Tuesday 5th November 2019
+ Special Guests
At The Greys
Doors 8:00 pm
Price £10 + booking fee / £14 on the door
Melting Vinyl presents:
Tiny Ruins + special guests
On sale now
Melting Vinyl are delighted to bring you an intimate show at The Grey’s, with rising start on the exquisite Milk Records (Jen Cloher and Courtney Barnett), Tiny Ruins, who has been wowing audiences with her woozy folk pop revival at some of the UKs top music fesitvals, including winner of ‘Best Medium-Sized Festival’ End of The Road.
A warm swell of ambient sound precedes an arpeggiated rhythmic riff that springs into flight, exuberant and joyful. Sparkling electric guitar punctuates the relentless thrum of Hollie Fullbrook’s acoustic, as the potent lyricism she is known for cuts searingly through the noise – “Stirring, shaken, all of us waking under the same cover of sky”.
And so begins ‘Olympic Girls’, the title track of the third long-player from Tiny Ruins, which was released on 1 February 2019, offering with vital lyricism and galvanising rhythms and so begins ‘Olympic Girls’, the title track of the third long-player from Tiny Ruins, which was released on 1 February 2019, offering with vital lyricism and galvanising rhythms building on the sparse minimalism and mesmerising songwriting of earlier releases, Olympic Girls comprises a taut and agile quiver of songs, dancing with explorative instrumentation and a pop sensibility that springs with life.
With Fullbrook at the helm and Healy producing, longtime bassist Cass Basil and drummer Alex Freer were vital sounding boards & leant their own creative flourishes toward an overall sound of confident exuberance, marrying the intricately woven poetics of Leonard Cohen, the shimmering dream-pop landscapes of Beach House or Mazzy Star, and the off-kilter experimental pop of Broadcast or John Cale.
“After an extended search for inspiration, the New Zealand singer/songwriter uses color and newly adventurous song structures to explore definitions and limits of freedom.” Pitchfork
“Much of the evocative poetics that signalled Hollie as a masterful songwriter still sits at the core of ‘Olympic Girls’. ‘School Of Design’ echoes the beauty and precision with which Leonard Cohen brought to life even the most seemingly mundane spaces or objects. ” DIY
“Freshly minted on Courtney Barnett’s Milk! Label, Tiny Ruins’ third album proves that this is a band in the truest sense of the word, not just an outlet for Hollie Fullbrook’s songs.” The 13th Floor