An Interview With The Electronic Trio, RÜFÜS DU SOL, On New Music and More!
Posted On 16 May 2017
RÜFÜS DU SOL is a 3-piece live electronic band who are part of a growing contingent of Australian acts breaking into the global spotlight – in the company of Flume, Ta-Ku, Chet Faker, etc. RÜFÜS DU SOL are nominated for 3 x ARIA’s this year (Australian Grammy’s). Last year they released their sophomore album, “Bloom,” on ODESZA’s label – Foreign Family Collective – which has been a favorite amongst electronic fans this year. You can stream the album here: http://foreignf.am/bloom-spotify
The fan favorite from the record is “Innerbloom”, at 9 minutes 38 seconds, is an ode to everything the band loves about dance music and everything BLOOM means to them, Tyrone explains; “For us personally, we were each drawn to electronic music because of the euphoric nature of it. At its core, it brings people together to dance. I’m sure I’m not the first person to say this, but our favorite artists are our favorite because we’ve shared moments listening to them with friends or family that you can’t recreate. Moments that you remember forever. We really wanted to create those moments for other people with the songs from BLOOM. ‘Innerbloom’ is probably the most personal song we’ve ever written in terms of where we are at as people. Hopefully, it can create for other people, some of the moments we’ve shared with each other and friends listening to our favorite songs……”
RÜFÜS DU SOL are now returning to North America to tour on their breakout album once more this month with stops in Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Red Rocks, Hangout, Sasquatch, Governor’s Island, and more.
You can purchase to their upcoming shows here- https://www.livenation.com/events/650153-may-18-2017-rufus-du-sol
Learn more about RÜFÜS DU SOL in the following All Access interview:
2016 seems to have been quite a year for you guys. The success of your album Bloom, a Fall tour, and now with your sights on conquering North America. What have been some highlights for 2017 so far and what shows along the upcoming tour are you most excited for?
2016 was a very special year for us, particularly in North America things really took off for us in a big way. The reaction to BLOOM was far reached and we felt that love when we hit the stage. It’s a long way to come from Sydney, but every time we come back it feels that bit shorter; particularly now being based in LA as we write some new music.
I think the best of 2017 is yet to come, especially on this Northern Sol Tour, there’s some many festival stages and smaller cities we are yet to play which will be refreshing for us and the fans. Heading back to the Red Rocks is definitely one show we are all really looking forward. We’re also playing a bunch of festivals we’ve never been to before that have just as beautiful outlooks. Sasquatch in Washington will be pretty at The Gorge, as well as Hangout Festival on the beach in Alabama. We’re also playing a few headline shows in cities and venues we’ve never been to, including Nashville, which is always exciting when you see those first-time reactions to our live show.
Do you guys feel that your sound has changed at all since the early formations of the band? What do you feel has been the most consistent part of RUFUS’s sound?
Our sounds are always evolving the more we tour, hear new sounds and discover new music. There’s definitely under-laying tones & elements that we have kept and will be our own, but on the same hand it’s just as important for us to try new ways of making music. It keeps it fresh for ourselves and the fans. I think the most consistent part of our music is that it is accessible but always it’s own; it can be listened to in the car, on your run, at a festival to thousands and at 4AM in a nightclub.
How did you guys get involved with Odesza’s label, Foreign Family Collective? Do you feel that you will remain with them or do you have plans to broaden your horizons?
ODESZA came out to Australia back in 2014 and toured with us as support. Maybe 6 to 12 months following they blew up really big in the States and returned the favor, joining them across America for a tour as main support. The friendship built and when it came to releasing BLOOM in America it felt like the right fit for us. They backed the album over there when no one else was which was massive for us. Right now, we’re just writing music and getting that component right, and then we’ll start looking at our label options.
At the end of the day, what do you hope is the message of your music? What do you hope people take away from your songs?
I guess we just want our fans and listeners to feel something. It’s okay if that is sadness, happiness, joy, warmth, an overwhelming high or whatever. We aim to wright music with soul and passion and however it’s consumed we hope there’s a feeling that it evokes.
Is there anything else that you would like to share with our readers about the band?
We are all lovers of Zambrero’s (Mexican fast food chain, maybe only in Australia?) and our favorite party drink is an Aperol Spritz. 🙂
(Photo Credit to Eddie New (@eddienew_photography)