TUNE DMA'S - Do I Need You Now?
DMA's release new single 'Do I Need You Now?' via Infectious Music on 29th June.
DMA’S ARE CURRENTLY ON A UK HEADLINE TOUR
DMA’S release new single ‘Do I Need You Now?’ on 29th June through Infectious Records. Second album ‘For Now’ was released last week and charted in the UK at #13 in the official charts and #2 in the Independent charts, a significant achievement for the Sydney trio.
‘Do I Need You Now?’ demonstrates DMA’S evolution in sound with Tommy O’Dell’s signature sincere melody engrossed by a Depeche Mode-esqe grandness.
DMA’S are currently on a UK Headline tour (see full tour dates below) and will return this Summer for UK Festival slots at Finsbury Park (supporting Liam Gallagher), Reading & Leeds festival and Bellahouston Park.
DMA’S made 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 was released last week and has received well deserved critical acclaim.
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. Demonstrating that DMA’S are brimming with confidence, its crowd-pleasing hooks and rich melodies make this a timeless indie album. Their purity and command of songcraft is on vivid display throughout the album, with beautiful ballads such as ‘In The Air’ showcasing 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, 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.”
DMA’S UK dates are here;
9th – Leeds Beckett University, Leeds
10th – 02 Academy, Oxford
21st – 02 Academy, Bristol,
22nd – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
23rd – Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline
25th – The 02 Institute, Birmingham
26th – The Plug, Sheffield
27th – Neighbourhood Weekender
29th – Finsbury Park, London
24th – Leeds Festival
25th – Bellahouston Park, Glasgow
26th – Reading Festival