PH indie band Cheats to rock at Laneway Festival Singapore in 2016

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) St. Jerome's Laneway Festival Singapore has released its 22-strong artist lineup for its 2016 event and the sole Filipino act to be part of it is indie band Cheats.

Formed in 2013, Cheats is now composed of vocalists Saab Magalona, Jim Bacarro, and Candy Gamos, bassist Manny Tanglao, guitarists Ernest Aguila, Mau Torralba, and Jason Caballa, and drummer Enzo Hermosa.

Under the watchful eye of Filipino music icon Ely Buendia, who took up the title of producer for the group, Cheats was able to release its self-titled debut album in July 2015.

If you've never listened to their their music, below is a Spotify playlist of their album, Cheats.


Other performers in the musical festival are Battles, Beach House, Big Scary, Cashew Chemists, CHVRCHES, DIIV, East India Youth, Flume, GDJYB, Grimes, Hermitude, Hudson Mohawke, Intriguant, METZ, Purity Ring, Riot !n Magenta, Shamir, The Internet, Thundercat, Tobias Jesso Jr., and Violent Soho.

The Singapore leg of the Laneway Festival will take place on January 30, 2016 at The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay.

The 2016 edition of Laneway is set to take place in eight different locations in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and Singapore.

Founded in Melbourne, Australia in 2005, the Laneway Festival is a celebration of indie music that rose from humble beginnings to become an international affair.