Tiny Ruins, originally conceived as the solo project of New Zealand singer-songwriter Hollie Fullbrook, are releasing their third album Olympic Girls on Friday 1st February. After sharing the lead single of the same name, Tiny Ruins has now shared ‘School of Design’. Listen below!
It was recorded live, with the full band of Cass Basil on bass, Alex Freer on drums and Tom Healy on electric guitar in their hometown of Auckland. ‘School of Design’ is an achingly haunting refrain, inspired by a moment of reflection on tour.
“It’s a song about systems, about the confining nature of systems, and wanting to find a new way. It was written quickly, and I loved the guitar part from the get go, but I resisted its lyrics for a while – I felt it was too similar to another song of mine – “Me at the Museum, You in the Wintergardens” which is also about an institution, and about escaping from regimented regime. But in the end, I became happy with it.”
Olympic Girls was produced by bandmate Tom Healy in the same underground lair (Paquin Studios at The Lab in hometown Auckland) as their 2014 album, Brightly Painted One. Olympic Girls is available for pre-order here.
Listen / purchase ‘School Of Design’: https://tiny-ruins.lnk.to/Listen
Tiny Ruins – Olympic Girls Australian Tour
Sunday 28th April
Bendigo Autumn Music, Bendigo – Tickets
Thursday 2 May
Howler, Melbourne – Tickets
Saturday 4 May
Jive Bar, Adelaide – Tickets
Wednesday 8 May
Uni Bar, Wollongong – Tickets
Thursday 9 May
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney – Tickets
Friday 10 May
Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane – Tickets
Saturday 11 May
Mojo’s, Fremantle – Tickets