DMA’S unveil a new video for single ‘The Glow’ which was shot in East London earlier this year by director Errol Rainey (Ivy Park, Alexander McQueen) & Toto Vivian. ‘The Glow’ is the 3rdtrack to be released from their forthcoming album ‘THE GLOW’, due for release on 10thJuly.
The title track’s buoyant anthemic sound is infused with a signature distorted guitar riff and a Strokes-y beat matched by Tommy’s euphoric howl. ‘The Glow’has evolved and been fine-tuned over the years. As Tommy O’Dell summarises; “Some parts were written when we were going through break-ups and others were written more recently when our lives were very different. For me it’s a snapshot of where we were and where we’re at now. That’s the reason why it’s one of my favourites.”
On April 29th, the date that they were due to begin their UK Headline tour, DMA’S live streamed their entire London headline show from O2 Brixton Academy back in March, and the response was fantastic with over 50,000 fans live streaming the show.
‘THE GLOW’ was produced and mixed by Grammy award winning producer Stuart Price (Madonna, The Killers, New Order) in the historic Westlake Recording Studios, a long way from the bands early days in Sydney. From their emotive heart to their towering hooks, the core traits that have earned DMA’S a huge following are still prominent in new album ‘THE GLOW’, but now their anthemic sound is infused with a euphoric flood of alt-pop flair with pulsating synths and taut beats. While the huge choruses will prove to be electrifying highlights of future live shows.
Fans can pre-order ‘THE GLOW’ now. It’s 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 (HMV.com and many indie store websites are still taking preorders). There are also exclusive merchandise bundles with signed prints plus limited edition heavyweight transparent green vinyl & cassettes if purchased through the band’s official store; https://dmas.lnk.to/storePR
DMA’S May UK & Irish headline tour was postponed due to COVID-19 but they plan to return to the UK this Autumn to play a handful of October shows including their biggest London headline show to date at Alexandra Palace on October 23rd. Tickets are on sale now.
UK TOUR DATES
14thOctober – O2 Guildhall, Southampton
15thOctober- Nick Rayns LCR UEA, Norwich
17thOctober – Bonus Arena, Hull
18thOctober – Hit The North 2020, Newcastle
23rdOctober – Alexandra Palace, London
25thOctober – The Academy, Dublin
26thOctober- The Academy, Dublin
‘THE GLOW’ ALBUM TRACKLIST
1. Never Before
2. The Glow
4. Life Is A Game of Changing
7. Learning Alive
8. Hello Girlfriend
10. Round & Around
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 MTV Unplugged 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 Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.