Tiny Ruins announces the upcoming release of their new album Olympic Girls on February 1st, 2019. International tastemaker website Stereogum have the premiered the new single and title track Olympic Girls is released with its official music video today October 19th. Olympic Girls is an independent release on Ursa Minor (NZ), Milk! Records (AU), Ba Da Bing (U.S.) and Marathon Artists (UK / EU).
Directed by Charlotte Evans, the video follows the first acoustic guitar flourish of Olympic Girls ushering the potent words of Tiny Ruins’ Hollie Fullbrook – “Stirring, shaken, all of us waking." The track is buoyant with a rolling energy. "Another day bolder / A love spell rushes you by.” Cascading electric guitars counterpoint with a razor-sharp post-punk edge as the drums and bass stampede along, Fullbrook urging an exhilarating shake-up of the status quo – as the chorus dictates, “We were only inches away / still have a long, long way to go.”
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. Whereas 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 LP, CD and digitally on February 1st, 2019.
Tracklisting for Olympic Girls
1. Olympic Girls
2. School of Design
3. How Much
6. Kore Waits in the Underworld
8. One Million Flowers
9. My Love Leda
10. Stars, False, Fading
11. Cold Enough To Climb
The album announcement comes just after the NZ headline tour with the full band, kicked off in Christchurch last night, followed by a performance at the Nelson Arts Festival this evening then Thursday November 1st in Auckland at Galatos and Saturday November 3rd in Wellington at San Fran. This tour will invite audiences to discover these new songs for the first time plus many fan favourites.
The band have just returned from a series of sold out Tiny Ruins shows across the UK and Europe; Fullbrook then playing solo across Australia with Milk! Records mastermind and artist Jen Cloher, and touring as support for iconic Kiwi band, The Chills, through New Zealand.
Tiny Ruins - How Much Tour
Thur Oct 18 - Christchurch - Blue Smoke
Support from Ben Woods
Fri Oct 19 - Nelson - Nelson Arts Festival
Thur Nov 1 - Auckland - Galatos
Support from Purple Pilgrims
Sat Nov 3 - Wellington - San Fran
Support from Girlboss
Tickets Available from Undertheradar.co.nz