Sydney trio DMA’S have today released their eagerly anticipated second album, FOR NOW. To celebrate the release, the band have also today released a video for the title track, which shows footage of the band whilst recording the album.
After an intimate performance at London Rough Trade East yesterday, DMA’S start their sold-out headline UK tour today. Full dates below.
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. The band have raised their game even further with the follow up, FOR NOW, released on 27 April. 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. Demonstrating that DMA’S are brimming with confidence, its hooks and rich melody made 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 recent single, 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.
Watch the IN THE AIR video here:
Watch the DAWNING video here:
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.”
Last seen as support on THE KOOKS huge arena tour, DMA’S return to the UK this year for the following headline dates and festival appearances:
Fri 27 NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Sat 28 MANCHESTER Academy
Sun 29 NEWCASTLE Northumbria University
Tue 01 LONDON O2 Forum
Fri 04 CARDIFF Tramshed
Sat 05 LIVERPOOL Sound City
Mon 07 CAMBRIDGE Junction
Tue 08 NORWICH Waterfront
Wed 09 LEEDS Becketts University
Thu 10 OXFORD O2 Academy
Mon 21 BRISTOL O2 Academy
Tue 22 GLASGOW Barrowland Ballroom
Wed 23 DUNFERMLINE Alhambra Theatre
Fri 25 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute 2
Sat 26 SHEFFIELD Plug
Sun 27 WARRINGTON Neighbourhood Weekender
Fri 29 LONDON Finsbury Park Festival
Fri 24 LEEDS Festival
Sun 26 READING Festival
* FOR NOW
* TIME & MONEY
* IN THE AIR
* THE END
* DO I NEED YOU KNOW?
* BREAK ME
* LAZY LOVE
* TAPE DECK SICK
* EMILY WHYTE
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