30th August | Louisiana
Bristol-born and Auckland-raised, Holly Fullbrook is the soothing songwriting machine behind Tiny Ruins. Bringing a remarkable freshness to the already crowded market of soft-spoken singer/songwriters, Tiny Ruins have released two full albums, most recently 2014’s Brightly Painted One, which left the New Zealand Music Awards with the gong for Best Alternative Album. Fullbrook’s strength is in her compelling sense of narrative, with understated stories and sensitive human snapshots over a backdrop of finger-picked guitar.
Touring as a three-piece, Tiny Ruins combine the lush and carefully considered lyricism of their lead singer and songwriter with drums and bass, and will be visiting Bristol’s Louisiana as part of a European tour to promote their upcoming album release. With their most recent single release – ‘How Much’ – topping 100,000 streams in just a fortnight, Tiny Ruins seem set to bring their largest body of listeners yet to the new album. The kiwi trio are fresh off a North American tour that saw them grace the stage at SXSW Festival, and hit a range of venues across the US and Canada.
They have shared tours and gigs with artists like Marlon Williams and Sharon Van Etten. Alongside Lorde and Aldous Harding, Holly Fullbrook seems to be one of a slew of female artists bursting from New Zealand’s bubbling music scene and finding a global stage.
See the video for ‘How Much’ here: