Ruby Boots meshes natural rock ‘n roll swagger with outlaw country roots. The Australian artist, born Rebecca Louise “Bex” Chilcott, isn’t putting on a ruse: after dropping out of school at 14, she spent several years harvesting pearls down under before releasing a string of EPs. Solitude, her debut LP released in 2015, taps into the heartstrings of Americana with charm. She made an international splash on 2018 full-length Don’t Talk About It, her first on Bloodshot Records. The confident breakthrough album ties together guitar-driven anthems (“It’s So Cruel”), empowerment (“I Am a Woman”) and meandering-yet-pointed jams (“Don’t Give a Damn”).