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


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 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 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.
The EP picked up support from FBi Radio, local press coupled with an east coast tour, the EP had reached a new audience and the crowds began to grow. Dezmonia had also picked up some international support, with rotation from American and Canadian college radio stations, including KYSM San Antonio (2nd most played), KCSS Turlock Canada, WTJU Virginia, WPPB New York and many more.

Doko have spent the last year writing and recording a handful of singles with ARIA award winning producer Steven Schram (San Cisco, I Know Leopard). During this time the band had built upon their sound, taking influence from the New Wave acts of the late 70s & 80s. These recording sessions produced singles such as ‘Break Open’, which received support from Triple J Unearthed, and ‘Walking on the Ocean’, putting the band on a tour of NSW. After being energised by the enthusiastic crowds, Doko are gearing up for a nine-date tour of the east coast in support of their new single ‘Borrowed Time’. Expect to see the band on the road again with more new material before the end of 2019.

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.