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THE MAN WITH THE POPSIDED GUITAR: Dom Mariani Australian power pop legend discusses his three decades-plus career, current favorite bands, his desert island discs, and more. BY TIM HINELY READ IT HERE
Hailed Down Under as on the cutting edge of Australia’s New Wave and Power Pop scene as it emerged in the 1990s, DM3 took an unabashedly enthusiastic approach to their craft, manifest in three albums released between 1993 and 1999. They made a mighty noise for a three-piece, and 20 years later, their stature is […]
If you listen hard enough it will be apparent that it’s all in the hooks. Chronologically-speaking, Dom assembled this band after the ‘60s pop of The Stems and the even sweeter pop of The Someloves. Stylistically speaking, DM3 sits somewhere in-between them both. Expressing opinions about what and what should not be on compilations is […]
If you’re looking for things you may have missed, and if you grew up in a mid-America best served by mall record stores like Musicland, there’s every chance in the world you missed out on Australia’s DM3 and you will go bonkers when you finally hear them. This set, which collects the best of the […]
The Upshot: Beloved Aussie guitarist and songwriter Dom Mariani gets a proper, career-spanning anthology that demonstrates his power pop brilliance and then some. Regardless of twist, every song here is a gem – finely crafted, enthusiastically performed, simply and straightforwardly produced. As a result, the DM3’s work holds up exceptionally well, sounding as fresh and […]
DM3 made their mark on the international power pop scene with three official albums from the mid-to-late ‘90s and are revered by fans and critics alike. Consisting of Dom Mariani (frontman of legendary Australian garage rockers The Stems & more recently the heavy-hitting rock band Datura4), Toni Italiano and Pascal Bartolone, this trio could, arguably, […]
DM3 “West Of Anywhere” : A collection of remastered favourites and previously unreleased mixes, it serves as a perfect introduction to the band, whose knack for hard-edged power pop is damn near masterful at times. – POPMATTERS