DMA’S + The BOHOs
O2 Academy, Liverpool
May 4 2017
Words/Pictures: Lewis Ridley
On Thursday night in Liverpool the band from Sydney played their latest gig as part of their extensive tour on UK shores.
Supporting were local band The BOHOs [interviewed by Little Indie here last month], lead singer Fin Power (the son of Cast’s John Power) dons a t-shirt out of Bold Street’s Resurrection. He is the feature piece of the band and leads the front section of the crowd into manic celebration at each song. ‘Monday Morning’ is where drummer Jack Danily really shows off. The live sound the four make is far from tentative, and they tear through their set like a group of young lads chomping at the bit to be Liverpool’s hometown heroes. Give them a year or so and they may well be.
To doubt the talent of DMA’S now seems peculiar, it’s obvious they’re good enough to stand on the pedestal both the Aussie and UK scene has built for them. In fact, is one of the best live performances I’ve seen for a long time. O'Dell's cheeky accent gives thanks to the crowd as a reminder that they’re from Sydney and not St. Helens. The reaction of a delighted crowd makes you forget they’re 17,000 miles from home.
‘Lay Down’ is the final song of the set, and as bodies fall over the front barrier the band stroll off stage, rightly convinced they’ve bossed another night of their tour. These lads are the real deal, there’s no doubt, and I can’t wait for what they do next.