“It’s an infectiously buoyant, sunkissed cut that starts out breezy and gradually ramps up the energy, blistering guitars and Maclachlan’s freewheeling vocal delivery anchored by muscular rhythms underneath.” – Music Feeds
“With an infectious brashness and cheeky nature, it’s no doubt that LAURA MAC are poised to storm Australian music, crash tackle the industry and demand the spotlight.” – AMNPLIFY
“A brazen, shameless and unrivaled energy carries this bop from their garage in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, all the way to Lush Studios (The Butterfly Effect, Semantics, Katie Noonan) in Brisbane, harnessing the energy and desire of LAURA MAC. Let ‘Garage Full of Dreams’ grab your hand, spin you around and leave you breathless for more.” – The Point Music News
“‘Garage Full of Dreams’ provides an urgent drive throughout, with Laura’s powerful voice cutting through via a sharp wit and bite. A debut EP is just around the corner and will undoubtedly continue the band’s rapid trajectory from party bus to sold-out shows in no time.” – Good Call Live
“Throughout the single Laura’s Lily Allen-esque vocals shine cheekily with an Australian tinge, delivering the tongue-in-cheek lyrics. Truly insatiable energy drives this track, demanding to be danced to.” – AAA Backstage
With fresh and glistening sonics, LAURA MAC have returned with new single Don’t Know What I’m Thinking, marking a shift in sound for the Queensland duo, trading indie-rock for quirky and sharp guitar-pop. As charming and alluring as ever, singer Laura Machlachlan retains the luscious melodies of previous single Garage Full of Dreams, with band and Zac Connelley now adding dance rhythms, jangly guitars and jaunting pop synth melodies to create Don’t Know What I’m Thinking. Reminiscent of Australian favourites Confidence Man, Eves Karydas and G Flip, the duo have channelled their love for those all night parties, good friends and celebrating every chance they get, to build a track that will fill dancefloors every single night.
“Party, disco, dance – we’re just having fun with it! All our songs have a different vibe but I feel like we’ve kept our own unique sound. DKWIT is staying up all night partying and loving every second of it. Celebrate every chance you get, party with your mates and dance ‘til you drop… High 5!!”
– Laura Maclachlan (LAURA MAC)
Working once again with the prolific Luke Palmer (Dead Letter Circus, Golding, Boo Seeka), the duo were able to mould a demo written on their bright red party bus, into the dancefloor anthem heard today. Recorded at Palmer’s studio in Clontarf, the duo headed to Ian Peres (Wolfmother) home studio to get help with tracking key and organ for the song, with the legend also putting a final touch on programming to finish off the Don’t Know What I’m Thinking. A collaborative effort featuring LAURA MAC’s friends, adding the final touches to a track that celebrates good times and high-fives with those you love.
“The original idea for this song was one minute of music sent to us by a good friend of ours. I heard it once and immediately knew what the hook/chorus was going to be. Couple of hours later Zac had arranged a whole song. Couple of drinks later we’d written and recorded all of the vocals. It just poured out of us.. it didn’t take long at all. It’s true that writing about what you know is the easiest thing to do and it’s worked a charm for us so far.” – Laura Maclachlan (LAURA MAC)
Alongside the shiny new single, is a neon-lit and bubbly (literally) music video for Don’t Know What I’m Thinking. Filmed at the duo’s local car wash in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, they invited a stack of friends down to dance, boogie and shake along to the track, whilst getting their car sparkly clean. Filmed and directed by Colin Jeffs (Jesswar, Yours Truly, Casey Barnes) it was a chance for LAURA MAC to illustrate the good vibes and high-energy of the track, alongside some of their closest friends. Fluorescent lit and sultry, the music video adds another layer of sass to the track.
Making this video was just lovely. We had Colin Jeffs film/direct it at our local car wash and invited all our favorite people down for a dance. We had neon lights, bubbles, wet shirts, dancing shoes, motorbikes and our friend Lockie’s sweet black convertible. Our main man Eli pulled through as the spirited, seductive star that graced our video with endless style and sass. We were all wrecked the next day but, damn, it was worth it! Officially the craziest, sexiest, most fabulous car wash ‘round town. – Laura Maclachlan (LAURA MAC)
With LAURA MAC formed during the height of COVID restrictions, the duo have found themselves itching to perform and introduce Australian audiences to the energy and bounce of their live show. Finally, that time has arrived, as they debut LAURA MAC alongside British India on Saturday May 21st at Solbar in Maroochydore. Not content with just one show, they’ve strung together performances in Brisbane and Melbourne to announce their debut tour and first performances both at home and interstate.
“We’re mad keen to get started! LAURA MAC was born during peak covid restrictions in 2021 so playing live (and touring!) seemed a whole world away. The fact that we’ve got our first live show in May this year supporting Aussie music legends British India is so wild. Beyond excited. Crying. Screaming. Shaking.. Haha! And we’re booked to play in Brisbane with Sectionals at Greaser and Melbourne with our good buddies Tim Smyth & Holytrash. Bring it on baby!”
– Laura Maclachlan (LAURA MAC)
Ready to explode onto stages across the East Coast and with a fresh new single under the belts, LAURA MAC are poised to be a name on lips across the countries. With a goal to get people moving, grooving and the good times rollin’, they will undoubtedly become the soundtrack to late night dancefloors, all night parties and kick-ons everywhere.
LAURA MAC TOUR DATES
Saturday May 21st – Solbar, Maroochydore
w/ British India
Friday July 29th – Greaser Bar, Brisbane
Saturday August 6th – Last Chance Rock ‘n Roll Bar, Melbourne
w/ Tim Smyth & Holy Trash
‘Don’t Know What I’m Thinking’ is out Thursday May 12th
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With thanks to Beehive PR