Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

Teenage Fanclub, Big Star, The Replacements, Grandaddy, Band Of Horses, Wilco


band members

Luke Daniel Peacock - Voice/Guitars/Keys Jhindu Lawrie - Drums Rohin Power - Guitars Greg Cathcart - Bass


Influences

Teenage Fanclub, Big Star, The Go-Betweens, The Replacements, Yuck, Modern Baseball, Wilco, Grandaddy


Website

www.lukedanielpeacock.com.au

Bio

Luke Daniel Peacock has – in the last few years – been doing his musical apprenticeship under the spell of his big brothers – Brisbane indie cult heroes Halfway. Luke’s song ‘Dropout’ – produced by Robert Forster (The Go-Betweens) and Peter Jesperson (The Replacements) – was nominated for Best Rock Song in the 2015 Queensland Music Awards, with The Australian declaring the song a “ludicrously catchy instant-classic that is at once familiar and unique”.

Luke was also the frontman and driving force behind the groundbreaking and AIR award nominated album ‘The Painted Ladies Play Selections From The Loner’. Produced by Rusty Hopkinson (You Am I) and featuring collaborations with such artists as The Medics, Paul Kelly, Ed Kuepper (The Saints/The Laughing Clowns), Ian Haug (The Church/Powderfinger), members of The Bamboos and many more, the album saw Peacock reviving the lost songs of Vic Simms. Highly documented, the project spawned an acclaimed live show, with performances at Brisbane Festival, Womadelaide, Melbourne’s NGV and the NIMA’s in Darwin. The Music declared the show “a remarkable achievement.. with such a reconciliatory and celebratory grandeur”.

In February 2016, Luke Daniel Peacock released his debut, self-produced solo album ‘We’ve Come a Long Way Darling’, again, to much acclaim. He was awarded the Billy Thorpe Scholarship at the Queensland Music Awards, as well as a QMA for the single ‘Fruits Of Our Labour’. The album stretches wide across the spectrum of indie-rock and displays Peacock’s knack for going deep, whilst keeping his honest, sometimes humorous perspectives in check. At once conveying hopelessness and providing hope.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

04 Apr 2016

Triple J
40

No wonder this guy's rated so highly - this is killer songwriting and even better execution.

No wonder this guy's rated so highly - this is killer songwriting and even better execution.

Review

Tvshow-lover

05 Jun 2017

30

To be honest the song “Dreambox” isn’t usually a song I would normally listen to, it’s an alternative, 90’s, soft rock ballad that has guitar riffs and solos accompanied with a male rock singer. In saying this, the reason behind choosing this song was because I was interested in evaluating a style that I don’t know much about and experimenting with different genres so that I can hav...

To be honest the song “Dreambox” isn’t usually a song I would normally listen to, it’s an alternative, 90’s, soft rock ballad that has guitar riffs and solos accompanied with a male rock singer. In saying this, the reason behind choosing this song was because I was interested in evaluating a style that I don’t know much about and experimenting with different genres so that I can have a better understanding of alternative styles in future.

The piece starts with an electric guitar riff that has a fast tempo that achieves a high pitched sound, however making the song’s start a bit melancholy and deep. As the song progresses into its next phase (the verse) the atmosphere and tone colour of the song changes from sad and deep to a lighter and mellow rock ballad. As well as this, the verse brings with it a new instrument, the drums which is played in a moderately fast tempo adding life to the piece. The drums are playing the melody in a high pitched volume with the strong, consistent beat pulsating throughout the entirety of the song. As the verse goes from the chorus to the bridge, the song’s message becomes more prominent and the song is starting to reach its main theme and last plead to convince and show others what they're song means to them.

Throughout the song the lead vocalist uses his voice to create a story and gives the song history and texture which gives the impression that the song been lived and it’s real feelings and emotions that are being portrayed in the song. He does this by using pizzicato and glissando which gives the song a new element of texture. As the conclusion nears, the song starts to slow down as if it’s reached it’s climax and all of the weight has been lifted and it’s all just a memory or past experience that’s left to show for it.

Overall, the song can be seen as an interesting alternative rock ballad that has may be misjudged or interpreted. I’ll admit that I, at first, judged this song by it’s appearance which was deceiving and assumed it would just be another grundy rock ballad with a raw and hard core feel. But as I listened more and looked deeper I realised that it was much more than that and that this song had a deeper meaning. It ended up becoming mellow and down to earth which really signified the true meaning of the song. I am happy to have I’m perspective altered and to know that some things go deeper than a raw guitar riff.

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Review

Review by David James Young David James Young

04 Jul 2016

Super Reviewer
35

Lot of heart to this one. Loving the guitar tone, in particular - the lead reminds me a lot of The Edge's playing. Just when you think this one's gonna wind down, it picks up steam again. Bloody bonza.

Lot of heart to this one. Loving the guitar tone, in particular - the lead reminds me a lot of The Edge's playing. Just when you think this one's gonna wind down, it picks up steam again. Bloody bonza.