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Tiny Ruins stopping over

In the wake of their “sonic dream of a record”, Olympic Girls, New Zealand band Tiny Ruins has announced Gisborne as a stopover for their spring tour.

Songwriter Hollie Fullbrook founded Tiny Ruins 10 years ago. The Auckland singer and multi-instrumentalist’s lustrous dream pop, ebullient psychedelia and delicate folk sound is now filled out by collaborators Cass Basil (bass), Alex Freer (drums) and Tom Healy (electric guitar). Tiny Ruins’ third album Olympic Girls was released in February

“A dense tangle of acoustic and electric guitars came tumbling out of my speakers and made me feel quite peculiar,” enthused music writer Grant Smithies in Stuff about the album.

“Exhilarated, disoriented, a wee bit out-of-it. I felt as though someone had spiked my morning muesli with LSD.

“The songs are more ornate than previous works, and winningly wonky. Those bright, gleaming guitars sent me spinning back to the work of early British folk players Bert Jansch and John Renbourn, who wove a strange brocade from the warp and weft of their solos.”

Tiny Ruins has supported the likes of Fleet Foxes, Calexico and Beach House, and won praise from such luminaries as David Lynch. The band will be joined throughout the tour by Australian folk singer Jen Cloher.

Undertheradar Present Tiny Ruins Olympic Girls Spring Tour of Aotearoa (Full Band), Sunday, September 22, The Dome. Tickets from Banished Music https://www.banishedmusic.com/tickets

OLYMPIAN: Having toured overseas for the better part of 2019, including a run of summer festivals throughout Europe, Hollie Fullbrook’s band Tiny Ruins have announced their spring tour that will bring them to Gisborne in September. Picture supplied