Release Date: Apr 27, 2018
Record label: Infectious
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
2016's Hills End saw the Aussie alt-rockers delivering an expertly-crafted debut that did little to hide their affection for all things Oasis. With the brothers Gallagher relegated to the back seat, the lads from Sydney are beginning to explore other britpop avenues on their sophomore effort, For Now, beginning with the baggy grooves of Inspiral Carpets, the Charlatans, and Happy Mondays, which serve as the foundation for the bustling title track -- you can almost hear Shaun Ryder's melon getting twisted. Elsewhere, the soaring follow-up "Dawning" looks to jangle-pop for a lift, invoking the La's by way of the Lightning Seeds, while "In The Air" pairs the chorus pedal-driven shoegaze of Cocteau Twins with the trad-rock balladry of Keane, and the brooding "Break Me" brings the vehicle back around to (What's the Story) Morning Glory? territory.
There's no denying that DMA's take their influences from the abundant indie scene, wearing them quite openly on their sleeves. Already having attracted the attention from the Gallagher brothers, there has been much interest surrounding them as of late. Although they're from Australia -- quite literally the other side of the world from us in the UK -- the trio seem truly in the midst of it all.