Capitalizing on the release of their critically acclaimed 2018 studio album â€˜Dissolutionâ€™, British art-rock band The Pineapple Thief launched a 16-date European headline tour in September showcasing a supreme execution of their new material co-written by Bruce Soord and Gavin Harrison, culminating at their biggest ever show at a packed Londonâ€™s O2 Shepherdâ€™s Bush Empire.
The new material establishes The Pineapple Thiefâ€™s intent to elevate themselves to new heights, with a desire to develop their songwriting and technical capabilities, and with artwork created by iconic design agency Stylorouge, whose previous work includes Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Blur and British film Trainspotting. The album concept tells of the often-dark consequences of living in a society in which everything is played out on a public stage, a theme paralleled in the cover art, which was created by â€˜glitchingâ€™ the original photographs.
â€˜Hold Our Fireâ€™ comes as a single 180gm heavyweight LP, and features eight concert performances of â€˜Dissolutionâ€™ tracks, including the singles â€œFar Belowâ€, â€œTry As I Mightâ€, â€œThreatening Warâ€ and â€œUncovering Your Tracksâ€, as well as â€œ3000 Daysâ€ from 2010 studio album â€˜Someone Here is Missingâ€™ with extra guitars from George Marios. The set also features a 16-page booklet with photography by Diana Seifert, and re-imagined cover.