THE County Press caught up with Sydney trio DMA'S ahead of their Main Stage set on Friday.

The young band's debut, Hills End, was a top ten smash in Australia and a word-of-mouth hit in the UK — one that took them to Coachella, Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, Latitude, two Reading and Leeds Festivals, and multiple gigs in between.

They are currently on the road with their second record, For Now, an album of beautifully honed, passionately emotive rock’n’roll songs.

Q1. This is your first time at the Isle of Wight Festival. What do you think about the event and its reputation?

A1. I’ve heard lots of great things about it and we look forward to playing. The lineups are always sick so we are very happy to be a part of it.

Q2. Tell us about the last time you went to a festival as a punter. What are your top tips for having a great festival?

A2. Umm, it’s been a while, probably Laneway Festival last year in Sydney. Top tips? Go with someone or a group that you love hanging out with and have the same taste in music. Have as much fun as you can. Wear the right clothes.

Q3. What acts on this year's festival bill would you like to see?

A3. There’s some great artists. I’ve seen a lot of my favourites on it before so maybe Lilly Allen is someone who I’ll stay and watch. I’ve always liked her songs.

Q4. Who's your favourite — Liam or Noel?

A4. I like them both for different reasons.

Q5. How does playing a festival compare to playing a regular gig? What do you enjoy about playing a festival?

A5. The atmosphere at a festival is unique and it’s amazing to be able to share the day with so many punters and other artists.

Q6. What's on your rider?

A6. Beer, wine, spirits.

Q7. Are you staying on the Island for the weekend? If so, what are your plans?

A7. No, we’re leaving after the show to play Heaton Park in Manchester with The Courteeners the following day.

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