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Monday, May 31, 2010

The Pineapple Thief

The Pineapple Thief is a progressive/indie rock band, the musical vision of Bruce Soord. Founder Bruce Soord (formerly with Vulgar Unicorn) started The Pineapple Thief (TPT) 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 TPT 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 break through TPT 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 TPT the boost they needed, reaching out to yet more people all over the world, by which point TPT were consistently the top sellers on their label, Cyclops
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.
The band were signed to Kscope, a division of Snapper Music in late 2007.
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This quirky, but cool, video is from their latest album.

Nothing at Best


And here's one more track from that album.
Wake Up The Dead
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