Tiny Ruins

Shares New Track “Holograms” –  New Album Olympic Girls, Out Feb. 1st on Marathon Artists

Tiny Ruins, originally conceived as the solo project of New Zealand singer-songwriter Hollie Fullbrook, are releasing their third album Olympic Girls on February 1st via Marathon Artists. Today, Tiny Ruins shares a new song and video for “Holograms”.


“The song is a conversation in a way, where one person posits the idea that technology will increasingly connect us. That we will not just be emotionally or mentally connected, but that our bodies will transcend physical and mortal bounds via technology. That we can bring someone back. 

For the video, I wanted a sense of longing for this sparkly, colourful other realm, where everyone is connected, in unity. The director Martin Sagadin & I both started out talking about how the song called for a sense of sci-fi, which led us to planets, which led to the idea that we would build planets out of lanterns. This storyline arose where my character is trying to communicate or reach out to another field of existence, via technology. But we felt that the technology could be a bit old and not quite ‘of this time’ - we were inspired by Kate Bush’s Cloudbusting video, or the TV series Maniac, in the sense that technology is kind of old and defunct, and there’s a timelessness or lack of specificity as to time. 

The idea of the video, I guess, is that I have a vision of this place I am trying to reach…I gather up particular objects that I feel will connect me to this place. But in the end, it’s futile - I try to reach the planet that appears through the wall, with all my technology revved up, and….it collapses in front of me.”

Announces new album Olympic Girls

March 2019 UK Tour


Tiny Ruins announces the upcoming release of their new album Olympic Girls on February 1st, 2019. In celebration, the new single and title track 'Olympic Girls' is released with its official music video today October 18th through Marathon Artists (UK/EU) and Milk! Records (AU). 


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. Where 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. Pre-order Olympic Girls here.

In addition, Tiny Ruins announce they’ll return to the UK and Europe following a series of sold out shows across the Summer. The band return to the UK and Europe in March 2019 to take Olympic Girls on the road following the release. Full list of shows below (UK in bold). Tickets go on sale Friday 19th October 2018.


Tue 26-Mar UK Bristol, The Exchange
Wed 27-Mar UK London, Bush Hall
Thu 28-Mar UK Manchester, The Kings Arms
Fri 29-Mar UK Glasgow, The Hug & Pint

Tiny Ruins Tour Dates & Tickets
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