DMA'S For Now Album Cover

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Prior to hitting the Splendour In The Grass main stage this weekend, DMA’S once again remind us why their knack for writing infectious pop songs has caught on like wildfire, with their latest offering ‘The End’, taken from their sophomore album For Now, which debuted at #7 on the ARIA Charts, and #13 on the UK Album Charts.

The song comes with a video clip from director W.A.M. Bleakley, which took away three 2018 Clipped Music Video Festival awards at Vivid earlier this year, winning Best Video, Best Cinematography and Best Directing.

Gentle guitars echo across slow synths, as pensive lyrics wrapped in Tommy O’Dell’s crooning vocals introduce the track. In one swift beat ‘The End’ transforms – driven by soothing percussion encompassed by layered guitars – the track evolves into an anthemic, uplifting song with swirls of melancholic chants encouraging listeners to question along with O’Dell ‘Is there something more?’.

‘The End’ signals a progression for the DMA’S sound and a definable difference from the band’s 2016 ARIA-nominated debut Hills End. The familiar brit-pop infusion and soaking of conscientious lyrics is reminiscent of the DMA’S we know and love.

DMA’S sophomore LP, For Now, has gained praise from media and fans alike, landing the coveted triple j Feature Album slot and receiving nods from the likes of Liam Gallagher, who called the record “BIBLICAL”, and Louis Tomlinson, who shared his love for the album on Twitter, calling it “fucking great!”

This year has been huge for DMA’S. Their For Now Tour has seen the trio so far play to over 100,000 fans across sold out AUS, NZ and UK headline shows. The band also took a coveted support slot at Liam Gallagher’s Finsbury Park show in London, playing to a 40,000 strong crowd, as well as playing a string of major festival appearances.

DMA’S are:
Tommy O’Dell (vocals)
Johnny Took (guitar)
Matt Mason (guitar and vocals)

Splendour In The Grass | Friday 20 June | 6:15pm | Amphitheatre Stage