Australia Day: 2016. 5:45pm. A nation of music lovers in parks, at BBQ’s, on the beach, in their cars or even at work tuned into triple j’s Hottest 100 countdown ready and eager to hear which tune will top the table this year. Keen followers of the station note that (barring any unexpected T. Swift intrusions) there are only really two songs that could make it. Cue: ‘King Kunta’ by Kendrick Lamar slotting in at number two. Cut to: five blokes from rural Menangle in NSW collectively losing their shit in a radio studio. ‘Hoops’by The Rubens. Number one. Just reward for years of hard work, two hugely popular records, countless live shows and a reputation forged on routinely outstanding tunes.