DMA’S have announced their return to the UK with a headline tour this December, including a show at Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse. Tickets will be available for pre-sale on Wednesday 10th September at 10am, and go on general sale this Friday 14th September at 10am.
An Aussie indie trio from Sydney, DMA’S throw-back to classic the Manchester scenes of the early ‘90s. Formed in 2012, the DMA’S came together when Johnny Took and Tommy O’Dell (then members of local rock band ‘Underlights’) began to write songs with guitarist Matt Mason. The three quickly developed sounds drawing from early-90’s Manchurian indie rock, with likenesses from legends such as Oasis, Primal Scream and the Happy Mondays.
Their self-titled debut EP surfaced in the summer of 2014, before dropping their debut full-length, Hills End. DMA’S second album, ‘For Now’, was released back in May 2018 and charted in the UK at #13 in the official charts and #2 in the Independent charts – a great achievement for the Sydney trio.
Produced collaboratively between the band and Kim Moyes of The Presets, ‘For Now’ is a superbly uplifting album of passionate and emotive rock’n’roll. Packed with punchy confidence, its crowd-pleasing hooks and rich melodies make this a timeless indie album. While the collection echoes the hook-heavy Britpop and Madchester influences, ‘For Now’ is also an album that demonstrates an organic evolution.
More broadly, the most transformative element of the band’s sound comes in the shape of Tommy O’Dell’s vocals, where a once characterful attitude is not heightened a level of soulful depth.
DMA’S have long been embraced by the UK audience, seeing a strong record of sold out shows and memorable performances. As well as a UK tour earlier this year, they’ve also supported acts such as Liam Gallagher, Richard Ashcroft, The Kooks and Kasabian. The band have also performed at various UK festivals, including more recent slots at Reading & Leeds and Bellahouston Park.
‘THE END?’ FROM ALBUM ‘FOR NOW’ Out now through Infectious Records
Catch DMA’S in the UK on the following dates; (*ticketmaster.co.uk)
Wednesday 5th December – Anson Rooms, Bristol
Thursday 6th December – Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth
Sunday 9th December – Barrowland Ballroom Glasgow
Monday 10th December – O2 Academy, Leeds*
Wednesday 12th December – O2 Academy, Leicester*
Thursday 13th December – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester*
Saturday 15th December – Asylum, Hull
Sunday 16th December – O2 Academy, Sheffield*
Monday 17th December = O2 Forum Kentish Town, London*
‘For Now’ is available on CD, Ltd Edition Red vinyl, Cassette Tape, Digital download and streaming sites.
‘For Now’ track listing:
DMA’S are Tommy O’Dell (vocals), Matt Mason (lead guitar & backing vocals) & Johnny Took (bass)