After the 2011 success of their debut single “Lay it Down” (which reached #57 in the Triple J Hottest 100), The Rubens have been busy devising their next move. Having holed up in New York with producer David Kahne (of Paul McCartney, The Strokes and Regina Spektor fame), the now Sydney-based foursome recently completed their debut album to be released later this year. Fortunately, they’ve just released the first single off the album, making the wait somewhat more tolerable.
“Don’t Ever Want to be Found” is a bluesy jaunt, drenched with copious amounts of soul. More upbeat than “Lay it Down,” it still has that large, all-encompassing sound which effortlessly engage the listener. The combination of commanding vocals and hefty guitar riffs make this a track sure to sound incredible live.
“Don’t Ever Want to be Found” will only increase the hype hovering around this band, who are scheduled to play at July’s Splendour in the Grass Festival alongside Jack White, Bloc Party and Smashing Pumpkins. Huge things await.
Here’s their first ever video for your viewing pleasure: