Fresh off the back of their five ARIA 2016 nominations, several laps of the globe including headline festival appearances in Australia, RÜFÜS are about to hit the country with a 13-date regional tour of Australia, The Full Bloom Tour.
The Sydney-based trio will play in Wodonga on Friday, February 3.
Speaking to The Border Mail from Milwaukee, drummer James Hunt says the past 12 months have certainly been hectic.
“This has been the craziest international tour we’ve done,” he says.
“I think especially because we’re coming to all these little pockets in the USA that we’ve never been to before. It’s been really cool.
“It’s been a bit of a whirlwind but it’s really great.”
Hunt says the US tour has been well received by fans and even surprised the band, with the audience singing along to every song.
And like the summer regional Australian tour, many venues the band played across the US and Europe lend themselves to intimate shows.
“We played in a tiny venue in Hamburg and had to adapt our live show to that,” Hunt says.
“In a similar way to what I’m expecting from playing in Wodonga and some of the smaller towns and areas in Australia.
“So there’s a push and pull in terms of bringing the show that we built and rehearsed, the lighting, everything, and adapting it to a smaller venue and that’s really interesting.
“It’s been really fun to have that interplay of different scales of venues and audiences and that’s why it’s going to be really cool in Australia.”
The alternative dance group has gone from strength to strength since their debut album Atlas topped the charts in 2013.
They followed up with another number 1, Bloom, last year and will return to the studio after their summer tour.
“We’ve been talking about doing a full summer tour of Australia for such a long time, but have never found the right time for it until now,” singer-guitarist Tyrone Lindqvist says.
“Spending the Australian summer out on the road with friends playing in all these beautiful places – half of which we’ve never been to – it’s something that's really exciting.”