DMA’s return to the UK this week, with a string of festival dates and a UK summer club tour that stops at Sheffield’s Plug this Wednesday 26th July. Brimming with swaggering attitude, anthemic melodies and retro Adidas tracksuits, it’s easy to forget the band hail from Sydney and not from the North of England. Oft-touted by critics as the ‘Australian Oasis’, the trio’s acclaimed debut album, Hills End, despite its clear Britpop influences, established the trio as an act in their own right.

DMA’s initially attracted international attention in 2015 with single ‘Delete’, a bold ballad that rises into an epic, singalong chorus and showcases the band’s main asset; frontman Tommy O’Dell’s angelic yet Gallagher-raspy voice. Likewise, ‘Lay Down’, ‘Too Soon’ & ‘Melbourne’ are huge, bullish indie-pop tunes which promise to lend themselves perfectly to a live set. For evidence of DMA’s live performance pedigree, look no further than the stunning cover of Cher’s ‘Believe’, an acoustic take on the pop classic that provides a glimpse of the trio’s musical talents, and just what the UK can look forward to in the coming weeks. With work on their sophomore LP already underway, this may be the last chance to catch DMA’s at an intimate venue before the thriving Aussies take over the world.

Full UK tour dates:
25/7 Southampton, The 1865
26/7 Sheffield, Plug
31/7 Norwich, Waterfront
1/8 Lincoln, The Engine Shed
2/8 Hull, Welly
4/8 Newcastle, Riverside (Sold Out)
5/8 Wakefield, Unity Works
6/8 Northampton, Roadmenders

Words: Greg Weir