Cicada (band)

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Background information
Origin London, England
Genres Electronica, house, indie pop, electropop, electro-disco
Years active 2002–2016 (hiatus)
Labels Critical Mass Records
Members Aaron Gilbert
Alex Payne

Cicada are a British electronic music group. Members include producers Aaron Gilbert (a.k.a. Mr. Natural), Alex Payne and several guest vocalists including Tom Smith from Editors, Heidrun Bjornsdottir, Ben Onono, Max Berlin, Bjorn from Pacific! and most recently Fleur East, Megan Quashie, Joel Pott and Shahin Badar

They released several critically acclaimed singles throughout 2005 and 2006, including "The Things You Say", "Cut Right Through" and "Electric Blue". They have also done remixes for Depeche Mode, New Order, Chicane, Dannii Minogue, LeAnn Rimes, Client, Blu Mar Ten and The Veronicas, and many more.

Their debut album, Cicada, was released in summer 2006 on Critical Mass Records.

Their second album Roulette, was released in 2009, and included the songs "Falling Rockets" (which is used in The Big Bang Theory), "Metropolis", "Psycho Thrills" and "One Beat Away".

Cicada's third album "Sunburst" was released in August 2011 and includes the singles "Fast Cars", "Your Love" and "Come Together".

Their song "Don't Stare At the Sun" is used in a commercial for Revlon featuring Jessica Biel.

As of June 2016, Cicada are on hiatus.[1]


Albums and EPs[edit]

  • 2006: Cicada
  • 2009: Roulette
  • 2011: Sunburst


  • 2002: "Electric Blue"
  • 2002: "Let Me See You"
  • 2002: "Golden Blue"
  • 2002: "Cut Right Through"
  • 2002: "The Things You Say"
  • 2006: "You Got Me Feeling"
  • 2007: "Beautiful (Electric Blue)"
  • 2008: "Same Old Scene"
  • 2008: "Falling Rockets"
  • 2009: "Metropolis"
  • 2009: "Don't Stare at the Sun"
  • 2009: "Psycho Thrills"
  • 2010: "One Beat Away"
  • 2010: "Magnetic"
  • 2010: "Your Love"
  • 2011: "Fast Cars"
  • 2011: "Come Together"
  • 2013: "Ka-Pow!"
  • 2014: "Around and Around" (feat. Fleur)


List of remixes done by Cicada for other artists
Title Year Artist
"One Fine Day" 2002 Jakatta
"Put the Needle on It" Dannii Minogue
"Manila" Seelenluft
"Elle & Moi" 2003 Max Berlin
"Download It" Clea
"Here and Now" Client
"The Boat" Cloak & Dagger
"Shining" Double Dee
"Mist" Freyia
"Stay" Rogue Traders
"Radio" 2004 Client
"Is It a Sin" Deepest Blue
"World in My Eyes" Depeche Mode
"Amen (Don't Be Afraid)" Flash Brothers
"Down & Out" Peter Katafalk
"When the Dawn Breaks" Narcotic Thrust
"Over Again" Odessi feat. Maria Nayler
"Drown in Me" Silencer
"Into the Fire" Thirteen Senses
"Crazy" 2005 Andy Bell
"Tell Me the Truth" The Energies
"Dance" Medcab
"Strong" LeAnn Rimes
"Everything's Gone Green" New Order
"Day Will Come" (Unreleased)[2] Formatic
"All Sparks" 2006 Editors
"Dangerous Power" Gabriel & Dresden feat. Jan Burton
"I Don't Know?" Chelonis R. Jones
"I Feel It" Lorraine
"Speechless" Mish Mash
"Come Tomorrow" 2007 Chicane
"Place In My Heart" David Jordan
"Anthem" Filo & Peri feat. Eric Lumiere
"Peg" Nerina Pallot
"Memorabilia" Soft Cell
"Nothing" The Egg
"Why Me, Why Now" 2008 Blu Mar Ten
"Baba O'Riley" Cube Guys
"We'll Live and Die In These Towns" The Enemy
"All I Want" Younger Brother
"Kandi" 2009 One eskimO
"Stone Cold Sober" Paloma Faith
"I Stand Alone" Plastic Inc
"Back At the Club" Pomomofo
"4ever" The Veronicas
"Suddenly" 2010 BT featuring Christian Burns
"Love You More" JLS
"I've Had Friends" Morgan Page feat. Jan Burton
"The Island" Pendulum
"A Moon Tonight" 2011 Acid Android
"Got Me Going Over" 2012 Ask2Quit
"Wish I Didn't Miss You" 2013 Electronic Youth feat. Alex Hart
"Can You Stop Me" Marsheaux


  1. ^ "Cicada Facebook page". 7 June 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Formatic - Day Will Come (Cicada mix)". Retrieved 27 January 2017. 

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