Bruce Soord to release self-titled debut solo album on January 22nd 2016

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Kscope is set to release the first solo album from Bruce Soord, the frontman and creative force behind The Pineapple Thief, on January 22nd, 2016.

The self-titled album was recorded during the summer of 2015 at Bruce Soord's U.K. studio. All the tracks were written and performed by Soord with Darran Charles (Godsticks) playing additional guitar.

Fans can hear the first track “Familiar Patterns” below.

Having wanted to make a solo album for many years, Soord found himself taking surprising paths to create this record; here he has explored the softer, dreamier side of his song-writing - more acoustic in nature, while retaining depth in its arrangement.

Revisiting his life to find inspiration for the songs, this record is a celebration of the past as much as it is an epitaph of times past. While the songs describe a sense of the past that has been lost, it is also a celebration of Soord's wonderful and artistically decaying childhood town.

Soord recently premiered the songs live with a U.K. tour supporting label mates Sweet Billy Pilgrim.

1. Black Smoke
2. Buried Here
3. The Odds
4. A Thousand Daggers
5. Willow Tree
6. Born In Dilusion
7. Field Day Part 1
8. Field Day Part 2
9. Familiar Patterns
10. Leaves Leave Me

Soord's mainstay band The Pineapple Thief, which he founded in 1999, has continued to evolve and refine its sound and is seen by many as one of the most interesting and innovative rock bands the U.K. has produced in recent years. Albums like “Magnolia” (2014), “All the Wars” (2012) and “Someone Here is Missing” (2010) have made the band's reputation and fan base stronger, gathering interest from a wider spectrum of alternative rock followers. Bruce Soord also collaborates with other Kscope artists, joining forces with Katatonia's Jonas Renkse on the 2013 “Wisdom of Crowds” project and joining Katatonia on its “Dethroned & Uncrowned” Unplugged acoustic European tour. Soord is also working on various other projects creating 5.1 mixes, including the new TesseracT album “Polaris” and remixing Opeth's album “Deliverance”.

Stay tuned for more information on Bruce Soord and his upcoming self-titled solo album, out next year on Kscope.