The DMA's perform in The Current studio

The DMA's perform "Laced" in The Current studio. (MPR)
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  • The DMA's - Feels Like 37 (Live on The Current) 03:55
  • The DMA's - Laced (Live on The Current) 03:14
  • The DMA's - Your Low (Live on The Current) 04:07

Despite having only one EP under their belt, the DMA's are already making waves across the pond. The Sydney three-piece—Tommy O'Dell, Matt Mason and Johnny Took—have performed at a handful of festivals this spring with Bonnaroo just around the corner.

In town for a gig in First Avenue's 7th St. Entry, the DMA's stopped by The Current to record an in-studio session and to chat with host Bill DeVille.

Two years ago the DMA's posted a song to their YouTube channel and were signed to Australia's I OH YOU Records shortly thereafter (they're signed to Mom + Pop Records stateside). Some might say the DMA's channel the '90s Britpop movement. At least Dave Rowntree of Blur, one of the handful of bands that truly popularized the genre, thinks so, saying that the DMA's combine "the swagger of Oasis and the musicality and inventiveness of Arctic Monkeys."

Listen to the full in-studio session to hear Took and Mason chat with Deville about their day off in Minneapolis, Jucy Lucys and their new found love of playing darts.

Songs Performed

"Feels Like 37"
"Laced"
"Your Low"

All songs off the DMA's self-titled debut EP, out now via Mom + Pop Records.

Hosted by Bill DeVille
Produced by Derrick Stevens
Engineered by Mike DeMark
Web feature by Leah Garaas

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    The DMA's performing in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Matt Mason of the DMA's soundchecking in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Johnny Took of the DMA's soundchecking in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Guitarist Johnny Took of the DMA's with bassist Tom in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Matt Mason of the DMA's onlooking downtown St. Paul in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    The DMA's performing in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)