Tiny Ruins are a band based in Auckland, New Zealand, conceived in 2009 by songwriter Hollie Fullbrook to describe her solo output.

Fullbrook was born in Bristol, England, before moving to New Zealand at the age of ten. Growing up in West Auckland, she learnt the cello, guitar and wrote songs from her early teens.

Following five years living in Wellington, she collaborated with Barcelona-based A Singer Of Songs, releasing EP Little Notes independently in 2010.

Debut Some Were Meant for Sea followed in 2011. Recorded by Fullbrook and producer Greg ‘J’ Walker (Machine Translations), the album was recorded in an old hall in South Gippsland, Australia. It received critical praise for its minimalist approach and lyrical flair.

Joining forces with bassist Cass Basil and drummer Alex Freer in 2013, an EP of older songs and B sides, Haunts, was recorded on tape machine by Jon Pearce in the Waipu bush. Following this, the trio met with future band-member Tom Healy to record their second album, Brightly Painted One, released in 2014.

Fullbrook recorded a collection of songs in Brooklyn NY with drummer Hamish Kilgour of The Clean, resulting in EP Hurtling Through, released late 2015. This was followed by the 2016 release of Dream Wave – a 7″ single recorded/produced by renowned filmmaker David Lynch.

First single ‘How Much’ from the third Tiny Ruins LP was released 7th August 2018.




Tour Dates

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands - Cinetol

    Thu 21st March 2019 - Buy tickets

  • Rotterdam, Netherlands - Rotown

    Fri 22nd March 2019 - Buy tickets

  • Antwerp, Belgium - Trix Club

    Sat 23rd March 2019 - Buy tickets

  • Leffinge, Belgium - De Zwerver

    Sun 24th March 2019 - Buy tickets

  • Bristol, UK - Exchange

    Tue 26th March 2019 - Buy tickets

  • London, UK - Bush Hall

    Wed 27th March 2019 - Buy tickets

  • Salford, UK - The King's Arms

    Thu 28th March 2019 - Buy tickets

  • Glasgow, UK - The Hug and Pint

    Fri 29th March 2019 - Buy tickets

  • Tourcoing, France - Hospice D'havré

    Wed 03rd April 2019 - Buy tickets

  • Rouen, France - Le 106

    Thu 04th April 2019 - Buy tickets

  • Luzern, Switzerland - Neubad

    Sat 06th April 2019 - Buy tickets

  • Munich, Germany - Milla

    Mon 08th April 2019 - Buy tickets

  • Berlin, Germany - Privatclub

    Wed 10th April 2019 - Buy tickets


News

Tiny Ruins new album ‘Olympic Girls’ is out now!



Tiny Ruins’ third album ‘Olympic Girls’ was released on February 1 and produced by bandmate Tom Healy. It was patiently built in the same underground lair as their previous record ‘Brightly Painted One’. This new album was made over a drawn-out period of spontaneity and experimentation snapping a year, stridently reaching beyond Hollie Fullbrook’s formerly minimalist… Read more »