Kiwi band Tiny Ruins begins intimate tour

Showing off her records at home in West Auckland, Holly Fullbrook is relaxed. That's despite jet-lag from another international tour, and the expectation of a nationwide tour starting later this week.

This tour is one Tiny Ruins is looking forward to after returning from the UK and Europe in recent months, to play in towns like, Paekakariki, Ahiaruhe, and even Haumoana.

Lead singer Holly Fullbrook isn't deterred by smaller venues; in fact she says she relishes it.

"For me personally, I love playing in a small intimate venue which has history, and which people can feel special".

Tiny Ruins is set to perform its latest and third album Olympic Girls.

Fullbrook describes Olympic Girls, the album, and the song, as a little different.

She says this album has what you might call 'a few bangers'.

"For people who have maybe ducked out for a while, it might seem like a sudden shift, but for us it has been like a long slow growth of playing a lot live".

Tiny Ruins has become well known in indie-folk circles in recent years. The band gained notoriety after its last album "Brightly Painted One". But, despite praise from the likes of the New York Times, Fullbrook says it's not going to her head.

It's [fame] quite fleeting and quite a fickle industry so I don't place as much importance on that stuff".

It's that laid-back attitude that might help the band continue its success.

The goal now though isn't international stardom, but just to keep writing good music.

Tiny Ruins very 'Kiwi' tour starts this week and Fullbrook's promising to put on a show, no matter how big. In fact, the more intimate, the better.


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