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Interview: RÜFÜS DU SOL talk Solace Remixed and playing to tens of thousands of fans in America

September 5, 2019

If you haven’t been paying much attention, the news that RÜFÜS DU SOL (FKA RÜFÜS) are about to play two sold out nights at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, may surprise you. Indeed, the Sydney trio who have spent nearly a decade making a name for themselves have grown up from the small clubs […]

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Live Review: Rüfüs Du Sol deliver an unforgettable live show as they continue to conquer the USA

August 13, 2019

As part of their latest North American tour, Australia’s Rüfüs Du Sol (formerly just Rüfüs) made their debut at Washington DC’s 6k capacity venue The Anthem last week, selling it out and bringing along an updated version of the incredible light show and production you might have witnessed via that Coachella live stream earlier this […]

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Lollapalooza Best of Day One: The Strokes take on “techno monsters” and reign supreme

August 2, 2019

The 15th edition of Lollapalooza in Chicago kicked off with the greatest weather you could ever ask for. The annual festival which always takes place on the first weekend of August is usually met with scorching sun, torrid temps, and severe threats of dehydration. But this year by the grace of the weather gods it […]

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Interview: RÜFÜS DU SOL announce 2019 Australian tour, talks ARIAs and new album

October 21, 2018

We sat down with RÜFÜS DU SOL in Sydney recently to chat about their new album Solace and get exclusive details about their upcoming Australian tour in 2019. From feeling the pressures of touring life and becoming estranged from affairs back at home in Australia, the band says the new album is infused with a shared experience […]

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Track of the Day: RÜFÜS DU SOL “Underwater” (2018)

August 10, 2018

Building towards their new album Solace, the unstoppable RÜFÜS DU SOL have today released their new single “Underwater”. Giving us deeper insight into their third album, which it said to be largely influenced by a contrasting Californian landscape, the complex and beautifully layered track is a noticeable step forward for the Aussie-bred trio who are […]

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Alison Wonderland, Tash Sultana, Alex Lahey join Eminem and The Killers at Bonnaroo in June

January 16, 2018

After the dates were secured for Bonnaroo in June 2017, we’ve all been itching to check out the lineup. Some of the festival headliners include massive names such as Eminem, The Killers, and Muse – but what’s really got our attention are the massively anticipated Australian artists who are making huge names for themselves. Featured […]

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Tash Sultana, Middle Kids, Alison Wonderland to join Jay Z & The Killers at Austin City Limits 2017

May 5, 2017

Only hours ago, Jay Z was squeezed onto the Austin City Limits festival line up ahead of the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chance the Rapper, The Killers and sis-in-law Solange – an exciting return from the New York King who is currently popping up on a few huge stages throughout the year. Of course, ACL is a huge drawcard for […]

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Flume, Sia, Julia Jacklin and more nominated for 2017 APRA Music Awards

March 16, 2017

This week, we learned that the nominations for the 2017 APRA Music Awards have been unveiled, with some of our great songwriters being recognised for the fantastic year of music they had through 2016. As such, Flume leads the nominations (perhaps unsurprisingly) with four, while Sia follows closely behind with three noms to her name. Julia Zemiro will […]

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Tkay Maidza joins Flume, The Avalanches and more on 2017 Governors Ball line up in New York

January 4, 2017

Well, damn. Talk about a 24 hours for festival line ups. First we had Coachella break in their 2017 lineup and now, New York’s Governors Ball has done the same thing with unveiling their round of artists set to hit Randall’s Island Park in June. Tool, Chance The Rapper, Phoenix and Childish Gambino lead the top billing spots for the June […]

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NGAIIRE, Camp Cope, Tash Sultana take multiple nominations in this year’s AU Awards!

