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DMA's: Hills End *

Album Reviews:

Paste (magazine) - "One can't help but feel uplifted upon hearing some of the sweeping rockers from this album, such as the sure-to-be-a-hit 'Lay Down,' with its piercing punk guitar..."

Album Notes

The debut album from the Aussie Brit-pop revivalists, Hills End's influences are obvious and many, but DMA's deliver the goods with enough vitality and pure pop acumen to temper some of the obvious criticisms that their obvious affinity for all things Oasis and Stone Roses will no doubt invoke. The trio caught a wave of buzz in 2014 with their melodious, acoustic guitar-driven ode to young love "Delete," which appears here in a newly recorded, far more ornate version that builds to a dizzying crescendo. That song, the road trip-ready "Lay Down," and the equally incandescent "Switch" and "Play It Out" skillfully pair the summery evocations of Roses classics like "She Bangs the Drums" and "Waterfall" with the lyrical simplicity and economical hooks of the Vaccines. ~ James Christopher Monger



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