Discover & Download - The Rubens

January 21, 2016

It was in 2012 that 5 boys from the small NSW country town of Menangle packed their bags and flew to New York City to record their self-titled debut album. They had 14 songs and only $20 per day to spend on food but Grammy winning producer, David Kahne (Lana Del Rey, The Strokes) had heard their music and sent a personal invitation. That was three years, a platinum album and numerous sold-out tours ago and now The Rubens are back with their sophomore record, Hoops. 

The 11 tracks that make up Hoops showcase a band with a clear understanding of how to play to their strengths. Hoops is brimming with giant rock hooks, growling guitars, driving rhythms and that unmistakable, soul-drenched Sam Margin voice. With Hoops, The Rubens have shown that their previous success was not a fluke. Through months spent on the road and tucked away writing relentlessly and never taking themselves too seriously, it’s no wonder they’ve managed to write an album full of timeless rock tunes.