“Fullbrook’s hushed yet forceful songs, packed with obsessives and resilient loners, demand your full attention.”
- Q Magazine
“She is always looking uneasily toward the next line, or moving toward mysticism. In sentimental contexts, she generates lines of wicked ambition.”
- The New York Times
Conceived in 2009 by songwriter Hollie Fullbrook to describe her solo output, the group has included Cass Basil on bass, Alex Freer on drums and Tom Healy on electric guitar for the past several years. A group renowned for their electric dynamic live on stage, Tiny Ruins have toured the world many times over in solo and varied group formations. They have played stages across countless cities and states with Sharon van Etten, Calexico, the Handsome Family and more.
Album three, "Olympic Girls", was produced by bandmate Tom Healy. Patiently built in the same underground lair (Paquin Studios at The Lab in hometown Auckland) as their previous record "Brightly Painted One". Where that was recorded in three short weeks, the new album was made over a drawn-out period of spontaneity and experimentation spanning a year, stridently reaching beyond Fullbrook’s formerly minimalist domain. Olympic Girls will be released on February 1st, 2019.