REVEAL LIVE ACOUSTIC VIDEO FOR ‘STEP UP THE MORPHINE’ TAKEN FROM DEBUT ALBUM ‘HILLS END’ OUT NOW!
Watch ‘Step Up The Morphine’ video here
“Britpop revivalists evoke 90’s euphoria. DMA’s represent togetherness in an age of dislocation, hence their day in the sunshine” The Guardian
“Massive choruses. Trully thrilling.” NME
“A good piece of melancholy guitar pop” The Sun
“A trio bought together by a love of music – gradually becoming cult heroes.” Clash Magazine
“The DMA’s are already causing quite a stir.’ NOISEY
“ Acoustic- led Delete shines on debut album” Shortlist
‘Hills End is a confident debut of shimmering guitar pop from the talented trio that both establishes their position as bright young things whilst hinting at bigger things to follow”Songwriting Magazine
To coincide with the release of their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Hills End’ out now through Infectious/BMG, DMA’s show their vulnerable side by revealing acoustic live video for ‘Step Up The Morphine’. Stripped back to acoustic guitar and vocal lead singer Tommy O’Dell lays himself bare and delivers 3 minutes of heartfelt raw emotion.
Since the DMA’S burst on the scene last year they have not stopped with thrilling and anthemic shows all over the world. Their previous singles ‘Your Low’ and more recently ‘Lay Down’caught the attention of the British media and they’ve been touted as ‘Ones To Watch’ in 2016 recently by the NME, who also describe single ‘Delete’ as “Something glorious”. They’ve received A list support from Radio 1, 6 Music and Radio X – Dave Roundtree of Blur said on air “(DMA’S) have the swagger of Oasis and the musicality and inventiveness of Arctic Monkeys.”
‘Hills End’ was mainly recorded by the band in guitarist Johnny Took’s bedroom in Sydney; a collection of the three friends’ endeavours over the past three years and, sometimes, beyond. It’s a record that takes each individual’s own influences – folk artists like Dylan for Took, “American guitar bands from the ’90s,” for Mason and English bands passed down to O’Dell by his older brother and Liverpudlian dad like The Beatles, The Stone Roses and The La’s – and throws them all in one big mixing pot. It’s that which makes DMA’S music so enticing – on first listen you might think you’ve got them pegged with the obvious, but give them another spin with a closer ear and all kinds of varied nuances start bringing themselves to light.
Having first come from Australia (via a triumphant appearance at CMJ in New York) to perform at the Great Escape in Brighton, they have since played festivals all around the world including Benicassim, Reading and Leeds, Latitude, Lollapalooza, Haldern Pop and Lowlands to name a few. With sold-out shows all over Europe, the US and Japan they completed a headline UK tour in 2015 which culminated in a sweaty, singalong show at London Dingwall’s.
After the attention awarded to the band the album ended up being mixed by the award winning producer Mark ‘Spike’ Stent. The twelve track album showcases the band’s unique talent in writing both anthemic and heartfelt tunes which manage to sound like immediate classic guitar-pop songs. The album is one of the most exciting releases of 2016 and can only further the buzz the band have already created.
UK TOUR DATES
1st March – NEWCASTLE, Think Tank – SOLD OUT
2nd March LONDON, Garage – SOLD OUT
4th March LEEDS, Belgrave – SOLD OUT
5th March MANCHESTER, Ruby Lounge – SOLD OUT
‘Hills End’ is available now:
Vinyl – http://smarturl.it/HillsEndVinyl
All Info + Tickets – www.dmasmusic.com
DMA’S are: Tommy O’Dell (vocals) Johnny Took (guitar) Matt Mason (guitar / vocals).
‘Hills End’ Tracklist:
Timeless * Lay Down * Delete * Too Soon * In The Moment * Step Up The Morphine
So We Know * Melbourne * Straight Dimensions * Blown Away * The Switch * Play It Out