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| 26 September 2012 | Reply

Ivy League Records is 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 album, featuring radio favourite and current single MY GUN, has been
winning over fans and critics alike since its release on 14th September
and it’s not hard to understand why – boasting rich production courtesy
of Grammy winning producer David Kahn, blues rock swagger and the
soul-drenched, velvety smooth vocals of front man Sam Margin, it’s been
touted as one of the strongest debut albums to come out of our fair land
in quite some time.

The Rubens are currently in the middle of an extensive national album
tour, with every show to date selling-out, including memorable shows at
the Forum Theatre in Melbourne and the Metro Theatre in Sydney. On
hearing the chart news, the band was completely blown away by the
result, with Sam stating: “We still can’t believe it and we are so
thankful to everyone who went out and bought our record.” The news of
this achievement 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

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.

After a year that most bands can only dream of, it’s not unfitting to
suggest that THE RUBENS are destined for big things, with the likes of
The Music Network recently stating what is becoming more and more
apparent to those with a keen eye on the boy’s trajectory “In just one
year, The Rubens have achieved more than most bands would in a

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



THU 27 SEPTEMBER – Republic Bar, Hobart

Tickets $20 +BF from <>

FRI 28 SEPTEMBER – Hotel New York, Launceston

Tickets $20 +BF from <>

SAT 29 SEPTEMBER – The Gov, Adelaide

Tickets $20 +BF from <>

FRI 5 OCTOBER – Capitol Theatre, Perth*

Tickets $20 +BF from <>

SAT 6 OCTOBER – Prince of Wales, Bunbury*

Tickets $15 +BF from <>

SUN 7 OCTOBER – Newport Hotel, Fremantle*

Tickets $15 +BF from <>

WED 10 OCTOBER – Hoey Moey, Coffs Harbour

Tickets $15 +BF from <>

THU 11 OCTOBER – Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast

Tickets $15 +BF from <>

FRI 12 OCTOBER – Hi-Fi, Brisbane

Tickets $25 +BF from <>  & <>

SAT 13 OCTOBER – Great Northern, Byron Bay

Tickets $12 +BF from <>

SAT 18 OCTOBER – Metro Theatre, Sydney* (with special guests)

Tickets $25 +BF from <>  & <>

*Bertie Blackman will not be performing

‘My Gun’ single out now / The Rubens debut album out now through Ivy League

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