It’s been a real minute between tinnies at the Annandale Hotel but beloved Sydney trio DMA’S have returned with a corker of a new single.
Since the release of their ARIA-nominated, critically acclaimed debut LP Hills End in March 2016, the guys have been hard-out touring the world, holding down massive festival sets OS (and at home) and dropping flawless covers of Cher.
Luckily, they’ve found time to tinker away at developing even more of that signature guitar-driven, dark-pop steeze and now, they’ve shared the first cut of hopefully album #2.
“We feel like ‘Dawning’ gives people the opportunity to decide what the song means to them,” vocalist Tommy O’Dell explains. “While the message of the song is quite dark, we also wanted create a piece of music that sounds uplifting and hopeful.”
Working with producer Kim Moyes (The Presets), ‘Dawning’ was mostly recorded at DMA’S studio above the Lady Hampshire Hotel in Camperdown (Sydney), with drums tracked at The Grove in Somersby, NSW. It’s stylistically comforting to hear the acoustic-charm return, and a similar melodic mood will always be achieved thanks to O’Dell’s emotional toplines. But the single shifts the band into a higher production game and a new formular of guitar-pop seems to be approaching.
To celebrate their v-anticipated return, DMA’S with throw a couple of homecoming, intimate and exclusive headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne this November – performing classics and never before heard new material. Tickets on sale Thursday, 5 October from 9am AEDT.