The Rubens Announce New Album 'Soda', Drop Huge National Tour Dates

4 July 2024 | 9:18 am | Mary Varvaris

The Rubens have also unveiled the title track from their upcoming album.

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Aussie indie rock favourites The Rubens have announced the release date of their highly anticipated fifth album, Soda, and with it, dropped a string of massive national tour dates.

Due for release on Friday, 20 September, fans have already heard a few tracks from the album—singles Black Balloon, Liquid Gold, Good Mood, and Pets And Drugs—but today, The Rubens have also unveiled another single: the title track.

In a statement, the band said of their latest single, “We really love this song sonically. 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.

“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.”

You can check out the music video for Soda below and pre-order/pre-save the album here.

This September and October, The Rubens will take Soda on the road with special guests, The Moving Stills and Bean Magazine.

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The eight-date national tour begins at the Forth Pub in Tasmania on album release day before the band plays at Hobart’s Odeon Theatre, Sydney’s Enmore Theatre, Brisbane’s Fortitude Music Hall, Canberra’s UC Refectory, Melbourne’s Northcote Theatre, Adelaide’s Hindley Street Music Hall, and wraps up at Metropolis Freo.

You can register for pre-sale tickets and RSVP to the tour here.




Friday 20 September | Forth, TAS | Australia Forth Pub

Saturday 21 September | Hobart, TAS | Odeon Theatre (Lic. All Ages)

Friday 27 September | Sydney, NSW | Enmore Theatre (Lic. All Ages)

Friday 4 October | Brisbane, QLD | Fortitude Music Hall (Lic. All Ages)

Friday 10 October | Canberra, ACT | UC Refectory (Lic. All Ages)

Friday 18 October | Melbourne, VIC | Northcote Theatre

Thursday 24 October | Adelaide, SA | Hindley Street Music Hall (Lic. All Ages)

Friday 25 October | Perth, WA | Metropolis Freo