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Upcoming shows: Kristin Hersh... Tiny Ruins... Mano McLaughlin... CC Smugglers... Dan Mangan... Skinny Lister... Steve Gunn... John Fairhurst... Holy Moly & The Crackers... Irma Vep... William the Conqueror... SLUG... Vera Sola... Weyes Blood... C Duncan... Jo Rose... Otoboke Beaver... The Coathangers... BC Camplight... Simone Felice... Rozi Plain... Lowly... Josh Rouse + Grant-Lee Phillips... The Unthanks... Kiran Leonard... The Essex Green... Jerron ‘Blind Boy’ Paxton... James Yorkston... The Beths... Hayes Carll... Robert Forster & Band... Siobhan Wilson... Jason Lytle... Spencer Krug... The Sheepdogs... Lawrence Arabia... Gratis #1: Gaygirl... Justin Townes Earle... The Burning Hell... The Stroppies... Mark Mulcahy... The Album Leaf... Robyn Hitchcock... The Delines... BC Camplight...

When: 7.30pm on Thursday 28 March 2019
Where: The Kings Arms, 11 Bloom Street, Salford M3 6AN

We’re delighted to be welcoming Tiny Ruins back – this time, to the Kings Arms.

Tiny Ruins will release their new album Olympic Girls on 1 February 2019. In celebration, the official video of their new single and album’s title track has been released 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 and was patiently built in the same underground lair (Paquin Studios at The Lab in hometown Auckland) as their previous record Brightly Painted One. But 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.

Tour support comes from Kitt Philippa. Who is Kitt Philippa? They are human, they are searching and in music they find hope. Although raised on classical, the songs are strangely urban and often conveyed with digital sleight. An organ scholar and an experimentalist, KP plays piano, guitar, clarinet, prayer bowl and bicycle wheel. The 2018 emergence of Kitt Philippa with new single Human and follow-up single Grace has been championed by Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC 6 Music), Tom Robinson, Phil Taggart (BBC Radio 1), Huw Stephens, RTE 2FM, Today FM, Hotpress, The Line of Best Fit and Nialler 9.

Throughout 2018 KP showcased their new material to audiences across Ireland and the UK at HWCH, Latitude, Stendhal, Other Voices including support slots with SOAK, Villagers, Lisa Hannigan, Hilary Woods and Wye Oak. Kitt Philippa closed out 2018 by winning Single of the Year at the Northern Ireland Music Prize for Human.

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