The Pineap­ple Thief

The band play more dates to pro­mote

Classic Rock - - Live! -

Your Wilder­ness.

Formed as a ‘bed­room band’ by vo­cal­ist/gui­tarist Bruce So­ord in 1999, the Pineap­ple Thief now have 11 al­bums to their name. So­ord checks in ahead of the up­com­ing tour.

In 2012 you spoke to Clas­sic Rock about get­ting used to TPT be­lat­edly be­com­ing a tour­ing band. Since then progress has been good – on the last tour you head­lined venues such as Is­ling­ton’s As­sem­bly Hall.

Yeah. Our first gig was in a skit­tle al­ley, so it’s pretty amaz­ing that we’re still tak­ing those leaps for­ward.

An early no­table cat­a­lyst ar­rived when you no­ticed a queue gath­er­ing for non-ex­is­tent merch when the band opened for Car­a­van in 1999. [Laugh­ing] Yeah. Luck­ily I had some CDs in the car. That’s when I be­gan to re­alise that this thing had legs.

Is that jour­ney re­flected in the story be­hind the cur­rent al­bum, last year’s Your Wilder­ness?

Yeah. This band doesn’t take any­thing for granted, but no­body knows what’s around the corner and that’s very ex­cit­ing.

Will you be play­ing Your Wilder­ness in its en­tirety on this leg of the tour? Last time we missed out one song, Where We Stood, but on these dates you’ll hear every­thing. In­ci­den­tally, Where We Stood is also the ti­tle of a Blu-ray that we have com­ing out.

Can you tell us about that?

It has the Is­ling­ton show, which was our big­gest yet and we sold it out. There are tons of ex­tras, and the Eight Years Later al­bum, which was only avail­able on the spe­cial edi­tion of Your Wilder­ness.

This tour is billed as The Pineap­ple Thief Fea­tur­ing Gavin Har­ri­son. Is the ex-Por­cu­pine Tree/cur­rent King Crim­son drum­mer an oc­ca­sional band mem­ber or a spe­cial guest? Gavin played on Your Wilder­ness and we con­vinced him to tour. I know that he’s up for do­ing the next al­bum, but for now we’re very happy to shout about hav­ing one of the best drum­mers in the world. DL

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