Fight on a Theme​/​Mixtape

by Villainest

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FIGHT ON A THEME/MIXTAPE is Villainest's debut studio single. It's available on 7" COLOURED VINYL and online.

7" VINYL VERSION contains the studio recordings of FIGHT ON A THEME and MIXTAPE, plus the digital download of all four online tracks.

ONLINE VERSION contains the studio recordings plus bonus chiptune versions of both tracks.


released December 4, 2014

FIGHT ON A THEME written by James Harding
MIXTAPE written by Gillian Story

James Harding - vocals, guitars, bass, programming, synthesizers
Gill Story - vocals, keytar
Robin Snip - vocals
Jari Salminen - drums

Tracks 1 and 2:
Produced by Brendan Howlett at StuStuStudio, Toronto
Mastered by Maeghan Ritchat at Lacquer Channel

Tracks 3 and 4:
Programmed, mixed and mastered by James Harding

FIGHT ON A THEME/MIXTAPE was 100% independently funded and wouldn't have been possible without the support of the amazing friends we had the privilege of working with. So uh, thanks!




Villainest Toronto, Ontario

Sega Mega Drive-based electro-rock for your future good times.

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Track Name: Fight on a Theme
I could find you now if I decide
All that hides you now are blinding lights and speeding cars
Your hideout’s hidden, but you must confess
The sunken basement of your old address, it isn’t hard.

You pull your punches with consistency
You make me suffer, you make me scream – but I survive
The fights we’ve had have always been pretend
You give me scars I show to all my friends just like a prize.

Was it worth it, the blood we spent?
I’m not angry, I’m not upset
The lives we’re living
The times we’ve known
If not for enemies we’d die alone
So take your camera, fix it at your screen
Send your high scores to the magazines
Hold it high so everyone can see that
Nothing matters.

Remember love? The kind that we both found
Before I had to burn your island down
It was true back then as much as it is now
We need each other more than we want out.
Track Name: Mixtape
Awkward and thin in all the wrong places
Painfully shy with bright, shiny braces
Maddening crushes that have no basis
Tall girls and short boys with little girl faces,
But it feels like love
And it’s the first time your heart is beating
First time it bears repeating
Oh, and it feels like love,
Because you’re thirteen years old and you’re just
waiting for it all to start.

And you made this mixtape
Hours by the radio
Catching all the songs as they come and go.
It’s not just a mixtape - it’s your heart and it’s your soul
In other people’s words from the radio.

Hope springs eternal behind those thick glasses
Hearts and initials on desks in your classes
Stare at your sneakers when your crush passes
Everyone races to grow up the fastest.
Track Name: Fight on a Theme (16-bit version)
beep boop beep beoowwww
Track Name: Mixtape (16-bit version)
boop beep boop tschhhh weeeeoooowww

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