For Fans Who Like...

The 1975, Blink-182, Maroon 5, New Found Glory, Walk the Moon, Green Day, and Twenty One Pilots

Band Members

  • Vocals: David Butler

  • Guitar: Dan Petrovski

  • Guitar: Josh Willis

  • Bass: Ryan Alderson

  • Drums: Myles Clayborne

Notable Performances

Heroes Like Villains have opened for notable acts such as Plain White T’s, Four Year Strong, Hit the Lights, Marina City, Broadside, Handguns, Forever Came Calling, Can’t Swim, Sleep On It, Light Years


Amends - EP

"There’s nothing that helps an excruciatingly terrible day like some classic pop-punk, and Heroes Like Villains provides the perfect distraction with Amends." -

"They [Heroes Like Villains] are like the Voltron of pop punk." -


Heroes Like Villains is a five piece pop rock band from Columbus, Ohio. Their catchy lyrics and energetic sound are infectious. Heroes Like Villains seek to carry the torch from other Ohio greats such as Twenty One Pilots, Walk the Moon, Relient K, and Hit the Lights.

HLV comes from the idea that actions, not super powers, define a hero or villain. Life is full of gray areas and people constantly have to make decisions not knowing what’s in store. Like life, HLV's music is about facing adversity, overcoming, learning from the bad, and celebrating success.



Heroes Like Villains is releasing their debut album Bad vs Evil on August 31, 2018. They have recently released music videos for the first two singles off of Bad vs Evil, “Covers” and "Shotgun," both of which can be viewed below.


(Official Video) - Bad vs Evil



(Official Video) - Bad vs Evil