Pineapple Express headline Festember '18 at NIT Trichy


One of the things we as a band with this extremely unique sound, pride ourselves most about is how we push ourselves on every front right from the technicality of the music and the soundscapes, to the execution of the entire "Live Act" both sonically and visually in every single concert of ours. Festember NIT-Trichy was one such mammoth night as we laid our eyes upon the massive stage and light rig right when we walked into soundcheck. It definitely looked like the grandest stage we had played together as a band!

The biggest challenge however was that the concert was happening inside what seemed to be this hugely massive auditorium hall, which although was impressive to look at, was a nightmare soundwise as the entire room would function as just one giant reverb chamber. It was probably one of the biggest challenges for Yogi and Akash to tame the venue and anticipate the sound absorption that the 5000 strong audience would bring in.

Needless to say, not only did the band sound extraordinary, but once the audience literally heard the very first song, all hell broke loose! There were a couple of technical glitches with the wireless mics cutting off but that was soon a thing of the past as the crowd lost themselves to the audio-visual spectacle!

Pineapple Express w/ H.L.I live at FANDOM at Gilly's, Koramangala


On the 17th of March, we had the honour and pleasure of playing a pub gig for our home fans in Bangalore after a long time.
The venue was Fandom at Gilly's Redefined with an early set by Haiku-Like Imagination.
Haiku-kicked things off with their intricate brand of math rock, dishing out tight guitar harmony lines combined with groovy basslines and drum grooves.
A ten-minute change-up between the two bands saw the crowd wait in eager anticipation as Pineapple Express took the stage, all set for a two hour journey through modern progressive fusion interspersed with a few audience favourites.
The crowd was super fun to play for and we had the experience of our lives on stage playing for them, better than any other pub show we'd played in the past. Magic happens when the artist and the crowd connect and that is exactly what happened. While the crowd hummed and danced through some popular AR Rahman, Tamil and Kannada covers, they were absolutely with us when we played our originals, grasping the complex genre and time-bending elements we put into our music.
It was also a very special gig for us because we announced the release of our debut EP 'Uplift' for which we sold a few exclusive limited physical copies at the gig.
We'd like to thank everyone involved in making this event a memorable one for us. Fandom is undoubtedly one of the best, if not the best venue in the country right now and we look forward to playing there again sometime in the future.