DMA’S have used their recent appearance at the televised Music From the Home Front concert to pay tribute to one of Australia’s finest bands, Crowded House.
Airing on Saturday night, the Music From the Home Front concert was a communal music festival, gathering numerous Australian artists together for a televised event on ANZAC Day.
“Throughout history music has helped people through times of hardship,” explained Mushroom Group Chairman and Frontier Touring CEO Michael Gudinski. “Music From The Home Front is about uniting Australian and New Zealanders through the power of music in a time that we all need a bit of hope and happiness.”
Undoubtedly a welcome addition to their weekend viewing for those stuck in isolation or missing live concerts, the bill was one of the biggest fans have seen in years. Featuring Tame Impala, Crowded House, Tones And I, Courtney Barnett, Guy Sebastian, Paul Kelly, Ruel, and much more, it was a music-lovers dream, with the price of admission being little more than the press of a button on your TV remote.
However, one of the evening’s biggest performances was that of Sydney’s DMA’S, whose famed abilities at covering some classic songs extended to Music From the Home Front, with the trio delivering a powerful rendition of Crowded House’s “Better Be Home Soon”.
Beginning with a message of praise to healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, vocalist Tommy O’Dell sang the opening notes to the classic track, while Matt Mason delivered an emotional keyboard line as a copy of their recently-postponed album The Glow could be seen behind him.
Joined by guitarist Johnny Took, the trio undoubtedly won over countless new fans with the emotional performance, and arguably served as one of the highlights of the entire event.
In related news, DMA’S plan to broadcast a recent sold-out London performance on YouTube and Facebook this week, while they are also set to feature in the upcoming debut issue of Rolling Stone Australia, discussing their upcoming album, and their plans to potentially record a “heavier” EP in the near future.
“There’s so many songs that didn’t make the album,” explained guitarist Johnny Took. “We have talked about doing an EP or an album, or a mini-album, or something of just a harder, punkier style, heavier – for us – style.
“I guess we’ll see where we’re at, but that’s one thing I would like DMA’S to be. The kind of band where we say, ‘Yes, we have made an album like The Glow, which is a big pop record, but I don’t see why we can’t kind of shift as we go along.’”