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RÜFÜS Ready To Release A Group OF Jellyfish

By Dan Hutton on February 19, 2016 in Arts

Photo: Dalton Wills

Photo: Dalton Wills


Sydney electronic trio RÜFÜS lapped the globe several times after the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, Atlas, and now they’re back in town to release their heavily anticipated follow-up, Bloom on January 22. With an album tour slated (but details yet to be released at the time of print), we managed to grab a few moments of lead vocalist Tyrone Lindqvist’s time to find out a bit more about RÜFÜS and their new release…

Our earliest music memory is… sitting at Jon’s house in Byron Bay in 2010, just off a golf course, bonding over Booka Shade and Trentemøller. We wrote our first song that night, ‘We Left’.

We’d like to think that our music is… something you can relax to on a Sunday afternoon, or something that can warm up your Saturday night.

Our new album, Bloom, could be described as…
a group of jellyfish.

The most exciting thing about the local music scene in Sydney is… Hayden James, Yuma X, Mansionair and DMA’s – a few of our friends who are exciting us a lot around the Sydney suburbs.

Our biggest fan has got to be… our mums. Last year they made us a RÜFÜS cake. Love you mum! Them and this dude in Melbourne that came to all three shows in one week. Our photographer snuck him backstage so we could meet him and it turns out he had a tattoo of our logo, too!

There was this one time when we were starting out that…
we lost James after a party at Splendour In The Grass. The rest of the story is history.

If we could have written any song, it would have been… this Trentemøller song, ‘Take Me Into Your Skin’, or ‘In White Rooms’ by Booka Shade. Those two are absolute bliss.

One person we’d still really like to record with is… David August. He is from Berlin. You should look him up.

If you ever come to see us live, you can expect…
more cowbell.

We never want to get to the point where…
there’s not enough cowbell and we don’t love what we do.

Our dream gig would be… to play at Red Rocks, just outside of Denver, Colorado.

RÜFÜS’s new album, Bloom is set for release on January 22. For more information about upcoming tour dates, visit facebook.com/rufussounds.