WATCH: Rufus Cover Foals & Booka Shade For JJJ ‘Like A Version’

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So far this year CHVRCHES, LORDE and various other exciting acts have stopped by the Triple J studis to cover everyone from JAMES BLAKE to ARCTIC MONKEYS. Today RUFUS took to the mic to deliver a mix up of two fantastic tracks.

Although RUFUS (or RUFUS DU SOL) have been wowing crowds at Big Day Out and at their very own headline shows, this small and intimate cover session will definitely put the cherry on top of what has been a fantastic year already for Tyrone Lindqvist, Jon George and James Hunt.

The mix of FOALS and BOOKA SHADE worked so well for RUFUS, their mix of sweet melodies and soft percussion totally transformed both tracks.

The FOALS track covered by the boys was ‘My Number’ and as Tyrone sang in his deep voice, an array of synths gathered together and paired with the vocals, suddenly sounded slightly haunting, but inviting at the same time. BOOKA SHADE‘s ‘Charlotte’ just flowed in with ‘My Number’ so well that you almost thought that they were still the same track carried on. The melody is very similar however it was the lyrics and slight change in pace that you recognised in ‘Charlotte’.

RUFUS will be embarking on their second Australian headline tour throughout May and June this year and it will be the last tour where you will be able to see the boys play their debut album in full before they sail off to Berlin to record their second album.

If you missed the dates here they are so you can book your tickets ASAP:

RUFUS ‘WORLDS WITHIN WORLDS’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Presented by triple J & Channel [V] in conjunction with Select Music and Sweat It Out Music

Friday May 9

Coolangatta Hotel, COOLANGATTA, QLD
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

Saturday May 10
The Tivoli, BRISBANE, QLD
Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100 | All Ticketmaster Outlets

Thursday May 15
The Palace, MELBOURNE, VIC
Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au | 132 849 | All Ticketek Outlets

Friday May 16
The Wool Exchange, GEELONG, VIC
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

Friday MAY 30
Players Bar, MANDURAH, WA
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

Saturday MAY 31
Fremantle Arts Centre, FREMANTLE, WA
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

Thursday June 5
Entrance Leagues Club, BATEAU BAY, NSW
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

Friday June 6
Panthers, NEWCASTLE, NSW
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

Saturday June 7
C.EX Coffs, COFFS HARBOUR, NSW
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

Sunday June 8
Beach Hotel, BYRON BAY, NSW
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

Friday June 13
HQ, ADELAIDE, SA
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

Saturday June 14
Wrest Point Showroom, HOBART, TAS
Tickets available from www.tixtas.com.au | 1300 795 257 | From Wrest Point Service Centre directly

Thursday June 19
ANU Bar, CANBERRA, ACT
Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au | 132 849 | All Ticketek Outlets

Friday June 20
Waves, WOLLONGONG, NSW
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

Saturday June 21
Enmore Theatre, SYDNEY, NSW **All Ages**
Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au | 132 849 | All Ticketek Outlets

Words by Lauren Payne

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SEE ALSO:

RUFUS ANNOUNCE ‘WORLDS WITHIN WORLDS’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR
RUFUS US TOUR DATES + ‘DESERT NIGHT’ (KASTLE & GROUNDISLAVA REMIXES)
WATCH: RUFUS ‘TONIGHT’ (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

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