It’s been 3 years since RÜFÜS DU SOL have played in Adelaide, known by just as RÜFÜS back then, and boy have have we missed them! On tour for their newest and highly anticipated third album, Solace, their alternative dance music continues to push boundaries and create unique atmospheric sounds that hit your soul. Their emotional electronic songs make you want to dance and cry at the same time, in a good way.
They played at Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre (AEC Theatre) on the 20th February to a sold out crowd, young and old which were full of energy and anticipation!
Tyrone Lindqvist, the lead singer for the band, has an incredible heart warming, raspy voice. Although I felt his singing was at a better quality when they played here 3 years ago, a little underpowered for what we’re used to with this amazing band, one of my favourites at that, but still good none the less. I just wanted to feel the power of being blown back in awe by saying, “Wow!”, but it left me craving even more from them.
Playing live this time they shifted from playing the songs exactly as they’re recorded and went on to a more extended techno approach, with longer buildups and beats in between songs too.
Although personally I prefer the more melodic sounds that drift you away from their music, this seemed to be a progression of their music to a more dance club orientated sound, but the audience loved it as they danced all night.
Something that always stands out as incredible from RÜFÜS DU SOL’s shows is their eye popping light shows! At times the lights were truly blindingly bright… but with laser beams and smoke and strobe lights in synchronisation with the synthesizers, it felt like something out of Close Encounters Of The Third Kind!
RÜFÜS DU SOL’s music is incredibly emotional and sad at times and at other times it will make you jump up and down on the spot with incredible energy. There’s not much dance music that also warms your heart, but RÜFÜS DU SOL is just that.
Review by Michael Melino
Photo by Tony Polese
9 Overall Score