December 9, 2016

With just a few weeks left in 2016, the Australian music industry is by no means slowing down and heading into any type of hibernation for the holidays. With our summer festival season just ramping up, the last few months seem to have been all about celebrating some amazing talent doing amazing things both in the studio […]

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RÜFÜS, NGAIIRE, DMA’s and more join Dune Rats at the Mountain Sounds Festival in February

October 27, 2016

Australian music is going to be celebrated in pretty fine form at the Mountain Sounds Festival next February, with the full line up showing its hand today. Joining the already announced Dune Rats on the bill is the likes of RÜFÜS, NGAIIRE, DMA’s, Bec Sandridge and more in its fourth year. Check out the full announcement reveal video below! The festival returns […]

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Camp Cope, Gang of Youths & Tkay Maidza rack up nominations for the 2016 National Live Music Awards!

October 10, 2016

The nominees for the National Live Music Awards have been announced around the country today, with 51 categories being unveiled across the board. Winners are to be announced on November 29th at events being run nationally, with both national and state-specific categories being voted on by a judging panel of industry professionals from right around Australia. […]

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Troye Sivan and Flume lead 2016 ARIA Award nominations!

October 5, 2016

It was all about Blue Neighbourhood, Skin, Nonagon Infinity and Wildflower at the 2016 ARIA Awards nominations event in Sydney this morning, with all the award nominees finally being unveiled. Leading the charge this year is Flume (with 11 nominations) and Troye Sivan (7 nominations), the former’s 2016 album Skin already taking away three Artisan awards this morning (Producer of the Year, […]

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Festival Review: Listen Out – Centennial Park, Sydney (01.10.16)

October 4, 2016

Long before the lockout laws, something else was killing the vibe among Sydney’s party scene: competition. One or two day festivals across the country were dropping like flies and it seemed like Fuzzy’s long-running Parklife was about to meet the axe, until the business made the wise decision to go boutique. Downsizing and effectively avoiding […]

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Fine Arts, Best Comedy and Artisan ARIA Award nominees announced!

October 3, 2016

We’re entering ARIA Award territory for another year, with the first round of nominees (Fine Arts, Artisan and Best Comedy) being announced, the winners to be announced at the official ARIA Nominations Event in Sydney this Wednesday. Already, Flume and The Avalanches have had their latest records recognised across all three artisan categories, an impressive indicator of […]

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Festival Review: Listen Out – Western Parklands, Perth (25.09.16)

September 30, 2016

It seemed the skies were on our side for the Perth leg of the DANCE worshipping festival that is Listen Out arrived at the new venue of the Western Parklands for its 2016 instalment.  It appeared that storms of any variations, both weather and artists, would not be seen over the weekend.  Boasting the likes […]

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Keep Sydney Open to install special plaques at fallen venues through the lockout zone tonight

September 23, 2016

Tonight in Sydney, 18 plaques will be unveiled across the city in front of shut down venues, a move by Keep Sydney Open to further highlight how damaging the Callinan review of the State Government’s lockout laws have been to Sydney’s live music culture. The venues involved have been integral to many artists and represent poignant […]

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Catch the Listen Out set times ahead of the festival tour’s kick off next weekend!

September 16, 2016

The set times for Listen Out 2016 have recently been released, so get your squad together to fight over which band to listen to first. The timings all kind of overlap slightly, which gives you a chance to grab a taste of both sets, but can be dilemma when you have to choose between staying […]

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Our picks for Lollapalooza 2016 (and which Aussies to watch out for)!

July 29, 2016

Lollapalooza is underway at Grant Park in beautiful Chicago this weekend, with a huge line up of performers locked in for the next three days and nights of inner city live music. We love being out there, soaking up the atmosphere and seeing what surprises pop up at the official festival after-shows, not to mention […]

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Aussies Abroad: RÜFÜS announce Autumn UK & Europe tour dates

July 20, 2016

Aussie electronic trio RÜFÜS have announced a run of dates through the UK and Europe for October, kicking off in London and ending in Amsterdam, with more dates expected to be announced. Tickets for this run of shows, however, is on sale now. The group are about to play Lollapalooza and Outside Lands, as well as […]

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Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Stormzy, A$AP Ferg & more confirmed for Listen Out 2016

June 21, 2016

Listen Out returns in September and October, a prime opportunity for music fans to get out and around an eclectic line up of dance music, R&B, grime, hip hop and more. Expertly curated this year, international visitors include the acclaimed Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, A$AP Ferg, BAUUER and Stormzy. Representing for the Australians is a strong contingent […]

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Coachella 2016 – 16 Artists sure to make a mark on the Indio desert this year!

