Tiny Ruins – The Crab/Waterbaby: New Song Of The Day

Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland based Tiny Ruins releases a new single, ‘The Crab / Waterbaby’ . The first musical offering since 2019’s much lauded album, Olympic Girls.

Here’s the blurb:

Tiny RuinsThe songs of Tiny Ruins often gift a rich visual and emotive narrative. ’The Crab / Waterbaby’ came to be on a time-honoured walk around the coves of Little Muddy Creek aside the Mānukau Harbour, a Crab is found upturned, showing its soft belly. The songwriter sees in the Crab an acute experience of suffering – it’s as though everybody can see right through you, into your body, and ‘you cannot help but speak about it’.

A song about the transcendent comfort of ritual and ceremony that ‘returns you’ the ‘right way’, to ‘give this day a chance’.

Shimmering electric firebird guitar and minimalist verse arrangements give way to striking Philip Glass-esque strings & lush, fretless bass that fluidly connects the song’s lyrical narrative.

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A rare blend of eloquent lyrical craft and explorative musicianship, the songs of Tiny Ruins have been treasured by crowds and critics for over a decade. Traversing influences that cross genre and era, the artistry of Hollie Fullbrook and her band spans delicate folk, lustrous dream pop and ebullient psychedelia. A group renowned for their electric dynamic live on stage, Tiny Ruins have played stages in solo and varied group formations across countless cities and states with Sharon van Etten, Calexico, the Handsome Family and more.

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