Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

Holy Holy, The DMAs, Gang of Youths, The Creases, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever


band members

Jared Higgs - Vocals Budo J. Miller - Guitar Tim Stewart - Bass Alex Coad - Drums Mitch Lowe - Trombone


Influences

The Smiths, The Police, The Clash, The Beatles, David Bowie, Elvis Costello


Unearthed artists we like

The Kava Kings, PLANET, The Ruminaters, Lola Scott


Bio

80s New Wave and Psychedelic Rock just had an illegitimate love child. Born out of wedlock, Doko entered this world in late 2015 as a band trying to find their feet in a post lockout law Sydney. The band have gigged up and down the East Coast searching for an identity and sound of their own. From playing full capacity headline shows at the Oxford Art Factory’s gallery bar to three people in a rural pub, the band has quickly become a force to be reckoned with.

Doko dropped their radio-unfriendly EP Dezmonia in 2016, an uncompromising foray into psychedelic beach rock. With assistance from producer Chris Rolans (Lanie Lane, Cloud Control) they created something wild and unique while still holding on to their pop sensibilities. The EP’s “care-free licks and crooning vocals” were met with an enthusiastic reception from fans and local media, receiving an A+ rating from the Pilerats music blog.

Emboldened by the D.I.Y. success of the EP, Doko decided to head back into the studio in early 2018. This time, with producer Steven Schram (San Cisco, Paul Kelly, The Creases), the band’s identity and sound was pushed even further. Doko returned from Melbourne’s Soundpark Studios with some of their best material to date. Swapping their laid back psychedelic sound for something more upbeat and aggressive, inspired by the likes of Johnny Marr and The Police. The band are looking to tour, release and record more music throughout the rest of 2018.

Review

Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

07 Jun 2017

Triple J
35

Stepping up the vocals here! Your strongest upload to date I reckon. That percussion sounds realllllll good too. Nice work guys.

Stepping up the vocals here! Your strongest upload to date I reckon. That percussion sounds realllllll good too. Nice work guys.

Review

Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

26 Feb 2017

Triple J
35

Solid groove, I feel like the vocals could pop out a bit more but great energy overall. Keep it coming, fellas!

Solid groove, I feel like the vocals could pop out a bit more but great energy overall. Keep it coming, fellas!

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

19 Feb 2017

Triple J
35

Really digging those fazer/ wah pedal affects - reminds me of the very talented John Frusciante. I feel like you'd be a lot of fun live!

Really digging those fazer/ wah pedal affects - reminds me of the very talented John Frusciante. I feel like you'd be a lot of fun live!