December 3, 2023

Progressive Art Rock luminaries The Pineapple Thief return with new album ‘It Leads To This’ out February 9th on Kscope.

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’s Bruce Soord on the album:
“We worked on these new songs for nearly 3 years. It was the most intense time I can remember within The Pineapple Thief. Personally I was being pushed well beyond my known limits, which is great from an artistic perspective but also very very challenging from a personal perspective.  

Bruce continues:
“Conceptually ‘It Leads To This’ continues my desire to observe and (try to) make sense of life and the world around me. It’s all there in the lyrics.
The initial concept for the songs came together very quickly but the final lyrical and musical elements took a huge amount of work to piece together between the four of us, at least to a point where we were all satisfied.  After so long in the business, being ‘satisfied’ is constantly being pushed further, constantly redefined. That’s the thing, we just kept pushing…”

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Tracklist for It Leads To This:

Put It Right [05:30]

Rubicon [04:37]

It Leads To This [04:43]

The Frost [05:40

All That’s Left [04:26]

Now It’s Yours [05:59]

Every Trace Of Us [04:30]

To Forget [05:20]

    To coincide with their formidable return, the band reveal a beautifully shot, compelling video for the first chapter of ‘It Leads To This’ in the form of ‘The Frost’. Shot in Iceland, the video was created by the band’s long-time collaborator Jeremy George and follows the journey of a man at sea…see below!

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

    Limited Edition Deluxe 4 Disc set

    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

    CD

    Digital

    “IT LEADS TO THIS” UK / EUROPEAN TOUR 2024

    FEBRUARY

    • 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

    MARCH

    • 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