The Weekend Australian - Review - - Music Reviews - Tiar­ney Miekus



DMA’s are three Syd­ney pop-rock boys who clearly love the Brit pop boys: The Stone Roses, Blur, Oa­sis. While their most well-known song might be a cover of Cher’s Be­lieve for Triple J’s Like A Ver­sion, there is an em­pa­thy with pol­ished indie-rock through­out the first two al­bums, and now the third, The Glow.

If you love Brit pop boys, chances are you’ll love DMA’s — al­though The Glow could be charged with be­ing a wa­tered-down ver­sion.

Ev­ery song is pre­dictably catchy, with for­wardlean­ing rhythms, up­lift­ing synths and whole­some gui­tars. While the records have al­ways been re­fined, have al­ways stuck to for­mu­las, it feels like DMA’s is try­ing to level up. Since its re­lease, The Glow has spent time in the top five on the charts in Aus­tralia, Scot­land and the UK. There’s noth­ing wrong with want­ing suc­cess, but does it have to come at the cost of tak­ing — even just a lit­tle — mu­si­cal risk?

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