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Tiny Ruins

When
Sat Jul 31st, 2021
Where
San Fran,
Wellington


 

Doors open
8:00pm
Entry
R18
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It is with pleasure that we announce a special repressing of Tiny Ruins' debut album Some Were Meant for Sea, to celebrate its 10th anniversary since release in May 2011. Complete with unreleased bonus track 'The Oldest Bar in Town', and on 12 seafoam green translucent vinyl, it is now available for pre-order, with release and delivery scheduled for September 24th.

Also announced today are a small number of exclusive shows in the country's main centres, mirroring the first tour that Hollie Fullbrook undertook solo in 2011. Taking place in intimate venues in Christchurch, Dunedin, Auckland and Wellington, Fullbrook will play Some Were Meant for Sea in its entirety, with stories and background to the songs along the way.

A rare blend of eloquent lyrical craft and explorative musicianship, the songs of Tiny Ruins have been treasured by crowds and critics for over a decade. Via an eclectic raft of influences, the musical world of Hollie Fullbrook and band spans delicate folk, lustrous dream pop and ebullient psychedelia. Born in Bristol and raised in West Auckland, songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Fullbrook's debut LP Some Were Meant for Sea (2011) features her alone, and was quickly celebrated by radio playlists and blogs worldwide. The album’s clutch of “gorgeous vignettes” (BBC) put the artist on the map, and she took to the road from her home in New Zealand to tour extensively overseas.

Fullbrook wrote the songs for 'Some Were Meant for Sea' during the previous three years while flatting and studying in Wellington, with many of the songs inspired by the capital city. When a flatmate convinced her to play the songs at a local open mic night, the sound engineer, Samuel Prutton, offered to record Fullbrook's demos. These landed in the lap of Australian indie label Spunk Records' Aaron Curnow, who flew Fullbrook to Sydney to see her play live before signing her to the label. Some Were Meant for Sea was then recorded, produced & mixed by Greg 'J' Walker (Machine Translations) at the Moyarra School Hall and the Jumbunna General Store, South Gippsland, Australia in December 2010, except for 'Little Notes', recorded & mixed by Hollie Fullbrook & Lieven Scheerlinck in Barcelona, in July 2010.


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