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MUSIC: Button Factory date for the DMA’s

Saturday, 11th August, 2018 7:00pm
MUSIC: Button Factory date for the DMA’s
MUSIC: Button Factory date for the DMA’s

AUSTRALIAN trio The DMA’s are on their way to the Button Factory Dublin for a gig there on August 31.

The DMA’S started this tour in a pub, on a hot Oz summer’s evening. It was a moment of calm at the start of 2018 for a young band who are about to find themselves spending months on the road, pulled around the world, again, by an album of beautifully honed, passionately emotive rock’n’roll songs.

Raise a glass and prime your ears – not to mention your heart – for DMA’S gloriously uplifting second album, ‘For Now’.

The Sydney trio’s 2016 debut ‘Hills End’ was a Top 10 smash in Australia and a word-of-mouth hit in the UK – one that took them to Coachella, Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, Latitude, two Reading/Leeds Festivals, and multiple gigs in between.

It was a success that took Tommy O'Dell (vocals), Johnny Took (guitars) and Matt Mason (guitarist and backing vocalist) by surprise.

“We played festivals all around the world,” says Took.

“And the jump from when we played Reading and Leeds the first time to the second time was incredible. Seeing how it had grown in that year was amazing. But even that first time was a great experience for a young band.

“And as we toured, we met and heard all these other bands, listened to a lot of music in the car and on the bus, had all these great experiences… And all that fed into the second album.”

“Production-wise it’s a bit more advanced than stuff on Hills End,” adds O’Dell, “but still not too far away from the first album.

“It’s a rock’n’roll tune, but it’s also got a bit more depth. So, we thought it would be a nice bridging track between old stuff and the stuff that was to come.”

“The response from UK fans has been pretty amazing to be honest,” says Took, “and I think it’s because they recognised we had a bit of that Britpop sound. A British guy came up to me when we played in Perth in Western Australia, and he was like: ‘I really love how you guys hark back to the best of the Roses and Oasis.’

“Maybe a lot of young British bands are scared to do that because it played such a big part of their lives. We were more ignorant of that, which I think worked out well for us.”

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