Blue Smoke open:7:00pm – Show time:8:30pm
n celebration of the ‘How Much’ release, Tiny Ruins will be playing Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington as the full band line up late October – early November.
“How much would you be willing to give?” Fullbrook asks point-blank in the first offering from their anticipated third album, ahead of woozily discordant strings and a stomping neo-psychedelic rhythm. The lyric brims with imagery of supermarket breakdowns, lilos, snarks and silos while an anthemic guitar hook soars throughout. Not content to leave the song at a stable conclusion, a thumping ‘I am the Walrus’-esque bass outro propels the track boomerang-style back to a space of adroit experimentation.
Prior to these shows, the full band heads to the UK / EU for a month long tour late August through September. On the journey home, Tiny Ruins will tour Australia solo with Milk! Records icon, Jen Cloher preceding supporting The Chills on their nationwide NZ tour.
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 with Sharon van Etten, Calexico, The Handsome Family and more.
“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
“It’s hard not to be captivated by Fullbrook and her intimate brand of storytelling, as she draws you in with quiet charisma and charm.”
– Consequence of Sound