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Formed in early 2009 with members from the second and third generation of punk bands Intensive Care and Beerzone, Control really hit the ground running!

Within a fortnight of them finishing their first studio recordings their track Keep The Home Fires Burning had been chosen for inclusion in the film Green Street 2.

Their debut album Hooligan Rock n Roll was released in June 2009 in the UK on Step-1, the USA on Long Shot Music and in Germany on Contra. Two split 7” quickly followed: one with The Business soon followed on Germany’s People Like You label and one with Australia’s Marching Orders.

Doing what any good punk band should they toured the album in UK, USA and Europe shifting several thousand copies of the album in the process.

In June 2010 three new tracks were released as a 7” on Step-1 and became the label’s fastest selling single. Proof that despite falling sales, if the product is good enough people will still buy it!

2010 saw the band play with Cock Sparrer, Stiff Little Fingers, UK Subs and Mad Sin as well as becoming regulars on the punk festival circuit.

June 2011 saw the release of their second album Punk Rock Ruined My Life, released on four different labels internationally. One reviewer described the album as a masterpiece in songwriting, musicianship and production, and proclaimed a lot of bands will have to now up their game dramatically to be able to live with this release. The album has received critical acclaim in many well known magazines and websites and is a constant top seller on Interpunk.

Having heard the album Rancid’s Lars Frederiksen declared it one his top ten favourite albums and invited Control to support his latest side-project The Old Firm Casuals on their July 2011 UK tour, which was a massive success. Further plans are afoot for the two bands to work together including an upcoming split 7” and an American tour. Lars also predicts that Control will soon be a household name throughout the world, high praise indeed.

In August 2011 Control played to a packed room at Rebellion Festival thoroughly justifying their ‘must see’ tag in the programme.

Check out the video for ‘He’s A Skinhead’ on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbBc49qQxO8&feature=related

In 2012 the band played the Rebellion Festival again and filled their room to capacity and continued playing shows all over Europe with highlights including being special guests for a show with Cock Sparrer in Amsterdam before playing the same venue again two months later as guests with American punk giants, Rancid.

Due to the success of the Rancid show, the band were invited to play on the Rancid tour in December 2012 with Rancid then inviting the band to tour the USA with them at some point in the near future.

Due to the success of the band’s first two albums the band have been signed to Randale Records, one of the top punk labels in Europe and have just finished recording what will be their 3rd album, Ballad of the Working Man, released in July 2013 and has received wide critical acclaim and was recently included in the UK’ national magazine, Vive Le Rock, as one of the best albums of 2013 alongside acts such as Motorhead, Iggy Pop, Arctic Monkeys, Gary Numan, Nick Cave and Primal Scream.

Check out the promotional video for ‘Ballad of the Working Man’…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8y3EFuy0Fc

2013 saw the band play all over the UK and at various festivals around Europe including Kanalrock in Norway where they were voted one of the best acts of the weekend.

In 2014 the band toured the USA, receiving a massive response and have played festivals and toured in Germany, Sweden, Norway, France, Netherlands, Russia, Belgium and all over the UK and Ireland.

The band had the album’s title track included in ‘Still The Enemy Within’ the 2014 Docu Fest award winning film.

The band is currently working on material for what will be the 4th studio album due to the demand following the success of the latest album which is on re-press after only five months.
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Cloud Control "Just For Now"
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Genre: Indie
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Genre: Indie
Cloud Control "This Is What I Said"
Cloud Control
Album: Cloud Control
Genre: Indie
Cloud Control "Moonrabbit"
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Genre: Alternative

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