Sydney trio DMA’s may have had a breakout year in 2014, one in which they won the hearts of Australian fans and began the push into Europe, but there’s one man they’re yet to win over.
As a songwriter and vocalist of Brit-pop icons Oasis, Noel Gallagher can rightfully be credited with being a key influence of DMA’s - and he’s ready to boo them when he gets a chance to see them.
During a recent interview with The Music’s Bryget Chrisfield, discussing Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ latest/second album Chasing Yesterday, Gallagher admitted he has not heard of Australia’s own DMA’s.
“DMA’s? So there’s a capital ‘D’ for Derek, ‘M’ for Michael and ‘A’ for Australia,” he said.
And then an apostrophe followed by a lowercase ‘s’.
“Then an apostrophe ‘s’, okay. No, I can’t say I’ve had the displeasure of listening to it yet.”
Once advised that it’s widely believed the Sydney trio owe a large debt to his former band Oasis, Gallagher’s interest was well and truly piqued.
“REALLY? Oh, in what way? Do you think they sound like Oasis?”
When told that the songs aren’t necessarily as good as Oasis songs, Gallagher interjected, “I mean surely that would go without saying… Well, when I wake up tomorrow, extremely hungover, I shall maybe get on my computer and see if I can find anything by these fuckin’ DMA’s.”
At the mere mention of bucket hats, Gallagher observed, “Oh, all right, okay, well they’re kinda LIAM fans really then.”
DMA’s are on the Governors Ball line-up this year…
“Where? In New York? I’m doin’ that as well,” Gallagher said, laughing.
“I’ll have to watch them from side of stage and boo them.”
Both acts are scheduled to perform on the festival’s third day, Sunday 7 June, at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. DMA’s have been recording songs that will make up their debut album, expected to be released this year.
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