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Cloud Control is an Australian alternative rock band, originating from the Blue Mountains near Sydney, Australia As of 2013 the band is signed to the Australian record label Ivy League Records, in which they released their debut album Bliss Release They are also signed to Infectious Music in the UK/Europe; and Votiv in North America

The band has supported a host of local and international acts, including Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, Supergrass, The Magic Numbers, Yves Klein Blue, The Temper Trap, Last Dinosaurs, Local Natives and Weezer

They have been nominated for a clutch of awards in Australia, including two ARIA Awards The band won the Australian Music Prize on 3 March 2011

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Members
    • 21 Past members
  • 3 Awards and nominations
  • 4 Discography
    • 41 Albums
    • 42 EPs
    • 43 Singles
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

History

All growing up in the Blue Mountains, the four members of Cloud Control met at the rehearsals for The Pirates of Penzance They entered their first "Battle of the Bands", which they subsequently won They recorded and released their debut self-titled EP in 2008 The single from Cloud Control, "Death Cloud", was picked up by Australian youth radio station Triple J and received strong airplay The band were also selected to open for Supergrass on their tour of Australia

After a string of festival appearances and tours with a variety of Australian bands, the band released their debut album, Bliss Release, in 2010 Two singles were released from the album: "Gold Canary" and "There's Nothing in the Water We Can't Fight", the latter of which appeared at number 18 in the Triple J Hottest 100 of 2010 They recorded the album in the house of their producer, Liam Judson

The band supported Foo Fighters along with You Am I at their 2011 concert for flood relief in Brisbane, Queensland

Their song "Just for Now" was used in the 2012 movie Magic Mike

Their second album Dream Cave was released on 9 August 2013

On 3 January 2015, Bassist Jeremy Kelshaw announced his departure from the group on the band's Facebook page

Members

  • Alister Wright – lead vocals, rhythm guitar 2005–present
  • Heidi Lenffer – vocals, keyboards 2005–present
  • Ulrich Lenffer – drums, percussion 2005–present

Past members

  • Jeremy Kelshaw – vocals, bass guitar 2005–2015

Awards and nominations

The single "Gold Canary" was voted as Single of the Week in the Rebel Playlist on the UK's BBC Radio 6 Music

At the 2010 Jägermeister Australian Independent Music Awards Cloud Control won their first major accolades, taking out the awards for 'Best Independent Album' and 'Breakthrough Independent Artist'

The band went on to be nominated for two 2010 ARIA awards, Best Rock Album and Breakthrough Artist, though lost out in both categories

Triple J recognised Cloud Control's debut LP with a J Award nomination, eventually awarding the prize to Tame Impala for their debut Innerspeaker

The Sydney Music, Arts & Culture SMAC Awards saw Cloud Control take out the gongs for Best Live Musical Act and Record of the Year

In March 2011 Bliss Release was announced as the winner of the 6th annual Australian Music Prize along with the $30,000 cash prize

Discography

Albums

  • Bliss Release 14 May 2010; UK and Europe 23 May 2011 AUS #20, UK #136
  • Dream Cave 9 August 2013 #9 AUS
  • Zone 1 September 2017 #53 AUS

EPs

  • Cloud Control EP October 2008
  • This Is What I Said 2 April 2010

Singles

  • "Vintage Books" 2007
  • "Buffalo Country" 2007
  • "Death Cloud" 13 November 2008
  • "Gold Canary" 6 October 2009
  • "This Is What I Said" 2 April 2010
  • "There's Nothing in the Water We Can't Fight" 2010
  • "Meditation Song No 2" 2010
  • "Dojo Rising" 2013
  • "Scar" 2013
  • "Promises" 2013
  • "Rainbow City" 2017
  • "Treetops" 2017

References

  1. ^ a b "Cloud Control – Discover music, videos, concerts, stats, & pictures at" Lastfm 21 November 2008 Retrieved 7 November 2010 
  2. ^ "Interview | Cloud Control | meg" Megie Retrieved 2014-06-25 
  3. ^ "Cloud Control 'Bliss Release' National Tour - Cloud Control at Harp Hotel, Wollongong, NSW on 13 May 10" Liveguidecomau 13 May 2010 Retrieved 7 November 2010 
  4. ^ "The 2010 Jagermeister Independent Music Awards" Jagermeister Independent Music Awards Archived from the original on 20 February 2011 Retrieved 17 March 2011 
  5. ^ "2010 ARIA Award Nominations Announced" The Vine Retrieved 17 March 2011 
  6. ^ "Cloud Control - Bliss Release" 2010 J Awards Retrieved 17 March 2011 
  7. ^ "WINNERS :: 2010 SMAC AWARDS" Retrieved 17 March 2011 
  8. ^ "The Australian Music Prize" Retrieved 17 March 2011 
  9. ^ Zywietz, Tobias "Chart Log UK – Update 4062011" Zobbel Retrieved 5 June 2011 
  10. ^ Newstead, Al 27 July 2017 "First listen: Cloud Control - 'Zone This Is How It Feels' – Music News – triple j" Australian Broadcasting Corporation Retrieved 8 August 2017 
  11. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #437" auspOp 9 September 2017 Retrieved 9 September 2017 

External links

  • Interview with Artistxitecom

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