Band page created in 2011.
Marie France & Lucy Catherwood met in a high school classroom, both studying music, from an early age. Lucy learning classical guitar / piano & Marie piano / trombone. The two quickly became strong allies, through a shared passion of music & art.
By day they were studying classical pieces, yet by night they were listening to Nine Inch Nails and Muse, and producing demo's on their second hand cassette 4 track.
The two went on to study Fine Art at University, but like Jekyll and Hyde, at night they continued with their musical ambitions. Soon, nights became days and the pair were dedicating increasingly more time to their music.
In 2005 they formed the new wave band Dead Disco who were quickly snapped up by Warner Music label 679. They disbanded in 2007 as they felt they were being pulled in different musical directions.
They then took a year out to develop their own clothing line Art Disco and also design artwork for other bands. This time away from the music scene rekindled their original desire to make music and they began to produce a sound that harked back to their early influences: Nine Inch Nails, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Aphex Twin, The Prodigy and Missy Elliot.
This time the 4 track had been upgraded to Pro Tools and the acoustic guitars exchanged for electric guitars and analogue synths, but still the same passion remained.
Video Villain was born December 2008 - the name influenced by the darker side of popular culture & the duo's love of the, often misunderstood, antihero.
Sites: MusicBrainz, http://VideoVillain.co.UK (official), Twitter & Facebook.
"Just incredible... imagine if you were living in Eighteenth Century England and you had to walk from the pub back to your home and there was a cobbled street and it was dark and you were a little bit terrified but you felt kind of excited about the terror"
- Alex Baker, Kerrang!"cool, stylish and sexual"
- Eddy Temple Morris, Xfm