Following on from the release of their single ‘Burn It Up’, Melbourne’s party rock n’ roll duo The Cheats unleash their debut album ‘Hats Off To The Cheats’ through Australia’s premier garage rock label, Off The Hip Records.
Armed with two vintage guitar amps and a beat-up drum-kit, The Cheats have recorded 13 tracks of live-wire party rock n’ roll that is sure to make waves and bring good times wherever it is heard.
Recorded at Sing Sing South, and produced by Robbie Adams (Kamikaze Trio ‘Rain On Your Parade’ and The Specimens ‘Jazz Brutus’), ‘Hats Off To The Cheats’ maintains the raw energy and imagination of The Cheats live show, while adding a few extra sounds into the mix.
The two misfits; Julian Tovey (guitar, vocals) and Tom “Coops” Cooper (drums, vocals) met in 2004 when they joined The Flaming Lips onstage at The Big Day Out dressed in furry animal costumes. Not long after they went on tour through the US and UK with Riff Random – Coops as guitar tech and Jules on bass. It was over a beer at The Espy once they had returned, when they decided to start a band. The Cheats was formed and songs began to flow, creating a high energy sound based on equal parts rock n’ roll, blues and punk.
13 tracks released on Off The Hip Records (2009)