Cloud Control, an alternative rock band, originate from the Blue Mountains near Sydney, Australia. As of 2013 the band is signed to:
- the Australian label Ivy League Records, in which they released their debut album Bliss Release
- Infectious Music in the UK/Europe
- 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.
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[by whom?] 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 second album Dream Cave was released on 9 August 2013.