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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?