This 7-piece Manila based indie rock band, Cheats, have only emerged about a year ago by appearing themselves in gigs and various shows. The attention would come to the diverse flavours of vocal tones from singers, Jim, Saab and Candy. Evoking the early days of indie rock-feeling along with other members including Ernest, Mau, Manny and Enzo, Cheats were recently nominated for Emerging Bands Yahoo! Celebrity Awards.

After a few shifting, they finally settled down with a group of 7 members with a shared interest on the music Cheats are currently playing. Their live performances stage a bunch of kids having fun jamming, simply rocking positive music and turning the crowd into a massive party. Certainly the chemistry between all members makes up the proper music arrangement and of course, turning in the show with high spirits and become a successfully growing band.


The more the merrier – having this whole bunch of guys is like a bowl of goodness and enthusiasm. Fans of Arcade Fire would probably dig them best as they appeal audience with emotionally upbeat melodies and feel-free catchy beats by adding a zing of pop. ‘Accidents’ leaves a deeper significance to the band and portrays the good side of unplanned things. You should also consider ‘calling out the animal inside of you’ to dance along to.

Cheats have played in February this year at 7107 International Music Festival in Manila along with huge line ups like Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Empire Of The Sun. They are currently waiting for an EP scheduled to be released in August. Cheats’ EP will be produced by Ely Buendia, a well-known Pinoy musician from the band Eraserheads and supported by LockedDown Entertainment.

For a tease, listen to their tracks here:

by Farah Azahar
Photo via Cheats