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Brightly Painted One

Arch Hill

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Formed as a solo project in 2009 by songwriterHollie Fullbrook, the band now includes bassistCass Basiland drummerAlexander Freer. While continuing to be based in their native New Zealand, Tiny Ruins has spent much of the past three years touring throughout Australia, Europe & the US, opening for artists such asBeach House,Joanna Newsom,Fleet Foxes,Father John Misty,The Handsome Familyand Calexico.

Lyrically ambiguous and poignant, the songs roughly follow in the traditions of folk and blues that Fullbrook has drawn on in the past, engaging moods both hopeful and world-weary. Yet there is more of an expansive approach to this album - where debut Some Were Meant for Sea presented a host of characterful vignettes, Brightly Painted One follows a journey, cyclical and whole, with tones falling between dream pop and folk-blues.

While still retaining a minimalist approach, this sophomore release is layered and shaped with an array of brass, percussion and strings. The arrangements are lush and fully-realised, with the warm fuzz of hammond and rhodes keyboards, subtle string parts and electric guitar jangles and thrums. Brightly Painted One was recorded with engineer Tom Healy over several months in an underground warren of passageways and small rooms known as 'The Lab', in Auckland, the band's hometown.

Artist: Tiny Ruins
Title: Brightly Painted One
Label: Arch Hill/Flying Nun
Cat #: AHR058/FN542
Year: 2014
Format: 12" LP


  1. Me At The Museum, You In The Wintergarden
  2. Carriages
  3. Chainmail Maker
  4. Reasonable Man
  5. She'll Be Coming 'Round
  6. Straw Into Gold
  7. Ballad Of The Hanging Parcel
  8. Jamie Blue
  9. Night Owl
  10. White Sheet Lightening


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