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Rangiora (New Zealand) heroes the Transistors have released the new video for the track "Professional" - taken from their album "Is This Anything?"With all this talk in the music industry about bands needing to up their game, Transistors have created a useful 'how to' guide for playing a music industry showcase. Watch and learn.

A statement from the band reads "we are a professional band. This is us being professional at a professionally organised show attended by industry professionals."

Watch the video here


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The Tiny Ruins New Zealand tour races to its sold out capacity zenith this Saturday night (June 28th) at the historic theatre, Crystal Palace in Auckland following a highly successful tour of the country.

Packed houses and extra shows were put on to accommodate the new wave of fans summoned together by the latest album Brightly Painted One. Live reviews included descriptions of “the stage presence of Hollie Fullbrook and Cass Basil, two mesmerizing Sirens who lure listeners towards the haunted shores of their new album”…

Fullbrook reveals more detail on the upcoming 650-capacity Crystal Palace Show admitting that it is “the most ambitious thing we've ever attempted to pull off! We are currently cleaning & preparing the place to accommodate everyone.

We will be performing the album in full as a six-piece band (the same group of friends who recorded the album, including Cass Basil, Alex Freer, Tom Healy, Finn Scholes & Siobhanne Thompson).”

  • Crystal Palace doors open at 7.30pm
  • 8.15pm – Aldous Harding
  • 9.10pm - Carnivorous Plant Society
  • 9.45pm – Tiny Ruins

The very exciting news just in is Tiny Ruins has been confirmed as support artist for the amazing indie-folk artist Sharon Van Etten on her October tour dates around the U.S.  New Jersey native Van Etten broke the U.S. market with her 2009 debut album further spurred forward by her 2012 Aaron Dessner (The National) produced album Tramp. These shows will follow on Tiny Ruins' own headline tours of Australia, US/Canada & Europe from July to September.

Tiny Ruins July/August US Tour dates here, and extra October tour dates with Sharon Van Etten here.

The Brightly Painted One album having reached number one on the IMNZ Album and number 19 on the RIANZ sales charts was supported by radio for singles Me at the Museum, You at the Wintergardens and Carriages making number one in the Alternative Airplay Charts. There is great hope for the next single Straw Into Gold to do similar as it gets serviced to radio this week after being given the big tick from audiences as a firm live favourite.

Plaudits for the album have included a five star review from the NZ Herald, a bevy of great reviews from the world’s prestigious music press including; Mojo, Q and Rolling Stone Magazines and a live radio broadcast review from indie stalwart Kurt Wagner (Lambchop) declaring the album “perfectly executed visions and thoughts”.

MOJO ★★★★ "impressive, beautifully poised stuff"

Q Magazine ★★★★ "bright and confident"

Sydney Morning Herald ★★★★

Australian Rolling Stone ★★★★ "The depth of 'Straw into Gold' with its meandering guitar is proof of an artist with a handle on something beyond mere music, something a bit transcendental"

NZ Herald ★★★★★ "Compelling folk-soul of gentle grandeur"



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The video premiered in the US at SPIN Magazine, who described the video as follows:

"Apparently taking a cue from Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, our young heroes appear as tiny weirdos in a neon-dipped dollhouse, accompanied by creepily masked dancers-as-anime-characters (word to Le1f). Indira eventually becomes some sort of kawaii princess, and Marr appears as the lost male member of Sailor Moon's crew. Awesome. As for the song, it strikes a gauzy balance between the gothy inclinations of fellow Kiwi Lorde, the noirish husk of Portishead, and the curious mood-making of cloud-rap. Compare to or call it whatever you want — Doprah have got their own wild thing going on, and Ms. Force is aptly named." - SPIN

Doprah released their debut EP on Arch Hill Recordings on June 6th.

The video video for 'Stranger People' created directorial duo Thunderlips from local outfit Candlelit Pictures...full credits on the video youtube page.

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New Zealand's Doprah are excited to reveal the video for their single "Whatever You Want."  It premiered via website Under The Radar (The USA version), "'s a dozy. Dirt, sweat, and water-to say nothing of some understated but seriously dark electro pop. Whatever you're doing down there in New Zealand, it's clearly going according to plan."  Watch "Whatever You Want" here:

The band's debut self-titled EP was just released on June 10 via Arch Hill.   They recently climbed into the top 50 at Hype Machine and are currently featured on the homepage of BandCamp in the "New and Noteworthy" section. 

Pigeons and Planes have called Doprah's music "beautifully understated."  The band's previous single, "Love That I Need," premiered via Baeble who called it "blissed out" and went on to say "('Love That I Need') is guaranteed to take you on a dynamic aural adventure. Between the childlike female vocals blended with the synth-laden instrumentals ... it manages to deliver a sense of originality and complexity."  Indie Shuffle also writing about the track said, "Doprah creates some pretty awesome tunes, with latest single 'Love That I Need' no exception.The slinking opening bassline gives way delicate percussion and an eerie synth presence, while Indira Force's child-like vocals propel the song into Bjork territory."

In New Zealand their debut EP went to number 28 in the Album Charts and number 4 in the New Zealand Album Charts. 


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As the new Tiny Ruins album is being stocked on record store shelves from Friday May 2nd, and international music press applauds,

Tiny Ruins are excited to announce their full NZ tour run. 

“… Impressive, beautifully poised stuff.” - MOJO – 4 Stars ****

“Fullbrook sounds bright and confident where once she was charmingly hesitant.” - Q – 4 Stars ****

Buy the album at Flying Out on LP/CD/Digital

Tiny Ruins New Zealand Album Release Tour- June 2014

Tickets on Sale from Friday May 2nd at

(Door sales also available)

  • Thursday 5th - Picton: LeCafe  
  • Friday 6th - Lyttleton: Wunderbar
  • Saturday 7th - Dunedin: Queens
  • Sunday 8th - Wanaka: Gin and Raspberry
  • Monday 9th - Okarito: Donovans Store
  • Tuesday 10th - Barrytown: Barrytown Hall 
  • Thursday 12th - Nelson: The Play House theatre
  • Friday 13th - Wellington: Puppies 
  • Saturday 14th - Wellington: Puppies
  • Saturday 28th – Auckland: Crystal Palace

An album that both bruises the heart and lifts the soul.” - Uncut

"It all has an affecting, intimate power.” - NME