Cheats were born out of an idea in Jim Bacarro’s head, in the wake of his former band’s silent passing, to make upbeat, celebratory music in the vein of his heroes LCD Soundsystem and Arcade Fire. Longtime bassist and musical cohort Manny Tanglao was the first to enter the fold, and the pair began fiddling around with a drum machine and came up with some tunes. Their fledgling sound changed considerably when both Saab Magalona and Candy Gamos wanted in on the fun, adding lovely girl harmonies and Spice Girls-meets-riot grrl feistiness.
As more shows were played and more songs were written, the permanent lineup of the band coalesced, with Jim on vocals, keys, and guitar, Saab and Candy on vocals, Manny on bass, Jason Caballa and Kyle Quismundo on guitars, and Enzo Hermosa on drums.
Cheats has released 4 singles from their upcoming second album
‘Before the Babies.' It is the band’s follow up to their self-titled debut album released last July 2015.
Cheats will be releasing a few singles from the album digitally before its official launch this coming October 2017. The 2nd album was recorded at Kodama Studio and was produced by Raymund Marasigan, and mixed/mastered by Shinji Tanaka.