DMA’s @ The Caves, Edinburgh
11th June 2023
On the evening of 11th July, 2023, Australian rock band DMA’s in conjunction with ASSAI RECORDS performed an intimate acoustic gig at The caves, Edinburgh. The venue, known for its stunning backdrop and acoustics, provided the perfect setting for the band’s stripped-back performance. The gig was a unique opportunity for fans to experience DMA’s music in a more intimate and personal way, and the band did not disappoint.
The setlist for the evening included a mix of old and new songs, showcasing the band’s versatility and growth as musicians. The opening song, “Feels Like 37,” set the tone for the evening with its haunting melody and emotional lyrics. The band’s lead singer, Tommy O’Dell, delivered a powerful and heartfelt performance, captivating the audience from the very beginning.
One of the highlights of the evening was the band’s performance of “Delete,” a fan-favourite from their debut album. The acoustic arrangement of the song allowed the lyrics to shine through, highlighting the band’s ability to write meaningful and relatable songs. The audience sang along to every word, creating a sense of unity and connection between the band and their fans.
Another standout moment was the band’s performance of “Silver,” a track from their latest album, The Glow. The stripped-back arrangement of the song showcased the band’s musicality and highlighted the intricate guitar work of Johnny Took and Matt Mason. The song’s soaring chorus was particularly impressive, with O’Dell’s vocals reaching new heights.
Throughout the evening, the band’s chemistry and camaraderie were evident, with each member contributing to the overall sound and energy of the performance.
In conclusion, DMA’s acoustic gig at The Caves was a memorable and intimate experience for fans of the band. The stripped-back arrangements of the songs allowed the band’s lyrics and musicality to shine through, showcasing their versatility and growth as musicians. The band’s chemistry and camaraderie were evident throughout the evening, creating a sense of unity and connection between the band and their fans. Overall, DMA’s acoustic gig was a testament to the power of live music and the enduring appeal of this talented Australian rock band.
Review & Photographs by Stuart Stott