Ivy League has announced that The Rubens’ debut album has been certified platinum.
Featuring a number of hits including ‘My Gun’, ‘Lay It Down’, and ‘Best We Got’, the album reached number 3 on the ARIA charts, was a Triple J feature album, and took out the ‘Australian Album of the Year’ on iTunes in 2012.
‘My Gun’, perhaps the biggest hit the group has had thus far, took out the number 10 position in 2012’s triple j Hottest 100.
2013 has been a slow year for Aussie acts reaching platinum sales with only Flume, The Hilltop Hoods and The Temper Trap, reaching platinum sales.
“Everyone at Ivy League is thrilled for The Rubens. To achieve a platinum album in this day and age is a massive achievement, and they thoroughly deserve it. Not only are they an amazing band, they’re great people, and we love working with them. Ivy League’s ethos from the start has always been to sign music we love made by people we like, and The Rubens fulfil both of those criteria perfectly. We can’t wait for the next album,” said Ivy League Director, Pete Lusty.
Hailing from the small town of Menangle in New South Wales, the group started in 2011 and featured brothers Sam, Zaac and Elliott Margin, along with their mate Scott Baldwin. Since forming the group have experienced a rapid rise to fame, and have shared the stage with some of the biggest acts in the world including Bruce ‘The Boss’ Springsteen and Black Keys.
More recently, ARIA have used The Rubens in their latest Music Matters campaign that features an animated version of the band. The animation chronicles their exploits as a touring band, from attending The Shins’ concert at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre, right through to their sell-out show at the same venue further down the track.
“It’s been an amazing year and we’re so stoked to have reached platinum status on our debut record! We want to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who bought a copy of the record and who came to see us play over the past couple years – we couldn’t have done any of it without you. We are so grateful for your support and look forward to more good times in the future,” said frontman Sam Margin.
The Rubens – Music Matters
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