The Australian lads in DMA’s have crafted their sound well beyond many within the indie scene today. Their latest record, For Now, preaches nothing but eccentricity, masterful variance and the kind of narratives which will really sink into the depths of your soul. Tonight, when this mysterious group step into Concorde 2, they are proving that whilst they may be half the world away from home, they still have the talent to bring forth a truly almighty sound.
Sartorially DMA’s looks like they belong in Moss Side and not a Sydney beach. A listen to their debut record will also reveal that their sonic output also reflects the 1990s Manchester music scene. Continuing to idolise this period for their second record, their swagger, defiance and charm is again present in what is a euphoric celebration of dance-rock which mixes stadium-ready guitars with jangling acoustics that allow for Tommy O’Dell’s melodic, yet gritty vocals to shine.