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Aussie rockers DMA’s have just announced their new album How Many Dreams? for release on 31st March 2023 via I OH YOU. The band have also shared the album’s lead single Everybody’s Saying Thursday’s The Weekend alongside a video starring actor Gemma Chua-Tran of Aussie Netflix series “Heartbreak High”.

Everybody’s Saying Thursday’s The Weekend is like a summerly breeze; it’s uplifting and altogether bound to be another massive DMA’s sing-along. Speaking to us during their support tour for Kasabian, main songwriter and guitarist Johnny Took told Indie Is Not A Genre about the meaning behind the track:

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I was on the phone with my friend and he’s like, “hey Jonny come down and have a beer”. I was like, “oh, what day is it?” – “It is Thursday”, I was like, “that’s basically the weekend”, you know, and everyone has said that before, but I’d never heard that in a song. So I wrote it down and when I wrote the song it was all based around that opening line.

Johnny Took (DMA’s)

He commented further:

‘Everybody’s Saying Thursday’s The Weekend’, we’ve all thought it, we’ve all felt it. This song is about letting go of the things that weigh us down and embracing the future with a sense of optimism. Stepping in the ‘Right light in the dark times’.

Written during the pandemic, How Many Dreams? was recorded in London with Stuart Price (Dua Lipa, The Killers, Pet Shop Boys) and Rich Costey (Sigur Ros, Muse, Foster the People), before it was completed in the band’s hometown of Sydney with Konstantin Kersting (Mallrat, The Jungle Giants). As the band said chatting to us:

We’ve been trying to make this new record more uplifting, sounding more hopeful. We didn’t really want to dwell too much on the negatives of Covid. We wanted to look to the future, for the positive with this new record and move forward, you know, feeling feeling good about it, excited even.

Johnny Took

How Many Dreams? is available to pre-order on limited edition vinyl* as of now.

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DMA’s How Many Dreams? arrives March 31st 2023

How Many Dreams? Tracklisting

  1. How Many Dreams?
  2. Olympia
  3. Everybody’s Saying Thursday’s The Weekend
  4. Dear Future
  5. I Don’t Need To Hide
  6. Forever
  7. Fading Like A Picture
  8. Jai Alai
  9. Get Ravey
  10. 21 Year Vacancy
  11. Something We’re Overcoming
  12. De Carle

DMA’s UK Tour Dates 2023

Having played the main stage at Reading / Leeds and supporting Kasabian across Europe, DMA’s will return to the UK in October for a run of headline dates. To celebrate the release of How Many Dreams? the band will return to the UK for a full fletched tour in April 2023. Tickets are available here*.

  • Oct 29 – The Roundhouse, London, England, UK (18+)
  • Oct 30 – Manchester Academy, Manchester, England, UK (18+)
  • Oct 31 – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, Scotland, UK (18+)
  • Apr 05 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge, UK
  • Apr 06 – Great Hall, Exeter University, UK
  • Apr 07 – O2 Academy, Bournemouth, UK
  • Apr 09 – Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury, UK
  • Apr 10 – KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton, UK
  • Apr 12 – The Engine Shed, Lincoln, UK
  • Apr 13 – St George’s Hall, Bradford, UK
  • Apr 15 – Town Hall, Middlesbrough, UK
  • Apr 16 – Fat Sams, Dundee, UK
  • Apr 17 – Music Hall, Aberdeen, UK
  • Apr 19 – O2 Academy, Glasgow, UK
  • Apr 20 – O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK
  • Apr 21 – O2 Brixton Academy, London, UK

New single I Don’t Need To Hide out now

The announcement follows on from recent single I don’t need to hide. The new song arrives alongside a stunning Lucy Knox directed video.

I don’t need to hide takes vocalist Tommy O’Dell’s vocal capabilities to the next level as he croons the lyrics “Thinking about a better time, Thinking about a better way to love, So I don’t need to hide.” Guitarist and primary songwriter Johnny Took told Indie Is Not A Genre about the meaning behind the single:

We’re all in long-term relationships now. And I’m sure it’s something that a lot of people find when they find a relationship like that where you can just completely be yourself and that person will love you.

Johnny Took

How Many Dreams? follows on from last year’s surprise EP I Love You Unconditionally, Sure Am Going To Miss You and their 2020 album The Glow that peaked at position 4 in the UK album charts.

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Deborah Jacobs

Music blogger by night, SEO by day. Started Indie is not a Genre in 2011, will always prefer live music over recordings and intimate pub gigs over arena shows.



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