Monday, April 18, 2016

DMA'S impress at Coachella Weekend #1 - set to perform again this week

Of the many artists who I caught via the Coachella live web stream this weekend, a new artist who really caught my ear was Australian outfit DMA's. Here is the latest release I have on the band, and I really look forward to catching them in person on Saturday, April 23...



DMA's perform at Coachella on April 23, 2016.
DMA'S impressive debut was released last month and the band haven't stopped since. Last week they made their Late Night TV Debut with Stephen Colbert delivering an intense and commanding performance of "Delete" and this week they'll embark on their first ever SXSW. It will be a busy week for the band playing 5 shows in total and are set to blow music fans in Austin away with their infectious and stadium ready live show, all dates are listed below.

Today (March 14, 2016) DMA'S have released the video for "In The Moment", a collaboration between the band and director Rhett Wade-Ferrell. It follows them through several locations of their hometown of Sydney, including Johnny Took's apartment where they wrote and recorded their debut self-titled EP and Hills EndConsequence of Sound write the song "... deals out arrangements both sweeping and wistful. "Is it your smell?" frontman Tommy O'Dell wonders, calling out to someone who may or may not be in the picture anymore".
After SXSW DMA'S will tour the US including playing Coachella in April. All tour dates are listed below. Do not miss them.

Acclaim for Hills End:

"DMA's seem poised to make their own distinctive musical mark beyond being seen as '90s revivalists-ironically at a time when most bands from that decade have reunited....Hills End is an impressive debut for a group that originally began mostly as a songwriting collective than a performance act." Paste Magazine

"That difference is what makes the DMA's so intriguing. They're hip without trying to be hip. They're moody without reaching for Xanax. They're nostalgic without having to pay anyone royalties.  From the very get-go, staring with roller coaster opener "Timeless", the outfit exudes an assured knack for melody that whips through each of the ensuing 11 tracks." Consequence of Sound

"Hills End is so good that in 20 years the discussion about the hot new indie guitar band might well focus on how much they look and sound like DMA's. It's an outstanding debut." Pop Matters

World Tour Dates

04.18.16 - The Echo - Los Angeles, CA
4.22 - 4.24.16 - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Indio, CA
5.27.16 - The Zoo - Brisbane, AUS
5.28.16 - Big Pineapple Festival - Sunshine Coast, AUS
6.03.16 - Fat Controller - Adelaide, AUS
6.04.16 - Rosemount Hotel - Perth, AUS
6.10.16 - The Metro - Sydney, AUS
6.11.16 - The Corner - Sydney, AUS

*North American tickets are on sale now.

Hills End Tracklisting

1. Timeless
2. Lay Down
3. Delete
4. Too Soon
5. In The Moment
6. Step Up The Morphine
7. So We Know
8. Melbourne
9. Straight Dimensions
10. Blown Away
11. The Switch
12. Play It Out

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