Wednesday 06 May 2020, 7:30pm - 11pm
The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA
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14s+ (under 16s to be accompanied by an adult over 18)
DMA’S have today revealed full details of their forthcoming 3rd studio album ‘THE GLOW’. It was recorded and mixed by multiple Grammy winner Stuart Price (The Killers, Madonna, New Order) in between Westlake Studios in West Hollywood & RAK Studios in London.
‘THE GLOW’ finds DMA’S fulfilling their world class potential with a collection of songs that are destined for arenas. From their emotive heart to their towering, anthemic hooks, the core traits that have earned the band a growing global following are all in place. But with the help of Price, DMA’S have elevated both sides of their sonic spectrum to new heights.
It’s a mission statement that the trio immediately encapsulate within the opening two tracks. A swaggering mash-up of Screamadelica-era attitude, big beat dynamics and modern alt-pop flair, ‘Never Before’ immediately sets the tone. The title track then keeps that energy firing, a rapid-rush of melodic energy, joyous optimism and a new-found confidence in Tommy O’Dell’s vocals. As suggested by the recent single ‘Silver’ DMA’S are expanding the scale of their sound. ‘Criminals’ introduces the biggest contrast on the record, its punchy, groove-focused hook taking flight from its restrained verses. The Lennon-esque intro to ‘Learning Alive’ soon turns itself into something unexpected, pulling on the heart-strings and scaling up the drama with a stirring string section. And yet DMA’S save the biggest surprise for last. ‘Cobracaine’ is a celebration of everything the band can be. It’s a maximalist melting pot of sounds: an escalating wall of guitars the foundation for a tense, almost trancelike beat with vocals filtered through harmonies and vocoders. And as it hurtles to its mesmerising conclusion, one thing is certain: this is the most fully realised of the band’s three albums to date.
The band today also release a new single from the record. ‘Life Is A Game Of Changing’ is an anthemic and euphoric mix of electronica, melodic guitars, pounding drums and O’Dell’s melancholic vocals and was premiered last night by Radio 1’s Jack Saunders. The video which has also gone online today was directed by Bill Bleakley and shot in Bangkok & Pattaya, Thailand.
DMA’S shared the first taster from ‘THE GLOW’ with the single ‘Silver’ at the end of 2019 which was received fantastically from fans & media alike and is still playlisted at UK radio 3 months after release.
UK Album Tour dates have also been announced including the band’s biggest London headline show to date at Alexandra Palace in October as well as further May shows in Hull, Southampton & Norwich. Fans who have preordered ‘THE GLOW’ from the official artist store https://dmas.lnk.to/storePR will receive access to an exclusive 48-hour priority ticket fan pre-sale for these shows. The presale will open at 9am GMT on Wednesday 5th February and will remain available until tickets go on general sale from 9am GMT on Friday 7th February.
After their last visit to the UK supporting Liam Gallagher on his huge UK arena tour in November 2019, DMA’S return to the UK in March to play a headline show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on 6th March 2020 (which sold out in less than 24 hours) as well as a benefit gig at ULU on 5th March in aid of The Australian Bushfire Relief. In addition to the May regional shows announced today the band will be headlining Live At Leeds Festival, Hit The North Festival and Sounds Of The City, (Manchester, Castlefield Bowl) as well as main support to Gerry Cinnamon at Hampden Park, Glasgow.
‘THE GLOW’ will be available to purchase in heavy weight vinyl as well as a limited edition heavyweight tri colour vinyl which will be available through HMV and independent record stores. There will also be exclusive merchandise bundles with signed prints plus limited edition heavyweight transparent green vinyl, cassettes and highly limited signed test pressings if purchased through the band’s store; https://dmas.lnk.to/storePR
DMA’S are made up of Tommy O’Dell, Matt Mason and Johnny Took. The band formed in Sydney and made an immediate impression with their 2014 debut EP. Their full-length debut ‘Hills End’ saw them crash into Australia’s Top 10, before ‘For Now’ cemented them as a force to be reckoned with. The album earned three ARIA Music Award nominations for Best Group, Best Rock Album and Best Independent Release.
In 2018 they became one of the first Australian bands to play the iconic MTVUnplugged session, following in the footsteps of all-time greats such as Nirvana, Oasis and R.E.M. The performance was captured in this summer’s ‘MTV Unplugged Live’ album. DMA’S also released their second album ‘For Now’ in 2018, which achieved their highest UK chart position at #13, boosted by huge ongoing daytime support at radio. An impressive 40,000 tickets were sold on their headline UK tours and their summer touring continued that ascension with main stage sets at Isle of Wight, TRNSMT and Citadel alongside huge outdoor shows with Courteeners and NoelGallagher’s High Flying Birds.