NEW SINGLE : DMA’S have released a new single, Fading Like A Picture, from their forthcoming fourth album, How Many Dreams?, which will be released via I Oh You on 31 March

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FADING LIKE A PICTURE

HOW MANY DREAMS? LP // 31 MARCH 2023

 UK HEADLINE TOUR // APRIL 2023

DMA’S have shared more new music from their highly anticipated fourth album HOW MANY DREAMS? with the release of new single FADING LIKE A PICTURE with an accompanying video shot by award winning filmmakers Division (ASAP Rocky, Rosalia, Megan Thee Stallion).

Recent new cuts from the album – ‘I Don’t Need To Hide’, ‘Olympia’ and ‘Everybody’s Saying Thursday’s The Weekend’ (the latter of which is nominated for the Radio X Record Of The Year 2022) – have made clear the band’s intentions to take down barriers, entangle the broad palette of their influences and push to write their most sprawling and ambitious album to date.

It has been a period of rediscovery for the band resulting in a record that is the grand sum of every part of who DMA’S are, as guitarist Johnny Took explains:

Our palette for this album was a lot broader because we’ve learned so much since our debut and we’ve listened to so much more music between then and now, which has shaped us. It felt like a first outing all over again and the excitement was the same.”

Like the previous track Olympia, FADING LIKE A PICTURE is built around another sticky Matt Mason guitar riff. Took continues:

Tommy wrote the majority of this song to an obscure demo I made during lockdown. When we all came together to demo it, Mason added one of my favourite guitar riffs on the new album and we used the middle-eight from another demo as the chorus. A true DMA’S collaboration.”

HOW MANY DREAMS? will be released on 31 March 2023 via I OH YOU. Pre-order the album here

Having recently opened for Arctic Monkeys at their huge Sydney Domain show, DMA’S will return for another big run of UK headline dates in April following the release of the new album. The band have also announced that their forthcoming London show has moved to OVO Wembley Arena. All tickets remain valid for the new venue and, due to the increased venue capacity, extra tickets have been released and will go on sale on Wednesday 18 January. Full schedule as follows, tickets available here.

APRIL

Wed       05          CAMBRIDGE                      Corn Exchange

Thu        06          EXETER                               University

Fri          07          BOURNEMOUTH               O2 Academy

Sun        09          AYLESBURY                        Waterside Theatre

Mon      10          WOLVERHAMPTON          KK’s Steel Mill

Wed       12          LINCOLN                             Engine Shed

Thu        13          BRADFORD                        St George’s Hall

Sat         15          MIDDLESBROUGH             Town Hall

Sun        16          DUNDEE                              Fat Sam’s

Mon      17          ABERDEEN                         Music Hall

Wed       19          GLASGOW                          O2 Academy

Thu        20          MANCHESTER                    O2 Apollo

Fri          21          LONDON                            OVO Wembley Arena

DMA’S new material arrives as their first since last year’s celebrated EP I Love You Unconditionally, Sure Am Going To Miss You, which in turn followed the band’s highest charting album to date, The Glow in 2020 (UK Official Albums Chart #4; Scotland #2; Australia #2).

As the band sit on the cusp of releasing HOW MANY DREAMS?, DMA’S have found an iconic, mythical status among their fanbase – 65,000 ticket sales on their last UK tour alone shows the open-armed response they elicit on international shores. Their world is one of acceptance, freedom of expression, collective highs, and each twist and turn in their journey to this point has led them to what will be a landmark album release for the band. The album’s opening offerings I Don’t Need To Hide and Everybody’s Saying Thursday’s The Weekend represent the comfort in being embraced but, more than that, they exemplify the biggest talent that DMA’S possess: the ability to distil the wrenches of their personal stories into anthemic universal experiences.

HOW MANY DREAMS? was crafted by the band to be the grand sum of every part of who DMA’S are. Gleaned from over 70 early demos, it sees them drawing from a wider sonic palette than ever before. Recorded in London with Stuart Price (Dua Lipa, The Killers, Pet Shop Boys) and Rich Costey (Sigur Ros, Muse, Foster The People) then completed with Konstantin Kersting (Mallrat, The Jungle Giants) in the band’s hometown of Sydney, HOW MANY DREAMS? charts a course with stops at dizzying heights and crushing lows. There are songs to come up to and songs to come down to. It is the band emerging from a darker place, and the exhilarating future sound of a band without barriers at the top of their game.

HOW MANY DREAMS? TRACK LIST:

  • How Many Dreams?
  • Olympia
  • Everybody’s Saying Thursday’s The Weekend
  • Dear Future
  • I Don’t Need To Hide
  • Forever
  • Fading Like A Picture
  • Jai Alai
  • Get Ravey
  • 21 Year Vacancy
  • Something We Are Overcoming
  • De Carle

Tommy O’Dell – vocals | Matt Mason – lead guitar and backing vocals | Johnny Took – acoustic guitar

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