It would be all too easy to assume the DMA’s came rattling out of some Manchester estate with their Britpop influences and frequent Oasis associations.
Dressed in vintage sportswear, caps and baggy pullovers, their stage presence is assured and confident, much like the swagger attributed to the British cities own Liam Gallagher.
This Aussie trio though are more than a Britpop resurgence band. Complex melodies, heartfelt lyrics and some staggering vocals from front-man Tommy O’Dell set them apart.
Sweeping through debut album, Hills End, the Sheffield audience chant, dance and sing at every opportunity. Through the stripped back ‘Delete’ a full crowd sing along sends the band off stage before they return for a emphatic two song encore that ends with ‘Lay Down’.
Words by Jacob Flannery