Some know him as ‘Bird’, the keys player from the critically acclaimed rock outfit Halfway..
Their latest album ‘Any Old Love’ has received huge praise and the opening track ‘Dropout’ – penned by Peacock and produced by Robert Forster (The Go-Betweens) and Peter Jesperson (The Replacements) – has quickly become a fan favourite.
‘Dropout’ was nominated for Best Rock Song in the 2015 Queensland Music Awards, with The Australian calling the song a “ludicrously catchy instant-classic that is at once familiar and unique”.
Luke is also the front man and creator of the much talked about music project The Painted Ladies. Luke revived the lost songs of Vic Simms, releasing the groundbreaking and AIR award nominated ‘The Painted Ladies Play Selections From The Loner’ in 2014.
The album was produced by Rusty Hopkinson (You Am I) and features such Australian indie rock artists as The Medics, Paul Kelly, Ed Kuepper (The Saints/The Laughing Clowns), Ian Haug (Powderfinger/The Church), John Willsteed (The Go-Betweens), Phil Noy & Eugene Ball (The Bamboos), Bunna Lawrie (Coloured Stone) and many more.
The story of this project was featured on ABC’s 7:30 Report and was the subject of a free-to-air documentary titled ‘The Loner’.
Peacock has since produced an acclaimed live show, playing the songs to audiences across Australia, with shows at the Brisbane Festival, Womadelaide and the NIMA’s in Darwin. The Music declared the show “a remarkable achievement.. with such a reconciliatory and celebratory grandeur”.
Between these two bands, Luke has been putting together his first album of solo works. Titled ‘We’ve Come a Long Way, Darling‘, the album is a culmination of twelve years playing and writing, ten tracks stretching wide across the spectrum of rock’n’roll.
The album displays Peacock’s knack for exploring serious topics, whilst not taking things too seriously, at once conveying hopelessness and providing hope. ‘We’ve Come a Long Way, Darling’ is due for release soon, accompanied by its first single ‘Dreambox’. Peacock will be touring the release in 2016 and beyond.