The Rubens score ARIA award for producing

A tour, a homegrown festival and now a shiny new trophy - things are going well for The Rubens.

The Menangle band is having a big year, and that was capped off yesterday at Australian music's night of nights - the ARIA Awards.

The band was nominated for producer of the year, alongside Konstantin Kersting,and walked away with the pointy silverware.

The band and Kersting were recognised for their work on releases 0202 (album) and Masterpiece (song).

They beat out fellow nominees Andrew Klippel and Dave Hammer, M-Phazes, Matt Corby and Robert Chater.

Guitarist Zaac Margin attended the star-studded event which was held at Taronga Zoo and accepted the award on behalf of the band.

"I'm feeling good, it's a bit weird, but it's nice," Margin told the ARIA's reporter after receiving the award.

"[Konstantin is] great, we've actually never met before in person, just sort of emailed back and forth.

"We had one Zoom and that was it, like two weeks ago.

"He's great to work with, very quick, and he makes our music sound better. Good guy."

The Rubens took to social media to share their joy at the win.

"We won an ARIA award alongside the unstoppable force that is Konstantin Kersting," they posted to Instagram, thanking their collaborators and Ivy League Records.

The Valleyways2570 Instagram page - the account for the band's upcoming music festival in Camden - cheekily congratulated Margin for "winning handsomest man from Sydney's south west".

Kersting scored another ARIA for engineer of the year for the same releases, as well as Love Signs by The Jungle Giants.

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