Marty Duda's artist of the week: Tiny Ruins
Tiny Ruins is the musical name of Auckland-based singer/songwriter Hollie Fullbrook. Born in England, Hollie moved to New Zealand with her parents as a young child and was immediately taken with music. While studying theatre in Wellington she began composing her own songs and released her first album, 'Some Were Made From Sea', in 2011. Based on a tradition of English folk music, the album garnered rave reviews and was nominated for the Taite Music Prize in 2012. Adding bassist Cass Basil and drummer Alex Freer to the band, Tiny Ruins released 'Brightly Painted One' in 2014 and subsequently won Best Alternative Album at the New Zealand Music Awards. Tiny Ruins is currently touring with Bic Runga with both artists performing separately and together on stage.