Tiny Ruins. Photo by Georgie Craw.
In May 2011, Tiny Ruins (Hollie Fullbrook) released Some Were Meant For The Sea; her debut album. Now, in 2021, the album is receiving the reissue treatment, complete with unreleased bonus track The Oldest Bar In Town. Cast your mind back to 2011 with the album here:
Fullbrook wrote the songs for Some Were Meant For Sea during a three-year stint flatting and studying in Wellington, with many of the songs inspired by the capital city. When a flatmate convinced her to play the songs at a local open mic night, the sound engineer, Samuel Prutton, offered to record Fullbrook's demos. These landed in the lap of Australian indie label Spunk Records' Aaron Curnow, who flew Fullbrook to Sydney to see her play live before signing her to the label. She has gone on to record two more albums since, including Brightly Painted One, which was released on Flying Nun in 2014. In 2019, Fullbrook sat down with Jessie Mulligan on RNZ to chat about Some Were Meant For Sea. Listen to the interview here.
To celebrate, Hollie Fullbrook is heading on the road with an itinerary that mirrors her equivalent tour in 2011. Check out the dates below and get your tickets from Under The Radar (on Monday June 7th from 9am) or Scifest.org.nz for Dunedin.
Some Were Meant For Sea (Tenth Anniversary Edition) will be released on September 24th, 2021 in a translucent sea green coloured vinyl. You can pre-order it here from flyingnun.co.nz.