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
Members
  • Tyrone Lindqvist
  • Jon George
  • James Hunt
Websitewww.rufusdusol.com

Rüfüs Du Sol, stylised as RÜFÜS DU SOL and formerly known as simply Rüfüs (stylized RÜFÜS) from 2010 to 2018,[1][2] is an Australian group from Sydney, that consists of Tyrone Lindqvist, Jon George and James Hunt. Their debut album Atlas peaked at number one 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. While still known as Rüfüs elsewhere, they performed as Rüfüs Du Sol in the United States because Rufus was already taken. In 2018 they changed their name to Rüfüs Du Sol internationally.

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 Lollapalooza Chicago and 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.[3] "We Left" their debut single was released on 25 July 2011.[4] Two tracks from the EP, "Paris Collides" and "We Left" reached Nos. 8 and 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 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.

2018–2020: Solace and Solace Remixed[edit]

In May 2018, the band changed its Australian name to Rüfüs Du Sol. Lead singer 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]

2021: Surrender[edit]

On 13 July 2021, the band released "Alive"; their first song in three years. In a press statement, frontman Tyrone Lindqvist said "It's a heavier song in some ways, but at its core it's hopeful."[16] "Next to Me" was released on 11 August 2021. Jon George said it "is a song of devotion, caring compassion and pure love."[17] On 24 September 2021, they released the single "On My Knees".[18] On the same day, they also announced their fourth studio album, Surrender, which was released on 21 October 2021.[19]

Personnel[edit]

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

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
AUS
[20]
NZ
[21]
Atlas 1
Bloom
  • Released: 22 January 2016
  • Label: Sweat It Out
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
1 14
Solace 2 32
Surrender
  • Released: 22 October 2021[25]
  • Label: Rose Avenue, Warner
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download, streaming
1
[26]
27
[27]
"—" 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[28]
  • Label: Rose Avenue, Reprise
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming

Remix albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
AUS
[20]
Solace Remixed[29]
  • Released: 6 September 2019
  • Label: Rose Avenue
  • Format: DD, streaming
69

Extended plays[edit]

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

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
AUS
[20]
AUS
Indie

[30]
NZ
Hot

[31]
US
Dance/
Elec.

[32]
"We Left"[4] 2011 Rüfüs
"This Summer" / "Selena"[7] 2012 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[34]
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"[35]
"No Place" 2018 41 N/A[A] 31 Solace
"Underwater" 77 42
"Lost in My Mind" 103 49
"Treat You Better" 158 28
"Alive" 2021 62 8 16 18 Surrender
"Next to Me" 60 8 22 19
"On My Knees"[18] 22
[38]
6 17 14
"I Don't Wanna Leave"[39] 70 10 20
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
NZ
Hot

[31]
US
Dance/
Elec.

[32]
"Make It Happen" 2021 38 24 Surrender
"See You Again" 34
"Wildfire" 47
"Surrender"
(featuring Curtis Harding)
37
"Devotion" 42
"Always" 39

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Director(s)
"We Left" 2011 Katzki[40]
"This Summer" 2012
"Take Me" 2013
"Desert Night"
"Tonight"
"Sundream" 2014 Katzki and Jackson Mullane[41]
"You Were Right" 2015 Katzki[42]
"Like an Animal"
"Say a Prayer for Me" 2016 Toby + Pete[43]
"Be with You" Daperis Brothers[44]
"Innerbloom" Katzki[45]
"No Place" 2018 Katzki[46]
"Lost in My Mind" Drew Kirsch[47]
"Treat You Better" 2019 Leah Barylsky & Katzki[48]
"Next to Me" 2021 Osk[49]
"Alive" James Frost[50]
"On My Knees" Katzki & Ruff Mercy [51]
"I Don't Wanna Leave" Katzki[52]

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 Nominee / work Award Result
AIR Awards of 2013 RÜFÜS Carlton Dry Global Music Grant Nominated[53]
"Take Me" Best Independent Dance/Electronica or Club Single Nominated[53]
AIR Awards of 2014 Atlas Best Independent Album Nominated[54]
Best Independent Dance, Electronica Album Won[54][55]
"Sundream" Best Independent Dance, Electronica or Club Single Nominated[54]
AIR Awards of 2015 "You Were Right" Best Independent Dance, Electronica or Club Single Nominated[56]

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.[57][58]

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 four awards from twenty nominations.[59]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2013 Atlas Breakthrough Artist – Release Nominated
Best Dance Release Nominated
2014 "Sundream" Best Group Nominated
Best Dance Release Nominated
Words Within Worlds Tour Best Australian Live Act Nominated
2015 "You Were Right" Best Dance Release Won
2016 Bloom Album of the Year Nominated
Best Group Nominated
Best Dance Release Nominated
Bloom Tour Best Australian Live Act Nominated
Jack Vanzet for RÜFÜS' Bloom Best Cover Art Nominated
2018 "No Place" Best Group Nominated
Best Dance Release Nominated
2019[15] Solace Album of the Year Nominated
Best Group Nominated
Best Dance Release Won
2020 2019 Summer Festival Tour Best Australian Live Act Nominated
2021[60] "Alive" Best Group Won
Best Dance Release Won

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 Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2020 Solace Best Dance/Electronic Album Nominated [61]
"Underwater" Best Dance Recording Nominated [62]
2022 "Alive" Won [63]

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 Ref.
J Awards of 2013 Atlas Australian Album of the Year Nominated [64]
J Awards of 2018 Solace Australian Album of the Year Nominated [65]
J Awards of 2021 Surrender Australian Album of the Year Won [66][67]

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[68] Themselves Live Electronic Act (or DJ) of the Year Nominated
International Live Achievement (Group) Nominated
National Live Music Awards of 2019[69][70] Themselves Live Electronic Act (or DJ) of the Year Nominated
International Live Achievement (Group) Nominated

Rolling Stone Australia Awards[edit]

The Rolling Stone Australia Awards are awarded annually in January or February by the Australian edition of Rolling Stone magazine for outstanding contributions to popular culture in the previous year.[71]

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2022 Rüfüs Du Sol Rolling Stone Readers' Choice Award Nominated [72]
Rüfüs Du Sol Rolling Stone Global Award Nominated
"Alive" Best Single 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.

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