Sydney’s DMA’s have only been around for five years, but in that time, they’ve managed to establish themselves as one of the finest bands to come out of Australia, and have performed some absolutely cracking tunes as well. But now, only a year and a half after their debut record, the group are already onto album number two, this time with a pretty famous Aussie muso taking charge of production duties.
According to a recent interview with Rolling Stone, DMA’s have been holed up in a makeshift studio above Camperdown’s The Lady Hampshire Hotel in Sydney’s inner-west, due to the fact they were kicked out of their last studio for being too noisy.
Of course, since this is DMA’s we’re talking about, that’s not even close to everything, with the group also letting slip they’ve recruited The Presets’ Kim Moyes as the record’s producer.
DMA’s’ guitarist Johnny Took has also indicated that this record is going sound a little bit more mature than their awesome debut record, Hills End, did. “There’s a time to work and a time to party. I’m 28 now, not a 21-year-old kid,” Took says. “I feel like I’m going through a change; a good one.”
At this stage, they’ve managed to knock out a couple of tracks, at this stage called ‘In The Air’, and ‘Dawning’, with more tracks finished as time goes on. Of course, the recording of the rest of the album is going to have to fit itself around the group’s busy hectic touring schedule, which sees them hitting up the UK and Europe for a number of shows.
Despite this, guitarist Matt Mason reckons the record could be done in as little as a couple of months. “I think we need to finish by October or something,” he says. “But these two tracks were due three weeks ago and we keep pushing back the deadline.”
So while we won’t have to wait that long to get our eager hands on album number two from DMA’s, we can rest assured knowing that we’re going to be getting another brilliant record, this time mixed with a bit more maturity from the Sydney lads. Either way, we can’t wait.
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