The Rubens is a five-piece alternative rock band originally from Menangle, New South Wales. With a new album on the way in 2018, the band are hitting the road this March, and we’ve got some free tickets up for grabs!
Acclaimed Australian band The Rubens’ video for their track, “Million Man,” recently premiered on Billboard, who calls the song, “lighthearted.” “Million Man” marks the first single off the band’s highly anticipated third album due for release in early 2018 and follows the platinum-certified, global hit single “Hoops.”
The story of “Million Man” began at 2013’s Laneway Music Festival, where The Rubens befriended New York City rapper EL-P and his band, which included his Run The Jewels producers/collaborators, brothers Wilder Zoby and Little Shalimar (aka Torbitt Schwartz). After a few nights spent drinking in New York at a bar that Torbitt and Wilder co-owned, it seemed their effortless friendship could lead to a pretty interesting musical collaboration.
In early 2017, both producers flew to the band’s newly created recording studio, housed in a World War II communications bunker in the outskirts of Camden in Sydney and began working on new material. Of the collaboration, keyboardist, vocalist and songwriter Elliott Margin says, “When it came time to look for a producer for this new record, we realized that they’d be the perfect guys to work with. ‘Million Man’ was the first track we worked on in the studio with the boys. It was genuinely just a fun time building the song and being creative together.” Sacks and Co.