Aussie three-piece outfit DMA’s return with the follow-up to their hugely successful album Hills End.
The DMA’s latest offering was recorded in its entirety at the band’s home studio above the Lady Hampshire Hotel in Camperdown. Later in the recording process, the band brought in producer Kim Moyes where they collaborated at The Grove in Somersby, New South Wales to put the finishing touches to their stunning new album.
The record itself features a melting pot of sounds and influences. The colossal opening/title track “For Now” with its huge sonic landscape, and it’s fuzz-fueled guitar riffs has an air about it which is reminiscent of the Definitely Maybe era Oasis. The song grabs your attention in the same way that “Columbia” did back during the group’s heyday of the late 90s. This track could well be a future classic in the making.
For Now traverses a lot of ground musically. The band harness the baggy Manchester sound characterised by bands like the Stone Roses and the Happy Mondays with incredible tracks such as “Dawning”, “Warsaw” and “Lazy Love”. On the other hand mellower heartfelt ballads such as the DMA’s emotive recent single “In The Air” and “Health” showcase the group’s vast musical palette and the continuing evolution of their sound.
The musical styles on the album ebb and flows throughout from dark synth-pop tracks like “The End”, through to the epic psychedelic number “Emily Whyte” and euphoric indie anthems such as “Break Me”. The latter of which being one of the stand out tracks on the album, and will inevitably be a fan favourite when performed live on the band’s current UK tour.
The DMA’s continue to go from strength to strength whilst simultaneously growing their already stellar following. It’s fair to say that Sydney based trio are presently one of the most exciting indie rock outfits on the circuit.
For Now by DMA’s will be released via I Oh You / Infectious Music on Friday 27 April. The band will be touring the UK extensively throughout April/May in support of their new record.