In 2017 The Rubens will make their Twilight at Taronga debut, supported by Bec Sandridge, for a night set against the picturesque sunset backdrop of Sydney Harbour.
Formed in NSW by brothers Zaac, Sam and Elliott Margin together with friends Scott Baldwin and William Zeglies, over the past five years The Rubens have grown from an outer-suburban indie-rock band to a bona fide force-to-be-reckoned-with. Their sophomore album Hoops (2015), a record which The Music detailed as “crammed with gritty guitars, foot-stomping rhythms and Sam Margin’s signature bluesy vocals that ooze country town swag,” debuted at #2 on the ARIA chart first week, with the band subsequently selling out every show on their album tour. After a summer of festival slots and further sold out shows, their lead single, also called ‘Hoops’, scored the top spot on the 2016 triple j Hottest 100, kicking the single into Platinum status.
Joining them on the Twilight stage is Bec Sandridge – the Sydney-via-Glasgow pop/punk off-beat guitarist. Her latest single ‘You’re A F*cking Joke’ was labelled “strikingly anthemic” by Rolling Stone and has received critical acclaim from media all over the country. See Less