By Deb Kloeden, Adelaide Correspondent
Venue: Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide – April 29th 2016
Sydney’s alternative, electronic dance group, Rüfüs, have just arrived back in Australia after their recent Bloom World Tour took them to some of America’s biggest stages, including Coachella and Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Bloom is the second album by Rüfüs, which was written and recorded in Berlin. Success is not unknown to Rüfüs who had 2 songs in the top 30 of Triple J’s Hottest 100 this year. Both albums, Atlas and Bloom have received Aria awards.
Adelaide was their first stop back on Australian soil, so we felt pretty special to be the first here to see them perform their new album; and in particlular, Hypnotised, which they said was the first live performance of this track. The audience of this sold out show certainly showed their appreciation and danced along to every song.
Rüfüs performed all of the 11 songs from Bloom, including the 9 ½ minute Innerbloom, along with many of their previously successful songs, giving a captivating 1 ½ hour house party. The show was an absolute spectacle, with a powerhouse of lighting effects used to generate the ultimate disco experience. When I moved toward the back of the theatre, I felt like I was watching an amazing lightning show or fireworks display. It is hard to pick a favourite song from this album, as all are real winners, but saving the album title track, Bloom, until the encore, ultimately left everyone feeling very happy.
Tyrone, James and Jon are very accomplished musicians and present themselves confidently in front of packed out audiences. After an extensive tour in Australia, they are heading to New Zealand and returning to America in June. Several shows are already sold out, indicating the huge popularity this band has achieved since their formation in 2010. If you haven’t seen them yet, I highly recommend you do.
Tyrone Lindqvist- vocalist/guitarist/synth player
James Hunt – drums
Jon George – keyboardist/guitarist
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