Packed with singalong anthems The DMA’s Perform an electrifying show at the Roundhouse and this is their first major UK show since upping the notch and playing the iconic Alexandra Palace back at the tail end of 2021 with a large production value.
The three piece band formed in Sydney in 2012 and are composed of the members Tommy O’Dell, Matt Mason and Johnny Took and gained in popularity with their debut single ‘Delete’. The moniker stems DMA’s stems from ‘The Dirty Ma’s’ and with tonight’s show lead singer looked Tom O’Dell looked content performing some new songs with the inherent release of their new Album around the corner, called ‘How Many Dreams?’.
But first up was Australias Pacific Avenue, with some electrifying rock n roll 70’s style outfits who are already a big name on their home turf. In the past four years, they have scurried support slots and Festival appearances across the continent and this is their first London appearance. The set is played out with real attitude and the stand out garage rock anthem single ‘Easy Love’ and with bringing in with a nice touch, the Snow Patrol cover ‘Chasing Cars’
Right on track with the DMA’S first chords of ‘Timeless’, the audience sang along to songs spanning all of their album releases as well as the timeless melodic ‘Silver’ with some harmonic guitar playing. By the time ‘I Don’t Need to Hide’, the whole venue is rocking out and erupting to the songwriting and long song out riffs of the guitars. Intensity is shown in ‘Tape Deck Sick’ and the shift from song to song is smooth, thrown in together with their synth pop and the stage presence but audience interaction could have been higher on the band’s behalf.
With a four song encore, the DMA’s showed their dedication to live performances with a welcome return to London. DMA’s have already built a following with arena tours supporting the likes of Liam Gallagher and Richard Ashcroft and you can see greater things yet to come from the band in the future.