Cheat on Me

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"Cheat on Me"
Single by The Cribs
from the album Ignore the Ignorant
B-side "Curse This English Rain"
"So Hot Now"
"Cheat on Me" (Live in Manchester)
"We Were Aborted" (Live in Manchester)
Released 31 August 2009
Format 7" vinyl, CD single, Digital Download
Recorded Los Angeles, California
Genre Indie rock, Alternative rock
Length 3:24

United KingdomRepublic of Ireland Wichita Recordings
United StatesCanada Warner Bros. Records
AustraliaNew Zealand Shock
Europe Cooperative Music

Japan Hostess
Songwriter(s) Jarman, Jarman, Jarman and Marr
Producer(s) Nick Launay
The Cribs singles chronology
"I'm a Realist"
"Cheat on Me"
"We Share the Same Skies"
"I'm a Realist"
(February 2008)
"Cheat on Me"
(August 2009)
"We Share the Same Skies"
(November 2009)
Ignore the Ignorant track listing
  1. "We Were Aborted"
  2. "Cheat on Me"
  3. "We Share the Same Skies"
  4. "City of Bugs"
  5. "Hari Kari"
  6. "Last Year's Snow"
  7. "Emasculate Me"
  8. "Ignore the Ignorant"
  9. "Save Your Secrets"
  10. "Nothing"
  11. "Victim of Mass Production"
  12. "Stick to Yr Guns"

"Cheat on Me" arrived in August 2009 as the first single taken from the fourth studio album by British indie rock band The Cribs. The song provided listeners with the first batch of new material from the four-piece incarnation of the band, with The Smiths and Modest Mouse guitarist Johnny Marr an addition the year previous, later finding release on fourth LP Ignore the Ignorant in September 2009. Recorded and mixed at Seedy Underbelly Studio in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, California with producer Nick Launay, the song received additional treatment at British Grove Studio, London, United Kingdom.[1]

Physical release[edit]

The song received a physical release in numerous forms, through two seven-inch records and a CD single, as well as digital download. Frequent band collaborator Nick Scott designed the sleeve, whereas Autumn de Wilde provided band photography for one of the releases. The first vinyl included a band photograph as an A3 poster, with the second a clear-coloured release. Catalogue numbers 'WEBB221S', 'WEBB221SX' and 'WEBB221SCD'.[2]


"Curse This English Rain" and "So Hot Now", the CD single and seven inch vinyl one B-sides, came from the same sessions as the rest of the album, with additional recording completed at Mastan Music, Portland, Oregon by Jeremy Wilson. "So Hot Now" went on to feature as a split single with Portland band The Thermals on Kill Rock Stars in March 2010, with Gary on guitar and Ryan on bass duties. The live versions of "Cheat on Me" and "We Were Aborted" come from Live at the Ritz, an album recorded in Manchester on 5 and 6 February 2009 by Jim Spencer.[3]


The band released an accompanying video with the song, reaching number eighty on the British singles chart.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Gary Jarman, Ross Jarman, Ryan Jarman and Johnny Marr.

CD single
No. Title Length
1. "Cheat on Me" 3:24
2. "Curse This English Rain" 3:20
7" vinyl one
No. Title Length
1. "Cheat on Me" 3:24
2. "So Hot Now" 3:18
7" vinyl two
No. Title Length
1. "Cheat on Me" (live in Manchester) 3:33
2. "We Were Aborted" (live in Manchester) 3:10


  1. ^ "Interview With Nick Launay". Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  2. ^ "Narcsville". 10 August 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  3. ^ Liner notes from "Cheat on Me" singles (London: Wichita Recordings, 2009)

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