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


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


Website

soundcloud.com/dokoband

Bio

80s New Wave and Psychedelic Rock just had an illegitimate love child. Born out of wedlock, Doko entered this world in 2016 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 to three people in a rural pub, the band has quickly become a force to be reckoned with.

Running hot off the success of their previous release and headline tour, Sydney rockers Doko are back with My Girl. Delving into the world of self-proclaimed "pop minimalism", My Girl is a tongue-in-cheek, boy-meets-girl love story, written soon after the band set themselves a challenge to write a song using only three chords. Guitarist and songwriter Budo Miller explains:

"A lot of the time when writing songs for a project of yours, you try to create something which is complex and intricate, thinking it’ll be objectively good. The problem is music isn’t objective and complexity doesn’t always mean it’s good."

Their decision to release the song as their next single was made after the band performed it live on their recent national headline tour, only to discover it was a crowd favourite. If you missed out on tickets to their last sold-out single launch at Sydney's Vanguard, be sure to catch them at one of their upcoming shows, details below.

"... a masterclass in indie minimalism"
-Pilerats

"Funky bass lines, Gang Of Four-like guitars, and impassioned vocals, the track will have you dancing instantaneously, with the group’s knack for writing catchy melodies backed hooky AF grooves in full flight."
- Life Without Andy

“Groove and swagger sit deeply within this one from doko”
-triple j Unearthed

"'Borrowed Time' is exquisite"
- Wickedd Childd

DOKO MY GIRL SINGLE TOUR

FRI 25 OCT
THE PENNY BALCK, MELBOURNE - VIC

SAT 26 OCT
GODS KITCHEN, MORNINGTON - VIC

THUR 31 OCT
FRANKS WILD YEARS, THIRROUL - NSW

FRI 1 NOV
LOW 302, SYDNEY - NSW

SAT 2 NOV
LOW 302, SYDNEY - NSW

FRI 8 NOV
W/ ESKIMO JOE
REVESBY WORKERS CLUB, SYDNEY - NSW

SUN 10 NOV
W/ ALEX LAHEY + ALI BARTER
DUNNINGHAM PARK, CRONULLA BEACH - NSW

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

16 Jul 2019

Triple J
40

groove and swagger sit deeply within this one from doko.

groove and swagger sit deeply within this one from doko.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

09 Jul 2019

Triple J
40

A very positive next step for this group. Been waiting for them to deliver a bit of a knockout and this has all the right parts from the angular post-punk instrumentation to the urgent vocals.

A very positive next step for this group. Been waiting for them to deliver a bit of a knockout and this has all the right parts from the angular post-punk instrumentation to the urgent vocals.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

04 Jun 2018

Triple J
35

You're moulding a few different genres and sounds together here and there's something to it. Love the deeper horn sounds.

You're moulding a few different genres and sounds together here and there's something to it. Love the deeper horn sounds.