak of their powers.

    "When we moved to Kscope, I felt I finally had a platform to get my music out there to compete with the big boys," says the frontman. "But if I was honest, we hadn't yet released a world class record. After 7 albums, I wanted to tread new ground with SHIM. I wanted to make it harder, more immediate and certainly more energetic. Then we had the cover art created by Storm Thorgerson, everything came together and I felt we were getting a lot more respect. The release did piss off a few of our old school fans who perhaps wanted a more traditional Pineapple Thief sound, but we got a load more fans than we lost.  And anyway, a band has to progress. Not everyone is going to share my journey...although why the hell they wouldn't is beyond me!"
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