DMA’S have revealed full details of their forthcoming third studio album, THE GLOW. The album was recorded and mixed by multiple Grammy Award winner Stuart Price [The Killers, Madonna, New Order] between Westlake Studios in West Hollywood and RAK Studios in London.
THE GLOW finds DMA’S fulfilling their world class potential with a collection of songs that are destined for arenas. From their emotive heart to their towering, anthemic hooks, the core traits that have earned the band a growing global following are all in place but, with the help of Stuart Price, DMA’S have elevated both sides of their sonic spectrum to new heights.
It’s a mission statement that DMA’S immediately encapsulate within the opening tracks. A swaggering mash-up of Screamadelica-era attitude, big beat dynamics and modern alt-pop flair, NEVER BEFORE instantly sets the tone. The title track then keeps that momentum firing, a rapid rush of melodic energy, joyous optimism and a new-found confidence in Tommy O’Dell’s vocals. As suggested by the recent single SILVER, DMA’S are expanding the scale of their sound with CRIMINALS introducing the biggest contrast on the record, its punchy, groove-focused hook taking flight from its restrained verses.
The Lennon-esque intro to LEARNING ALIVE soon turns itself into something unexpected, pulling on the heart-strings and scaling up the drama with a stirring string section. And yet DMA’S save the biggest surprise for last. COBRACAINE is a celebration of everything the band can be. It’s a melting pot of sounds, with an escalating wall of guitars being the foundation for a tense, almost trance like beat with vocals filtered through harmonies and vocoders. As it hurtles towards its mesmerising conclusion, one thing is certain – this is the most fully realised of the band’s three albums to date.
The band have also released a new single from the album. LIFE IS A GAME OF CHANGING is an anthemic and euphoric mix of electronica, melodic guitars, pounding drums and Tommy’s melancholic vocals, and was premiered by BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders. The video, which is also now available, was directed by Bill Bleakley and shot in Bangkok and Thailand.
DMA’S shared the first taster from THE GLOW with the single SILVER at the end of 2019 which was received fanatically from their audience and the media alike, and is still playlisted at UK radio three months after release.
THE GLOW will be available to purchase on CD, download and heavyweight black vinyl as well as limited edition heavyweight tricolour vinyl through HMV and independent record stores. There will also be exclusive merchandise bundles with signed prints plus limited-edition heavyweight transparent green vinyl, cassette and highly limited signed test pressings when purchased through the band’s online store.
UK album tour dates have also been announced, including the band’s biggest London headline show to date at Alexandra Palace in October as well as new shows in Hull, Southampton and Norwich in May. Fans who pre-ordered THE GLOW from the official store will receive access to an exclusive 48-hour priority ticket pre-sale for these shows.
The pre-sale will open at 9am GMT on WEDNESDAY 5 FEBRUARY and will remain available until tickets go on general sale from 9am GMT on FRIDAY 7 FEBRUARY.
After their last visit to the UK supporting Liam Gallagher on his huge arena tour in November 2019, DMA’S will return to the UK in March to play a headline show at London O2 Brixton Academy on 6 March [which sold out in under 24 hours] as well as a benefit gig at London ULU on 5 March in aid of the Australian Bushfire Relief. In addition, the band will headline Live at Leeds Festival, Hit the North Festival, Sounds of The City in Manchester and are main support to Gerry Cinnamon at Glasgow Hampden Park.
Full UK dates as follows:
Thu 05 LONDON University of London Union [SOLD OUT]
Fri 06 LONDON O2 Brixton Academy [SOLD OUT]
Fri 01 HULL Bonus Arena
Sat 02 LEEDS Live at Leeds Festival
Sun 03 NEWCASTLE Hit the North Festival
Tue 05 SOUTHAMPTON O2 Guildhall
Wed 06 NORWICH UEA
Thu 09 MANCHESTER Castlefield Bowl [SOLD OUT]
Sat 18 GLASGOW Hampden Park [SOLD OUT]
Fri 23 LONDON Alexandra Palace