In February 2016, Luke Daniel Peacock released his debut, self-produced solo album 'We’ve Come a Long Way Darling', to much acclaim. He was awarded the Billy Thorpe Scholarship and won a QMA for 'Fruits Of Our Labour’, a song that also featured on the U.S drama series ‘Chicago Fire’. Since the albums release, LDP and his band have played standout shows at festivals and venues across Australia.
LDP continues to play 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 front-man and driving force behind the groundbreaking group The Painted Ladies and their AIR award nominated album ‘...Play Selections From The Loner’. Featuring The Medics, Paul Kelly and members of You Am I, The Saints, The Church, Powderfinger and The Bamboos, the album revived the lost songs of Vic Simms. The project spawned acclaimed performances at major festivals throughout Australia. The Music calling it a “remarkable achievement… with such a reconciliatory and celebratory grandeur”.
Peacock is also a member of the touring stage productions of Clinton Walker’s ‘Buried Country’ and the Go-Betweens ‘16 Lovers Lane’ 30th anniversary show.
Luke Daniel Peacock is currently working on an album, recorded at The Shed with producer Wayne Connolly.
“Peacock is a great frontman…reminiscent of a young Jeff Tweedy or Paul Westerberg” David Laing, i94 Bar
"We've Come A Long Way Darling is already one of the years best Australian releases" David P. Weber, ABC
"This is an artist who knows what he's doing, and he does it so well that you're instantly put at ease.... a remarkable album from one of Australia's most promising new singer-songwriters" Sounds Of Oz
“No wonder this guy's rated so highly - this is killer songwriting and even better execution” David Ruby Howe, Music Director - Triple J
"Luke Daniel Peacock and band sure can play....Peacock lined them up and knocked them down" Chris Cobcroft, 4ZZZ
"There's a lot to love about WCALWD" **** Tyler McLoughlan, The Music
"Peacock's sound certainly holds it's own" Alexandra Ainsworth, The Creative Issue
released February 6, 2015
Recorded by Rohin Power @ Gasworks Studios, QUT Brisbane
Assistant Engineer: Greg Cathcart
Mixed by Rohin Power
Mastered by Jason Ward @ Chicago Mastering
All songs written by Luke Daniel Peacock
Luke Daniel Peacock – vocals, guitars, keys, piano, synth
Rohin Power – guitars, vocals
Jhindu Lawrie – drums, percussion
Greg Cathcart - Bass
Rhiannon Fenn – violin on ‘Trees’