The Rubens.
The Rubens.

The Rubens let the good times roll in Noosa

THE Rubens hit Noosa tonight, December 2, as part of the Corona Sunsets tour.

The alternative rock band is originally from Menangle, south-west of Sydney.

The release of the five-piece band's debut self-titled album in 2012 was nothing short of legendary, scoring the lads a J Award nomination for Best Album and sending them to platinum-sales status.

The song Hoops reached No.1 in the 2015 Hottest 100 by radio station triple j.

The band comprises the three Margin brothers - Zaac, Sam and Elliott - and friends Scott Baldwin and William Zeglis.

In charge of keyboards and backing vocals, Elliot Margin said the band was ready to end the tour in style.

Speaking from Menangle, Margin said the tour had been "pretty intense and fun”.

Elliot said every member of the band had a different way of having fun during their down times.

"Scotty, the drummer, he is pretty much the action dude: he surfs, he does BMX motocross, he pretty much likes any anything that is dangerous,” he said.

Elliot said the Corona Sunsets shows had a new song list that mixed old and new music.

"This tour is a bit different to what we have been doing in the last couple of tours because we have been doing this album for quite a while now,” he said.

"It's good to change it.

"We have also some surprises: off the Deluxe album we just put out includes a cover of Same Drugs by Chance The Rapper, and that seems to be going down quite well.

"The shows have been great so far because the venues are small but packed out so they have been high energy, almost chaotic. It's been awesome.”

This may be the last chance to see The Rubens live for a while, as the band will spend next year writing a new album.

"We will definitely be getting a lot heavier into the writing process at the end of the year and into early next year,” Elliot said.

"We've got Falls Festivals coming up after this tour plus some Melbourne and Sydney gigs and after that it looks like next year will be pretty much working in the new album.”

THE Rubens will play Noosa Surf Club tonight, Friday, December 2, at 9pm.


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