Rüfüs Du Sol

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RÜFÜS DU SOL
Rüfüs Du Sol performing at the 2018 Electric Forest Festival
Rüfüs Du Sol performing at the 2018 Electric Forest Festival
Background information
Also known asRÜFÜS
OriginSydney, New South Wales, Australia
Genres
Years active2010 (2010)–present
Labels
Websitewww.rufusdusol.com
Members
  • Tyrone Lindqvist
  • Jon George
  • James Hunt

Rüfüs Du Sol, stylized as RÜFÜS DU SOL and formerly known as simply RÜFÜS from 2010 to 2018,[1][2] is an Australian alternative dance group from Sydney, that consists of Tyrone Lindqvist, Jon George and James Hunt; they had to change their name from RÜFÜS to Rüfüs Du Sol when coming to America because Rufus was already taken. Their debut album Atlas peaked at number 1 in Australia, while their second album Bloom debuted atop the Australian albums chart in early 2016. Their single You Were Right won the ARIA Award for Best Dance Release in 2015. They have performed at the Byron Bay Bluesfest in NSW in 2013, Byron Bay's Splendour in the Grass in 2014, Electric Forest Festival at Double JJ Resort in 2016 and 2018, Mountain Sounds in 2017 in NSW, Coachella in 2016, 2017, and 2019, as well as Field Day on New Years Day in Sydney in 2019.

Career[edit]

2010–2012: Formation[edit]

The band formed consisting of Jon George, Tyrone Lindqvist and James Hunt in November 2010. On 1 January 2011 they released their debut EP RÜFÜS EP.[3] "We Left" their debut single was released on 25 July 2011.[4] Two tracks from the EP, "Paris Collides" and & "We Left" reached No.8 & No.13 on the Hype Machine charts simultaneously, while the video for "We Left" was nominated as one of 12 finalists internationally in the 2012 Vimeo awards for best music video.[5]

In April 2012 they released their second EP RÜFÜS Blue.[6] The double-A sided single "This Summer"/"Selena" was released on 16 July 2012.[7]

2013–2014: Atlas[edit]

Their debut studio album, Atlas, was released on 9 August 2013.[8] It debuted at number 1 on the Australian Albums Chart on 25 August 2013.[9] It was preceded by "Take Me" as the lead single on 8 March 2013,[10] and "Desert Night" as the second single on 2 August 2013.[11] "Tonight" was released as the third single 22 November 2013,[12] followed by "Sundream" as the fourth single on 21 March 2014.[13]

2015–2017: Bloom[edit]

In June 2015, RÜFÜS released "You Were Right", the lead single from their forthcoming second album. It peaked at number 22 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart and was certified double platinum. The album Bloom was released in January 2016 and become the band's second number-one album.

2018: Solace & Solace Remixed[edit]

In May 2018, the band changed its Australian name to Rüfüs Du Sol. Band member Tyrone Lindqvist explained the name change: "I guess we don't really know any other bands that have two names throughout the entire world so it just seemed fitting."[2] They released "No Place" on 25 May 2018. They later released the singles "Underwater" and "Lost in My Mind", along with announcing their third album Solace.[14] A remix album was released in September 2019. At the ARIA Music Awards of 2019, Solace was nominated for three ARIA Music Awards.[15] On Twitter, May 20, 2020 the group tweeted that they have "been in the studio writing new music"

Personnel[edit]

  • Tyrone Lindqvist – vocals, guitar
  • Jon George – keyboards
  • James Hunt – drums

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
AUS
[16]
NZ
[17]
Atlas 1
Bloom
  • Released: 22 January 2016
  • Label: Sweat It Out
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
1 14
Solace 2 32
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Live albums[edit]

Title Details
Live from Joshua Tree
  • Released: 6 March 2020[20]
  • Label: Rose Avenue, Reprise
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming

Remix albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
AUS
[16]
Solace Remixed[21]
  • Released: 6 September 2019
  • Label: Rose Avenue
  • Format: DD, streaming
69

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Rüfüs (EP)
  • Released: 1 January 2011 (AU)[3]
  • Label: Monekeleon
  • Format: CD, DD
RÜFÜS (Blue)
  • Released: 6 April 2012 (AU)[6]
  • Label: Gigpiglet
  • Format: CD, DD

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
AUS
[16]
AUS
Indie

[22]
US
Dance/
Elec.

