AUSTRALIAN indie stars DMA’S will finish their biggest year so far with nine new dates in Britain, including one on the south coast with support from Neon Waltz and Rosborough.

Frontman Tommy O'Dell, lead guitarist Matt Mason and acoustic guitarist Johnny Took will play their biggest Hampshire gig to date at The Pyramids in Portsmouth on Thursday December 6.

It is a welcome return for the trio from Newtown, Sydney after their appearance at The Engine Rooms, Southampton in June. No strangers to the city, they have also previously sold out The 1865 and The Joiners, as well as supporting The Kooks at the BIC in Bournemouth.

Now the band are riding high after a summer festival season that has included Reading and Leeds, supporting Liam Gallagher in Finsbury Park, and the release of their second album, For Now, which reached number 13 in the official album chart in April.

With their popularity gained from gigging and a collection of gloriously uplifting and passionate songs, DMA’S have been winning over fans ever since their debut album Hills End in 2016.

Their first record features guitar driven singles Timeless, Lay Down and Too Soon, plus the optimistic beats of Melbourne and the hopeful despair of single Delete.

Their second LP echoes the strident, hook-heavy Britpop influences of the band’s debut, but it also demonstrates an organic evolution in the shape of lead singer Tommy O’Dell’s vocals; the character and attitude of his voice now heightened with a fresh, soulful element.

This tour will see them play huge academy sized venues, including the 3,500 capacity Victoria Warehouse in Manchester, as well as The Pyramids in Southsea.

Hotly tipped Scottish rockers Neon Waltz are no strangers to the south after headlining Southampton’s Heartbreakers with Rosborough in February and supporting The Sherlocks at The Old Fire Station in Bournemouth in the same month. The band are now working on the follow up to their debut album Strange Hymns, a record that was a contender for Scottish Album of The Year.

Tickets are on sale today (Friday September 14).

Richard Derbyshire