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The Rubens Announce New Album ‘SODA’ & National Tour Dates

The Rubens have just dropped the motherload, announcing the imminent arrival of their new album and a huge national headline tour to boot.

Dubbed SODA, the band’s fifth studio LP will reach our ears on Friday, 20th September. The 11-track disc is being billed as the Menangle indie-rock act’s most creative record to date, featuring previous singles  ‘Black Balloon’, ‘Liquid Gold’, ‘Good Mood’ and ‘Pets and Drugs’.

The Rubens – ‘Soda’

The news comes punctuated with the arrival of a fifth single in the form of the disc’s title track ‘Soda’ (stream above),  a dark, brooding earworm and one of the most unusual Rubens songs to date.

“We really love this song sonically,” the band say in a press statement. “We feel like it encapsulates the record, so it makes the most sense to name the album after it. It’s a breakup song where the fault is all on you, and you’re trying to come to terms with the fact you’re a f**k up basically.”

They continued: “It didn’t originally have the autotune on there, Konstantin (Kersting) wanted to do a crazy version with the vocals and once he sent it back, we were all like ‘Yeah, that’s it’. We never pictured autotune on there, but it makes it sound slightly disturbing. It brings out the emotion a bit more.”

To celebrate the record’s release, The Rubens will embark on an eight-date national headline tour, visiting fans in Tasmania, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth this September and October, supported by The Moving Stills and Bean Magazine.

You can peep their full list of tour dates down below.

The Rubens 2024 National Tour Dates

 Supported by The Moving Stills + Bean Magazine

  • Friday, 20th September – Australia Forth Pub, Forth, TAS
  • Saturday, 21st September – Odeon Theatre, Hobart, TAS (Lic. All Ages)
  • Friday, 27th September – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW (Lic. All Ages)
  • Friday, 4th October – Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD (Lic. All Ages)
  • Friday, 10th October – UC Refectory, Canberra, ACT (Lic. All Ages)
  • Friday, 18th October – Northcote Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
  • Thursday, 24th October – Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide, SA (Lic. All Ages)
  • Friday, 25th October – Metropolis Freo, Perth, WA


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