[23]
"We Left"[4] 2011 RÜFÜS EP
"This Summer" / "Selena"[7] 2012 RÜFÜS EP (Blue)
"Take Me" 2013 61 2 Atlas
"Desert Night" 67 4
"Tonight" 87 9
"Sundream" 2014 47 5
"You Were Right" 2015 22 1
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum[25]
Bloom
"Like an Animal" 44 4
"Innerbloom"
(solo or What So Not remix)
65 5
"Say a Prayer for Me" 2016 58 4
"Be with You"[26]
"No Place" 2018 41 N/A[A] 31 Solace
"Underwater" 77 42
"Lost in My Mind" 103 49
"Treat You Better" 158 28
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Director(s)
"We Left" 2011 Katzki[28]
"This Summer" 2012
"Take Me" 2013
"Desert Night"
"Tonight"
"Sundream" 2014 Katzki and Jackson Mullane[29]
"You Were Right" 2015 Katzki[30]
"Like an Animal"
"Say a Prayer for Me" 2016 Toby + Pete[31]
"Be with You" Daperis Brothers[32]
"Innerbloom" Katzki[33]
"No Place" 2018 Katzki[34]
"Lost in My Mind" Drew Kirsch[35]
"Treat You Better" 2019 Leah Barylsky & Katzki[36]

Awards and nominations[edit]

AIR Awards[edit]

The Australian Independent Record Awards (commonly known informally as AIR Awards) is an annual awards night to recognise, promote and celebrate the success of Australia's Independent Music sector.

Year Category Nominated artist/work Result
AIR Awards of 2013 Carlton Dry Global Music Grant RÜFÜS Nominated[37]
Best Independent Dance/Electronica or Club Single "Take Me" Nominated[37]
AIR Awards of 2014 Best Independent Album Atlas Nominated[38]
Best Independent Dance, Electronica Album Won[38][39]
Best Independent Dance, Electronica or Club Single "Sundream" Nominated[38]
AIR Awards of 2015 Best Independent Dance, Electronica or Club Single "You Were Right" Nominated[40]

APRA Awards[edit]

The APRA Awards are held in Australia and New Zealand by the Australasian Performing Right Association to recognise songwriting skills, sales and airplay performance by its members annually. Rüfüs Du Sol has been nominated for one award.[41][42]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2020 "Treat You Better" Most Performed Dance Work of the Year Nominated

ARIA Music Awards[edit]

The annual ARIA Music Awards have been presented since 1987 by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). RÜFÜS/Rüfüs Du Sol have won two awards from fourteen nominations (one pending).[43]

Year Category Nominated artist/work Result
2013 Breakthrough Artist – Release Atlas Nominated
Best Dance Release Nominated
2014 Best Group "Sundream" Nominated
Best Dance Release Nominated
Best Australian Live Act RÜFÜS Nominated
2015 Best Dance Release "You Were Right" Won
2016 Album of the Year Bloom Nominated
Best Group Nominated
Best Dance Release Nominated
Best Australian Live Act RÜFÜS Nominated
Best Cover Art Jack Vanzet for RÜFÜS' Bloom Nominated
2018 Best Group "No Place" Nominated
Best Dance Release Nominated
2019[15] Album of the Year Solace Nominated
Best Group Nominated
Best Dance Release Won
2020 Best Australian Live Act RÜFÜS DU SOL - 2019 Summer Festival Tour Pending

Electronic Music Awards[edit]

The Electronic Music Awards is an annual award show with an emphasis on the electronic music genre. It commenced in 2017. Rüfüs Du Sol have won two awards from three nominations.

Year Category Nominated Artist / Work Result
2017 Record of the Year "Innerbloom" (Sasha remix) Won
Remix of the Year "Innerbloom" (Sasha remix) Nominated
Live Act of the Year Rüfüs Du Sol Won

Grammy Awards[edit]

The Grammy Awards are an annual award ceremony presented by The Recording Academy, recognising achievements in the music industry.

Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2020 Best Dance/Electronic Album Solace Nominated [44]
Best Dance Recording "Underwater" Nominated

J Awards[edit]

The J Awards are an annual series of Australian music awards that were established by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's youth-focused radio station Triple J. They commenced in 2005.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
J Awards of 2013[45] Atlas Australian Album of the Year Nominated
J Awards of 2018[46] Solace Australian Album of the Year Nominated

National Live Music Awards[edit]

The National Live Music Awards (NLMAs) are a broad recognition of Australia's diverse live industry, celebrating the success of the Australian live scene. The awards commenced in 2016.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
National Live Music Awards of 2016[47] Themselves Live Electronic Act (or DJ) of the Year Nominated
International Live Achievement (Group) Nominated
National Live Music Awards of 2019[48][49] Themselves Live Electronic Act (or DJ) of the Year Nominated
International Live Achievement (Group) Nominated

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In 2018, Rüfüs Du Sol's music was distributed by Sony Music Australia as such, their songs are ineligible for the Australian Indie chart.

References[edit]

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  36. ^ "RÜFÜS DU SOL ●● Treat You Better (Official Full Length Video)". YouTube. 28 February 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
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