From the Grammys stage to the cover of Rolling Stone Australia/NZ, RÜFÜS DU SOL is riding high. The trio will appear on the next issue’s cover, out June 13.
RÜFÜS DU SOL’s 2021 hit single “Alive” won them a Grammy in March for best electronic/dance release. The band — made up of Tyrone Lindqvist, Jon George and James Hunt — previously had two Grammy noms in 2020.
Another career highlight came last November when the group headlined a string of concerts at L.A.’s Banc of California Stadium in support of Surrender, cut during a months-long lockdown stint on the US West Coast.
The album blasted to No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, No. 1 on the US Heatseekers Albums survey and No. 2 on the US Top Dance/Electronic Albums tally, and earned the act a brace of ARIA Awards, for best group and dance release.
Also announced today, Rolling Stone Australia/NZ publisher The Brag Media has named Jake Challenor as its new print editor. It’s an expanded role for Challenor, who also leads editorial for Variety Australia, The Music Network, and The Industry Observer.
Poppy Reid, The Brag Media’s editor in chief, welcomed Challenor to the iconic music and culture masthead, and RÜFÜS DU SOL to the cover of the ninth issue.
“We really did have a dream team working on this latest cover and magazine,” Reid said. “Jake Challenor is such an accomplished journalist and Editor and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with him more closely now.
“More than that, launching this new chapter at Rolling Stone AU/NZ with RÜFÜS DU SOL on our latest cover — with such a powerful image taken by Shervin Lainez and designed by our Creative Director Katie Taylor — feels fitting.
“Rolling Stone is about pairing an iconic brand with people who are changing the game, and the new Grammy winners are doing just that, all whilst helping to keep Australia on the global map.”
Also appearing in the next issue, which arrives on newsstands on June 13, are interviews with 5 Seconds of Summer, Jack White, Ben Lee, Drag Race favourites, plus features on polyamory, the new internet, and the secretive world of private gigs with large price tags.