When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 18 May 2016
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW
We’re delighted to be welcoming New Zealand’s Tiny Ruins back to Manchester – this time performing as a duo!
Hurtling Through is the most recent release from songwriter Hollie Fullbrook, of Tiny Ruins. The EP was recorded and produced in collaboration with US-based Hamish Kilgour, of The Clean. The two first met in New York City in the late autumn of 2013, where they spent a week performing a number of shows together. On the final day of Fullbrook’s stay in New York, they recorded two songs in a basement studio with engineer and producer Gary Olson.
A year later, Fullbrook was back in New York after a long stint of touring, and the pair recorded an additional four tracks, again with Olson. The result is a seven-track EP of folk-based songs. The record includes two W.B. Yeats poems set to music, as well as a field recording of a late-night Brooklyn walk – with percussionist Kilgour taking a silver spoon to the railings and lamp-posts of the borough.
The tracks feature Fullbrook on acoustic and electric guitars, her distinctive vocals captured in a raw and natural form. Kilgour contributes on drums and an eclectic array of percussion, with guest appearances from Greg Vegas on saxophone, and Danny Tunick on bass and vibraphone.
Support comes from Manchester duo We Were Strangers, who have already played alongside Rozi Plain, De Montevert, Kathryn Williams, Lucy & The Caterpillar, Young War and Blue Rose Code. Their song I Believe has already chalked up over 10,000 plays.
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