Coming into the KK’s Steel Mill tonight from a cold and windy Wolverhampton, it was like walking into a sauna, as the crowd in this long sold-out gig by Aussie band DMA’s were already mad for it. Singing god knows what and then breaking out into “DMA’s, DMA’s” the atmosphere was incredible, it was like being at a football match. Last time we witnessed this was at a Liam Gallagher gig, I kid you not. Touring in support of their latest album ‘How Many Dreams’, it shows how confident they are with their work, by starting the night off with the title track, which of course met with an ear-splitting approval from all here, was par for the course for the night.
With singer Tommy O’Dell’s striding around the stage, which compliments their anthemic sound, occasionally nipping back to older favourites to get the crowd singing again. But it was a great surprise when they went acoustic and performed a new album track ‘Forever’, which hit the spot, one of the highlights of the night to be honest, brave and impressive. They have kept their trade mark jangly indie guitar sound but have introduced some electronic dance vibes on some tracks and it seems that they have produced another album that their fans have embraced. And ending the night with a four song encore, finishing with a cracking version of ‘Everybody’s Saying Thursday’s The Weekend’, which wrung the last ounce of energy out of the packed crowd. The British fans seem to have adopted these Aussie rockers and it’s easy to see why, excellent gig.
Photos by Geoff Griffe
Review by Jennifer Griffe