The Pineapple Thief kick off 2024 with new single “Every Trace Of Us”

After their much-anticipated return with ‘The Frost’, The Pineapple Thief continue to tease their new album with second single ‘Every Trace Of Us’. The single is accompanied by a lyric video based on the artwork from the forthcoming album ‘It Leads To This’, due out February 9th On KSCOPE. Watch here:

Bruce Soord: “The idea for this song came out of writing sessions I had with Gavin at his studio. Gavin played me this idea he had come up with and I immediately connected with it, straight away humming what would become the verse. I went into another room with my guitar to try out some chorus ideas while Gavin was in his studio playing out the middle section. It was one of those moments where everything came together so quickly. A lot of the guitar remains from that session, including all the lead riffs. Jon (bass) came up with the chorus bass melody, Beren Matthews, our touring guitarist, added some brilliant guitar work, before Steve (keyboards) added his icing on the cake. The words came later.”

Musically, the track lifts the curtain a little more on what fans can expect from the band’s forthcoming album,

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.

It all feeds into It Leads To This. Comprising eight fat-free epics – all about five minutes long, mixing rock urgency with delicate atmospherics, pensive keys and captivating melodies – it finds Soord looking back and fearing for the world his children will inherit. His lyrics also drew from literature: accounts of Ancient Rome, John Williams’ classic Stoner and epistolary Augustus. All conveyed through Soord’s fragile yet penetrative tenor, nodding to storytellers like Nick Drake, Thom Yorke and Katatonia’s Jonas Renkse.

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‘It Leads To This’ tracklist:
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]

 

In support of the new album The Pineapple Thief will be embarking on a EU/UK tour view the full dates below.
“IT LEADS TO THIS” EUROPEAN TOUR 2024

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
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

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