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Want your face on the last The Pineapple Thief re-issue?

Want your face on the last The Pineapple Thief re-issue?

Bruce says: ‘I’m remixing the final TPT re-issue for release soon on Kscope. It was the first album I wrote back in 1999. I always wanted to call the album ‘Abducted at Birth’, but the label at the time insisted I called it ‘Abducting the Unicorn’ as a reference to my old (and at the time more successful) band ‘Vulgar Unicorn’. The album was loosely written about how we are all, in some way, indoctrinated from birth. So the album title was nonsense. Thankfully, Kscope have agreed to re-issue it with the right title!

Here’s where you come in. The new album artwork is going to feature shots of babies (or young children) with their parent(s) or guardians. The more enigmatic the shot the better. From any time in our history. So, to clarify, we are looking for shots of babies or young children in relevant situations. Religious indoctrination is the most obvious subject but any kind of initiation rite is apt, or even a shot with guardians suggesting a ‘way of life’ would be relevant, such as a mother simply talking to their child or baby.  Feel free to use your imagination….

Abducted at Birth

If you want to get involved please upload your shots with your details and a brief description of the photo to:

Please ensure that the family/friends featured in the pictures don’t object to potentially being used on the front cover of the album.


Wisdom of Crowds on tour through Europe this December

Bruce Soord (The Pineapple Thief) & Jonas Renkse (Katatonia) take ‘Wisdom of Crowds’ on tour through Europe this December, here’s a taster of what to expect, ‘Radio Star’ recorded at their debut gig at The Garage, London in July of this year.


3/12 - PARIS, Batofar
4/12 - OBERHAUSEN, Drucklufthaus
5/12 - KARLSRUHE, Jubez
6/12 - ZOETERMEER, Boerderij
7/12 - TILBURG, 013
8/12 - LONDON, Jazz Café
11/12 - ANKARA, IF Performance Hall
12/12 - ISTANBUL, Jolly Joker
13/12 - BUDAPEST, Durer Kert