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"Her voice, somewhere between Karen Dalton and Nathaniel Rateliff, is filled with contradictions - fragile yet forthright, vulnerable but fiercely deter...mined - the lyrics allusive and elusive as dreams" - **** MOJO
"She's managed to avoid the applied angst that so often ruins the work of female singer-songwriters and created a debut album of vast beauty” - TOM RAVENSCROFT, BBC 6 MUSIC
“Exquisite.” - WORD
Tiny Ruins will release their second album, Brightly Painted One, on 5th May. The album is their first since signing with Bella Union in the UK/Europe.
Formed as a solo project in 2009 by songwriter Hollie Fullbrook, the band now includes bassist Cass Basil and drummer Alexander Freer. While continuing to be based in their native New Zealand, Tiny Ruins has spent much of the past three years touring throughout Australia, Europe & the US, opening for artists such as Beach House, Joanna Newsom, Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty, The Handsome Family and Calexico.
Lyrically ambiguous and poignant, the songs roughly follow in the traditions of folk and blues that Fullbrook has drawn on in the past, engaging moods both hopeful and world-weary. Yet there is more of an expansive approach to this album - where debut Some Were Meant for Sea presented a host of characterful vignettes, Brightly Painted One follows a journey, cyclical and whole, with tones falling between dream pop and folk-blues.