Genre: Pop

Country of Origin: Philippines

With its constantly-changing line up, one thing no one can deny is that CHEATS has become stronger, and its music better. The band started off as a twosome with Jim Bacarro and Manny Tanglao, and has grown to an eight-member ensemble today. With influences ranging from LCD Soundsystem and Arcade Fire, to Radiohead and Spice Girls, the band’s sound is a delightful mix of sweet melodies with a bitter aftertaste. It makes you high and carefree at the moment, but leaves you sad and forlorn thereafter. Or maybe it could just be a desire for more of their music after the lights come on.