Ruby Cannon: Riding the waves of success in Melbourne’s Surf Rock scene

"I'm so excited to be finally releasing music that really feels like me. These songs are the sound I've been trying to find for a long time"
30th November 2023

In a year that has welcomed rising talents with open arms, Ruby Cannon has emerged as a shining star in the music industry. The journey began at Laneway Festival in February, where she shared the stage with the likes of Phoebe Bridgers and HAIM, solidifying her place in Melbourne’s vibrant surf rock scene.

The culmination of her musical exploration takes shape in Ruby and the Cannons, a four-track EP that took root during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic, when Melbourne faced some of the strictest lockdown laws. Three years ago, Cannon initially composed the tunes on an acoustic guitar, and it was with the formation of her band that these compositions truly flourished.

Expressing her enthusiasm for the project, Cannon shares, “I’m so excited to be finally releasing music that really feels like me. These songs are the sound I’ve been trying to find for a long time.”

The EP seamlessly blends indie, surf-rock, desert, and ’70s sounds, radiating an energetic and joyful vibe throughout each track. The production showcases a diverse instrumentation palette, featuring acoustic and electric guitars, drums, synths, bass guitar, and, of course, Ruby Cannon’s captivating vocals.

Cannon’s musical roots trace back to a pivotal moment in her childhood when her father gifted her the first guitar in the picturesque seaside hamlet of Phillip Island at the age of seven. Following her high school graduation, Cannon enrolled at JMC Academy and embarked on a journey to acquire a Bachelor of Music degree

Follow Ruby Cannon on social media and streaming platforms to stay updated on her musical journey. Ruby and the Cannons marks a significant chapter in her promising career as success continues to build.