REVIEW: DMA’s ‘For Now’

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The DMA’s release their 2nd album ‘For Now’

We first met with DMA’s back in early 2016 when they were touring their debut album ‘Hills End’ and ever since we’ve been hooked. 

‘Hills End’ went Gold in their Australian homeland and became a word-of-mouth success through the UK and Europe. Back on 2016 lads travelled to the UK from the other side of the world, sold out one of Manchester largest venues on a night that Utd were at home, Jamie T, Justin, Bieber and Public Service Broadcasting were all in town and they had the place bouncing! personlly it was one of the stand our gigs of the year.

Read any review on DMA’s and you’ll without a doubt see the terms Britpop, 90’s, Indie, etc and it’s no surprise that ‘For Now’ comes in as a beefed-up, more polished nod to the all of the above. I could go through each track on ‘For Now’ and start compare it to something that you’ve heard before or bands you may like but if you’re reading this – you’ll probably know that already. The lads are not reinventing the wheel but just doing the simple things exceptionally well.

One of the standout elements throughout ‘For Now’ is Tom O’Dell’s vocals. Full of control, effortlessly clean and on point from start to finish. This is probably more evident on tracks such as Health, Tape Deck Sick, and Time & Money which are slightly more striped back numbers. The album is self-produced alongside Kim Moyes and collectively, they’ve done an amazing job on the mix. Still keeping that raw edge whilst showing a higher-end level of production compared Hills End.

It will come as no surprise if ‘Break Me’ becomes a future classic. It’s got all the elements you need! Circa 3 minutes, catchy hooks, dreamy backing vocals and lyrics that will appeal to anyone who’s been in a relationship. Keep an eye on that one.

‘For Now’ brings everything you want from a band like this to the table. It could be said that they’re 20 years too late for this style of music, however let’s be honest – we’d all love more bands like this to be around at the moment, so I’m grateful DMA’s are nailing it and I live in hope that they inspire more great music from future musicians! keep it coming lads 5*

Catch DMA’s Live:

Mon 21 Bristol O2 Academy
Tue 22 Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom
Wed 23 Dunfermline Alhambra Theatre
Fri 25 Birmingham O2 Institute
Sat 26 Sheffield Plug
Sun 27 Warrington Neighbourhood Weekender Festival


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