There’s a certain group of people who feel that DMA’S stray seriously close to Britpop legends Oasis when is comes to their sonic influences, with vocalist Tommy O’Dell straying fairly close to the vocal strains of early Liam Gallagher on the drawn-out “shine” and “stay” of tracks like ‘Feels Like 37′, and the band have definitely ended up on the Gallagher brothers’ radars as a result.
While Noel instantly dismissed the band a couple of years back, telling The Music “I can’t say I’ve had the displeasure of listening to it yet,” his brother Liam has done exactly what you’d expect by contradicting his brother and heaping some praise on the Sydney trio.
In an interview with GQ, Liam has claimed that DMA’S are actually one of the only current Aussie bands he’s bothered to listen to (having met singer Tommy O’Dell earlier in the year), and he’s a fan of what they’re doing.
“I don’t know much about Australian music – I know there’s that band DMAs, I went to see them a couple of weeks ago, and I like what I see,” he says. “Man, they got some good tunes in there.”
Not a bad assessment, then, considering he just recently told the entire world that most modern rock bands should be “ashamed of the shit they put out” and that many of them “need fuckin’ shooting.”
DMA’s might just have some more good tunes on the way too, as they’ve recently announced they’re putting together their anticipated sophomore EP with Kim Moyes of The Presets, a year and a half on from their acclaimed debut.
Liam Gallagher’s thoughts on Australia
Liam was of course being interviewed ahead of his recently-announced appearance at this year’s Falls Festival, and while he doesn’t mind what he knows of our rock bands, he sadly doesn’t seem to have a very high opinion of our party culture – or our beer.
“I think everyone seems to be goin’ to bed after the gig, you know what I mean?” he added. “No one’s going out, fucking getting in shit. Maybe it’s to do with the drugs. Maybe the drugs are shit? And the beer’s watered down, and all…”
Hopefully the crowd at his Falls set can change his mind, but at least we know that even if our alcohol, drugs and stamina are all “shit”, the music gets the thumbs up.
There’s nothing quite like Liam Gallagher’s signature vox
Liam’s looking forward to traveling around the country while he’s here, at least, and visiting his mate who lives in the rural NSW town of Wagga Wagga.
“It’s like the New York of Australia,” hetells GQ. “Every time I’ve been out there, it’s been cool. And we’re coming out there, doing the Falls Festival. So, we’re gonna be there for New Year’s Eve. So I can’t wait, man – love it. It’s beautiful. I’m bringing me two boys out as well, they’re at the age now where they can come and travel.
“They’re mad for this stoner cartoon, The Big Lez Show. It’s like a fucking Australian Cheech and Chong. They love a bit of that Australian vibe.”
Gallagher will be joined at Falls this year by Fleet Foxes, Run The Jewels and more, and you can check out the full lineup here.
DMA’S picked up plenty of attention right from their early gigs