Ruby Boots brings "Don't Talk About It" over to the Netherlands and UK27-08-2018
A natural chanteuse who possesses just the right blend of sass and savvy, Aussie-born singer Ruby Boots (aka Rebecca Louise “Bex” Chilcott) was a seeker from early on. After leaving home at the age of 16, she took off for the outer reaches of Australia’s west coast, eventually landing a job on a pearl fishing trawler. It was there where she started dabbling in guitar, and eventually writing songs. After adopting a new name, she embarked on a career that’s brought her numerous awards and a fan following as well.
Chilcott, or Ms. Boots if you will, previously released three EPs and a full length debut she christened Solitude. However, her new album, the tellingly named Don’t Talk About It, handily elevates her standing. A set of songs that dwell on the wreckage left in the wake of romance, it pointedly addresses those prone to all sorts of sexual manipulation. Granted, that kind of abuse is nothing new, but in view of recent headlines, the focus Boots finds here seems especially apt.
Boots is aided in her efforts by the astute backing of the band Texas Gentlemen and support from a kindred spirit, Nikki Lane, who co-wrote the title track and provides the backing vocal. However, the focus remains wholly on Boots throughout, thanks to a saucy delivery that turns each song into a clear statement of purpose. “Don’t Talk About It” offers an especially strong example of her swagger and defiance. The determined “I’ll Make It Through,” has her declaring “I’m more than you can handle,” turning a song about survival into a hard won ode to independence.
With "Don't Talk About" Ruby Boots debutes on European soil opening for Ben Miller Band, Dylan LeBlanc and doing a few festivals:
02 SEP: Amsterdam (NL) - Paradiso
03 SEP: London (UK) - O2 Academy 2 Islington *
04 SEP: Glasgow (UK) - Broadcast *
05 SEP: Cardiff (UK) - Clwb Ifor Bach *
06 SEP: Oxford (UK) - O2 Academy2 *
07 SEP: Bedford (UK) - Ents Shed
08 SEP: Stanford Hall (UK) - Long Road Festival
09 SEP: Stanford Hall (UK) - Long Road Festival
10 SEP: Brighton (UK) - The Latest Music Bar **
* with Ben Miller Band
** with Dylan LeBlanc