Top Fives with the Rubens
Since chattin’ to the Rubens last year
, their popularity has picked up speed. They slowed down for a couple of minutes to let us know what they’ve been up to and to answer some pretty important Top Fives.
It’s been a pretty huge six months for you guys since Everguide last caught up with you, what’s the craziest thing that’s happened in that time?
We were skating to the shops in New York to buy beer and celebrate our signing to Ivy League Records, our guitarist Zaac hit a crack in the pavement and went down hard! He ruptured his spleen and spent 4 days in hospital. Pretty crazy.
What have you always wanted to say in an interview?
We'd probably like to tear into some bands out there who are making terrible/lazy music. But that just would not be proper.
What do you always ask/always wanted to ask for in your rider but never get?
We always ask for an extra bottle of Jameson whiskey. At first we never got it. But now venues are being more generous.
You had a pretty cool video for ‘Don’t Ever Want To Be Found’, what are your Top Five Music Videos
No particular order. It was a struggle to come up with 5!
1. The Black Keys – ‘Gold On The Ceiling’:
It is the oddest video, but still so cool somehow.
2. Kanye – ‘Can't Tell Me Nothin’
Watching Galifianakis doing a hop hop video is hilarious.
3. Robert Palmer – ‘Simply Irresistible’:
4. Fat Boy Slim – ‘Weapon of Choice’:
Christopher Walken is a dude.
You guys are brothers (aside from your drummer), who’re your Top Five Sibling Music Groups
1. Kings of Leon:
We love their music.
We love their music.
3. Chemical Brothers:
They're brothers right? Otherwise they wouldn't be called that.
4. The Jackson 5:
5. The Scissor Sisters
In the Everguide Eight, you said that the best you were looking forward to Homebake
, who are your Top Five Aussie Bands
They’re mad rockers
2. Tame Impala:
was such a great album to listen to.
We like Tame Impala.
So many great songs.
5. The Vines:
They are good dudes. Great live!
RUBENS TOUR DATES:
Tuesday 10 July - Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Wednesday 11 July - Karova Lounge, Ballarat
w/ Them Swoops
Thursday 12 July - Corner Hotel, Melbourne
w/ Them Swoops and Danco (sold out)
Wednesday 18 July - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Thursday 19 July - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
w/ Them Swoops and The Mountains (sold out)
Rubens are also appearing at Spin Off Festival in Adelaide (Saturday 21 July) and Splendour in the Grass in Byron Bay (Sunday 29 July). Everguide has double passes to give away to each of their shows, just email email@example.com with the name of your favourite Aussie band along with your name and contact details.