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We interview Sydney 3 piece RÜFÜS

We go the chance to catch up with Sydney 3 piece RÜFÜS,

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Your first EP self-titled, was released at the beginning of the year.  Rufus wrote and recorded the album as well as through your own record label, MONEKELEN. It’s a lot of work to be doing yourselves, do you think the extra work puts a level of personal touch on the whole process?

Yeah it is a lot of work, but it’s complete control over the entire process which is important to us, and certainly does put that personal touch in to it; right down to the artwork and packaging.

 

Rufus is gathering a lot of hype amongst the Indie Dance music scene, how is the journey for you?

We’ve been having a great time! It’s been a lot of work but it’s the only type of work that we like doing - so it’s not really work at all… We’ve been stoked with the reaction that we’ve gotten from everyone, particularly internationally. We had no idea that we’d be able to reach such a wide audience so quickly…

 

Playing the Sydney leg of Parklife will be one of your biggest gigs to date, what can the crowd expect from your set?

Our BIGGEST set to date! We can’t wait to jump up there and show everyone the new music we’ve been working on. It’s always exciting to show new audiences who may have heard our tracks how we pull it off live. It’s a massive reward to play your music in front of a crowd and the bigger the audience, the bigger the fun!

 

Do you believe festivals are important for up-coming artists? Why?

Yeah definitely. They’re an awesome next step to getting yourselves out there, and if you’ve been gigging in clubs and pubs for a while it’s more of a nice reward to play your music on a professional and international level with the best.

 

Although you live in Sydney, your Triple J Unearthed page informs me that you have Scandinavian roots, where do they come from?

It is believed that Tyrone grew up in the Swedish alps, taken in by a wolf pack as a young boy. We can’t verify this but he can speak fluent Swedish… and he has blonde hair… You can make of that what you will.

 

Do you think this plays a part in the sound Rufus creates?

The music is definitely influenced by this notion; whether it is a foreign country, an unimaginable dream, or a strange experience.

 

The Rufus ‘We Left’ tour begins in Caringbah on September 17, what kind of  performance will you give to your fans?

After a few weeks break from the live show, working on new material in the studio, we C-A-N-N-O-T wait to bust out with our new tunes and jump around with everyone ‘till there’s not a dry pair of underwear in the joint!

 

Which artist is inspiring you on the Sydney music scene at the moment?

New Navy and Bon Chat Bon Rat are killing it from either side of the Sydney indie scene for us at the moment. They’re great dudes, with great sounds and are certainly keeping us inspired in the studio before (and after) gigs!

 

If Rufus was an animal, what would it be?

A walrus in the stars

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