We've been big fans of New Zealand sisters Valentine + Clementine Nixon aka Purple Pilgrims since we heard their beautiful debut on Not Not Fun a few years back, an enchanting, hazy collection of what the duo calls "ancient imagery expressed through a modern lens – folks songs played on synthesized instruments...
I imagine the pilgrims recording their light filled music in beautiful fields somewhere. Electric guitarist Tom Healy has worked with them on some of their more recent work.
They are two sisters, Clementine and Valentine. They live in a place called The Coromandel. They have played a couple of shows with us, and this song in particular always makes me so happy. -- Tiny Ruins
Girls Rock Camp Aotearoa is the best thing. If I were a young un, I have no doubt it would be life changing. Being a part of it as an adult and mentor has been so rewarding. It started in Portland, Oregon and is now reaching far flung corners of the earth such as New Zealand. I have high hopes for the next generation of female, transgender, intersex and non-binary rockers! - Cass Basil, bass player in Tiny Ruins
Olympic Girls, the beautiful new full-length from New Zealand's Tiny Ruins, is out this month on Ba Da Bing. To celebrate the album, we're honored to have Hollie Fulbrook and her band take over here on GvsB all day today to share some insight into the record, and talk about some of their favorite things, starting with a film from director Taika Waititi: