Tiny Ruins share new track ahead of New album Olympic Girls out 1st Feb on Marathon Artists
Tiny Ruins, originally conceived as the solo project of New Zealand singer-songwriter Hollie Fullbrook, are releasing their third album Olympic Girls on February 1st, 2019 via Marathon Artists. After sharing the lead single of the same name, Tiny Ruins has now shared “School Of Design”. It was recorded live, with the full band of Cass Basil on bass, Alex Freer on drums and Tom Healy on electric guitar in their hometown of Auckland. “School of Design” is an achingly haunting refrain, inspired by a moment of reflection on tour.
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“The lyrics came from a real experience where I did find myself wandering around an empty design school in a foreign city while on tour. That's where the imagery of the fresh white paint on the walls and the 'archives' comes from, as that's what I saw there. I wrote the song maybe two years later. You draw from experiences to articulate other feelings, other thoughts...a cinematic image that you know well is used to give life to something else, another feeling altogether.
It’s a song about systems, about the confining nature of systems, and wanting to find a new way. It was written quickly, and I loved the guitar part from the get go, but I resisted its lyrics for a while - I felt it was too similar to another song of mine - “Me at the Museum, You in the Wintergardens” which is also about an institution, and about escaping from regimented regime. But in the end, I became happy with it.”
Olympic Girls was produced by bandmate Tom Healy in the same underground lair (Paquin Studios at The Lab in hometown Auckland) as their 2014 album, Brightly Painted One. Whereas Brightly Painted One was recorded in three short weeks, Olympic Girls recordings took place over a year. It is the culmination of a flourish of spontaneity and experimentation and stridently reaches beyond Fullbrook's formerly minimalist domain. Olympic Girls is Tiny Ruins' first release since their 2016 single "Dream Wave", which was recorded and produced by David Lynch and chosen by Lorde for the Hunger Games soundtrack blueprint she curated."
In addition, Tiny Ruins announce they’ll return to the UK and Europe following a series of sold out shows across the Summer. The band return to the UK and Europe in March 2019 to take Olympic Girls on the road following the release. Full list of shows below (UK in bold).
Thu 21-Mar NL Amsterdam, Cinetol
Fri 22-Mar NL Rotterdam, Rotown
Sat 23-Mar BE Antwerp, Trix Bar
Sun 24-Mar BE Ostend, Café De Zwerver
Tue 26-Mar UK Bristol, The Exchange
Wed 27-Mar UK London, Bush Hall
Thu 28-Mar UK Manchester, The Kings Arms
Fri 29-Mar UK Glasgow, The Hug & Pint
Tue 02-Apr FR Allones, Peniche Excelsior
Wed 03-Apr FR Tourcoing, Maison Folie Hospice d’havré
Thu 04-Apr FR Rouen, Le 106
Fri 05-Apr FR Paris, Les Femmes s’en mêlent, Trabendo
Sat 06-Apr CH Luzern, Neubad
Mon 08-Apr DE Munich, Milla
Tue 09-Apr DE Heidelberg, Karlstorbahnhof
Wed 10-Apr DE Berlin, Privatclub
Thu 11-Apr DE Hannover, Feinkostlampe
Fri 12-Apr DK Copenhagen, Ideal Bar, Vega
Sat 13-Apr NO Oslo, Pokalen
Sun 14-Apr SE Stockholm, Obaren
Published on 21 November 2018 by Wayne Feltham