September 24, 2012


We are ecstatic to announce that the debut LP from Menangle wunderkinds THE RUBENS has come in at an impressive #3 on the ARIA Album chart! An achievement that well exceeded any expectations, the self-titled album pulled up just under pop heavyweights P!nk and The Killers, who topped the charts at #1 and #2 respectively, and came in above chart-toppers Birdie and Matchbox 20.

The boys were completely blown away by the news, with lead singer Sam saying “We still can’t believe it and we are so thankful to everyone who went out and bought our record.” The chart news came only a day after the band had learnt that they’d be heading over to NZ to play Arena shows with The Black Keys in early November. What a week!

It was only last year that the three brothers, Sam, Zaac and Elliot Margin, along with their good friend Scotty Baldwin uploaded their home recorded demo of ‘Lay It Down’ to Triple J’s Unearthed site, in the hopes that a few people might hear and like it. Since then, the band has gone from strength to strength, proving that above all else, it’s good songwriting and musicianship that resonates with Australian music fans.

Here’s to great music by a great Australian band and the continuing success of our boys, THE RUBENS!

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