Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

The Police, The Clash, Catfish and the Bottlemen, The DMAs


band members

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


Influences

Tame Impala, The Police, The DMAs, Kanye West, Sting


Unearthed artists we like

Ocean Alley, The Kava Kings, PLANET, The Ruminaters


Bio

DOKO was formed by four music students who looked to escape rigidity of music study and the mundane state of Sydney’s post-lock-out-law night life. What started as a weekly jam turned into something which began to resemble a band. Soon the songs took shape and before they knew it they had a killer set. “Bloody hell, guess we better get some gigs”.

DOKO hit the scene in late 2015 and the ball hasn’t stopped rolling. Racking up a huge amount of opening slots for numerous acts (Kava Kings, Sea Gypsies) all over Sydney, from the CBD to the Sutherland Shire. Soon they were booked for a four-night residency where they got a taste of the headline show and they haven’t looked back since. As time went on the band was quickly becoming a serious live act in the Sydney scene and were been booked to play many headline shows in venues such as The Brass Monkey, Brighton Up Bar, The Newtown Social Club (Swerve Society) and World Bar.

DOKO hit the studio last year, teaming up with local legend Chris Rollans (Lanie Lane, Cloud Control) who produced their debut EP Dezmonia. Indigo was the first single off the EP. It was featured on Pile Rats’ article 5 UNDER 500, a showcase for up and coming talent. Indigo also receive some air-wave love from FBi Radio. When the time came, Dezmonia was revealed with an exclusive EP premier on the Pile Rats blog months later.

Celebrating the release, the EP was launched at Oxford Art Factory’s Gallery Bar in early May. The band played to a full house. Riding on the momentum of the release, the lads went on a tour which took them from Newcastle to Melbourne, with many stops in between. DOKO are looking to tour far and wide in 2017 to bring the sounds of Dezmonia to some eager ears. Check out their debut EP via SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/dokoband/sets/dezmonia and up coming shows via their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/dokoband/ .

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!