Sydney trio DMA’S last week released track ‘Break Me’as an instant grat track. They have also released an accompanying video showing intimate behind the scenes footage of the band in the studio whilst recording their sophomore album with producer Kim Moyes.
‘Break Me’is an instant indie anthem with roaring guitars, boisterous rhythms taking the listener on a hedonistic joyride set off by Tommy O’Dell‘s heartfelt vocals.
DMA’Smade a huge impression with their 2016 debut album ‘Hills End’, which became a Gold-selling smash at home and a word-of-mouth hit here in the UK. Now the band have raised their game with their new album ‘For Now’ which will be released on April 27ththrough Infectious Records and has already been receiving rave reviews from the critics. DMA’Sarrive in the UK next week to start their UK Tour, including the Kentish Town Forum on May 1st(full dates below).
Produced by the band alongside Kim Moyes of The Presets, ‘For Now’ is a gloriously uplifting album of beautifully honed, passionately emotive rock’n’roll songs. A teaser of what to expect emerged late last year when intro track ‘Dawning’ was released followed by ‘In The Air’ and title track ‘For Now’. Demonstrating that the DMA’S are brimming with confidence, with crowd-pleasing hooks, rich melodies and timeless indie anthems.
While the collection echoes the strident, hook-heavy Britpop and Madchester influences of the band’s debut on tracks such as the explosive opener ‘For Now’ and Depeche Mode-esque ‘Do I Need You Now?’, it’s also an album that demonstrates a very 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 is now heightened by a fresh new soulful element.
“Last time round, we were still working out what kind of band we want to be, and we still are,” admits Johnny Took. “We still have that jangly rock’n’roll aspect to it, but it’s also matured in other ways. It feels like a natural progression for the band.”
‘For Now’ will be released on CD, Ltd Edition Red vinyl, Cassette Tape, Digital download and streaming sites.
Album pre-orders are now available at https://dmas.lnk.to/ForNowPR and across all DSPs, with ‘In The Air’ and ‘Dawning’ provided as instant downloads.
DMA’S announced a UK Headline tourfor May/April 2018, including dates at the Manchester Academy, 02 Forum Kentish Town & Barrowland, Glasgow. https://dmas.lnk.to/ForNowwe/artiststore