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The Pineapple Thief

Yeovil’s The Pineapple Thief are steadily climbing up through progressive rock’s premier league. Can their live shows live up to expectations? Intrepid Hammer scribe Natasha Scharf headed of to the Garage in Highbury to find out…

THE PINEAPPLE THIEF

GARAGE, LONDON

The Pineapple Thief have been hanging around prog’s underground scene for almost 15 years but they finally started earning some of the recognition they deserve when last year’s stunning All The Wars album placed them firmly among the new wave of modern British prog alongside Kscope labelmates Anathema and Porcupine Tree. Now, tonight’s show creates some new ripples; it’s not only the first UK date of their Build A World tour but it’s also their biggest London headline performance so far.

“How are you doing?” asks frontman Bruce Soord as he sneaks onstage. He’s an unassuming kind of guy right up until the moment his band’s trademark melodic sound washes from the PA, blood red lights mischievously saturating his devilish beard and completing the transformation to full-on rock star. His satisfying guitar licks, chunky chords and precise harmonies pulsate through the changing tempos that lay at the heart of this music. It’s technical without being mathematical yet still creates just as much impact as stadium proggers like Tool or even Muse.

An acoustic segment demonstrates that The Pineapple Thief are unplugged experts as well as pros when it comes to progressive alt rock anthems and the packed-out Garage cheers when the band heads back out for an apparently unplanned encore. With Bruce about to release an album with Katatonia’s Jonas Renkse under the name of Wisdom Of Crowds, it’s surely only a matter of time before The ‘Thief’s profile is raised another notch.

NATASHA SCHARF

 

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Audrey Horne recently signed with Napalm Records, and the band’s new album “Youngblood” is now set for release on February 5th, 2013. The track listing will be:

1. Redemption Blues
2. Straight Into Your Grave
3. Youngblood
4. There Goes A Lady
5. Show and Tell
6. Cards with the Devil
7. Pretty Little Sunshine
8. The Open Sea
9. This Ends Here
10. The King is Dead
11. I Wanna Know You (Limited-Edition Bonus Track)
12. This Ends Here – Demo (Limited-Edition Bonus Track)
13. The Open Sea – Demo (Limited-Edition Bonus Track)

Napalm Records also commented: “With their first three albums, praised by fans and critics alike, Audrey Horne positioned themselves in the premier league of rock! Furthermore, the band has shown that honest and hand-made music is still more than popular. Their fourth album, Youngblood follows this tradition and presents the Norwegian hard rock quartet full of fresh energy and a truthful love of playing. Songs like ‘Redemption Blues,’ ‘Straight Into Your Grave,’ or ‘There Goes a Lady’ not only live up to the numerous Audrey Horne classics, but turn into irresistible tunes with catchy refrains right from the start and will stay with you for a long time. The great production provides the finishing touches and presents the listener with a warm sound that differs tremendously from the soulless plastic productions of this day and age. Youngblood is an excellent and sweeping hard rock album full of soul, and without a doubt the highlight in the discography of Audrey Horne!”

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The feuding Noel and Liam Gallagher have been brought together by their beloved Manchester City soccer team winning the Premier League in England.

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Malefice have released a special new video for charity!

‘Omega’ was recorded with none other than current Everton and former Wolves and Reading Premier League goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann! Although as far as we can tell he’s not in the video. At least we don’t think he is.

“So, thanks to Jagermeister we have a wicked new track ‘Omega’, recorded with Marcus Hahnemann at Strongroom Studios,” says Malefice frontman Dale Butler. “We all support different teams and thought it would be really cool if we could put something back. So, we decided that as this was recorded with Marcus, and we all get very rowdy on a Saturday afternoon, what better charity than the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research. This is the only way this track will ever be available, and all the profits will go to them. This will be the only way you will ever get this track, so wether you’re a metal fan, or a football fan, go support your own team and get this while you can!”

Order the single and do your bit for charity by clicking the link below:

Buy Malefice ‘Omega’ single

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ffdp90Which Premier League footballer dropped in to offer high-fives to Five Finger Death Punch on their current UK run. (more…)

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