Ruby Jones + Dirt Hand
Dirt Hand began when Arun Roberts, bass player for Gabriella Cohen and Ben Salter, started writing songs. There was a first show, which resulted in an EP recorded with Sam Cromack of Ball Park Music, which resulted in support slots for a number of great artists like Leah Senior, Darling James, and Ella Hooper. Dirt Hand is currently based in Melbourne and is preparing to record their first LP.
Rapture, rebirth and kaleidoscopic desert dreamscapes etched across the undersides of her eyelids: Ruby Jones is ready and willing to take communion with the ghosts of her past.
Blending Jones’ searing vocals with the kind of washed out, psychedelia-steeped sonic palette that pulls the heat from your fingertips, Jones’ tempestuous brand of bliss is uniquely her own. Melbourne born and bred, she cut her teeth on the local scene before recording and touring internationally with Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes. It was here she met her lead guitarist and songwriting partner Jules Pascoe (Husky, Jazz Party, Jaala). After the group’s dispansion in 2015, Jones and Pascoe delved deep into a rich back catalogue of songwriting, and alongside bassist, Joel Loukes (Riley Catherall) and drummer, Selwyn Cozens (Buttered Loaf) conjured new work teeming with themes of heartbreak, loss and redemption.