'The Glow' Sees DMA'S 'Stretching Their Creative Boundaries' With Huge Success

10 July 2020 | 3:17 pm | The Music Team

There's a tonne of new music released every Friday and wading through it to find your next favourite album is an almost impossible task. 'The Music' team get it and we're here to help, bringing you our Album Of The Week each Friday. Here's why DMA'S album 'The Glow' gets our pick.

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DMA'S aren't a band that are happy to rest on their laurels. 

Within eight years of being a band, the three-piece - Tommy O'Dell, Matthew Mason and Johnny Took - have released their much-loved debut EP, two hugely successful albums and are now onto their third. 

The Glow represents something new for the group though; while elements of 2018's For Now touched on a potential style shift, it's this album that sees the trio expanded their creative horizons and lean fully into a new sound. 

It's a treat for listeners too, with tracks like Silver, The Glow and Life Is A Game Of Changing already being fast favourites for fans. 

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Review by Carley Hall. Read more here...

"A steady output every other year since has yielded album number three, The Glow. Like previous releases, The Glow reins in impressive producer credits – both Scott Horscroft (The Presets, Paul Kelly, Birds Of Tokyo) and Stuart Price (Madonna, The Killers, Missy Elliott) – and it’s fair to say this pedigree has rubbed off on these 11 tracks.

"But the DIY vibe that embodies DMA’S sound is still there, despite the boys expanding into more polished electro territory (Round & Around, Cobracaine) than before. Very much to their credit, they still sound like the same band mucking around in makeshift loungeroom studios despite stretching their creative boundaries this time."

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The Music's Jessica Dale caught up with guitarist and co-songwriter Johnny Took to chat about The Glow. Check out some of it below and read the full story here.

On the fast turnaround of their albums
“I think people get bored these days, with social media and stuff people’s attention spans are a lot shorter, so as a band you’ve got to keep busy. We wanted to turn that around reasonably quickly, so we did the first two songs Silver and Round & Around with Scott [Horscroft] up at The Grove which was an amazing experience."

On their developing sound
“We definitely took a lot of different approaches to the production side of things. I think naturally we’ve always been a pop band, in terms of melodies, but I guess we were just approaching it differently. I know me personally, I’ve been getting into more beats and sequences and that style of production, especially after working with Kim [Moyes, The Presets] on the last record."

On the next evolution of DMA'S
“I think we’re still experimenting a lot and learning a lot about music and songwriting."

The Glow is out now. Check it out below and head here for more info.