Ruby Gill

If anyone can silence a room, it’s South Africa-born, Naarm-based musician Ruby Gill. Ruby’s arresting lyricism and deadpan wit have already garnered the artist millions of streams, awards and radio play from triple j and every major metro station in Australia, to BBC6Music and KCRW over the pond.

Known to bring even the most stoic to tears with profound reflections on society and self-awareness, Ruby’s “melancholic lyrical wizardry” has earned the reputation of unmissable, with accolades such as as Sunday Times’ Breaking Act (UK), Emerging Artist of the Year at Port Fairy Folk Festival, nominations for The Australian Music Prize (Mercury equivalent) and Best Folk Work at the Music Victoria Awards, and high praise from NME, CLASH, The Independent and more. Consistent reviews echo triple j’s Zan Rowe: “excuse me while I scrape myself off the floor.”

Ruby’s long-awaited debut LP ‘I’m gonna die with this frown on my face’ is out now, packed with what critics are calling an “interrogation of social norms and [the] pressures of living out one’s young adulthood on a burning planet amid a postcolonial, neoliberal sh**heap.”

The feted multi-instrumentalist has appeared on stages around the world, from Oppikoppi to Woodford, as well as high-profile support tours with the likes of Lime Cordiale, Matt Maltese, Angie McMahon and The Teskey Brothers.

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