Cease have been regularly jamming their unique brand of improvised stoner drone around Perth for the past 5 years.
They were recently involved in a collaboration with filmmaker Ben Stewart which documented their explorations into the possibilities of disused public spaces and investigated the boundaries of free performance in Perth.
Earlier this year they recorded 40 minutes of hypnotising, heavy-kraut drone with the help of up-and-coming sound engineer Jay Brandner. Months have been spent meticulously mixing and remixing the album to create a structured composition of hauntingly dark, intense jams, with a calculated sound most fans will be unfamiliar with from the more commonly free and improvised cease performances. The visual artwork was a collaboration between Andrew Britton and David Egan.
The album will be launched on Friday, November 20 at the Hydey, with support from Gutter Guitar (Pex), Atolah and Giant Tortoise.
Doors open at 8pm. Entry is $15 and includes the $15 CD.
Badminton Bandit is excited to present cicada, the first full length album by cease.