In the fickle world of electronic music there aren’t many bands that have genuinely gotten better after three albums – fortunately, a fervent Fremantle crowd on Friday night got to see one of those rare groups in action.
Fresh after adding some more words to their name and armed with a cache of bangers from their 2018 album Solace, Sydney trio Rüfüs Du Sol gave a masterclass in electronica set against the Fremantle Arts Centre “haunted” castle backdrop.
Aided by thousands of LEDs and strobes, Tyrone Lindqvist, Jon George and James Hunt opened with Eyes, invoking an urge to go on an inward soul search as well as stomp the ground.
The one adjective to describe Rüfüs’ tracks that kept popping up was ‘atmospheric’, which can easily sum up the performance and set-up at Fremantle Arts Centre. Fans of Rufus’ 2016 album Innerbloom were also satiated, several tracks making it onto the set list.