Tour name: Northern Sol Tour
RÜFÜS (aka RÜFÜS DU SOL in North America) are an indie dance trio who formed in 2010 hailing from Sydney, Australia and have won an allegiance of fans and critics alike with their dreamy and catchy rhythms.
Having just completed a sound engineering course, Jon George (keys) met Tyrone Lindqvist (vocals) through his brother and he jumped on board to record to his Lindqvist’s solo acoustic project. Bonding through their mutual love of artists such as: Booka Shade, Trentemoller and Royksopp, they experimented with a more electronic sound and recorded the outcome in their bedrooms. Once the material had been produced, James Hunt (drums) from a local indie band completed the line-up and the vision for RÜFÜS was realised. The result of these recordings would become their debut self-titled EP which they released in 2011 featuring the first single “We Left” on their own label Monkeleon.
The following year the band released the “Blue” EP with the single “This Summer”. As advocates for the DIY approach, the band tend kept all productions low key and had all artwork designed by George’s brother allowing the band to have full control over the all aspects of their art.
Using Soundcloud as a platform to release new material saw the band boost both interest and popularity as their reach extended worldwide with their energetic and ambient electronic sound. As RÜFÜS ventured outside of Australia, playing shows across Europe with their European influenced sound, the band soon became known for their electric performances as the commanded the attention of the audience with their euphoric and upbeat sounds.
After writing solidly for nine months, in 2013 RÜFÜS released their highly anticipated debut album “Atlas” which catapulted into the Australian album charts debuting at number one and achieving gold status. The album created a perfect balance of light and dark whilst encompassing all their musical influences and featured the popular singles: “Tonight”, “Desert Night” and “Take Me”.
RÜFÜS have supported LCD SoundSystem and Holy Ghost! and made appearances at SXSW, Wonderland Festival and Reading and Leeds festival, comfortably situating themselves at the forefront of Australia’s emerging EDM scene.