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Upcoming shows: System Exclusive... Rachel Sermanni... Erland Cooper & Ensemble... Josh Rouse... Cinder Well... Tiny Ruins... Gratis: Amy May Ellis... Guadalupe Plata... Will Samson... Ben P Williams with Shimna... Kathryn Williams & Polly Paulusma... Jean-Michel Blais... Kristin Hersh... Gratis: Simeon Walker... Martin Kohlstedt... Lande Hekt... Someone... An Evening with Honeyblood... The Breath... Hania Rani... Ye Vagabonds... Jim Ghedi & Toby Hay... Thomas Truax... Gratis: Wesley Gonzalez... Wreckless Eric... The David Tattersall Group... One Little Atlas... His Lordship... OFF!... BC Camplight... Julie Byrne... Freya Beer... Edwin R. Stevens... Peter Brewis... Smoke Fairies... Lambert... Withered Hand & Darren Hayman... Holy Moly & The Crackers... The Rural Alberta Advantage... The Unthanks in Winter... John Craigie... John Francis Flynn... Junior Brother... Beans on Toast...

When: 7pm on Saturday 23 September 2023
Where: YES Pink Room, 38 Charles Street, Manchester, M1 7DB

We’re excited to welcome Tiny Ruins back to Manchester – this time, for a duo show at YES!

A rare blend of eloquent lyrical craft and explorative musicianship, the songs of Tiny Ruins are etched into the memories of crowds and critics worldwide. Traversing influences that cross genre and era, the artistry of Hollie Fullbrook and her band spans delicate folk, lustrous dream pop and ebullient psychedelia. Building on the sparse arrangements and a novelist’s eye for detail cultivated over the past several years, the group’s greatly anticipated fourth album is out on Ba Da Bing Records, Marathon Artists and Courtney Barnett’s label Milk! Records.

If Olympic Girls was an album suffused with existential emptiness, portraits often sketched from afar or in empty buildings, Ceremony zooms right in, unafraid of intimacy and connection. It feels comfortable and generous, it speaks of openness and tenderness, the appreciation of others.

Now over a decade in, Hollie Fullbrook’s evolution as Tiny Ruins has reached an apex of power, as she’s become a deft bandleader of incredible musicians. Ceremony has many moods, ranging from intense minimalist Diving & Soaring that evokes a classic folk vibe through to the heavier Neil Young-inspired Dorothy Bay, boppy danceable In Light of Everything, and the hooky, uplifting Dogs Dreaming.

Noodly 70s electric guitars, eclectic percussion and prominent bass make it their most listenable and accessible album to date. The songs are all of a theme – exploring the coastal shores of the Manukau Harbour and working through a psychological ‘shellscape’, while tending toward a joyful / hopeful take on the passing of time. Ceremony is the band’s highest achievement, an album about confronting confusion, loss, dislocation and ultimately realising the beauty of life’s unpredictable paths.

Tour support comes from Lily Lyons. Lily Lyons is a singer songwriter from London and Cornwall. Lily released her debut EP in 2022 followed by a string of shows in the UK and US with Grammy Award-winning pianist Kevin Hays. She recently supported Roo Panes at two sold out shows at Union Chapel in London.

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