DMA’s deliver earnest video for “Step Up the Morphine”

Aussie rockers DMA’s have just released their latest video and it’s eerily reminiscent of British rock gods Oasis at their very best.

The track — called “Step Up the Morphine” — reminds me very much of a mix between the more ballady Oasis tunes “Songbird” and “Stop Crying Your Heart Out.” Though this trio hails from Sydney, they’ve got Britpop coursing through their veins. They carry the torch left on the mantle by Oasis better than any current rock band out there. Don’t believe me? Check out their smashing debut album Hill’s End, released this year via Mom + Pop, and tell me I’m wrong. The opening track “Timeless,” which also got the video treatment this year, has Liam Gallagher-like vocals and Noel Gallagher-like guitar solos.

The new video comes from a very personal place for guitarist Johnny Took.

“About two and a half years ago I flew back from Adelaide and wrote this song after my grandma’s passing. I’d like to share a very personal video beautifully directed by Errol Rainey. It, like the song, is a celebration as much as a reflection of life,” Took writes.

“Losing someone close to us is a very personal thing but something we all inevitably have to experience. This video is an honest collection of moments between a father and his two youngest daughters directed by his youngest son, for anybody who has lost someone.”

They’re not currently touring the US. But make sure you check them out when they come to a town near you. Their Coachella sets really helped get things started early in the day this year. I also saw them tear things up at Bonnaroo last year and SXSW this March. They really bite the style of all the great Britpop of the ’90s but they do it in their own way.



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