It’s been awhile since we’ve heard new material from DMA’s – and while they’ve largely left us to bask in their commendable debut album Hills End which dropped in March 2016, they did manage to squeeze in a mesmerising cover of Cher’s ‘Believe’ which delved deep into the Hottest 100 at an impressive #6.
Still, new original material from the Sydney outfit is always welcome, and that’s where new single ‘Dawning’ steps in. It’s an upbeat number that displays DMA’s preference for guitar-driven pop, executed with enough emotive precision to ensure sing-a-longs across the globe. Plus, extra points for the guitar solo.
The track was recorded in a studio upstairs from Camperdown pub The Lady Hampshire (check out their smoked meat plates on Sundays, very delicious) with production assistance from the legendary Kim Moyes of The Presets. “We feel like ‘Dawning’ gives people the opportunity to decide what the song means to them. While the message of the song is quite dark, we also wanted create a piece of music that sounds uplifting and hopeful,” vocalist Tommy O’Dell says.
Along with the new single, DMA’s will be playing two exclusive shows in Sydney and Melbourne before jetting off to the UK to support The Kooks. Tickets go on sale on Thursday 5th October from 9:00am – listen to ‘Dawning’ below, where you’ll also find the gig details:
Wednesday 1 November (18+)
Paddington Town Hall | Sydney
Thursday 2 November (18+)
Meat Market | Melbourne