The Rubens

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The Rubens
Origin Menangle, New South Wales, Australia
Genres Alternative rock
Years active 2011–present
Labels Ivy League
Members Sam Margin
Elliott Margin
Izaac Margin
Scott Baldwin
William Zeglis

The Rubens are a five-piece alternative rock band originally from Menangle, New South Wales. The band comprises the three Margin brothers, Zaac, Sam and Elliott, and friends Scott Baldwin and William Zeglis. Their debut self-titled album The Rubens gained them domestic success with it reaching No. 3 on the ARIA Charts and being nominated for a J Award for Album of the Year.[1]

In 2011, their debut single, "Lay It Down", was voted number 57 in the Triple J Hottest 100. Their next single, "My Gun", was nominated for Best Music Video at the 2012 ARIA Awards and was voted number 10 in the Triple J Hottest 100.[2]

In May 2015, the band released the lead single from their second album, called "Hallelujah". The album, Hoops, was released in August 2015. The follow-up single from the album, the title track "Hoops", reached number 25 on the ARIA Singles Chart in 2015 and was voted number one in the Triple J Hottest 100 of 2015 held on Australia Day 2016 (26 January). After its success on the Hottest 100, the single re-entered the charts, reaching a new peak of number 9 on the ARIA Singles Chart in February 2016.


  • Sammuel Margin – lead vocals, guitar
  • Scott Baldwin – drums
  • Elliott Margin – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Izaac Margin – lead guitar
  • William Zeglis – bass guitar


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart
(sales thresholds)
2012 The Rubens 3
2015 Hoops
  • Released: 7 August 2015
  • Label: Ivy League Records
  • Format: CD, digital download


  • "Lay It Down" (2011)
  • "Don't Ever Want to Be Found" (2012)
  • "My Gun" (2012) AUS No. 56
  • "The Best We Got" (2012)
  • "Never Be the Same" (2013)
  • "Hallelujah" (2015)
  • "Hoops" (2015) AUS No. 9
  • "Hold Me Back" (2016)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Type Award Result
2012 J Award Best Album – The Rubens Nominated
2012 ARIA Music Awards Best Video – "My Gun" Nominated
2013 APRA Awards Rock Work of the Year – "My Gun"[5][6] Won


  1. ^ "The Rubens: The Rubens". 
  2. ^ "2012 ARIA Awards: Best Video". 
  3. ^ The Rubens albums chart peaks - Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  4. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2013 Albums". Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Rock Work of the Year". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "THE RUBENS win at 2013 APRA Music Awards!". Ivy League Records. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 

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