DMA’s have shared the video for brand new singe ‘We Are Midnight’ from their shock new EP. See it first on NME beneath together with our interview with guitarist Johnny Took.
Final week noticed the Aussie trio share surprise new EP ‘I Love You Unconditionally, Sure Am Going To Miss You’ as an sudden comply with as much as the band’s third album ‘The Glow’, which hit Quantity 4 within the UK charts in 2020. Main single ‘We Are Midnight’, as Took instructed us, is a “deeply harmless” monitor and one of many past love songs he’s written.
“I simply bear in mind sitting on the sofa in Melbourne and enjoying my associate’s guitar once we’d simply began going out,” Took instructed NME. “If anybody is listening to a tune about new love, it’s fairly relatable and open and we needed to seize that by way of the music.”
The accompanying video is made up of a montage of grainy VHS shot clips of their time experiences throughout lockdown. “It was giving a snapshot of every of our private lives by way of the pandemic”, Took stated of the idea. “I really feel prefer it’s fairly an harmless video. We’re not an enormous speaking band actually, we don’t say a lot at gigs and we don’t give quite a bit away so I believe it’s good for folks to see a extra private aspect to us.”
Took went on to inform us how the “noisy as fuck” new EP is meant as a “reward for unique followers of the band.”
“It was born out of the pandemic but in addition our third album,” he instructed NME. “We had strayed away from our unique sound with ‘The Glow’, which was pure as a result of we had been working with the producer Stuart Value [Dua Lipa, The Killers, New Order] who may be very dynamic and principally recognized for his digital stuff which was necessary for us to discover.”
The guitarist defined that the chances felt “limitless” whereas working with Value, however that in the end the band chosen songs that might play to the strengths of the producer. “It’s necessary for us to maintain pushing the boundaries and altering what we do, however on the identical time we left some followers wanting that noisier, guitar-driven, raucous sound.”
The band themselves additionally missed that ingredient of their early sound, with Took explaining how the brand new four-track launch marks a “nostalgic journey again to their roots” introduced on by the quiet lifetime of the pandemic. “We realised we weren’t going to have the ability to tour – and for the primary time ever we’re truly on the stage the place you may shock drop an EP and it may need some influence,” he stated.
Not solely is the discharge a return to their early sound musically, the band additionally self-produced in the identical place the place they made their debut album ‘Hills Finish’. “It was humorous going again to the identical studio to our early practices however we’re all seven years extra skilled,” stated Took. “In order a lot as you try to rekindle that early power, it’s by no means going to be the identical factor – since you’ve naturally grown and altered as folks.”
He continued: “It felt like we may do something, not that there are any guidelines normally, however you’d take heed to going ‘that is the type of album we’re going to make’ with sure producers. This EP was all about us and our followers. It was simply us having enjoyable and doing what we do greatest.”
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As for the prolonged title of the EP, Took defined the way it was impressed by harkening again to their youth with a fair proportion of nostalgia.
“My good pal was going abroad to see her household and he or she left that word on a chunk of paper for me and I had it caught on a white pin-board,” he stated, describing the EP’s art work. Eagle-eyed followers may have recognised the hand-written word from a blink-and-you-miss it nonetheless from the video their debut single ‘Delete’. “Now the board is totally lined in pale pictures from that period of when the band first began and we had been dwelling on this condominium at 37 Buckland Lane – it’s principally the place the band began and we first began writing songs,” he revealed.
Followers may additionally be happy to listen to that the sound of the brand new EP could possibly be an indication of issues to return on their fourth album.
“When you might have an expertise like making this EP, it’s wonderful how a lot you find out about your self, it makes you realise the place you’re at and what path of music you need to write,” stated Took. “I need to work with an enormous producer on the subsequent report however I don’t need to neglect the components of going again to our roots and the noise and anarchy that we’ve made in a few of these tracks on the EP. It was us checking in with ourselves a bit – not getting too carried away and going too far down the pop highway or one thing like that.”
Wanting ahead, DMA’s instant focus is on their long-awaited return to the UK and Eire this yr. “It actually blows us away each time, we’ve simply been eager to get again over there once more as rapidly as attainable,” stated Took. “We didn’t need to disappoint the followers that we’ve obtained over there, it’s fairly cool that we’re going to be coming again with a contemporary launch in addition to enjoying ‘The Glow’.”
Took added: “Having extra of that digital ingredient in there may be actually thrilling for me. Bringing that into the dwell set has made it extra three dimensional, we’ve obtained the singalong ballads, we’ve obtained the rock and roll stuff the place it’s simply again to fundamentals.
“I’m simply actually happy with the place the dwell set is now. It’s actually tied the entire present collectively and I simply can’t wait to get on the market and play it to folks.”
‘I Love You Unconditionally, Certain Am Going To Miss You’ is out now. DMA’s will probably be returning to the UK for an extensive rescheduled tour in October.
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