Cherry Lane Music Publishing has signed award-winning Australian rock trio Wolfmother to a publishing deal covering north America.

The three-piece took out a trio of trophies at the Oct. 29 Australian Record Industry Assn. Awards in Sydney, winning for best group, and rock album and breakthrough artist - album for their eponymous debut set for Modular/Universal.

The band's single "Woman" is up for the best hard rock performance category at the Grammy Awards, which will be held Feb. 11, 2007 in L.A.

Richard Stumpf, Cherry Lane's N.Y.-based senior VP, creative services and marketing, welcomed the new signing. "Wolfmother is one of the few groups today who successfully fuse vintage guitar rock sounds with an edgy, contemporary musical vibe that resonates with both young and old," he commented in a statement. "They are what is right with our industry today."

In a statement, the band's manager John Watson added, "Richard and his team have shown incredible enthusiasm for this band for a very long time so I am sure they will play an important role in continuing to spread the word about Wolfmother in North America over the months and years ahead."

"Wolfmother" has sold 336,000 copies in the United States to-date, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The band is booked to perform a string of dates in Australia later this month and in early 2007, before embarking on a tour of Japan and Europe throughout the first quarter.

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