Aussie indie-pop band The Rubens presents their new breezy alt-pop jam called Masterpiece and Elliott Margin (keyboard and backing vocals for The Rubens) answers our QuickFire questions:
What was the first album you bought?
Demon Days by Gorillaz
Who are some of your biggest musical inspirations and why?
Van Morrison, REM, Arctic Monkeys, OutKast. Any music we grew up listening to that gets us nostalgic can inspire.
What are some non-musical inspirations that motivate your music?
Seeing people create, make art, pursue whatever passions they have is always cool to see and motivates us to do the same with our music.
Tell us about your new single Masterpiece
It’s about letting someone go only to realise they might have been the one. It’s a ‘happy/sad’ song, our favourite type of song. Sometimes you’ve got to smile and cry at the same time.
What have you got lined up for 2021?
Our new record ‘0202’ is out February 12th so we’ve got a lot to look forward to. It’s our best album yet, according to our mums AND our label so we can’t help feeling pretty chuffed. Can’t wait to get back to playing shows and putting these new songs in the set.
Photo by Cybele Malinowski