The Pineapple Thief have just released a brand new single and video called “Far Below”. Taken from their forthcoming album Dissolution, this is the first new music from the band since Your Wilderness in 2016. It’s a pretty chunky track with the acoustic and electric singer-songwriter vibe that Bruce Soord always brings to the table. I’ve always found this to be a signature of The Pineapple Thief‘s sound. The track develops nicely over its six and a half minutes, including a Porcupine Tree-style polyrhythmic breakdown and some fairly serious riffing.
The keen listeners out there will notice that the Porcupine Tree influence is from none other than Gavin Harrison. Yes, he’s back! Time for your Gavin fix it seems! Harrison featured on their previous album and toured with the band, so effectively he’s been an integral part of the line-up since that time, and it is great to hear his influence and musicality again. I imagine that the chemistry between the whole band will be even stronger this time around.
The album itself will drop on August 31; the band will be out on tour during September and October this year to support it. They also released a small tour promo video that also features a snippet of some more new music:
The tour dates are as follows, and they are finishing it up with a finale at the classic Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London. Having seen them live a couple of times, I would heartily recommend it to anyone!
September 15: La Maroquinerie, Paris
September 16: La Madeleine, Brussels
September 17: Kulturzentrum Schlachthof, Bremen
September 18: MusikZentrum Hannover, Hanover
September 19: Lido Berlin, Berlin
September 21: klub Stodoła, Warsaw
September 22: Sklub, Czech Republic
September 23: Rock Café Prague (Official), Czech Republic
September 25: ((szene)) Wien, Vienna
September 26: Backstage München, Munich
September 27: Colos-Saal Aschaffenburg, Bayern
September 28: Live Music Hall, Cologne
September 29: Melkweg Amsterdam, Amsterdam
October 4th: THE LIQUID ROOMS (Official), Edinburgh
October 5th: The Leadmill, Sheffield
October 6th: O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
As soon as we hear any further news on the album, we’ll be right on it to bring you the latest. I’ve got a feeling that this is going to be a landmark release for the band, and it has a chance of featuring on quite a few of peoples’ best of 2018 lists if they play their cards right.