Takida are currently experience huge hit with the single "Curly Sue" which was no 1 in Sweden's most important radio voting program Tracks for 10 weeks! Together with constant touring this has resulted in one of the most talked-about bands over here who sell out all their shows in arena format.


Takida is a five-piece rock band from mid Sweden who started out in 1999 and they have worked hard to get where they are today. They have been touring all around Sweden and earned a reputation as a solid live rock act.

Their first demo, "Old" was recorded in 2000. The result was a 5-track CD and only 500 copies were pressed, selling out immediately. With many successful gigs and increased popularity among fans the band were able to release some material on their own, including four EP's and one full album, which have sold 10.000 copies between them.

Describing their sound as “hard rock with distinct pop influences” Takida proceeded in 2005 to get signed to a record label and went on to record their debut album “Make You Breathe” which was released in Sweden in April 2006. "Losing" - the first single from the new album entered the Swedish charts at No. 2 and stayed in the top for weeks. The album grew to be a huge success and was the biggest selling hard rock album in Sweden of 2006.

Continuous touring followed, but the band still made time to record their second album, “Bury The Lies” which was released May 2007. “Bury The Lies,” continued in the same vein as the previous album, with infectious rhythms, guitar hooks that stick in your head and deeply personal lyrics and choruses.

“Bury The Lies was pretty hard to record due to a lack of time, performance anxiety and an enormous pressure from the outside. Everybody in the band felt like it was now or never, and that sometimes made it hard to think straight about both music and lyrics. Parts of the album we had to sort of force through, but it was a good experience to work under pressure; it proved that we were capable of working under those circumstances.”

The first single Halo quickly grew to be a hit in the rock radio circuit. The band now gets an official nod from the industry with two Swedish Grammy nominations. The second single “Curly Sue” became a huge radio hit and stayed 10 weeks as No. 1 on the Swedish Tracks Chart – a national radio chart, voted for by the public.

“Another positive experience in making this album was that everybody in the band contributed in writing all of the songs. That is something we’re definitely going to continue with”

The summer of 2008 will be spent on the road playing tours and festivals in Sweden and Europe before going back into the studio to record the third album.

“We owe were we are today to our fans and to the fact that we were able to tour so much, the fans mean everything to us and it is for them we play.”


Curly Sue

Written By: Takida

Your strength is so hard to find, I feel so much stronger now, the feeling´s alright
Your words make me whole again, those eyes cannot ever lie, you're so divine
I´m not ever alone, you´re not ever alone

I´m head over heels goddess of mine, your curls touching my face and now I can fly
You brought my life back, the glory you found, I´m in deep dept, without you I wouldn´t survive
I´m not ever alone

Your smile is heavenly, I don´t deserve all the love that your giving to me
Your touch makes it hard to breathe, the shiver´s around me now, you´re so fine

The heart is pumping for my life, the mind is happy and I will love you to the day I die


OLD (demo), 2000. PLAYED OUT (compilation), 2000. T2 (EP), 2000. TAKIDA (demo), 2001. PLAYED OUT II (compilation), 2002. GOHEI (demo), 2003. THORNS (demo), 2004. LOSING (single), 2006. JADED (single, unofficial), 2006. REASON TO CRY (single, unofficial), 2006. MAKE YOU BREATHE (album), 2006. HALO (single), 2007. BURY THE LIES (album), 2007. CURLY SUE (single), 2007. Curly Sue has spent the most amount of weeks on the national P3 Tracks Chart since the start of the chart show in 1984. Curly Sue has been in the chart, which is voted for by the public, for a record breaking 29 weeks! (2008-05-17)

Set List

Curly Sue, Jaded, Losing, The Dread, Reason to cry, Halo, Broken, Feeble Pride. About 35-40 minutes.