We The Villains
5 band members, with each one having a different life story. But through our music, we share a unified story of pain, sorrow, angst..and love for cheeseburgers. Together, we are called We the Villains.
How did you guys get together?
The band started as a way to distance ourselves from the monotony of school. Each day however, as we underwent line up changes, the core members felt that this was more than just a distraction, and thus we saddled up, and got ready to rock.
Tell us a bit about your music.
Our music is, on the emotional side of things, an outpour of anguish, an outlet for pain and a rally for justice. On the technical aspect, we hope to explore and push the boundaries of not just metal, but genres across the board.
You're an eclectic bunch… how do you manage differences in opinion?
A band is really no different from a team. Everyone's voice and opinion is valued, from the general theme of a song to lyrical ideas, we hear each other out before making a decision. The main decision making still falls upon the band leader, but not before the input of every member is considered. That's how we work together, and stay together.
What do you hope for the audience to imagine or feel when they listen to your songs?
We usually paint a pretty visceral image with our lyrics, and leave nothing to the imagination. However, we do hope that the audience can impart their own daily struggles to our music. Anger, sadness, sorrow and mistreatment are our main themes, and if they are able to feed these emotions to us, we'll tear it apart tenfold.
What’s your favourite thing about Singapore?
DJ: Women having the equal opportunity to speak up and work (girl power). And having to appreciate diversity like LGBT (free love baby~)
YR: The food!
Galvin: Efficient mrt system.
Nishan: Singapore also much safer. I can walk home alone at night after practice and not be afraid of getting my shit jacked.
Vivek: It's corruption free.
Fast forward to 2040. Where do you see yourselves?
Hopefully as an established band with our own voice and identity, and as an example for any and all bands who are on the fence about chasing their musical aspirations.
A quote that sums up your band's philosophy?
Our souls shine as many, our hearts beat as one.
Catch We The Villains at Anaki Rocks the City So Shiok 2018, 24 - 25 March Dhoby Ghaut Green Amphitheatre. Anaki Rocks the City is our big up to the diverse yet undiscovered talent on our home soil – the underground, the overlooked and the cool people who don't conform to an artistic norm. More importantly, it has the ability to transcend race, nationality, gender, genre or any divisive label. Anaki Rocks the City is open to and free for all to attend. There are absolutely no tickets sold. Because together, we are are the anthem.