Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

The Cure, Future Islands, The War On Drugs


band members

Luke Daniel Peacock


Influences

Nirvana, Big Star, The Go-Betweens, The Cure, Talking Heads, Teenage Fanclub


Website

www.lukedanielpeacock.com.au

Bio

Luke Daniel Peacock’s spontaneous album of solo work, ‘We’ve Come a Long Way Darling’ (2016), displayed a lofty caliber of songwriting and an ability to stretch far across the musical landscape. The release saw huge critical praise and resulted in a number of awards, including Queensland’s Billy Thorpe Scholarship Award for emerging artists.

Luke’s desire to be uncontained soon reached beyond his work as a solo artist. Since WCALWD, Peacock has toured extensively across Australia and in the U.S with a number of acclaimed Australian acts. The past 3 years has seen LDP work with members of The Go-Betweens, Ball Park Music, Cub Sport and Paul Kelly, to name just a small few. There was also a reminder of Peacock’s groundbreaking pre-solo project, 2015’s ‘The Painted Ladies Play Selections From The Loner’, which recently appeared in the book ‘The 110 Best Australian Albums Of All Time’.

More recently, Luke has quietly been putting together new solo material in a spare room of his parents house in Brisbane. Taking a true DIY approach, Peacock began writing, learning, experimenting, creating and producing songs and sounds entirely on his own, striving to move closer to what lies in his imagination.

There’s layers of drum machines and tape machines, synthesizers and electric pianos. There’s guitars that occasionally seem to arrive from outer space and leave just as quick. You may hear shades of The Cure, The Jesus & Mary Chain and the like. Underneath, these new works retain Luke’s ability to write songs and melodies that have previously been described as “classic”, “timeless” and “almost familiar”. This could be traced back to Luke’s roots in the Torres Strait Islands in the far north of Australia - a musical and cultural melting pot with stories in the stars - seemingly evident in Luke’s work.

Lyrically, Peacock still displays his bravery for going deep, keeping his brutally honest and sometimes humorous perspectives in check. Luke explores traditional and modern themes from the unique perspective of a man existing between two cultures, amidst a strange cultural war. These are songs from an observer in a grey area seeing black and white. A place where everything matters and nothing matters. It’s everywhere and nowhere, where the battle doesn’t end. It’s right where Luke Daniel Peacock likes to be. He’s just trying to make himself at home.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

30 Sep 2019

Triple J
40

I'd back LDP to deliver the goods more times than not given his track record for strong releases.

I'd back LDP to deliver the goods more times than not given his track record for strong releases.

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.