R‹F‹S DU SOL Release Long-Awaited Album ‘Solace’ Along With Brand New 2018 UK Tour Dates
Today, live-electronic trio¬†R√úF√úS DU SOL¬†have released their third full-length ‚ÄėSOLACE‚Äô LP via their newly launched Rose Avenue imprint and Reprise Records. Equal parts rock ‚Äėn‚Äô roll temperament and ethereal electronic sound scaping, the album shepherds the band into a realm of sonic exploration all its own. The tracks retain the anthemic qualities that have propelled the band into one of electronic music‚Äôs biggest live juggernauts, but from the offset ‚ÄėSOLACE‚Äô is their darkest and most introspective work to date.
‚ÄėSOLACE‚Äô¬†opens with the regret tinged stanzas of ‚ÄėTreat You Better‚Äô, a break-out track¬†that‚Äôs catchiness belies the lyrics that yearn for the simplicity of past years and second chances. R√úF√úS DU SOL¬†have built their huge fan base on euphoria and melody, this release delivers both.¬† The band‚Äôs lyrics reveal a very personal documentation of their inward struggles. It‚Äôs a brutally honest outpouring which can‚Äôt help but move both feet and heart.
The voice of lead singer, Tyrone Lindqvist, crying out for help on ‚ÄėUnderwater‚Äô rings true while at the same time the urgency of the track, will make packed crowds dance:
‚ÄúHelp me out before I die
Save me now before I give up
Help me out before I drown
‚ÄėCos I just need some space‚ÄĚ
It‚Äôs this duality that makes this record both fascinating and captivating. R√úF√úS DU SOL¬†have managed to make an album full of kinetic energy and dancefloor appeal, and yet, it is cloaked with a sense of aching. The discomfort felt throughout the record is balanced by the welcomed lightness that comes when internalized problems are faced head on, illustrating a story of self-love realised.
A sense of place and the sentiments that accompany it have always been a crux of the R√úF√úS DU SOL‚Äôs¬†songwriting process. The band‚Äôs debut album was recorded in Australia‚Äôs idyllic east-coast while their sophomore ‚ÄėBLOOM‚Äô LP was produced in Berlin. These environments imbue the record with a certain mood and flavor, ‚ÄėSOLACE‚Äô is no different. Recorded in Los Angeles, the record exudes not the Hollywood glitz, but rather the shadowed lest oft seen underbelly of the city as well as the barren but beautiful spaces of the desert.
SOLACE‚Äôs singular fusion of analogue sound design and emotional songwriting has earned early support from industry titans like Pete Tong and Zane Lowe, while the band were honored as¬†Mixmag‚Äôs¬†cover stars this September.
The crux of¬†R√úF√úS DU SOL¬†remains the deep connection felt between the band and their dedicated global fan base in the live space. The band recently announced the beginning of a world tour in support¬†of ‚ÄėSOLACE‚Äô with¬†sold-out plays at¬†London‚Äôs Printworks¬†and Berlin‚Äôs Astra Club, and a triumphant run of three back to back¬†sold-out nights at the LA Shrine Expo Hall.
‚ÄúThe record is more personal and vulnerable than we anticipated. We had some of the most amazing times in the studio, as well as some of the most isolated, lonely times. That contrast naturally bled into what we were writing, which is why solace is our ode to finding peace in a time of distress.‚ÄĚ¬†James Hunt
R√úF√úS DU SOL ‚Äď ‚ÄėSOLACE‚Äô Track List:
- Treat You Better
- New Sky
- Lost In My Mind
- No Place
- All I‚Äôve Got
- Another Life
R√úF√úS DU SOL ‚ÄėSOLACE‚Äô ALBUM TOUR ‚Äď UK & EUROPEAN DATES:¬†
29/11/2018¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† London, UK¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Printworks¬†(SOLD OUT)
30/11/2018¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Birmingham, UK¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† The Mill
01/12/2018¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Glasgow, UK¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Queen Margaret Union
02/12/2018¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Manchester, UK¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Academy 2
05/12/2018¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Amsterdam, NL¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Melkweg
06/12/2018¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Paris, FR¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Le Trabendo
07/12/2018¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Cologne, DE¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† B√ľrgerhaus Stollwerck
08/12/2018¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Berlin, DE¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Astra Kulturhaus