The Rubens are a five-piece alternative rock band from Menangle, New South Wales. The band comprises the three Margin brothers, Zaac, Sam and Elliott, and friends Scott Baldwin and William Zeglis.
With tremendous backing from Triple J and Mushroom Music, their self-titled debut album was released 14 September 2012. It was a resounding success nationally in Australia, where it is now ARIA Certified Platinum.
This saw them sell out several national tours, perform at every major Australian music festival, support several major acts (Bruce Springsteen, The Black Keys, Grouplove), and sell out shows worldwide.
The follow up album Hoops was released 7 August 2015 and debuted at Number 2 on the ARIA charts. The band once more sold out venues all over Australia, playing to crowds of 5000 people a night at venues such as The Hordern Pavilion, Margaret Court Arena and Melbourne Zoo. The album is ARIA Certified Gold, and title track Hoops (triple j Hottest 100 Winner) has been streamed over 22m times on Spotify.
On their third album LO LA RU, The Rubens enlisted the help of Run The Jewels collaborators Little Shalimar and Wilder Zoby, using it as an opportunity to spread their creative wings. People connected with what they heard, as LO LA RU debuted at #3 on the ARIA Album Charts.
It’s clear that this time The Rubens are on their own terms. LO LA RU is the sound of a band confidently carving out their own territory, creating a world where freedom and good times reign supreme.