2016 is wrapping up to be one hell of a year for Aussie electronic trio, RÜFÜS DÜ SOL.
They've played at numerous music festivals over summer - including Panorama (which you can find our interview and live review here
) - and have played back-to-back sold-out shows all over North America. Last weekend, they came to NYC and turned Terminal 5 into a non-stop dance party as we were surrounded by hundreds of other RÜFÜS fans.
Backlit in hues of blue with the background displaying "RÜFÜS DÜ SOL," the trio walked onto the stage and immediately went into their opening track from their sophomore album, Bloom
. The mellifluous synths and tingling melodies that accompany Tyrone Lindqvist's vocals immediately got the attention of everyone in the room. Each song filled the room with such an airy aesthetic and the trio performed with an infectious energy, making it extremely easy to keep moving throughout the set.
I was curious to see how RÜFÜS would perform in an intimate venue versus the festival scene and they surpassed all of my expectations. As they weaved through the songs of Bloom
, they slightly altered the sound of some of the songs - which made it feel like we were hearing new songs but with the same catchy lyrics. Some highlights of the set being "Say A Prayer For Me," "Like An Animal" and "Brighter" and they threw in some songs from their debut album like "Desert Night."
Throughout the 90-minute set, there wasn't one person standing still in the venue. The strobe lights completely lit up Terminal 5 as the backlights changed between purple, blue, and red. RÜFÜS closed the night with a vibrant performance of "Sundream" from their debut album Atlas
. As the night went on, the more we danced and turned Terminal 5 into a sweat lodge and we wouldn't have had it any other way.