12 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Sydney’s DMA’s are in joyous, unrepentant thrall to a very specific sound: ‘90s Britpop. It’s all present and correct. The jangly guitars; the waves of earworm melody; the swagger; the bucket hats. And much like the best of Britpop, there’s an infectious, brattish bravado pulsing through this debut album. It’s straining with great swirling hurricanes of noise: “Lay Down”, “Too Soon” and “Melbourne”, for example, are devilishly catchy, pomped-up anthems that can’t reach their bulletproof choruses quick enough. The glimmering “Delete”, meanwhile, is the band’s “Wonderwall” and proof DMA’s can set their sights skywards.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Sydney’s DMA’s are in joyous, unrepentant thrall to a very specific sound: ‘90s Britpop. It’s all present and correct. The jangly guitars; the waves of earworm melody; the swagger; the bucket hats. And much like the best of Britpop, there’s an infectious, brattish bravado pulsing through this debut album. It’s straining with great swirling hurricanes of noise: “Lay Down”, “Too Soon” and “Melbourne”, for example, are devilishly catchy, pomped-up anthems that can’t reach their bulletproof choruses quick enough. The glimmering “Delete”, meanwhile, is the band’s “Wonderwall” and proof DMA’s can set their sights skywards.

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