The Rubens have already made an impact on the UK through word-of-mouth reputation alone. The title track is already championed by Radio X and entered the Spotify UK Viral Chart at No.7.
They put a sole headline UK show on-sale last Friday at London’s Boston Music Room, which completely sold out within an hour. The show on May 26th has now been upgraded to The Dome, Tufnell Park. The band will also be performing at The Great Escape Festival, Brighton.
They release their UK debut album Hoops on May 20th through Warner Bros. Records. You can listen to the title track below, which has now clocked up over 8 MILLION plays between YouTube and Spotify.
The song has also just been nominated for the APRA ‘Rock Song Of The Year’ Award, and has achieved Platinum certification. It’s also been voted No.1 in the Triple J Hottest 100 Chart, which saw them beat the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala and The Weeknd. It also reached No.1 in Billboard’s Next Big Sound Chart.
Hoops was released in Australia last year and topped the iTunes Alternative Chart and reached No.2 in the ARIA Album Chart. It was recorded in New York and produced by the Grammy Award winning David Kahne (Lana Del Rey, The Strokes) and mixed by the legendary Michael Brauer (Coldplay).