There are at least six artists who go by the name Cicada: a New Zealand based rock group (formed 1992), an electronic musician (now called Tettix), an UK electronic band (formed 2002), the moniker for Japanese electronic musician Hiroshi Ogawa, a Nigerian band, a modern classical band from Taipei, Taiwan and a Japanese electronic/hip-hop band stylized as CICADA (シケイダ), formed in 2012 and led by vocalist Akiko Kido (城戸あき子).
1) Cicada from Taiwan is 5-piece modern classical/post-rock/acoustic band from Taipei, Taiwan. Read more on Last.fm
We have been getting tagged in videos from all around the world from LA, to Rio to the U.K. of you guys playing our music and we are absolutely loving it!
As an update the two new singles are completely done. Just organizing a shoot for a music video and we will have them out as soon as possible! Sneak peek at the single art below ;)
Jul 21, 2017
Today I woke up to the news of yet another one of my musical heros killing himself. Listening to Meteora and Hybrid Theory gave me a new benchmark for rock vocals and dynamics and provided for many like me, an entry point into rock music as a young teenager. His power was unmatched. I think for the same reasons that musicians are able to harness their strong emotions to create art, it is also these strong emotions that lead to their undoing. Less than two months after Chris Cornell and on Chris' birthday too.
I would say rest in peace, but with that scream, there won't be many sleeping.
- Daniel -
Jul 19, 2017
- Singles Release Update-
Both new tracks are completely mixed. They will be sent over to LA to be Mastered this week with a release date to come very soon!
While you wait, our original EP is still available at our Bandcamp account below. $5.00 AUD for the album, or $1.00 AUD per track.
- Daniel -
Jun 21, 2017
Vocals are done, onto mixing and then to add final touches before they get sent over to LA for Mastering.
Follow our producer Joe de la Hoyde on his Instagram below.
May 25, 2017
When you're meant to be helping construct the bass parts but you find a lightsaber in the studio 😂😂😂
SINGLES UPDATE - Bass, guitars and drums are all done. Vocals to come.
May 22, 2017
We didn't want to say anything until it was confirmed but we are all extremely saddened by the untimely passing of Chris. We have all been influenced by his music in Soundgarden and Audioslave and his talent was unrivalled in its originality and melodic complexity. He will be remembered as one of the most dynamic front men of rock and one of the greatest voices of all time.
Now go teach those angels how to really sing.
Apr 29, 2017
Wishing an epic happy birthday to our king of the skins Clint Jones!!!
Apr 24, 2017
We are very lucky to be working with the supremely talented Joe de la Hoyde again to lay down two brand new tracks. We finished up drums on the weekend and got half the guitars done. New tracks:
1. Out of Focus (soft)
2. Downpour (heavy)
Our existing EP 'Cicada' is still available to download for free, you can grab it at the link below:
Got together tonight to discuss our plans for 2017 and what the aims will be for the band. Finished up the session with a quick writing session and punched out this heavy little number. New song coming up soon 👌🏼
Oct 16, 2016
=== Unreleased Single Live at Frankies ===
Sep 19, 2016
== FULL LIVE FOOTAGE ==
We finally have live footage of the guys! Here is a full clip in HD of Cicada doing 'Apathetic' off their EP live at Frankie's 18/09/2016
Sep 18, 2016
We hit the stage in a little over a hour. It's filling up quick!
Sep 08, 2016
WE ARE BACK!!!
Sunday 18th of September we are hitting the stage with Khan at the iconic Frankie's Pizza.
Come down for a slice and some rock and roll music.
We will be debuting a brand new song, which is one of our heaviest yet 😈😈😈
We had another solid session last night with the boys and we are going to be hitting the studio soon to put out another couple of singles. Our EP is still free to download, wrap your ears around our original 5 tracks below:
Jun 15, 2016
Our very own Stephen Palmier is part of an upcoming documentary on the music scene here in Sydney. Check out the link below for a sneak peek at what's to come!