Rüfüs Du Sol

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RÜFÜS DU SOL
Also known asRÜFÜS (Australia 2010-2018)
OriginSydney, New South Wales, Australia
GenresIndie dance, alternative dance, house
Years active2010 (2010)–present
Labels
  • MONEKELEON
  • On the Fruit
  • Gigpiglet
  • Continental
  • Sweat It Out
  • Columbia
Websitewww.rufusdusol.com
Members
  • Tyrone Lindqvist
  • Jon George
  • James Hunt

Rüfüs Du Sol (styled as RÜFÜS DU SOL and formerly known as simply RÜFÜS in Australia from 2010–2018)[1][2] is an alternative dance group from Sydney, Australia, that consists of Tyrone Lindqvist, Jon George and James Hunt. 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 in the NSW Bluesfest at Byron Bay in 2013, Byron Bay's Splendour in the Grass in 2014, Electric Forest Festival at Double JJ Resort in 2016 and 2018, Mountain Sounds Festival 2017 in NSW, and Coachella in 2016 and 2017.

Career[edit]

2010–12: 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[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]

Personnel[edit]

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

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
AUS
[15]
NZ
[16]
Atlas 1
Bloom
  • Released: 22 January 2016
  • Label: Sweat It Out
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1 14
Solace 2
[19]
32
[20]
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
AUS
[21]
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
325

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
AUS
[15]
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" 65 5
"Say a Prayer for Me" 2016 58 4
"Be with You"[26] 838
"No Place"[27] 2018 41 N/A 31 Solace
"Underwater"[28] 77 42
"Lost in My Mind"[14] 49
"Treat You Better"[29] 28
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.
  • In 2018, Rüfüs Du Sol's music was distributed by Sony Music Australia as such, their songs are ineligible for the Australian Indie chart.

Music videos[edit]

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

Awards and nominations[edit]

AIR Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated artist/work Result
2013 Carlton Dry Global Music Grant RÜFÜS Nominated[37]
Best Independent Dance/Electronica or Club Single "Take Me" Nominated[37]
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]
2015 Best Independent Dance, Electronica or Club Single "You Were Right" Nominated[40]

ARIA Music Awards[edit]

The annual ARIA Music Awards have been presented since 1987 by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). RÜFÜS have won an award from thirteen nominations (2 pending).[41]

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

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

References[edit]

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  10. ^ "Take Me". Beatport. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  11. ^ "Desert Night". Apple Inc. iTunes Store Australia. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  12. ^ "Tonight – Single". Apple Inc. iTunes Store Australia. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  13. ^ "Sundream – EP". Apple Inc. iTunes Store Australia. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
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  16. ^ http://nztop40.co.nz/chart/singles?chart=4193
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  18. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2018 Albums". ARIA. 2018. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
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  21. ^ chart position provided by ARIA, through chart inquiry submitted to charts.mail@aria.com.au, received from Tara Thomas on 29 May 2018
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  26. ^ "Be with You - single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  27. ^ Bein, Kat (25 May 2018). "RÜFÜS DU SOL Finds Melody in the Desert on 'No Place,' Announce Third LP: Listen". Billboard. Archived from the original on 26 May 2018. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
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  29. ^ "Treat You Better - single edit". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  30. ^ Music video director:
  31. ^ "RUFUS – "Sundream" [Official Video]". Google. Sweat It Out Music on YouTube. 15 April 2014. Retrieved 15 August 2014.
  32. ^ Music video director:
  33. ^ "RÜFÜS DU SOL ●● Say a Prayer For Me [Official Video]". YouTube. 28 January 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  34. ^ "RÜFÜS DU SOL ●● Be With You [Official Video]". YouTube. 12 July 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  35. ^ "RÜFÜS DU SOL ●● Innerbloom (Official Video)". YouTube. 26 October 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  36. ^ "RÜFÜS DU SOL ●● No Place [Official Video]". YouTube. 11 July 2018. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
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  39. ^ EllenAIR (8 October 2014). "Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards: Violent Soho, Courtney Barnett, Remi Win Big". Australian Independent Record Labels Association. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  40. ^ "2015 AWARDS". Australian Independent Record Labels Association. 2015. Retrieved 2015. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  41. ^ ARIA Music Awards for RÜFÜS:

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