A great day to be Cloud Control

March 4th 2011

As you may have gathered from all the excited tweeting going on this morning, Cloud Control have won the 2011 Australian Music Prize (AMP) for their debut album, Bliss Release.

The Blue Mountains quartet have had an amazing run of success this year, receiving two AIR Awards, as well as Record Of The Year, Best On Screen and Best Live Act at FBi’s SMAC awards.

Also, just quietly, we were super chuffed to see that they gave our very own Dan Zilber a specific mention in their official statement:

“We'd like to spin a few thanks to the great team around us: Umbrella, Ivy League Records, Artist Voice and Ivy League Music/Mushroom Publishing. Liam Judson who produced the record, Dan Zilber from FBi Radio for playing our first song, Australia Council & Sounds Australia for grants, Scott Murphy, the patrons and sponsors of the AMP Award and to all the talented acts that entered this year, it is great to be amongst a bunch of bands that we admire; Australian music is in a really great place right now that's for sure.

To celebrate the band’s success, Ivy League will release a deluxe edition of Bliss Release on March 25. The album features a bonus disc of b-sides and remixes by Seekae, Djanimals, SPOD and Fishing.

Cloud Control are about to make their debut at South by Southwest, before coming home to Australia later this month for two special shows in Melbourne and Sydney.

Sydney show: Thurs 24 March, Metro Theatre, all ages.


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