Sydney based band The Cracks have been awarded a freeride to fame with their brilliant track 'On my way'. The top 20 winners have all been selected in what became a huge year for the competition.
'On my way' will become the soundtrack for the 2011 Perisher Freeride TV commercial on air from June 2011. The Cracks will perform live at Perisher’s Spring Carnival in September and have won a swag of prizes including a Perisher Snow Holiday, PlayStation®3 Move Pack and a Nikon Digital Camera.
After forming in 2008, a couple of High School mates found a couple of other rouge musicians and 'The Cracks' started to appear and at the end of 2010 they were lucky enough to record with Australian master producer Wayne Connolly. The Cracks are constantly working on new material and so far for 2011 has headlined the Beach Rd Bondi to a packed out Australia day crowd and supported INXS at Day On The Green.
The Cracks are an indie rock band that upon receiving the 'You're the Winner' phone call, "I was ecstatic! How can you top a call like that? We are very much looking forward to hearing our song on TV. All around, the entries were awesome and we're simply ecstatic!"
Launch Your Band organiser and Out of the Square Media's Director Martin Adnum said that this year (the 5th year of the competition) has been an exceptional year; "The quality of the entries this year was phenomenal, we really are proud to be part of genuine opportunity that really gives emerging bands great exposure like this – without the support of Perisher it really wouldn’t be possible."
The entries were judged according to originality, composition and relevance to Perisher's freeride style. This is an annual competition and gives energy to the Perisher community in the lead up to the snow season.
Check out the other winners below. You can also hear all entries online and check out the prizes for winners at www.launchyourband.com.au
In alphabetical order by winner division: [Band Name | Song Name | Place]
The Cracks 'On my way' | WINNER
City Lights Fade 'Up or down' | Top 5
Clay Blyth 'Get in the ride' | Top 5
Harbinger 'Take it higher' | Top 5
Joel Harrison 'Time on our side | Top 5
Atlas tone 'Lately' | Top 20
Black Matches 'Hideaway' | Top 20
Elisa Kate 'Any Smarter' | Top 20
Foremost 'Between yesterday and tomorrow' | Top 20
Justified 'The Author' | Top 20
Mind over matter 'Famous' | Top 20
Sons of Alamo 'Summer Song' | Top 20
Starlight Theatre 'How Long' | Top 20
Steve Williams 'Autumn Air' | Top 20
The Ninth Chapter 'Coming back' | Top 20
The Presence 'Back off' | Top 20
The Sure Shot Hunters 'Hitman' | Top 20
Tim Sparrow 'Fools Gold' | Top 20
Toucan 'On the run' | Top 20
Unison '4 my people' | Top 20