Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

The Black Keys, The Doors, cold war kids


band members

Zaac Margin-Lead guitar, Elliott Margin-Keys/vocals, Sam Margin-Guitar/vocals, Scott Baldwin-Drums


Influences

Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Black Keys, The Rolling Stones


Unearthed artists we like

Howl at the Moon, The Sweet Decline , DUNE RATS


Bio

The Rubens are a 4 piece band from Menangle, NSW consisting of 3 brothers and a childhood friend on the drums. Forming in February 2011 the boys are pushing out blues tunes soaked in copious amounts of soul

Unearthed in 2012

J Awards

01 Nov 2012

Winner

The Rubens

The Rubens

Congratulations to The Rubens for taking out the 2012 J Award for Unearthed Artist of the Year

The Rubens are a 4-piece from the tiny town of Menangle, NSW. The 3 brothers and 1 childhood friend are responsible for some of the finest soul-soaked blues in the country. Super smooth!

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Review

Rosie Beaton

07 Nov 2012

Triple J
40

3 brothers - loving that! you guys write a great song - a really nice not too in ya face but cruisy sound

3 brothers - loving that! you guys write a great song - a really nice not too in ya face but cruisy sound

Review

Reviewed by Al Newstead Al Newstead

11 Jan 2012

Triple J
50

Q: How do you glean a woozy gem from a sly blues lick, a ragged wood grain croon and some dry-snap drums? A: The Rubens - Lay It Down Ten points.

Q: How do you glean a woozy gem from a sly blues lick, a ragged wood grain croon and some dry-snap drums? A: The Rubens - Lay It Down Ten points.

Review

Reviewed by Zan Rowe Zan Rowe

14 Oct 2011

Triple J
40

I feel like I've stumbled into a bar on sheer luck and found this soulful gem late at night. Really charming, heartfelt, and strong song guys. It's minimal, but it works because of that. This is great.

I feel like I've stumbled into a bar on sheer luck and found this soulful gem late at night. Really charming, heartfelt, and strong song guys. It's minimal, but it works because of that. This is great.