Sydney trio DMA’S made
a huge impression with their 2016 debut album ‘Hills End’, which became aGold-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 27th.
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. Demonstrating that
the DMA’S are brimming with confidence, its crowd-pleasing
hook and rich melodies made for the kind of timeless indie anthem that bands
rarely seem to write any more.
That purity and command of songcraft is also on vivid display
throughout their brand new single ‘In The Air’ which has just
been premiered by triple j. It’s a beautiful ballad, with sweeping production, and daydream-inducing
lyrics that shine a light on the band’s much-loved talent for pop writing.
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.