The Glow is the latest album to be released by Britpop band DMA’s, and we can definitively say that the wait was definitely worthwhile!
By Jane Howkins
The third album can sometimes be a tricky one for artists, so there was some pressure on DMA’S to produce something spectacular here. There was clearly nothing to fear though, as The Glow manages to straddle that line between the familiar and the new in brilliant fashion. Long time fans of the band will be happy to hear that the band haven’t strayed too far from their roots, but they’ve also managed to improve upon their sound somewhat, with more electronic elements being present here.
In the past they’ve been likened to Britpop bands such as Oasis or Blur, but this slight change in style helps to move the band away from that, creating their own sound in their own right. It’s good to see DMA’S finally step outside of their comfort zone, whilst retaining some of their influences at the same time. Don’t worry though, the Britpop and rock moments are still present, so older fans shouldn’t have anything to worry about here.
It finally sounds like DMA’s are coming into their own, and the tracks on offer on The Glow are anthemic, both in style and sound. There are plenty of choruses to sing along with, and the wall of sound created by the mixture of rock and electronic influences really helps to make their music sound warmer and fuller, in a way that is hard to describe unless you’ve heard it for yourself. Put simply – this is a fantastic album and one that comes highly recommend by us. Check out DMA’s now before they get too big – they’re bound to become superstars in the near future!