Pittsburgh rock legends THE CHEATS are back with a new video which they're launching exclusively with Vive Le Rock!
'Give Up The Ghost' is taken from the band's current album Cussin', Crying 'N' Carrying On and the video is a direct result of Covid 19.
"We're getting bored!" singer Todd Cheat exclaims. "This venue shutdown is killing us. We've always been a live band. I was checking out some old Motorhead videos and 'Ace of Spades' popped up. They just did it live and I was like, That's it! That's what I want to do! Our friends Mary and Matt from Mud City Manglers have a new underground venue called the Shred Shed here in Pittsburgh. We just set up and our long time video producer, Larry Dawgiello came in and just started rolling."
The band are about to get back into the studio to record new tracks, two of which will go to a single in Screaming Crow Records' new Rock'n'Roll Jukebox 45 series, which will also boasts sides from the cream of international action rock, including THE HIP PRIESTS, THE DIRTY DENIMS and THE RAVAGERS. Featuring one original song and one cover, the label plan to issue the tracks on a compilation later in the year.
Todd Cheat was recently among 60 Pittsburgh musicians contributing to a charity song 'SOS2020' raising money for the city's beleaguered venues struggling to stay alive during lockdown.
The Cheats will help kick off the SOS2020 series of internet shows on Thursday 28 January in support of the NIVA (National Independent Venue Association) Emergency Relief Fund. Starting at 6pm EST, the two-hour show will also feature sets from ROYAL HONEY and MIDDLE FINGER. It costs an extremely reasonable $3 to view and there's more details here. Dig deep!
Cussin', Crying 'N' Carrying On has been repressed on Rock Candy Red vinyl and is available here.