Album review: For Now by DMA's

DMA's are unashamedly lad rock.

Looking like extras from This Is England, the three-piece Australian band are back with album two, For Now.

Whilst Kasabian lost their way after three great albums, and Oasis look like a distant memory of a Knebworth Festival, DMA’s have picked up where the aforementioned bands left off and added their template to the mix.

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Lead track For Now is a huge summer anthem that blasts wide the album with a few open tinnies in the air. Cigarettes and alcohol indeed.

For Now by DMA'sFor Now by DMA's
For Now by DMA's

Elsewhere the Beatles light of In The Air and the 80s influenced The End showcase a more melodic and different direction from their debut, a point made clear when the band discussed having more time to experiment and challenge themselves on the new album.

Closing side one Warsaw and opening side two Do I Need You Now? DMA’s continue their huge pop melodies, the songs feel like they’ve more room to breathe and come alive despite the grand production.

A lad rock band in a 2018 #MeToo society might seem as antiquated as a Gallagher haircut, however the bands ballads bring softer moments of reflection and a sound that the summer will bask in.

A solid follow-up to debut Hills End and careering itself up the UK top 20, this will be the soundtrack to your festival line-up 2018.

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