DMA’S current album THE GLOW represented a huge leap forward for the Australian trio. They infused their euphoric anthems with pulsating alt-pop synths and big beat dynamics, a heady blend which resulted in the highest chart positions of their career. It debuted at #4 in the UK and #2 in Australia, while next year’s UK and Ireland tour will see them headline arenas for the first time.
Now DMA’S maintain that positive momentum by sharing a new video for ROUND & AROUND. The video was premiered live on the big screen at Everton’s Goodison Park, and the resulting footage shows the band’s full-throttle anthem reverberating across the empty stadium. The location was chosen as frontman Tommy O’Dell is a life-long fan of the club as his father’s family are from Liverpool.
The ROUND & AROUND video explores the band’s roots in Newtown, Sydney. It features a mix of new and archive footage of the band in their local environment and includes clips of them performing on the roof of The Hotel Marlborough. The video was directed by Steve Lattuca.
The band commented, "Around the world stadiums, arenas and venues still lie empty, missing the people that bring them alive. Here’s our new music video for Round & Around on the big screen at Goodison Park.”
ROUND & AROUND is the song that best bridges the gap between the band’s forward-facing sound and their love for Britpop, as it progresses from jangly indie guitars into a full-throttle rush of energy. O’Dell’s vocals capture the melancholy of waking up on a Sunday morning and not knowing where life is taking you, yet his power and poise is immediately uplifting. The song was recently chosen as Radio X’s Track of the Week, making it the fourth consecutive DMA’S track to earn that accolade.
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The video emerges following the news that DMA’S have been nominated for a remarkable five ARIA Awards – Australia’s equivalent to the BRIT Awards. They’re in contention for Album of the Year, Best Rock Album, Best Independent Release, Best Group and Best Live Act. The winners will be revealed on Wednesday 25 November.
On 24 October, DMA’S performed live at the prestigious AFL Grand Final, the biggest Aussie rules football match of the year which was held at The Gabba stadium in Brisbane.
DMA’S are Tommy O’Dell, Matt Mason and Johnny Took, and have become one of Australia’s biggest musical exports since releasing their debut album HILLS END in 2016. Their second album FOR NOW in 2018 cemented them as a force to be reckoned with as it earned three ARIA Music Award nominations for Best Group, Best Rock Album and Best Independent Release and saw their reputation explode internationally. They became one of the first Australian bands to play the iconic MTV Unplugged session, following in the footsteps of all-time greats such as Nirvana, Oasis and REM for a performance which was captured in their MTV UNPLUGGED LIVE album.
DMA’S have consistently proved to be a huge attraction in the live arena. Their previous UK tour sold 40,000 tickets and they also earned the biblical support of Liam Gallagher, who invited them as main support on his 2019 arena tour. Having played to a sold-out London Brixton Academy just before lockdown, the band are set to make a long-awaited return to live shows with a UK and Ireland tour in April next year that includes their biggest London headline show to date at the 10,000 capacity Alexandra Palace.
They will follow the tour by playing two Sounds of The City shows, joining fellow headliners including Foals, Kaiser Chiefs and The Streets. A show in Leeds has recently been added after the first date in Manchester sold out.
Sun 04 NEWCASTLE Academy
Wed 07 SOUTHAMPTON O2 Guildhall
Fri 09 LIVERPOOL M&S Bank Arena
Sat 10 LONDON Alexandra Palace
Tue 13 DUBLIN Academy [SOLD OUT]
Wed 14 DUBLIN Academy [SOLD OUT]
Fri 16 NORWICH UEA
Sat 17 HULL Bonus Arena
Sat 10 LEEDS Millennium Square
Sun 11 MANCHESTER Castlefield Bowl [SOLD OUT]
THE GLOW | ALBUM TRACKLIST
• Never Before
• The Glow
• Life Is a Game of Changing
• Learning Alive
• Hello Girlfriend
• Round & Around