Dublin, County Dublin
LOKO PARENTIS are a Dublin-based band influenced by the ‘New Wave’ era of 1978-1982 and high-energy alternative guitar-pop. Debut album, self-released, due out in October via RMG.
The outfit was founded by Paul O'Mahony, once of Cork-based bands Berserk and Factor Fiction, who began discussing the idea of a new group with Alan Markey, formerly of punk outfit The Gurriers.
They brought English drummer Jareth Tait into the equation, as Alan knew him from the gigging scene. Paul then recruited lead guitarist and graffiti artist Tom McDonald, whom he had known for a few years, before they more recently added Tommy O'Sullivan as lead vocalist/guitarist.