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


Bad vs Evil - Album

"I am highly impressed. This album has legitimately been on repeat..." (Pop Punk Tangents)

"This is one of the best pop-rock albums I have heard in a long time..." (

“The album definitely gives off the feeling of a summer album. Twelve tracks make up the concept album, which focuses on a romance between a hero and a villain. It’s an unlikely match, but through these songs, they make the most of it.” (HiFi Noise)


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 released 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