THE NEW CONCERT ALBUM FROM THE PINEAPPLE THIEF CAPTURING THEIR PERFORMANCE OF THE UK #1 ROCK ALBUM ‘DISSOLUTION’
"Poetic, erudite, emotionally powerful, and chock-full of musical imagination" All Music
Capitalising on the release of their critically acclaimed 2018 studio album ‘Dissolution’, British art-rock band The Pineapple Thief launched a 16-date European headline tour in September showcasing a supreme execution of their new material cowritten by Bruce Soord and Gavin Harrison, culminating at their biggest ever show at a packed London's O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire. Their efforts on ‘Dissolution’ earned them their highest UK Top 40 album chart entry to date and #1 in Rock and Metal, as well as reaching #22 in the German album chart, #4 in the Netherlands Platomania album chart and #14 in the Finland album chart.
The new material establishes The Pineapple Thief's intent to elevate themselves to new heights, with a desire to develop their songwriting and technical capabilities, and with artwork created by iconic design agency Stylorouge, whose previous work includes Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Blur and British film Trainspotting. The album concept tells of the often-dark consequences of living in a society in which everything is played out on a public stage, a theme paralleled in the cover art, which was created by 'glitching' the original photographs.
This single 180gm heavyweight ‘Hold Our Fire’ LP features eight concert performances of Dissolution tracks, as well as "3000 Days" from 2010 studio album Someone Here is Missing with extra guitars from George Marios. It is completed with a printed inner bag featuring photography by Diana Seifert.
Press for The Pineapple Thief's 2018 tour:
"Their ability to move from lo-fi intimacy to 21st-century Floydian rock is fantastic"
UK Band of the Year Nominees / Prog
"They delivered fabulously constructed, atmospheric music, built on sublime melodies" Record Collector
"TPT live is an increasingly exciting proposition... they've recently struck some gold. 9/10" Powerplay