Preview: Rüfüs Du Sol at Club Academy

Rüfüs Du Sol have emerged as one of the world’s pre-eminent live electronic acts.

By Steven Pankhurst | Last updated 15 June 2018

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The Australian three-piece, known formerly to the world as just RÜFÜS, have thus far won the world over with two platinum-certified albums, ATLAS and Bloom, with a much-anticipated third on the way. They’lll be hitting up Manchester Academy this August.

Rüfüs Du Sol at Club Academy
Wednesday 22nd August, 7.30pm

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Comprised of members Tyrone Lindqvist, Jon George and James Hunt, Rüfüs Du Sol have come to occupy the intersection of charming indie dance and intelligent electronic music. With a style that expertly blends infectious songwriting with delectable deep house grooves, the trio have carved out a signature sound that is both poignant and relentlessly infectious.

Much of the group’s success has been predicated on their live show: a highly emotional affair which finds the trio adopting a traditional band setup on stage, while performing texturized, synth-heavy reinterpretations of their songs. It’s a show which has earned the group a loyal international fanbase, taking them across the world from North America’s Lollapalooza to Serbia’s EXIT Festival.

Rüfüs Du Sol first made their break in 2013, when their debut album, ATLAS, reached #1 in Australia. Their sophomore follow-up, 2016’s Bloom, subsequently hit #1 as well, transforming them from national heroes into a rising global phenomenon.

Now residing in Los Angeles, Rüfüs Du Sol have found a fresh creative perspective and a thriving new environment for their studio work. “There’s a lot of creative things happening here,” the trio says. “It’s nice to be in that vortex. It creates a really exciting energy.”

Accordingly, the group have spent the past year finishing their third album, largely influenced by the stark desert landscapes of California and their experiences on the road. With a new record on the horizon and a standout two-year tour at their backs, Rüfüs Du Sol have entered a new era of their career.

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