12 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

When an authority like Liam Gallagher cosigns a band, you can bet they've passed the smell test. That's what happened to DMA's. On For Now, their second album, the Sydney trio is heavy on melody and reverb, and an occasional Hammond organ lends their sound extra warmth. There are proper stadium anthems like “Dawning” and “Warsaw,” while “Lazy Love” transforms from acoustic strum into a scuzz-rock affair. Tommy O'Dell’s magnetic voice paints pictures like Aztec Camera’s Roddy Frame with the sing-song delivery of Ben Gibbard. Break out the parka and maracas—DMA’s show that a Britpop band can thrive outside of Old Blighty.

EDITORS’ NOTES

When an authority like Liam Gallagher cosigns a band, you can bet they've passed the smell test. That's what happened to DMA's. On For Now, their second album, the Sydney trio is heavy on melody and reverb, and an occasional Hammond organ lends their sound extra warmth. There are proper stadium anthems like “Dawning” and “Warsaw,” while “Lazy Love” transforms from acoustic strum into a scuzz-rock affair. Tommy O'Dell’s magnetic voice paints pictures like Aztec Camera’s Roddy Frame with the sing-song delivery of Ben Gibbard. Break out the parka and maracas—DMA’s show that a Britpop band can thrive outside of Old Blighty.

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