Under a heavy blanket: Ruby The Hatchet at Roadburn 2017

Philadelphia has become something of a hotbed of heavy psychedelia on the East Coast of the US, and Ruby The Hatchet are a big part of the reason why. The five-piece rockers have rightly developed a reputation for both songwriting and performance that precedes them, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome them to Roadburn Festival for the first time in 2017!

They’ve toured the States with the likes of Roadburn veterans Black Mountain, Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats and Earthless, among numerous others, in support of their 2015 Tee Pee Records debut and second album overall, Valley of the Snake. In 2017, they’ll have their third record out, having built their own studio and recorded themselves, as frontwoman Jillian Taylor recently explained:

“Setting up shop and recording ourselves in an 1800s-era estate has been a pleasure and a labor,” says Taylor. “We built the studio in-house from the ground up – mostly Sean (organ), with help from our friends at Kawari Sound and Retro City Studios. From homemade preamps to third floor room mics hidden in echo chambers, the tones on this album are truly vintage. Putting ourselves into seclusion provided a process that influenced the album’s sound, allowing us to create our own pocket of deep space rock inside of a time warp where everything else stopped – politics, personal shit, the day-to-day worries that tarnish the soul… all gone. This album is like nothing we have ever made before.”

We can’t wait to find out where this next step in Ruby the Hatchet’s sound leads them, and to follow them on this kosmiche trip when they come to Roadburn Festival 2017 to play 013 venue on Friday, April 21!

Roadburn Festival 2017 will take place April 20-23 at the 013 venue, Tilburg, The Netherlands. Tickets are now on sale!

JJ Koczan, December 2016

Date: April 21

Time: 17:00

Stage: Extase