DMA’S Premiere ‘Round & Around’ Video At Everton’s Goodison Park Stadium (UK) + Played The AFL Grand Final + 5 ARIA Nominations + Sell Out 24 Shows

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DMA'S Premiere 'Round & Around' Video At Everton's Goodison Park Stadium (UK) + Played The AFL Grand Final + 5 ARIA Nominations + Sell Out 24 Shows

It was a proud moment for I OH YOU this past weekend with DMA’S taking the stage ahead of bouncedown at the 2020 Toyota AFL Grand Final between Richmond and Geelong on Saturday. Playing to a massive live audience of almost 30,000 at The Gabba in Brisbane, the band’s performance played on screens across the nation as part of the AFL broadcast, which attracted a mammoth national average TV audience of 3.812m, its highest rating audience since 2016.

The Gabba was not the only hallowed ground the band’s music was heard in this past weekend. In a world first, DMA’S premiered their new video for ‘Round & Around’ live on the big screens to an empty Goodison Park Stadium in Liverpool UK, home of Everton Football Club. A film capturing this momentous moment was live streamed on both DMA’S and Everton FC’s Facebook pages overnight, showing the band’s full-throttle anthem reverberating across the deserted stadium. Frontman Tommy O’Dell is a passionate, life-long fan of the club, thanks to his dad’s side of the family all hailing from Liverpool.

Directed by Steve Lattuca, the ‘Round & Around’ video explores the band’s roots in Newtown, Sydney. It features a mix of new and archive footage of the band in their local environment and includes clips of them performing on the roof of The Marlborough Hotel.

‘Round & Around’ is the song that best bridges the gap between the band’s forward-facing sound and their love for Britpop, as it progresses from jangly indie guitars into a full-throttle rush of energy. O’Dell’s vocals capture the melancholy of waking up on a Sunday morning and not knowing where life is taking you, yet his power and poise is immediately uplifting. The song was recently chosen as Radio X’s Track of the Week, making it the fourth consecutive DMA’S track to earn that accolade.

The video emerges following the news that DMA’S have been nominated for a remarkable five ARIA Awards for current album THE GLOW (recorded and mixed by multi-Grammy Award winning producer Stuart Price). They’re in contention for Album of the Year, Best Rock Album, Best Independent Release, Best Group and Best Live Act.

Some very lucky Brisbane fans also had the opportunity to see DMA’S live following their AFL Grand Final performance, when they played 6 sold-out shows this week at The Tivoli. The band have now played 24 sold-out ‘Unplugged & Intimate’ shows between Sydney & Brisbane in support of THE GLOW.

THE GLOW represented a huge leap forward for the Australian trio. Infusing euphoric anthems with pulsating alt-pop synths and big beat dynamics, the band’s third studio album resulted in their highest chart positions of their career, debuting at #2 in Australia and #4 in the UK and #1 in Scotland.

Album out now through I OH YOU
Available to buy/stream hereTHE GLOW tracklisting:
1. Never Before
2. The Glow
3. Silver
4. Life Is A Game Of Changing
5. Criminals
6. Strangers
7. Learning Alive
8. Hello Girlfriend
9. Appointment
10. Round & Around
11. Cobracaine



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