DMA’S release new video for single ‘Do I Need You Now?’, out on 29th June through Infectious Records. The video was directed by Jake Jelicich in London (Dua Lipa, Blossoms). Jake was recently awarded both a silver and gold for his work with Jarryd James in the Australian Cinematographer’s Society QLD Awards. ‘Do I Need You Now?’ demonstrates DMA’Sevolution in sound with Tommy O’Dell’s signature sincere melody engrossed by a Depeche Mode-esqe grandness and is complemented by this stark yet beautiful video.
“We really liked Jakes previous videos and wanted to give him full creative control for ‘Do I Need You Need?’. He captured the mood of the song perfectly, and it was nice to just stand still for once” say DMA’S. Second album ‘For Now’ was released this May and charted in the UK at #13 in the official charts and #2 in the Independent charts, a significant achievement for the Sydney trio.
DMA’S are set to return to the UK for some more dates from June (see full tour dates below), including festival slots at Finsbury Park (supporting Liam Gallagher), Reading & Leeds festival and Bellahouston Park. DMA’S made a huge impression with their 2016 debut album ‘Hills End’, which became a Gold-selling smash at home and a word-of-mouth hit here in the UK. Now the band have raised their game with their new album ‘For Now’ which was released last week and has received well deserved critical acclaim.
Check out the video for ‘Do I Need You Now?’ – BELOW:
Produced by the band alongside Kim Moyes of The Presets, ‘For Now’ is a gloriously uplifting album of beautifully honed, passionately emotive rock’n’roll songs. Demonstrating that DMA’S are brimming with confidence, its crowd-pleasing hooks and rich melodies make this a timeless indie album. Their purity and command of songcraft is on vivid display throughout the album, with beautiful ballads such as ‘In The Air’ showcasing sweeping production, and daydream-inducing lyrics that shine a light on the band’s much-loved talent for pop writing.
While the collection echoes the strident, hook-heavy Britpop and Madchester influences of the band’s debut, it’s also an album that demonstrates a very organic evolution. ‘The End’ (written by guitarist Johnny Took) shows Kim Moyes’influence with its dark electronic production and synths, while the psychedelic-tinged ‘Emily Whyte’ (written by guitarist Matt Mason) erupts into an epic, blissed out album closer.
More broadly, the most transformative element of the band’s sound comes in the shape of Tommy O’Dell’s vocals – the character and attitude of his voice are now heightened by a fresh new soulful element.
“Last time around, we were still working out what kind of band we want to be, and we still are,” admits Johnny Took. “We still have that jangly rock’n’roll aspect to it, but it’s also matured in other ways. It feels like a natural progression for the band.”
‘For Now’ track listing:
‘Time & Money’
‘In The Air’
‘Do I Need You Now?’
Tape Deck Sick’
DMA’S UK dates are here;
25th – Engine Rooms, Southampton
26th – The Phoenix, Exeter
27th – Sub 89, Reading
29th– Finsbury Park (supporting Liam Gallagher)
24th– Leeds Festival
25th– Bellahouston Park, Glasgow
26th– Reading Festival