Rüfüs Du Sol has a very impressive strike rate. In just a couple of years, the electronic act from Sydney has upped their game from playing at clubs back at home, to filling stadiums on the other side of the globe, toppings charts and cracking critics’ lists.
Since the pandemic hit and killed all the fun, the trio used the time to work on their upcoming fourth studio set, splitting time between studios on Joshua Tree and Hollywood.
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On 31st night, the boys Zoomed in to The Late Late Show for a chat with James Cordon on that new LP, and their pre-and-post-show rituals, which involve ginger shots, stretching and breathing exercises.
“We’ve got to finish it first,” said singer Tyrone Lindqvist talking about the new record. “We’re really excited about it. We’ve spent the last year and a half working on it…we basically just had time to have structure and write and be with family and friends. We’re really excited about the songs we’ve made and the album that’s coming out.”
One of those tracks is “Alive,” which the act performed for late-night TV, by way of a pre-recorded clip from Red Rocks Amphitheatre, filming during a two-night sold-out run earlier this month.
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“It was very surreal,” recounts band mate James Hunt. “There was a lot that made it a very crazy moment for us. We hadn’t played a show for 18 months; I guess the crowd had been waiting a year.” When Rüfüs Du Sol (formerly Rüfüs) was up on stage, it “felt like actually a dream,” he explained.
According to Billboard, the group is coming off a career-defining album, 2018’s Solace, which was nominated for two Grammy Awards (for best dance/electronic album and best dance recording) and three ARIA Awards (winning for best dance release) and was voted as the best electronic album of 2018 by Billboard’s Dance.
Solace peaked at No. 6 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart and reached No. 2 on the Heatseekers Albums chart and the ARIA Albums Chart. Previous LPs Atlas (from 2013) and Bloom (2016) went to No. 1 in Australia.
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