Sydney trio DMA’S have unveiled a new live video for an acoustic version of the track IN THE AIR, taken from their forthcoming second album, FOR NOW, released by I OH YOU / Infectious Music on 27 April.
DMA’S made a huge impression with their debut album, HILLS END, in 2016, which went Gold in their Australia homeland and became a word-of-mouth success in the UK and throughout Europe, and the band have raised their game even further with the follow up, FOR NOW. Produced by the band alongside KIM MOYES of The Presets, FOR NOW is a gloriously uplifting album of beautifully honed, passionately emotive songs.
A teaser of what to expect emerged late last year when DAWNING was released, followed by the album version of IN THE AIR and the title track FOR NOW. Demonstrating that DMA’S are brimming with confidence, the album’s hooks and rich melody make for the kind of timeless indie anthem that bands rarely seem to write anymore. The purity and command of song craft is also vividly on display throughout the acoustic version of IN THE AIR, a beautiful ballad with sweeping production and daydream-inducing lyrics that shine a light on the band’s much-loved talent for song writing.
While the new album echoes the strident, hook-heavy Britpop and Manchester influences of the band’s debut on tracks such as the explosive opening title-track and DO I NEED YOU NOW? it’s equally an album that demonstrates an organic evolution. THE END – written by guitarist Johnny Took – shows Kim Moyes’ influence with its dark electronic production and synths, while the psychedelic-tinged EMILY WHYTE – written by guitarist Matt Mason – erupts into an epic, blissed-out album closer.
More broadly, the most transformative element of the band’s sound comes in the shape of Tommy O’Dell’s vocals; the character and attitude of his voice now heightened with a fresh, soulful element.
“Last time around, we were still working out what kind of band we wanted to be, and we still are,” admits Johnny. “We still have that jangly rock n roll aspect but it’s matured in other ways. It feels like a natural progression for the band.”
The band arrive in the UK this month to play their sold-out UK tour. Dates and festival appearances as follows:
Fri 27 NOTTINGHAM Rock City | SOLD OUT
Sat 28 MANCHESTER Academy | SOLD OUT
Sun 29 NEWCASTLE Northumbria University | SOLD OUT
Tue 01 LONDON O2 Forum | SOLD OUT
Fri 04 CARDIFF Tramshed | SOLD OUT
Sat 05 LIVERPOOL Sound City
Mon 07 CAMBRIDGE Junction | SOLD OUT
Tue 08 NORWICH Waterfront | SOLD OUT
Wed 09 LEEDS Becketts University | SOLD OUT
Thu 10 OXFORD O2 Academy | SOLD OUT
Mon 21 BRISTOL O2 Academy | SOLD OUT
Tue 22 GLASGOW Barrowland Ballroom | SOLD OUT
Wed 23 DUNFERMLINE Alhambra Theatre | SOLD OUT
Fri 25 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute 2 | SOLD OUT
Sat 26 SHEFFIELD Plug | SOLD OUT
Sun 27 WARRINGTON Neighbourhood Weekender
Fri 29 LONDON Finsbury Park Festival
Fri 24 LEEDS Festival
Sun 26 READING Festival