HOW MANY DREAMS? LP / 31 MARCH 2023
EVERYBODY’S SAYING THURSDAY’S THE WEEKEND / SINGLE
UK HEADLINE TOUR // APRIL 2023
DMA’S have announced their fourth album HOW MANY DREAMS? will be released on 31 March 2023 via I OH YOU. Alongside the album news is the lead single ‘Everybody’s Saying Thursday’s The Weekend’ and its accompanying video directed by Joel Burrows.
When DMA’S first began to tease their return with August’s ‘I Don’t Need To Hide’ it immediately became clear that a sense of celebration and revolution was brewing within the band. Glittering electronics and a rush-of-blood guitar attack made for a thrill-ride that perfectly embodied the euphoria of the band’s vaunted live shows. As they now officially launch the new album HOW MANY DREAMS?, the self-acceptance of I Don’t Need To Hide clears a natural path for Everybody’s Saying Thursday’s The Weekend – produced by Konstantin Kersting and Rich Costey – to tell its story of embracing others. As vocalist Tommy O’Dell sings, “Better in your arms, always, it’s better in your arms”.
Guitarist Johnny Took comments: “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’.”
DMA’S use the single’s video – which features Netflix’s Heartbreak High actor Gemma Chua-Tran – as an opportunity to put the song in its natural habitat: amongst the warmth of the sun, surrounded by friends as the energy of a fading summer slips by.
DMA’S have just completed their biggest ever Australian headline tour and played the UK this summer on the main stages at TRNSMIT and Reading & Leeds festivals. They are currently on tour with Kasabian throughout Europe and will return to the UK at the end of October for a short run of sold out headline shows. A huge support show with Arctic Monkeys at Sydney’s Domain follows in January before the band returns for another big run of UK headline dates in support of the new album in April 2023.
Anyone pre-ordering the album before 18:00pm BST on Monday 24 October will get access to the tour pre-sale which starts at 10:00am BST on Tuesday 25 October. Tickets will go on general sale at 10:00am BST on Thursday 27 October. Pre-order HOW MANY DREAMS? here.
Wed 05 CAMBRIDGE Corn ExchangeThu 06 EXETER University Fri 07 BOURNEMOUTH O2 Academy Sun 09 AYLESBURY Waterside Theatre Mon 10 WOLVERHAMPTON KK’s Steel Mill Wed 12 LINCOLN Engine Shed Thu 13 BRADFORD St George’s Hall Sat 15 MIDDLESBROUGH Town Hall Sun 16 DUNDEE Fat Sam’s Mon 17 ABERDEEN Music Hall Wed 19 GLASGOW O2 Academy Thu 20 MANCHESTER O2 Apollo Fri 21 LONDON O2 Brixton Academy
DMA’S new material arrives as their first since last year’s celebrated EP I Love You Unconditionally, Sure Am Going To Miss You, which in turn followed the band’s highest charting album to date, The Glow in 2020 (UK Official Albums Chart #4; Scotland #2; Australia #2).
As the band sit on the cusp of releasing HOW MANY DREAMS?, DMA’S have found an iconic, mythical status among their fanbase – 65,000 ticket sales on their last UK tour alone shows the open-armed response they elicit on international shores. Their world is one of acceptance, freedom of expression, collective highs, and each twist and turn in their journey to this point has led them to what will be a landmark album release for the band. The album’s opening offerings I Don’t Need To Hide and Everybody’s Saying Thursday’s The Weekend represent the comfort in being embraced but, more than that, they exemplify the biggest talent that DMA’S possess: the ability to distil the wrenches of their personal stories into anthemic universal experiences.
HOW MANY DREAMS? was crafted by the band to be the grand sum of every part of who DMA’S are. Gleaned from over 70 early demos, it sees them drawing from a wider sonic palette than ever before. Recorded in London with Stuart Price (Dua Lipa, The Killers, Pet Shop Boys) and Rich Costey (Sigur Ros, Muse, Foster The People) then completed with Konstantin Kersting (Mallrat, The Jungle Giants) in the band’s hometown of Sydney, HOW MANY DREAMS? charts a course with stops at dizzying heights and crushing lows. There are songs to come up to and songs to come down to. It is the band emerging from a darker place, and the exhilarating future sound of a band without barriers at the top of their game.
HOW MANY DREAMS? TRACK LIST:
How Many Dreams?
Everybody’s Saying Thursday’s The Weekend
I Don’t Need To Hide
Fading Like A Picture
21 Year Vacancy
Something We’re Overcoming
My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.