|Ivy League Records
are incredibly proud to announce that 0202
– the exceptional new album by local legends, The Rubens
– has debuted at #1 on the ARIA Album Chart! This achievement made even sweeter as it crowns the band’s 4th studio album and marks their first #1 record in their decade-long career. Proving to be more relevant now than ever, The Rubens boundary pushing album 0202
sees the band behind the production desk for the first time and features hit singles ‘Live In Life’
(double Platinum, ARIA Song of the Year nominee & the fourth biggest Australian song of 2020 (ARIA)),‘Time Of My Life’
, ‘Heavy Weather
‘ & current single ‘Masterpiece
We are absolutely thrilled to take out #1 on our fourth album, the first time to land the position for us. We uploaded our first track on triple j unearthed ten years ago and to be still doing what we love and connecting with fans all over the world means so much to us, especially after such a tough year for our industry as a whole. To Ivy League Records/Mushroom, Grow Yourself Up and the rest of our team, thanks for your hard work and support. To our families, absolute rocks. To our fans old and new, thank you for coming on our journey and getting behind us. We cannot wait to hit the road to share the new album live.
– The Rubens
This is such an incredible achievement and one that feels extra sweet as it comes on the band’s 4th record. To stay at the top of your game for a decade is no mean feat and it is all due to The Rubens’ incredible ability to grow, experiment and embrace the new. The great, late Pete Lusty signed the band back in 2011 and we know he is celebrating this with us right now, double scotch in hand. This one’s for him. Congratulations The Rubens!
– A&R Director, Marihuzka Cornelius, on behalf of Ivy League Records