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Upcoming shows: The Breath... Amy Rigby... Danny Goffey... Mr Ben & The Bens... Holy Moly & The Crackers... Saintseneca... Federico Albanese... Kiran Leonard... Ryley Walker... Curse of Lono + Izzie Walsh... River Whyless... Still Corners... Great Lake Swimmers... Lera Lynn... Liela Moss... Saint Sister... Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert... The Travelling Band... The Once... Odetta Hartman... The Wave Pictures... Beans on Toast... Advance Base... You Tell Me... Kristin Hersh... Tiny Ruins... Skinny Lister... Steve Gunn... The Unthanks...

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.

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