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

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.

Review

Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

27 Sep 2011

Triple J
50

Pretty much blown away by this song and this band in particular. Not a sound you hear a lot today. Reminds me of listening to early soul records at my Dad's house. Great stuff, must have more.

Pretty much blown away by this song and this band in particular. Not a sound you hear a lot today. Reminds me of listening to early soul records at my Dad's house. Great stuff, must have more.