DMA’S have announced their fourth album How Many Dreams? for release on 31st March 2023 via I OH YOU. Shared alongside the album news is lead single ‘Everybody’s Saying Thursday’s The Weekend’ and its accompanying video directed by Joel Burrows.
When DMA’S first began to tease their return with August’s track ‘I Don’t Need To Hide’ it immediately became clear that a sense of celebration and revolution was brewing within the band. Glittering electronics and a rush-of-blood guitar attack made for a thrill-ride that embodied the euphoria of the band’s vaunted live shows perfectly. As they now officially launch new album How Many Dreams?, the self-acceptance of ‘I Don’t Need To Hide’ clears a natural path for ‘Everybody’s Saying Thursday’s The Weekend’ (produced by Konstantin Kersting and Rich Costey) to tell its story of embracing others. As vocalist Tommy O’Dell sings: “Better in your arms, always, it’s better in your arms.”
Guitarist Jonny Took comments: “‘Everybody’s Saying Thursday’s The Weekend’, we’ve all thought it, we’ve all felt it. This song is about letting go of the things that weigh us down and embracing the future with a sense of optimism. Stepping in the ‘Right light in the dark times’.”
DMA’S use the single’s video – which stars Netflix’s Heartbreak High actor Gemma Chua-Tran – as an opportunity to put the song in its natural habitat: amongst the warmth of the setting sun, surrounded by friends as the energy of a fading summer slips by.
DMA’S have just completed their biggest ever Australian headline tour and played this summer in the UK on the main stages at TRNSMT and Reading & Leeds festivals. They are currently on tour with Kasabian through Europe and will return to the UK in October for a short run of sold out headline shows, including London’s Roundhouse. A huge support show with Arctic Monkeys at Sydney’s Domain follows on 14th Jan before the band returns for another big run of UK headline dates in support of new album How Many Dreams? in April 2023. Full schedule below.
Anyone pre-ordering the album before 18:00pm BST on Monday 24th October will get access to the tour pre-sale which starts at 10:00am BST on Tuesday 25th October. Tickets will be on general sale at 10:00am BST on Thursday 27th October.