Rose Avenue, the label founded and run by RÜFÜS DU SOL, is home to their indie-electronic siblings, Australia’s Lastlings. On July 30, Lastlings released a remix of the duo’s single “No Time,” which stands as the third rework ever for RÜFÜS DU SOL, following previous from Foals and ODESZA.
Lastlings have risen the ranks since joining Rose Avenue in 2018: working with SG Lewis and TEED; touring with RÜFÜS, Two Door Cinema Club, Bob Moses and Glass Animals; performing sold-out shows at Red Rocks, LA State Historic Park and Coachella; all while earning praise from PAPER, Esquire, W, NME, Billboard, Wonderland and more.
Next up for Lastings is their debut album, titled First Contact, which is scheduled for Nov 20th release on, you guessed it, Rose Avenue.
RÜFÜS DU SOL have A&R’d Lastlings since day one, most recently helping them develop their debut album out this fall, so it stands to reason that brother/sister duo from Lastings have gained plenty of key takeaways, advice and lessons from this important musical and personal relationship.
Today, Lastlings share five of these key lessons with us:
1. Touring with the boys has definitely inspired us to work harder. We have toured with them a few times at some really incredible venues. Seeing them play to thousands of people screaming their lyrics is really inspiring. They are always working hard and always creating, and this is something that we admire. It has really pushed us in terms of our work ethic.
2. Get whatever you can for “vibes” for the studio (laughs). Salt lamps for mood, a few plants, or even incense is great. We usually have a diffuser going but definitely keep it away from your music gear. Recently we’ve got some LIFX globes for our home setup that brings a whole new vibe to the studio.
3. Creating music because you love it! RÜFÜS are a great example of artists that really put their heart and soul into their music. You can see how much they love it by seeing how hard they work behind the scenes on their music and shows.
4. Spending a week in their studio made me realise the importance of having a good workflow. Having everything plugged in and ready to be recorded is a great way to make sure that inspiration doesn’t fizzle and you can just keep creating when you’re on a roll.
5. Help your friends with their music. Also, don’t be afraid or let your ego get in the way of asking for advice from people who are more experienced than you. We’ve learnt so much from just asking our peers how to do things and it always feels great when you’re able to share a piece of information with someone to help them become better.
Cover photo credit: Catherine Corkery