RÜFÜS DU SOL are the hot new dance trio from Sydney, Australia. James Hunt, Jon George and Tyrone Lindqvist are now embarking on their first ever US tour with their catchy debut single ‘Desert Night’ going down very well. Having already conquered their homeland and hitting all the top spots, the guys are hoping an international audience will enjoy their clever blend of indie dance music that has made them so popular at home. Next week will see them playing U Street Music Hall on Thursday and we have a free pair of tickets to giveaway! All you need to do is like our Facebook page and email your name to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll announce the winner by email on Wednesday!
Desert Night has received stellar reviews in the US, with people excited to hear your debut album, Atlas. How How has the US reception been so far for RÜFÜS DU SOL?
We couldn’t be happier. We honestly thought coming here, we would be playing to half full rooms. But, having the San Francisco and LA shows sell out was pretty amazing. The crowds have been dope too. Feels like people here don’t need an excuse to dance.
How has the tour been? Any crazy SXSW stories?
SXSW was ridiculous. So many amazing people in one place at the same time. The energy is rad. We slept for 2 full days after it.
Your sound seamlessly blends influences from electronic music and indie rock. How has that sound developed and does it play a conscious role when you sit down to write music?
When we’re writing, we’re trying to write tunes that we want to hear. So It’s just all our different influences coming into play.
Production obviously plays a big part in what you do. What is the band’s background production wise?
Jon is an audio engineer and sound designer by trade so he knows his way around Pro-Tools. But, we all write as a collective when we’re writing for RÜFÜS DU SOL.
How does it feel to have released several EP’s on your own to now being given that extra push by Colombia records and touring internationally?
The support from a big company like that is pretty inspiring actually. You can feel that there is so much that goes on behind the scenes, where we started just putting out music up on the internet.
It seems Australia does electro indie dance music very well with artists such as The Presets, Midnight Juggernauts, Empire of the Sun, Cut Copy and Sneaky Sound System. Why do you think that is and what do you think you bring to the mix?
It’s a sunny place surrounded by ocean. It’s incredibly isolated from the rest of the world, so scenes down there can be developing for years and then just suddenly explode, like what has happened with
our label bros WHAT SO NOT, MOTEZ etc. That has to have something to do with it.