Best music from Australia – Cloud Control

Welcome back to Best Music from Australia!

You may have heard that I’m leaving Australia. After spending three amazing years in the land down under, my wife and I are moving back to the United States. While I’ve been here, I’ve tried to check out as much of the local rock scene as I can.

In previous posts, I’ve featured Tame Impala, The Delta Riggs and Seth Sentry. Today, I give you a great indie band hailing from the breathtaking Blue Mountains just outside Sydney.

Cloud Control

Source: Cloud Control on Facebook
Source: Cloud Control on Facebook

I’d heard of Cloud Control before arriving in Sydney, but it wasn’t until the release of their second album Dream Cave that this band became one of my favorites. You may remember I listed that album as one my top discs for 2013.

There is something darkly hypnotic about this band’s boy-girl harmonies and twinkling guitars. On track of track they show their songwriting chops, whether it’s the anthemic “Scar” or the dark groove of “Island Living.”

You know, I always love a band with a sense of humor. That comes through especially on “Happy Birthday,” which features the boisterous lyrics, “I hate my birthday it’s true / A happy thought here for you.”

Check out the video for “Scar” above!

Check back next week for another great Australian rock band!

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