The Rubens are brothers Sam, Elliott and Zaac Margin and good friend Scott Baldwin. Although they’ve only been playing together since early 2011, they have already won over a legion of fans with their rich, soulful take on blues rock.
The Never Be The Same tour started last night at the Beach Hotel in Byron Bay and will take in every Australian capital city as well as a regional centres all around the country.
Their debut single Lay It Down struck a huge chord and saw them score the Triple J Unearthed spot at Homebake before going on to hit #57 in Triple J’s 2011 Hottest 100 poll.
Since then these Menangle wunderkinds holed up in New York City and recorded their debut album with producer David Kahne (Regina Spektor, Paul McCartney, The Strokes).
Following their sold-out national tour (including memorable shows at The Forum Theatre in Melbourne and two Metro Theatre shows in Sydney) The Rubens seem to be on a dream run, with the band’s recently released debut self-titled album coming in at #1 on the iTunes chart and an impressive #3 on the ARIA Album chart. The band’s video for My Gun is also nominated for Best Video at the 2012 ARIA Awards. Not bad for a band that has been together just over a year.
See the lads tonight at the Coolangatta Hotel.