Rüfüs Du Sol has a mighty impressive strike rate. In a handful of years, the Sydney electronic act has upped their game from playing clubs in their homeland, to filling stadiums on the other side of the globe, topping charts and cracking critics’ lists.
Since the pandemic killed all the fun, the trio have worked on their forthcoming fourth studio set, splitting time between studios in Joshua Tree and Hollywood.
On Monday night (Aug. 31), the lads Zoomed in to The Late Late Show for a chat with James Corden on that new LP, and their pre-and-post-show rituals, which involve ginger shots, stretching and breathing exercises.
“We’ve got to finish it first,” says singer Tyrone Lindqvist of the new record. “We’re really excited about it. We’ve spent the last year and a half working on it…we basically just had time to have structure and write and be with family and friends. We’re really excited about the songs we’ve made and the album that’s coming out.”
One of those tracks is “Alive,” which the act performed for late-night TV, by way of a pre-recorded clip from Red Rocks Ampitheatre, filming during a two-night sold-out run earlier this month.
“It was very surreal,” recounts bandmate James Hunt. “There was a lot that made it a very crazy moment for us. We hadn’t played a show for 18 months, I guess the crowd had been waiting a year.” When Rüfüs Du Sol (formerly Rüfüs) was up on stage, it “felt like actually a dream,” he explained.
The group is coming off a career-defining album, 2018’s Solace, which was nominated for two Grammy Awards (for best dance/electronic album and best dance recording) and three ARIA Awards (winning for best dance release) and was voted as the best electronic album of 2018 by Billboard’s Dance.
Solace peaked at No. 6 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart and reached No. 2 on the Heatseekers Albums chart and the ARIA Albums Chart. Previous LPs Atlas (from 2013) and Bloom (2016) went to No. 1 in Australia.
Rüfüs Du Sol will support the new effort with a previously-announced headline run at L.A.’s Banc of California Stadium this November.
Watch the performance below.
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