Initially formed as the solo creation of New Zealand songwriter, Hollie Fullbrook, Tiny Ruins have recently concluded their first major tour in connection to the band’s sophomore record, Brightly Painted One. Since the album’s release in May 2014, Fullbrook, along with bassist, Cass Basil and drummer, Alexander Freer, have completed two North American stints, the second in support of Sharon Van Etten. They are currently based in Auckland and have spent much of the past three years touring throughout Australia, the UK, Ireland and Europe, touring with and opening for bands such as Beach House, Joanna Newsom, Father John Misty, Fleet Foxes, Sonny & the Sunsets, The Handsome Family, Calexico and fellow countryman, Neil Finn of Split Enz.
Session recordings for Night Owl took place during Calgary Folk Festival in Inglewood within the 1890 built schoolhouse at the AREA. The track can be found on Brightly Painted One which is out on Bella Union and Flying Nun.
Previous Tiny Ruins releases include 2010’s collaborative EP Little Notes, 2011’s celebrated debut Some Were Meant for Sea, and a collection of older songs & B-sides titled Haunts, recorded by the band on 8-track and released in 2013.