Cicada (band)

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Background information
Origin London, England
Genres Electronica, house, indie pop, nu-disco
Years active 2002–present
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.


Albums and EPs[edit]

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


  • 2006: "You Got Me Feeling"
  • 2006: "The Things You Say"
  • 2007: "Cut Right Through"
  • 2007: "Beautiful (Electric Blue)"
  • 2008: "Same Old Scene"
  • 2008: "Falling Rockets"
  • 2009: "Metropolis"
  • 2009: "Psycho Thrills"
  • 2010: "One Beat Away"
  • 2010: "Magnetic"
  • 2010: "Your Love"
  • 2011: "Fast Cars"
  • 2011: "Come Together"
  • 2014: "Around and Around" (feat. Fleur)


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