April 14, 2016

So, Coachella is coming up this weekend, marking the start of the festival season in the USA for many and for the rest of us, signalling the onset of some heavy FOMO as we access YouTube to watch the festival’s livestream longingly. Still, there are some perks to having the option of watching the festival from […]

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Methyl Ethel, Hiatus Kaiyote, RÜFÜS & Cloves joining the likes of Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem at Outside Lands!

April 6, 2016

San Francisco’s Outside Lands festival continues to be one we desperately want to be at, yet again delivering a line up of musicians we’re green with envy over. Taking place at the Golden Gate Park from August 5th – 7th this year, the festival brings together (unsurprisingly) Radiohead and LCD Soundsystem to headline the ninth year of Outside […]

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Flume, RÜFÜS, Slumberjack & more Aussies announced for Lollapalooza Chicago!

March 27, 2016

Lollapalooza has brought the noise once more with its 2016 line up, bringing a massive round of artists through to Grant Park in Chicago this July. For the festival’s flagship event, Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be headlining the four day event. Over 170 artists have been announced, representing some of the best popular music […]

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Lollapalooza names its full line up for Chicago, headlined by Radiohead and the Red Hot Chili Peppers!

March 25, 2016

Lollapalooza has brought the noise once more with its 2016 line up, bringing a massive round of artists through to Grant Park in Chicago this July. For the festival’s flagship event, Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be headlining the four day event. Over 170 artists have been announced, representing some of the best popular […]

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Album Review: RÜFÜS – Bloom (2016 LP)

February 25, 2016

Sydney based trio RÜFÜS first set disco balls turning in 2010. Following two EPs and a debut full-length album, listeners all around the world were grooving to their smooth indie-electronica music. Sophomore album, Bloom, is a lush progression of the catchy hooks, soaring vocals and entrancing dance vibes that the Sydneysiders have effortlessly disseminated for over five years. […]

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Montreal’s Osheaga Festival announces 2016 lineup, featuring Aussies Flume, The Cat Empire, The Paper Kites, and more!

February 25, 2016

Canadian music festival Osheaga has revealed its 2016 lineup, headlined by Radiohead, Lana Del Ray, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Joining the slew of impressive acts will be Australia’s very own RÜFÜS (or RÜFÜS DU SOL as they’re known in North America), Flume, Hiatus Kaiyote, The Cat Empire, and The Paper Kites. Osheaga 2016 will take […]

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Rüfüs Bloom lands #1 on ARIA album charts and announce national tour

February 3, 2016

Aussie electronic dance trio RÜFÜS have bumped Adele off the number spot on the ARIA album charts with their sophomore album Bloom. The trio have also announced a national tour for April and May, kicking off in Adelaide on April 29 and heading through Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmania and Brisbane before finishing up in Auckland (NZ) on May […]

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Album News Weekly: 20th January 2016

January 20, 2016

In This Issue: Some strange strange vibes coming out to you this week, from the away from home strangeness of RÜFÜS’s latest release to the return of Yoko Ono right over to a debut inspired by UFO’s. It’s time to expand your tastes, check it out! RÜFÜS The new album from RÜFÜS is due out […]

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James Hunt of RÜFÜS (Sydney) on their latest album Bloom, international touring & more!

January 18, 2016

After the success of the debut album Atlas, RÜFÜS took time out to head to Berlin to create their sophomore album Bloom. John Goodridge spoke to drummer James Hunt from the band about the making of the album. How are you feeling about the new album? I’m really excited. I only feel like I got […]

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