The Pineapple Thief

The Pineapple Thief is an indie rock band, the musical vision of Bruce Soord.


Founder Bruce Soord (formerly with Vulgar Unicorn) started TPT as an outlet for his music back in 1999. Bruce released the debut 'Abducting' 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 Records in late 2007.

Wayne Higgins left the band in March 2008, but the group continues as a four piece live act.

New album Tightly Unwound was released on May 19th 2008, and was marked by launch shows at Witchwood in Manchester on May 17th 2008 and at the Water Rats Theatre in London on May 22nd 2008. The same day of the album's release, a mini-documentary filmed at The Half Moon, London, was released through the band's website, featuring interviews and two exclusive live tracks.

Since their debut album, the band has sold more than 25,000 records.


Studio Albums

Additional Releases

  • 2001 - Sherbert Gods (7" single)
  • 2003 - Live (DVD featuring 10 live tracks and 4 new studio recordings)
  • 2004 - 12 Stories Down (preview edition of 10 Stories Down)
  • 2005 - 4 Stories Down (10 Stories Down sampler/EP)
  • 2008 - Shoot First (7" single)


Mini-documentary from Half Moon, London.



Both 8 Days and 8 Days Later are notable for the fact that they were both conceived, recorded and mixed in 8 days, and use ambient sounds from in and around the studio. Both were produced in a limited run, included only with the first edition copies of Variations on a Dream and 10 Stories Down, respectively.


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