*RUBY BOOTS has announced a string of UK dates for September. Kicking off
in London, the run of dates includes shows in Glasgow, Oxford and Cardiff
before drawing to an end at Brighton’s Patterns. See full dates and info

At 14 years old, Ruby Boots—real name Bex Chilcott— left a conflicted home
in Perth, Western Australia to do grueling work on pearling boats, and she
hasn’t stopped migrating since. Her nomadic streak has taken her around the
world, and eventually to Nashville, TN.

Don’t Talk About It charts this drifter’s odyssey, tattered passport in
hand. Behind her commanding and versatile voice, sharp guitar playing, and
adept songwriting, Ruby Boots confidently maneuvers past the whirlwinds
life has tossed on her occasionally lost highway. It’s an album of hope,
breakthrough, and handling the unknown challenges around the next bend.

The roads taken, the miles traveled and the voices heard during Ruby’s
life’s trek resonate throughout Don’t Talk About It. Informed as much by
the wide-open landscapes of her homeland as the intimate writing circles of
Nashville, the album may range far and wide but always maintains a firm
sense of place. Echoes of first wave UK power pop and jangly punk intersect
with the every(wo)man indie and pop- inflected muscle of Best Coast.
Classic rock touchstones from T. Rex to the girl group Wall of Sound to
personal hero Tom Petty meld with a weary poet’s eye recalling Hope

On her Bloodshot Records debut, Ruby continues to map out a
polished-yet-fearless, bare-knuckled self, previously hinted at on her last
album, Solitude. In 2016, Ruby met with Lone Star State-bred studio wizards
The Texas Gentlemen and the album’s eventual producer Beau Bedford. The
group had stopped off in Nashville on their way to back Kris Kristofferson
at Newport Folk Festival and a mutual admiration society quickly coalesced.
The collective pulled a handful of songs from the 40 she had waiting and
began recording at their Dallas-based studio Modern Electric Sound

The album rips right open with “It’s So Cruel,” strutting through the door
with dual harmonic, bawdy, fuzzed-out guitars, reminiscent of a glammy,
‘70s southern-rock-

soaked Queens of the Stone Age. It all captures the meteoric emotional
flares of an adulterous relationship destined to fail. The Gentlemen spell
a Stetson-hat wearing Wrecking Crew as they lay down dusty gothic vibes in
the Nikki Lane co-written “I’ll Make It Through,” building towards a
crescendoing, persevering, bright chorus. (Lane also sings background
vocals on the album’s title track.) On “Believe in Heaven,” doo-wop beats,
dark choral echoes, and a plucked string section lead into ZZ Top
full-bodied rawk riffage.

But the most defining of tones come through in spirit, when on the a
capella “I Am A Woman” Ruby reaches towering vocal peaks, shredding raw,
putting it all out there. The song could be a traditional spiritual, as she
belts: “I am a believer / Standing strong by your side / I’m the hand to
hold onto / When it’s too hard to try… I am a woman / Do you know what
that means / You lay it all on the line / When you lay down with me.”

Of the song Chilcott says, “‘I Am a Woman’ was conjured up amid recent
events where men have spoken about, and treated women’s bodies, the way no
man, or woman, should. This kind of treatment toward another human being
makes every nerve in my body scream. These kinds of incidents are so
ingrained in our culture and are swept under the carpet at every turn—it
needs to change. As tempting as it was to just write an angry tirade I
wanted to respond with integrity, so I sat with my feelings and this song
emerged as a celebration of women and womanhood, of our strength and our
vulnerability, all we encompass and our inner beauty, countering ignorance
and vulgarity with honesty and pride and without being exclusionary to any
man or woman. My hope is that we come together on this long drawn out
journey. The song is the backbone to the album for me.”

Don’t Talk About It smoulders with a fighting spirit and pulls influence
and experience—both musically, emotionally, and beyond—from many pins in
the map, but is 10 songs harbored in the singularity that is Ruby Boots.

*September UK Tour *

*03-09-2018: London (UK) @ O2 Academy 2 Islington w/ Ben Miller Band*

*04-09-2018: Glasgow (UK) @ O2 ABC2 w/ Ben Miller Band*

*05-09-2018: Cardiff (UK) @ Clwb Ifor Bach w/ Ben Miller Band*

*06-09-2018: Oxford (UK) @ O2 Academy2 w/ Ben Miller Band*

*07-09-2018: Bedford (UK) @ East West Promotions w/ Frontier Rockus*

*08-09-2018: Stanford Hall (UK) @ Long Road Festival*

*09-09-2018: Stanford Hall (UK) @ Long Road Festival*

*10-09-2018: Brighton (UK) @ Patterns w/ Dylan Leblanc*

“Outlaw bravado tapping into the loose energy of a young Lucinda

“A wonderful songwriter, a superb performer.” —LOUDER THAN WAR

“Vibe that should appeal to fans of Mazzy Star or Cowboy

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