DMA’S world is one of acceptance, freedom of expression, collective high, and each twist and turn in their journey to this point has led them to what will be a landmark album release for the band.

Reading and Leeds main stage sets, touring with Kasabian, 65,000+ tickets in the UK alone, and a massive sold-out Australian tour.

With their fourth studio album How Many Dreams?, DMA’S have ambitiously crafted a record that is the grand sum of every part of who DMA’S are.

 

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Gleaned from over 70 early demos, they draw from a wider sonic palette than ever before – chartering a course of dizzying highs and crushing lows. With songs to rave to and songs to cry to, it is DMA’S emerging from a darker place, and the exhilarating future sound of a band without barriers at the top of their game.

Across twelve tracks, How Many Dreams? weaves electronic dance elements seamlessly through the beloved foundations of guitar rock, punk, and lyricism of their highest charting album THE GLOW (2020), which peaked at #2 on the ARIA charts, #4 on the UK Official Albums Chart, and #1 in Scotland.

Vocalist Tommy O’Dell says they’ve pushed themselves harder than ever before on the fourth outing, one that hasn’t been without challenges.

“We’ve made this a bit differently to other records. We’ve been more confident in the production department with our own skills. We also didn’t rush it either.”

 

Recorded in London with Stuart Price (Dua Lipa, The Killers, Pet Shop Boys) and Rich Costey (Sigur Ros, Muse, Foster the People), the record was completed in the band’s hometown of Sydney with Konstantin Kersting (Mallrat, The Jungle Giants) at the helm.

With the same energy and wide-eyed freedom as the 2016 debut album Hill’s End, guitarist Johnny Took says the pressure that came with albums two and three left the studio. “There’s something super freeing when you make your first record, you’ve never made a record before and in a way, there is nothing to lose.

“Our palette for this album was a lot broader because we’ve learned so much since our debut and we’ve listened to so much more music between then and now, which has shaped us. It felt like a first outing all over again. The excitement was the same.”

 

In the years between, the band have found an iconic, mythical status among their fanbase – 65,000 ticket sales on their last UK tour alone shows the open-armed response they elicit on international shores. The icing: a sold-out night at London’s Alexandra Palace, long-awaited appearances at Reading and Leeds, and their biggest ever Australian shows. The venues are far larger than those that first bore witness to ‘Delete’ – and the band’s artistic evolution comfortably fills them.

Guitarist Matt Mason says the record was crafted around the experience of the fans and – for the first time – with their euphoric live set front of mind.

“We’ve tried to think about the people listening to it at home and how they might like this out there on stage.”

Just as importantly, the band looked to their past to find their future.

“We were trying to make a record that reminded us of what we were all into before DMA’S. We’ve been revisiting a lot of music from back in the day – our inspirations and our own.”

Old influences shine through on Something We’re Overcoming – a dance-inspired festival anthem that harks back to nineties rave – and De Carle – which leans into a heavier sound reminiscent of The Prodigy. Took says both songs are indicative of the kind of “carefree abandon”

 

Suitable for all ages. U14s should be accompanied by an adult, and in seats

Booking information

Please note that Booking Fees apply on the following transactions:

Online: Tickets booked online are subject to booking fees when purchased through our website. E-tickets for print at at home are emailed instantly on the account you have registered with DLWP and are free of charge. They can also be downloaded from our website within My Account.

Telephone: £3.50 per transaction + £2 postage or free collection at the Box Office.

In Person: There are currently no charges for booking tickets in person.

There is a £2 charge to post tickets.

We strongly recommend ticket buyers to take out Ticket Protection insurance with Secure My Booking available when you book your tickets at check out.

 

Please note that we are only able to post tickets within the UK. If you live overseas please select box office collection or print at home tickets. Tickets purchased for post will be sent 10 – 14 days before the show date.

Full terms and conditions can be found here.

Eat before the show

Book online: Pre-show dining can be booked online as an add-on when purchasing tickets for selected events. You will be purchasing a ticket to guarantee your meal before the show.
Please note you must be a ticket holder to the show to book pre-show dining.

Already booked your tickets? If you’ve already booked tickets for a show and would like to add dining, please contact Box Office: boxoffice@dlwp.com

On the night: If you have pre-booked please come to the bar to order from the gig menu and sit at one of the reserved tables.

No re-entry

Please be aware that we operate no re-entry for gigs. This means that once you have entered the building, you cannot go out and re-enter. This policy is in line with other major music venues across the UK and put in place on police advice. No re-entry is clearly signposted as you come through security on the front door.
There is a fenced-off area on the terrace for people who go out to smoke or vape.

Staying locally

There are plenty of welcoming and good value B&Bs & boutique hotels in Bexhill. The De La Warr Pavilion regularly uses the following:

Travel information
  • By Rail
    Direct trains go from London Victoria, Brighton and Ashford to Bexhill.
    There are also trains from London Charing Cross, changing at St. Leonards Warrior Square and from London Bridge or Charing Cross going to Battle. Battle is only a short taxi journey away (15 mins approx).
    Visit www.nationalrail.co.uk for up-to-date train travel information.
  • Taxis
    Town Taxis:  01424 211 511
    Parkhurst Taxis:  01424 733 456
  • By Car
    If driving from the London area:
    Take the M25, then A21 to Hastings. Turn off at John‘s Cross and follow the signs to Bexhill.
    OR
    Take the A22 to Eastbourne, go across the Bishop roundabout to the A271 and follow the signs to Bexhill and the seafront. The De La Warr Pavilion is on the Marina.
    From the Brighton area:
    Follow the A27 out of Brighton until you arrive in Bexhill On Sea.
  • Parking
    Please be aware the Rother District car park outside the De La Warr Pavilion operates paid parking until 7pm. After this time parking is free.
Accessibility

Within the limits of this Grade One listed building, the De La Warr Pavilion strives to be fully accessible with a range of facilities to support your visit.

Assistance Dogs are permitted into the building.

Please contact the Box Office on boxoffice@dlwp.com to arrange a visit.

Facilities for disabled visitors

  • Ramped access at the front of the building
  • A low counter at the Box Office and  Information Desk
  • Disabled toilets on two floors
  • A lift to all floors
  • Accessible galleries on both floors
  • An accessible Café
  • Spaces for wheelchairs in the auditorium for seated events
  • Ramped access in the auditorium for events during the day
  • Ramped access into the Studio
  • Two travel wheelchairs are available for use at the De La Warr Pavilion. To reserve, please call our box office and information desk on (01424) 229111 or ask a member of staff on arrival. The chairs are provided on a first come, first served basis and are intended for use inside the Pavilion. Please contact us for more information.

Facilities for blind or visually-impaired

  • Large print season brochures

Facilities for the hard-of-hearing

  • An T-Switch induction loop in some areas of the auditorium (please indicate when booking as this facility is not available on the balcony)
  • British Sign Language interpretation tours of the building and exhibitions are available on request.