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The Australian indie buzzband DMA’S are my #14 must-see band at the 2016 Coachella Music Festival.
I was turned on to the band late last year by NME, when they released their Ones To Watch In 2016 list. “Ones To Watch” is a fancy way of saying Bands-On-The-Come. The Aussie trio showed up on the Coachella poster a few days later.
Much of the chitter-chatter surrounding the band stems from the Oasis influenced sound. The band does have that Britpop vibe, and would fit nicely on a circa 1993 mixtape, with the likes of Blur, The Verve, Happy Mondays, Primal Scream, and Pulp.
Sirius XMU has not embraced the band at all, however, Alt-Nation has them in heavy rotation.
The lads from down under came together in 2012, and released a self-titled extended play in 2014. The band’s full-length debut Hills End arrived in late February. Hills End is one of only a few albums that I’ve physically downloaded this year.
I saw where Noel Gallagher caught wind of this Oasis comparison and admitted “I’ve never heard of DMA’S, I’ve not had the displeasure of listening to them yet.” He also said, “I’m going to boo DMA’S when I see them.”
If I know Goldenvoice well enough, these dudes will get screwed with a 25 minute set on Saturday afternoon around 12:45pm in the Gobi. We can only hope for much better placement.