Following the release of the majestic ‘Lay It Down’ and ‘My Gun’ late last year, The Rubens faced the unenviable task of a follow up single to match the brilliance of the aforementioned tracks. The moment of truth came this week when the Australian outfit released ‘Don’t Ever Want To Be Found’ via various social media institutions, and the good news is, it’s an absolute stonker. From the off, the cymbals sound the bell for the gritty tussle of bluesy-pop licks, somewhat orchestral instrumentals, and soulful vocals. The rousing guitar abuse helps build the scaffolding from which Sam Margin’s fantastically abrasive vocals jump, making each lyrical blow perfectly timed. The idea of an album of this stuff is an exciting enough proposition to have me considering a metaphorical camp-out on the doorsteps of iTunes’ make believe castle. If you haven’t yet stumbled upon ‘Lay It Down’ and ‘My Gun’ make sure you do, although you might want to cancel whatever you had organized for the rest of the day because their consumption might take some time.
The Rubens – Don’t Ever Want To Be Found