Their anthemic songs and purposeful guitarwork have earned this Australian three-piece comparisons with 90s guitar bands, The Stone Roses and Oasis. As if that wasn’t enough, Liam Gallagher has hailed the DMA’s 2018 album, For Now, as ‘biblical’.
Their meteoric rise to stardom is a far cry from the recording of their debut album, Hills End, which was recorded in guitarist, Johnny Took’s bedroom. Despite the basic facilities, the first single, Delete, earning them critical acclaim. This was followed up with Play It Out, which was picked up for the FIFA 17 video game.
Their subsequent albums, For Now, and The Glow have benefitted from better production values, giving the band a fuller sound and greater texture. Took’s bombastic, jangling guitars are offset by Thomas O’ Dell’s yearning yowl and Matthew Mason’s backing vocals.
Reminiscent of 90s Britpop bands, the DMA’s are bringing guitar music back where it belongs.