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About DMA'S

Taking cues from the Manchester rave scene of the early '90s, Sydney, Australia indie trio DMA's bring together layers of guitar textures and soaring, wistful melodies in a sound that recalls the best moments of Mancunian greats like Oasis and Primal Scream. Working together as three songwriters, DMA's created hits right from the start. Their self-titled EP included the dreamy acoustic single "Delete" and they broke into the Aussie charts with subsequent releases like 2018's For Now and 2020's The Glow, which also found favor with Dutch, U.K., and U.S. audiences.
The band formed in 2014 when Johnny Took and Tommy O'Dell -- members of the local rock band Underlights -- started writing songs with guitarist Matt Mason. They quickly signed to the tiny label I Oh You on the strength of their home-recorded demos, and before long, their debut single, "Delete," climbed the charts and garnered praise from the press, musical peers, and a growing fan base. The group's self-titled debut EP surfaced in the summer of 2014, and in early 2016 they issued their debut full-length, Hills End. Late 2017 and early 2018 saw the release of the singles "Dawning," "In the Air," and "For Now" ahead of the arrival of their sophomore full-length effort, also titled For Now, later that April.
In 2019, DMA's released their first live album, MTV Unplugged Live, which captured one of the group's sets at the Melbourne Memo Music Hall in 2018. They returned in 2020 with third studio album The Glow, previewed by the singles "Silver" and "Life Is a Game of Changing." A month before the record's late-April release date, the band issued a new version of "Life Is a Game of Changing" remixed by electronic legend Orbital. While continuing the anthemic choruses and stadium-filler sonics of their previous work, The Glow leaned even harder into their penchant for '90s rave production. ~ Fred Thomas

ORIGIN
Sydney, Australia
FORMED
2012

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