SchubasThu May 28 2015


 at Schubas/Lincoln Hall

$5.00 21+
9:00 PM

Pickup Name


DMA'S is the musical project of Johnny Took, Matt Mason & Tommy O'Dell -- three best friends from Newtown, Australia.

Having cut their teeth playing with a number of different bands in Sydney's inner west over the years, the trio began writing and recording demos in Johnny's bedroom around 2 years ago. Set on taking their time to hone their craft and sound, the three friends soon found themselves with a library of nearly 40 demos.

Finally content with the identity that the songs had taken, DMA'S released their debut single in February this year in the form of a track simply titled 'Delete' (along with a short film by director Mitchell Grant that was filmed in Johnny's bedroom -- the same location that the band recorded and produced the track) and despite having never played a show under this moniker, the reaction was instantly overwhelming as critics and fans alike proceeded to jump on board -- including Dave Rowntree of Blur (who awarded them his record of the week on XFM, comparing them to Arctic Monkeys & Oasis), Triple J and NME Magazine.

It would seem that word continued to quickly spread around their hometown of Sydney -- illustrated by the band's first show drawing over 450 punters and leaving another 100 or so unable to get in! From that point DMA'S have hit the touring circuit of Australia, selling out multiple rooms around the country and getting the call up to played the respected Splendour in the Grass Festival -- sharing the stage with acts such as Interpol and Future Islands.

Now DMA'S are set to head overseas with their next release, a double A-side 7" single, 'Laced' / 'So We Know' that will be released through I OH YOU in Australia, and internationally via tastemakers labels Mermaid Avenue (US) / Partisan Records (UK).

"This has the swagger of Oasis and the musicality and inventiveness of Arctic Monkeys." - Dave Rowntree

"Terminally infectious...just remember, when you're arm in arm with your friends, in a big pile of mud, howling at the top of your lungs... you heard it here first" - Channel V

"The three Sydney friends have curated a feeling of nostalgic bliss..." - Indie Shuffle


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